Day 1 - I wanted to do something Christmas related with just James and me. The book last year focused on our experiences together as a family, or specifically about Rowan, and while that is important, it is only a facet of our lives. I want James and me to be represented as well. I should mention James was game for coming home from work and just relaxing. Which I get. He has a super stressful job. But being the good hubby he is, he begrudgingly came along for the ride. I met him for dinner at Lonestar. It is a Mexican restaurant that James and I if possible would like to have their nachos, salsa and queso drip fed into an IV. At this point we were feeling very full and I could have easily have said eff this event and go back home. But I really wanted to meet this blogger who was going to be participating in this event at the West Elm store. She was super sweet. I stocked up on some cute advents that I will attempt to make next year. Here is a link to her website where she provides the templates for free. Check it out.
I am using the Evalicious journal to use as my base. But I have been removing the pages and embellishments that I don't like and using my own. I removed most of the Echo Park paper and replaced it with Crate's Peppermint collection. I am so glad that I did. I love the softer palette. I included the West Elm invitation, Aubrey's business card and the cute little brown and white bags she was selling.
Day 2 - I must have lost a bet with god at some point because I always get sick over the holidays. My sorry ass was feeling ill and depressed until the door knocked and there was my iPad2. I am in love.
Typical Saturday at the Eaton residence. Lots of playing with Rowan. James had an early evening hockey game so Rowan took a swim in our six foot long bath tub with jets. After about an hour I drug him out because he started to prune. I have been using Elle's Studio Christmas vintage number tags. The Crate paper brads have been getting a lot of action as well.
Day 4 - We put up the tree. I'll let the journaling do the talking for this one.