Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas is Coming

Well, actually Christmas is here! It's 6:30 on Christmas morning and everyone else is still asleep! There is a gentle snow falling outside as I sit here in the quiet before the chaos. I thought I'd work on finishing up this layout while I was waiting for everyone else to wake up.
{edited on December 27th for journaling to reflect the correct time frame for Felicia's wreath}
The journaling reads: The girls were quite excited to be able to help Mommy and Daddy pull the Christmas decorations down from the attic this year. In what seemed like no time at all our Great room was transformed for the holiday. Not only did the girls decorate the tree, they also put decorations out around the house. It was so sweet listening to them chatter as they worked, proclaiming each decoration as their favorite, as they pulled them out of the boxes. The beaded tree was made by Mommy years ago, with the help of her mom. The pink ornament was made by Jessica this year in preschool. The sequined tree was made by Mommy when she was a young girl. The wreath was made by Felicia two years ago. Mommy painted the elf sleigh when she lived in Palmdale and was still teaching school. The angels were given to Mommy as gifts from Auntie Kelly and Gram Jones. The Stocking holders are new this year. There are lots of memories stored in our decorations. It makes for a wonderful trip down Memory Lane. Thanks for a great job decorating my sweet girls! 2007

I hope each of you has a wonderful holiday, full of all of the delights of the season!

Thank you for visiting!

Template used: Kissed Studio F0003 from www.kissedstudio.com) I believe this one was a freebie.
Papers: Noel kit from http://www.atomiccupcake.com/
Frame for picture: {Vintage Boho Brush Set} by Gypsy Chick (Jodie Patterson)-www.scrapartist.com
Fonts: Fling (Christmas), 2PeasScrapbook (is Coming), Pea Olson (journaling). Fling is a purchased font, 2PeasScrapbook is downloaded from http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/ and Pea Olson is downloaded from http://kevinandamanda.com/


Terrie "Scrap Evangel" said...

Really pretty! Love the colors

Clearly Inspired said...

Your layouts are always so awesome! I like how you journaled about the ornaments. The holidays are so much fun listening to the kids talking about their anticipation of what is to come.

Merry Christmas!

Carol Dillon said...

Jeanne I love your layout, especially the detailed journalling.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas (although I am not sure what you are doing up at 6:30am LOL).
On Saturday we fly to Canada, and can't wait to see the gorgeous snow again that you mention.
Carol :-)

Felicia said...

I too, love the layout. But would it be a Bah Humbug if I told you I made the wreath 2 years ago? I hate that the time has flown by so fast. And we were up at 3:45 Christmas morning....but that's a long story for our next phone call. I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas!!!!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for all the nice comments!

Carol, anyone who knows me knows I am an early bird and often wake up well before the rest of the household for that quiet time. It's wonderful. Of course, I'm ready for bed by 10pm then! I hope you have a wonderful trip to Canada! It's snowing again today!

Felicia, I have already fixed the layout and reposted it to reflect the correct amount of time since you made that wreath. Sorry for the goof!