Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christopher's year in Review 2010

So yesterday I spent a good 6 hours, almost straight working on a Christmas present for my parents, mom if you are reading this- stop- don't look any further! I went through the ghastly amount of photos of Christopher taken this year and picked 2 for each month- except for October... October just had a lot of good photos! But I figured if I'm not doing the month of December (it's not here yet), they may as well have twice as many photos on the month of October. So here it is, my labor of love:





July- "Grandmas hold our hands for a little while, but our hearts forever"



October- the stamp says "I did it All by myself"


The pages are 8x8... now I just have to figure out a front and back cover and my nice hubby can have it bound at work before we leave. The problem with doing Christmas at Thanksgiving with my family is that it sneaks up on me! But hubby said I did a great job with each and every one of the pages... many of the sayings were found on the internet- downloaded and printed out... time saving, despite the 6 hours I put into scrapping it all! That's not counting the time spent looking through, deciding on 2 photos for each month- which was hard! Plus, formatting them and sizing them down to get them to print on 2 pages of 8 1/2 x 11 photo paper! Good thing I know what I'm doing, or this could have taken weeks!

I'm happy to report that everything in these pages, I had on hand, and it's a good thing too, because if I would have tried going to the local Wal-Mart store and looking for what I want in the craft section, 9 out of 10 times, it's not there- they just don't have it anymore!

Mom and Dad are going to love this! I hope she will bring it to work and show it around for all my hard efforts, even if she just keeps it on her desk and nobody ever looks at it, I'm still proud at the work I've done. I almost don't want to give it away- some of my best scrap-booking pages- yet!

It'll be good to see them, I haven't seen them since early July, and I'll get to see my 99 year old grandmother... her mother (my great-grand mother) lived to be 103... so she has a few years, but we are already thinking of the grand celebration next October when she'll turn 100 years old!

Happy Thanksgiving, I am so blessed to have such an awesome kid and an amazing, hard working husband, so I can stay home with our child!


  1. What a great present! We are heading up to Minnesota tomorrow too--hoping to leave early with the weather forecast! Happy Thanksgiving!