A Daily December JYC Day 12 and 13 Update.

Been super busy with all manner of fun things – and work. 🙂

Just a couple of my pages for the Christmas album I am doing.

Hand journaling will document our day #12  and traditions and the decorating process this year.

Today a sand storm blew in. It is likely to last a day or two so it looks like my birthday and 25th wedding anniversary could be a bit overcast and dreary tomorrow.

We are planning a day out with haircuts and shopping for winter shoes for the girls. Maybe grab some lunch somewhere.

I couldn’t resist this layout title. Let it Sand, Let it Sand, Let is Sand.

Journal Your Christmas: Day 1

Two more pages for my 2009 Christmas Album. Both of these are for December the first.

The first layout is more about where I am at and what I hope to achieve with this album. Not really cheery or Christmasy – but that is ok – it’s how I feel. Life is not all perfect happy roses – even though sometimes it seems to come across that way in blog land.

Time to be real folks!

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It is also based on Shimelle’s journaling prompt for the 1st which involves a manifesto or statement about your Journal Your Christmas album. Credits are here.

Being the birthday of MP#2 on the 1st of December of course we had to have a page celebrating that. 🙂 After all our month starts with this momentous occasion.

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Credits here.

I cheated improvised a little and used part of her birthday babe layout on this page. Adding in a couple of other elements to tie it in helped with the seasonal theme and celebration. I have journaled about such a blessing reminding us of the “birthday” gift that Christmas is essentially all about.

Which makes me sit back and wonder what it is that I am so “non-Christmasy” about?

Just that reason, that precious sacrificial gift alone should be my whole reason for rejoicing at this time. Nothing else matter nor compares. Even if I had nothing else that should be enough!

Maybe I need an attitude check?