Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year and PL 2016

Hello and Happy New Year!! Hello 2016! Almost a week into this year and we are doing good, cold weather is here, the kids just went back yesterday, feel good to be in routine again. We celebrated NYE with our favorite tradition of fondue "fundue"  love doing this each year. I know it won't last much longer but happy we were all here to bring in the new year.Hope you are doing well too!
I'm happy to start in my new PL for the year, a smaller easier album. This year I won't be doing it by the week/month, just the stories I want to tell as they happen. I have the first ones to share with you below and am so happy with this size already and no stressing about the weekly spreads. It's been 5 years so it's nice to change it and make it work for us right now where we are.
Here is the title page for it, simple and pretty!! I like that the journal cards on top say what I really want for this album. Celebrate our stories one at a time, and celebrate is one of my "words" this year so I knew it had to be in here.
Here are the first two stories. The right side is about Sam taking over making the "communion bread" at church. He already sets up communion each Sunday and wanted to do the bread too, he does enjoy doing this and doing it for the church. So happy about that!!! So this was our first attempt and we did good!!  The right side is about Kristin's first day this past Monday at her new job. So thrilled for her and the new direction she's going in and this job is so awesome for her right now. The card on the bottom looks white but there is a light design on it if you click on to see it.
My third story right now which is so AWESOME!! Sienna got a camera for Christmas, HOORAY!! She loves taking pictures too and hopefully we can get them scrapped too. She is a girl after my own heart, so big too, no more little Sienna. Happy to pass the story telling down to this sweet girl.
There you have it,  our stories already for the new year, love this size so much. Let's hope I'm still saying that in June, lol. 
Take care friends, thanks so much for reading and commenting. Have a good week and wishing you all the very best for a happy, healthy New Year.


  1. Happy new PL spread, fun and lovely!
    I am still catching up with my December page and other DT work since I didn't go into the craft the whole month of december when family is here!
    Thanks for sharing and inspired me to run faster!

  2. Hi Dawn! Happy New Year to you and your family! I wish you a very blessed 2016!! I loved reading your post and seeing your wonderful photos. What great PL pages you made! And YAY! I am so happy that Sienna loves taking photos, too. We need more photographers in this world! Yes, we loved The Middle this past week and were so happy for Sue. Don't you just love her??? Anyway, thanks for your wonderful visit to my blog, too. It really made my day! Hugs to you and happy snapping with Sienna! Sharon