Archive for December 14th, 2007

One last thing for today

Good grief, enough already, right?

I was just sitting here going through the Journal Your Christmas photo pool at Flickr.com (it’s a collection of all of the pictures from people taking part in the same project/class that I’m doing), and I was seeing several about wrapping paper and it reminded me that I wanted to blog about what I did today.

I wrapped darn near every gift that needed to be wrapped.

And: I cleaned out and organized our gift-wrap container. What a mess that was.


My journal page about wrapping paper showed scans of the new paper I had purchased this year. I had purchased new paper because I was just sure that we were pretty much out of Christmas paper. And I was positive that we didn’t have any “Santa” paper.

You would think that this would have been based on my checking the gift-wrap container to verify how much we had, right?

Wrong. I clearly made this up out of thin air: we had MORE than enough Christmas paper from previous years. With what I bought this year, I shouldn’t have to buy Christmas paper for at least 2 years, if not longer.

There was even a full unopened roll of Santa paper.

I hope that one of our journal pages is “things to remember for next year.” If it isn’t, I’ll be sure to add one in. At the top of the list: do NOT buy more wrapping paper.

Of course, that assumes that I’ll actually look through my journal before I get started on next year’s Christmas, right?

OK, I’m really done for today now: have a lovely evening —



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Christmas Journal — Day 13

Now I’m only going to be one day behind.  Hopefully this weekend I can get caught back up, before the craziness of next week descends upon us.  (It’s a good kind of crazy, but crazy nonetheless…)

We are headed to the movie theater to see Beowulf tonight.



December 13, 2007

Text reads:

Twin boys means gifts that are (a) the same (b) the same but different or (c) equivalent.  Since so many are option (a) — it only makes sense for those to be opened at the same time.  Whether it is Christmas morning at home, or we are with Grandparents or other relatives, we usually take turns opening packages, starting with the kids.  I remember childhood Christmas morning as being a free-for-all, but my Mom says that we did take turns.  Because we lived far from family, we had piles of gifts to open on Christmas morning — many had arrived in the mail.  Now we live close to relatives, so we “have Christmas” with lots of different people, opening gifts at many different times throughout the month.


Erica Hite — A Joyful Season kit
Font — Joyful Juliana, Batik Regular
Designs by Laura — Custom fill chipboard alpha — simple
Syndee Nuckles — Instant Photo template
Weeds and Wildflowers — A Wildflower Holiday kit

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December 12, 2007

The prompt was Christmas Past — to think and record more memories (there was more to it than that, Shimelle had a number of ideas and directions this could go). Based on the recent Santa related events, I decided this was the most appropriate thing for me to think about/document for this year.

The picture is from their first Christmas.  They were so sweet.  I think that’s about the only picture we got of them with Santa.  They’ve never been interested in sitting on his lap and telling him what they want.


Erica Hite — A Joyful Season kit
Font — Susie’s Hand, Batik Regular
Designs by Laura — Custom fill chipboard alpha — simple
Cheryl Barber — Glass Styles from scrapgirls.com
Thao Cosgrove — Pen and Ink Transparency
Kimb’s designs — Christmas Around the World kit
Lisa Whitney — Believe kit

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