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Remembering this December

This will be our second Christmas here in Colorado. We are definitely enjoying the milder winter with the occasional fluffy, light snow. A nearby neighbor told us we wouldn’t even need a shovel. She said she uses her garage broom and pushes it out of the way. She was not joking. Not sure if it’s because Brady was born in Wisconsin, but when winter hits he always expects snow. He says it makes his brain happy. These next few pages encompass a little of that and some of our Christmas decorating. We bought a new artificial tree this year. It’s 7.5 feet tall.  At first I was not going to get a new one, but with the higher ceilings, our old tree looked a little small for our space. I have not been scrapbooking much, caught up in the Sims 4 and Overwatch, but when I do, I still enjoy it. I just love how these pages turned out. All of the products are from The Lilypad’s December 2018 Build Your Own Collection (BYOC).

Digital scrapbook products:

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Halloween 2018

This year we attended the Trunk or Treat at my daughter’s school the Monday before Halloween. It was nice outside, warm but not too warm. Something told me it would be cold on Wednesday, and it was. Monday it was about mid 50s to 60s and two days later when they were ready to go trick-or-treating, the temperatures dropped to the 30s. It was cold and windy. I refused to take them door to door just for some candy. Their dad ended up taking them out, but they definitely had to wrap up. Either way, they had fun both days and looked so cute in their costumer. My son wanted to be Cat Boy from PJ Masks and my daughter is Winged Victory Mercy from Overwatch (photo here of the character).





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Growing Up | Scrapbook Layout

Hiii!! New post for a new layout. It’s been a minute…again. I have been spending a lot of time on my games and within the community. It has felt really good to reconnect with a passion that I could not enjoy for a little while, but I am going to have to find a balance. Anyway, on to the layout…

This page is all about my baby girl growing up. She is in fifth grade now and time is moving too fast. I still remember when she was a chubby cheek baby that smiled all of the time. Wherever we would go, people would say how pretty she was and they loved how happy she was. It was rare she cried or was upset. Now that she is going older, her range of emotions and how she deals with things is different as expected. One thing I try to teach her is that it is okay to feel how you feel. Learning to handle those feelings and how you react to things in an appropriate way is something that we have been discussing. She does pretty well. A few times I have heard her get tilted on Overwatch and that’s when it is time to pause, back away from the game, and talk about how she could have handle it differently. Sometimes it is what it is. We are human and aren’t all going to agree with one another. She is learning though. I hate that the world isn’t as sweet as she thought it was when she was younger, but I would rather she find out things now when I can walk through them with her. All of that was on my mind as I created this layout.

This photo was from a couple of years ago and we were heading out to pick something up after school. We were still in Wisconsin and it looks like it was a warm October day. To get the look of this layout, I used the following digital scrapbook products from The Lilypad:

  • In Review | October 17 Templates – Sabrina’s Creations
  • Then & Now | Kit – Designed by Soco and Sara Gleason’s Collaboration


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  • A lovely page, as always–and bittersweet for me, too. I remember those days when Allen used to go completely nuts over computer problems (whether it was the game, or the machine). ReplyCancel