Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December Daily - Day 14

Today was Secret Santa Sales at school.

T. packs everyones gifts far under and into? the tree...
where is he going?

Here he displays that the biggest one of all is for MOM!

First homemade holiday treats of the season...
Rudolph's nose!

December Daily - Day 13

Writing a Merry Christmas wish to Mrs. Hayes
and her family.
Wrapping his teacher's gift.
Gathering of gifts to deliver the next morning.
Two to North Platte Care Center residents, one to classroom
teacher, coffee for the staff at T's school and one for a fellow Boy Scout.

December Daily - Day 12

Planning shopping trips for the week....gathering ideas for
the girls and Aunt J., looking for
sale items and the best buys in town!
Comfort food. Winter food.

December Daily - Day 11

Today's purchases...gifts, ornament, baking needs, postage.

C. choose Alice in Wonderland as
her ornament for 2011.

December Daily - Day 10

Wrapping gifts while the spouse and children are away....

December Daily - Day 9

Watching the winter weather report.
On this "nice" day it was short sleeves for everyone but me!
I think it was near 50 degrees! so
out came the outdoor decorations because you
can't predict Nebraska's winter weather.

December Daily - Day 8

Choosing "angels" to receive gifts...
one for an infant - one for a 3 year old girl - one for a 9 year old boy -
one for a teen boy - one for a teen girl

December Daily - Day 7

Watching holiday movies on TV
Farewell Mr. Kingle
Christmas Cupid
Jack Frost
Sundays at Tiffanys
Comfort and Joy
The Christmas Shoes
On Strike for Christmas
Eloise at Christmas Time
Santa Clause
Santa Clause 2
Santa Clause 3: the Escape Clause

December Daily - Day 6

Tis the season to taste the season!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Daily - Day 5

Card making and Secret Santa preparations.
I saw this idea online early in the day, hunted for the itty bitty
trees and snow spray and asked J. to retrieved this
antique from the rafters of the garage.
T. went with me late this afternoon
to Hallmark to choose and purchase
his annual ornament for the tree.
Go Steelers!
(and they won today too!)

December Daily - Day 4

Decorating the house...
watching the game...

remembering the true reason for the season...
mom's reading list for the holiday.

December Daily - Day 3

The letters and photos have started arriving....
gift wrapping for he nieces and nephews

T. tells us that a candy cane really is a "J" for Jesus.
A. loves candy canes!

December Daily - Day 2

The finishing touches on her own tree.

A's Christmas tree.

Visiting Hallmark to choose and purchase her annual ornament.

So many choices...but really it was obvious!
(she chose the fancy red high heels!)

December Daily - Day 1

Tree without ornaments.
Tanner sorting through all the Hallmark ornaments
to find his own to hang on the tree.

The beginnings of the annual Christmas letter....
The first of three bright orange Shutterfly packages arrived today!
The annual Christmas photo....

These are photos that I will consider adding to my December Daily album. This ideas was one that Ali Edwards launched three years ago. I created a 4x6 album last year ...well started one...maybe I will finish it this Christmas break.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 31 LOAD 10/10

Day 31 LOAD 10/10
Originally uploaded by Miss_Niki
Well, this is it! 31 layouts in 31 days! Yippee! I made it!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 30 LOAD 10/10

Day 30 LOAD 10/10
Originally uploaded by Miss_Niki
The left side of a double page layout! Right half tomorrow....for the last layout of the month and of LOAD 10/10.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 29 LOAD 10/10

Day 29 LOAD 10/10
Originally uploaded by Miss_Niki
This was a struggle tonight! I just wanted to lie down and rest after a long week. I hunted for photos I could not find and lost my mojo for a couple of hours but was able to pull this together. I followed the same basic layout design as many of the Week in the Life layouts and went back to my favorite season for inspiration! Whew!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day_28 LOAD 10/10

Day_28 LOAD 10/10
Originally uploaded by Miss_Niki
Had to be quick tonight....thank goodness for these 5x7 and repetitive designs! However, I am so ready to be done with these and combine them the others for a completed project!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 27 LOAD 10/10

Day 27 LOAD 10/10
Originally uploaded by Miss_Niki
Awww! What a cute Frankenstein we had! His costume said Feed Me on it!

We spent the evening decorating the inside of the house for Halloween / fall, carving pumpkins and planning for Trunk or Treat at the church. One car's theme will be the Monster Mash and the girls are planning an Alice in Wonderland theme....should be fun!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 26 LOAD 10/10

Day 26 LOAD 10/10
Originally uploaded by Miss_Niki
My favorite color is red. But my favorite color combination is the orange, purple and lime green associated with fall and Halloween. This layout was fun to create! Can't wait for tomorrow....it's our annual carving event! We spent time today gathering costumes and props for a party and Halloween as well as Trunk or Treat at the church! Shoud be fun! Can't wait.....Halloween is coming!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 25 LOAD 10/10

Day 25 LOAD 10/10
Originally uploaded by Miss_Niki
I had good intentions of creating something different tonight and even thought about using the prompt. The prompt was to scrapbook using the starter phrase "Today you..." but when I sat down to work on it I couldn't find a photo to go with my idea so I went with the old stand by. Another page for my Week in the Life album. Maybe tomorrow I will have more time to be creative! I can dream, can't I?!?!?