Woo! I’ve got Day 1 and Day 2 of my December Daily project in the album now and I’m feeling really good about that. I’m just sharing a look at Day 1 in this post since my Day 2 and Day 3 spreads coordinate in the album. I’ll share both tomorrow.
I don’t always adhere to a strict chronological timeline in my December Daily project. In fact, it’s one of the many ways I have been inspired by Ali’s work over the years. Sometimes I backtrack to document magical holiday moments that happened in November, because let’s be honest, we start the holiday train early in our family. We went to visit Santa on November 16! 🎅There are also just some days in December that I cannot for the life of me pull a story out of. Hey, that’s real life, right? I am grateful to have a few November magical moments on hand when those days inevitably arise.
In this case I knew I wanted to include a bit of our Thanksgiving travels down to St. Louis to be with my brother’s family. We shared a very festive morning together at my niece, Emma’s high school for a fundraiser her dance team puts on. The kids loved the arts and crafts, pancake breakfast, story time, and games. We all especially enjoyed seeing Emma and her dance team perform a special holiday number.
Donny was not a great fan of this Santa photo op and even CC was skeptical (I’ll share more about our group outing with the other cousins last month to visit Santa at our local mall later – we actually got smiles this year from both kids for that one!). I actually love this photo. It tells quite the story without a need for any words at all! Don’t worry, I grabbed Donny mere seconds after snapping this pic and he recovered quickly.
I am hopeful that one day I will catch up with my regular year-long Project Life albums, in which case I will include all of the photos from our trip. In the event that it doesn’t happen, though (I am planning on it, but you know, sometimes those best laid plans…). At least I have a little snapshot from our family time preserved in my December Daily album.
The most magical part about this experience was not actually the things the kids got to do, but the time the cousins spent together. There is something so incredibly special about witnessing my kids and my brother’s kids playing, laughing, and loving together. The same goes for their other cousins as well. If that isn’t magic, I don’t know what is.
Sending continued thanks for sharing with me in the comments. I absolutely love hearing from you!
Take good care ❤️
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