Saturday, December 12, 2009

that very special first christmas

There was nothing like Nate's first Christmas. And I know that it meant way more to me than it did to him at the time. That's why this page is for the All About Me Challenge #7: Processing the Holidays.

For me, that first Christmas meant we had to have professional pictures taken for Christmas cards (hence the photo I chose to scrap). I had to have all new stockings that matched for the whole family. I had to have all of the special items in place ... under the impression of it all being for him. And it was. It was for him... but at the time, it definitely meant more to me.

What does a 6 month old know about baking 12 kinds of cookies? But I did it anyway! With him in the kitchen with me, all the while talking to him like he was frosting them instead of me. The silly things moms do!!



This page is also for the December sketch at Scrapfreak. It's a good one, so if you're a freak like me (smile), then head on over there and get your page done this month.

Thanks for looking! I really do appreciate those of you that read my blog!!


Supplies: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses (pp), American Crafts Thickers (foam lettering), Evalicious (button flower), Making Memories (journal spot), K&Co. (chipboard), Vintage sheet music, Prima (pearls), white ink


13 comments:

Heidi said...

I love this page. I reallllly want to join in on this challenge too as I have the perfect pic of my 3-m-o 1st baby sleeping amongst a virtual toy store of presents he got for his first Xmas. You get so excited for your first!!

Jingle said...

This is a really beautiful page!

Kim said...

what a gorgeous page!!!!

Brenda said...

awww this made me cry! Thank you so much for sharing this memory....made me think of Shanes first Christmas.
Love the photo of Nate and you added the perfect touches, I love the lil riendeer!
Wishing you the best Christmas ever my friend!!!
love ya!
Brenda

Staci said...

Fantastic LO! Adorable photo! TFS. :-)

JessiW said...

such a beautiful page and story!! And yes, us moms do crazy things, but that's the way it's supposed to be and our kids really do learn from it:) Love, Jess

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I saw that (SMILE!) hehehehehehehehehehe!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this LO....and I so hear ya on what we do for the kiddos! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Danielle said...

Very pretty page...the memory behind it is the best. I know that feeling once you have kids to just do it all right.

Diana said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous page. he is adorable.

LG said...

WOW this is so gorgeous Diana! I love the colors and the photo is so adorable

Jennifer Campbell said...

I love your layout!!! Great pictures of cookie baking. I know the Kitchen keepsakes group at Challenge masters is having a baking cookie contest. There is a link on my blog to that ning site! We have 15-16 challenges a month! You can participate as much or as little as you'd like.

Cyndy said...

Made me tear up because I know exactly what you mean... which would be part of the reason that I need to be making a stocking for my 1 year old, so she can match the rest of the family, which I made when my 3 year was born. LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Wow! I love that cluster of items you used, it's fabulous!