Tuesday, December 28, 2010

December Daily

For the first time, I did a December Daily album.  I've never done a mini-album before but I was encouraged by everyone who was doing one on Club CK.  I pre-made the pages in November and I just had to put in the journalling and photos as the days went on.  It sounded like a great way to document our month of December and lead-up to Christmas.

Overall, I enjoyed it but I do know I'll be doing things differently next year.  I found it really hard to fit the pictures and journalling into the pre-made pages and I was even doing digi.  I don't like how I felt limited with the pages.  I ended up having to change some of the pages because I just couldn't make it work and I didn't like the end design as much.  Next time, I plan on doing it digi too but I will make a bunch of pre-made templates, with different number and size of photos as well as different size journal spots.  That way, I'll have the tough part done but I'll still have the flexibility I need.

That said, I've finished and would like to share it with you.

I need to do a couple pages to finish off the album (to fill in a couple empty spaces) but it's pretty much done.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Frenchman's Cove

We decided to go to Frenchman's Cove for Boxing Day.  We've read where some consider it one of the Top 5 beaches in the world.  Not sure about that but we had a great day!

The river flowing into the cove

Walking down to the beach

The cove

Making a sand castle

Making a sand castle

Kirsi enjoying the swing over the river

Tackling the waves

Kirsi playing with new friends

The kids ran hard all day and slept hard on the way home

Christmas Pictures

We had a wonderful Christmas with the family here in Kingston.  The season included...

Kirsi's 1st ever Christmas concert - she rocked!

Decorating the Christmas tree

Lots and lots of baking

And some napping

Making some piñatas

And more baking

Delivering goodies to every house in our complex

Checking out Christmas lights

Snuggling, eating popcorn, and watching Christmas shows

Hanging the stockings with care

Opening gifts Christmas morning

And finding gifts under the banana tree

And beating the Christmas Piñata

And pouncing on it and continually beating it when it falls

Phuket - Be Nice or Get Out

The second part of our December break was spent in a little AirBnB 3m from the beach in Phuket, Thailand. The majority of our time was spe...