Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Decorating and JUGS 64 Color Challenge

Andrea has a great color challenge for us over at JUGS. Be sure to stop by to see all the gals creations. I have a couple homemade gifts to create yet this year and I had made these calendars thanks to Paper Smiles Blog When you go her link you can print off the calendar. There are all the directions on her blog. Here is my creation using the colors for today. I thought they went perfectly for my winter page! I just noticed my "I" is hanging on, so I fixed it, but didn't get a picture!Here is the Spring side! Summer and Fall are in the works. This was all I could manage with both kids this morning!The kiddos and I, very early in the morning, before I left to go shopping in St. Louis a couple weeks ago! Ava and Kale sporting their Christmas jammies! Kale even has Ethan's old reindeer slippers to match!
Daddy and the kiddos before we set up the Christmas tree! Here's Ava putting on the tree topper!
Mission accomplished!
Here is our tree all decorated! It's all just pretty decorations. We haven't put up personalized ornaments since Ethan died, maybe one of these years, but for now this is what we do! Kale so far as been pretty good at not taking down the tree!

Here is me and my girl! Ava is such a sweetheart. She loves to be by my side doing whatever it is I am doing and she LOVES to do all sorts of crafts, wonder where she gets that from?!?
Hope everyone has a great weekend. We have the 1st of 3 Christmas's on Sunday.

9 comments:

Susie said...

Love your family photos! Thanks for sharing. I spotted a sweet photo of Ethan and Eva in the background of one of the photos. Beautiful photo. I've been following your blog for quite a while...and remember your posts about Ethan.
May you have a blessed Christmas!

Susie said...

Oh, I'm sorry...I misspelled Ava's name in my previous comment.

Lynn said...

Alicia, I love the pictures of Ava putting on the tree topper with Dave...pure joy on her face. Thinking of you often. Love your calendars.

Kathryn B said...

Love the calender pages you created Alicia they came out beautifully using the colors for this weeks challenge and i'm going to check out those calender pages to update my scrappy calender I created last year! Looks like your family had fun decorating the tree for Christmas! Have a fun time celebrating all your Christmas's this weekend! Merry Christmas too you and your family!

Stampin' Pam said...

Just love your calendars Alicia - great use of the banner dies. I also love your new blog layout and all the family pictures. I can't imagine how hard it must be still to try to celebrate after your loss of Ethan. I know in time you'll begin to establish traditions but for now your tree is just beautiful. Have a blessed holiday season.

Kristin Bueter said...

Wow, girl, three Christmases?! That's a lot :] LOVE the photos of the kiddos and your beautiful tree...thanks for sharing. You have such a beautiful family ♥

Your calendars are so cute! GREAT idea, girl! LOVE how you used the color challenge for your winter calendar and a pretty pink for spring! Can't wait to see the others :] Have a great weekend and wonderful holiday with your loved ones. I'll be thinking of you all.

Andrea M said...

Alicia - absolutely wonderful pictures! Beautiful family!!! Love your calendars too - what a great idea and so useful :) Great inspiration!

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