Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Beauty of Winter

I just finished reading through some email for the past couple of days. I was pleasantly surprise to find out that my Christmas Traditions layout won last month's challenge at Blush-n-Dusty. I really do appreciate the people who took the time to vote for my page. There are some very talented ladies in that group and it means a lot to me.
I love this picture of Ayden, so I decided to do a page with it. I actually took it with my cell phone one day, just before I took her to playschool.
She looked very adorable in her fuzzy pink coat, that she loves to wear. It was snowing quite heavily that day and she was very happy about it. Ayden was sticking out her tongue and tasting the flakes, it was so cute. I think sometimes as we grow older we forget to enjoy the beauty of winter and this is a good reminder for me of how beautiful and fun it can be.

Snow Angel digital kit credit: Snow Flakes winter kit, Softness and Angels for print and crafts 5 from Blushbutter.
Fonts used: Snowdrift and Fontleroy Brown.

We've had some unseasonably warm weather
the past couple of weeks. Most of the snow in the picture has now melted, although I'm certain we will get some more soon. It was rather nice to have such mild weather in the middle of winter. Everyone at our house has been settling back into their normal routines, now that the holiday season is over. We've had couple busy weeks with several dentist appointments. As well, Raquel has been taking swimming lessons again and was thrilled when she passed into the next level a few days ago. And Ayden is looking forward to heading back to playschool tomorrow, so she can see her friends again. I hope your week is going well, thanks for dropping by my blog.

Monday, January 4, 2010


It has been ages since I actually finished a page and posted it here, but sometimes life just takes it's own course. The past few months have been busy. The girls have been enjoying school. Although it has taken a while for Ayden to get used to the idea that I leave her at playschool, but she is finally starting to it like. Now she actually is beginning to look forward to going every week, to see her friends.

I decided to participate in this month's challenge at Blush-n-Dusty, as it was about family traditions and I have lots of pictures to use from Christmas. The other part of the challenge was to use something from Blushbutter's newest mini kit, Softness.

Ayden loved helping to decorate the tree and enjoyed playing with the decorations, rearranging them almost daily as she played with her favorites. Now it's almost time to take it down, I'm sure she is going to miss it.
We had a good but quiet Christmas. I think the best part of Christmas, really has got to be watching the children open their gifts. It is such a delight to see the expressions on their faces. It really makes all the preparations worthwhile.

Family Traditions digital kit credits: Softness Mini, Merry Christmas kit & Scratched & Creased Overlay 1 from Blushbutter
Fonts used: Westwood LET, Perpetua & Kayleigh

Raquel spent the New Year's weekend with her dad, so we have to go pick her up later today. The rest of us went out for Chinese food on New Years Eve and decided it might be a good tradition to start, instead of cooking at home that night. Ayden loved staying up to watch the countdown and it was fun to welcome in the new year with her.

I wish you all health, happiness, love and prosperity in the new year. May 2010 be a wonderful year. Happy New Years!