Wednesday, January 2, 2013

December Daily Part 1

So I actually got it done this year!!! I've been meaning to do it for a couple of years, but it always seemed a little too crazy or too busy, and I know I probably couldn't finish. This year I thought I would give it a whirl and I actually finished it.

My December Daily is pretty dang basic. I bought a journal at Target, altered it, and then just added a picture or two each day, but tried to focus on the journaling. I gave each day a "word" that described what the day was. Most of the events aren't super Christmas-ey, but seeing as how Chorley's bday falls in December, the soccer season ending, and other things were important, I just recorded what went out on in our house.

Here is my cover:
And the opening page:
Day 1: Fireplace (building the first fire of the season in the fireplace)
Day 2: Christmas Catalog
Day 3: Egg Nog (and egg nog cookies)
Day 4: Soccer
Day 5: Neighbors
Day 6: Nativity
Day 7:One Year- Chorley turns One
Day 8: A Goal/ A Birthday Party (Austin's first goal of the season, and Chorley's first birthday party
Day 9: Cousins (that were here visiting)
Day 10: 1 Year Check Up
Day 11: Shopping
 Day 12: The Date 12/12/12
Day 13: Walking
Day 14: Out to Eat
Day 15: End of the Soccer Season

So it's pretty simple and basic, but I wanted something that I didn't get overwhelmed with since December is always crazy and has a lot going on. This format worked perfectly for me. I can even see trying it out again next year...

The rest of the book will be posted later, I just have to take the rest of the photos of the finished album..


  1. way to go girlfriend :) looks awesome!!!

  2. This is so cool!! I just love the looks of your December Daily!! WTG for getting it done this year!!

  3. What a great idea. Not sure if it something I could do this for a few more yrs but would love to do it. And I loved each page you showed. It will be a wonderful memory :)

  4. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!!! I love love love that you used a journal book -- much better for writing everything down!!! FAB IDEA!!!! Love it!

  5. You will love reading this 15 years from now when you can't remember every detail! Great job!

  6. Love it and the way you did it!

  7. SO inspiring! What a great idea to chronicle it all! Wish I would've done that! And I absolutely think your cover is A-MAZ-ING!!

  8. Fabulous - love that cover!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


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