dinsdag 29 december 2009

DDA 25, 26, 27 and 28 december

(I noticed that Blogger has turned my images sideways again...)

So many pages to make sooo little time...

Christmas was so much fun, but as usual it went by so fast! I can't beleive we're almost in 2010!
Here's a look at my pages so far... I'm going to keep going untill december 31st..

December 25th, 1st Christmas day..

We had such a wonderful quiet morning, we ate breakfast together and in the afternoon we went over to my family to celebrate christmas...

December 26th..
We celebrated the 2nd day of christmas at my in-laws. We all made tapas and watched old slideshows.. And I got a new dress...

December 27th..
We had a layed back day... wanted to go ice skating but it was too cold and too busy, so we went out to lunch and then of to my parents... I wish that was our fireplace....

December 28th..
I've had my eye on this christmas deceoration in the store for a while... but it was soooo expensive... It was 40% off now, so I went ahead and got it.. When I got home I played with my camera to get a decent picture without a flash..

So as for the questions I've been receiving..

Where do I get my stuff.... from all over the place..especially for thsi album I've used stuff that I 've had laying around for three years! My fave scrapshop at the moment has to be Papers and Pictures in Doorn, they have everything!

I do print my own pictures (for this album).. I had the bigger part of the pages done down to the embellishments, because I knew it was the only way that I was going to be able to keep up.
It's a lot of work even when you've prepared everything ahead of time and you do want to be able to enjoy the month aswell! I'm loving the outcome of this album though, and I'm pretty sure that I will be participating next year aswell..

Thanks for looking (what a long post!!)

xx Merel

vrijdag 25 december 2009

DDA 22, 23 and 24 and MERRY X_MAS!

First of all a Merry Christmas to all!

We finsihed our Christmas brunch and I sneeked upstairs to finsih my pages untill today... Here they are..

Day 22, appelflappen and haircuts

The baking was so much fun and the boys really enjoyed it (much more than the haircuts I gave them later...)

Day 23...

Making a list....well a grocery list anyway... I hardly ever make a grocery list but christmas is the exception to the rule...

Day 24..

Christmas eve dinner... The boys got a wineglass with 7-up which was a BIG HIT!

xxx Merel

dinsdag 22 december 2009

DDA day 19, 20 and 21

We've been enjoying the snow over here, so I haven't had much time to put my pages on the net...

Day 19..

Today Max, my dad and myself went to a children's theater show from a dutch tv series called huis Anubis. It was a wonderful and scary show..
Today's page was an envelope so perfect to keep the tickets and journaling in..

Day 20..
Today was snow..snow...snow.. and more snow... We only left the house to throw a snowball, make snowangels and sled... (and take pictures..)

(for some reason blogger keeps rotating this picture..)

Day 21..
Miracles do happen around christmas time.... finally at 3,5 years my youngest started using the bathroom...It's early days but it looks promissing!

Now I'm off to do some baking with the boys!

Thanks for all the sweet comments, they're much appriciated!!!

xx Merel

zaterdag 19 december 2009

DDA day 17 and 18

Day 17....
The oldest boys celebrated christmas at school.
All the classes performed at church and then they walked through town with lights to school and they had their dinners in their classes.

I decided to use a picture of Wouter and his class performing in church..

Yesterday, Thomas celebrated x-mas at school, he played a little angel (not very convincing!!)
In the afternoon, we made a fire outside and roasted marshmellows..

Time is flying!!!! I'm more than half way done now!!

Off to the Theatre with my oldest, to see a show..

xx Merel

woensdag 16 december 2009

DDA day 15 and 16

I'm on a role....

Day 15... Thomas loves the garden center (Intratuin) especially around christmas time...

Day 16
On Ali Edwards blog I saw a page with christmas decorations...

On the front of the page I put a picture of the latest ornament bought in Euro Disney (in 30 degrees) this summer... On the secondpage a few shots of the balls, tree, santa etc..

So I have the rest of the day off...to play with the kids.....

xx Merel

dinsdag 15 december 2009

DDA Day 12, 13 and 14

Bussy, bussy, bussy.. So I'll get on with it....
Day 12..

Day 13..

And day 14..

I'll be working on today and tomorrow...tomorrow (LOL)

Hoping for more time tomorrow....

Fala la la la la lalalalala! (coulnd't leave without some christmas cheer!)

xx Merel

zondag 13 december 2009

Day 10 and 11

On day ten I was out with a migraine, so I made a page for the boys with little tagnotes inside the envelope... I love this picture of the boys acting goofy and having fun!

Day eleven was the day of Anne's wedding (and Gideon and Savannah).. I love the pictures on the back of day 11.. We're doing our best to do a pretty pose, but we end up, laughing our heads of!

Ok Working on day 12 and 13 tonight and I will try to take the pictures tomorrow...
It's a BIG commitment, this DDA and it does take up a lot of time, but it'll be fun in a few years to have this journal...

xx Merel

vrijdag 11 december 2009

DDA day 8 and 9

I just had a three day migraine.... needless to say... I was a bit behind on my DDA... I will finish yesterday tomorrow... (I hope..)

But here are day 8 and 9..

Day 8 is about the teachers pressents I make each year for x-mas. This year I was inspired by the new book Scrapcards and gifts.. I loved the idea and made it Christmassy (is that even a real word???)

Day 9..

I love wintermornings, it's cold and dark outside... Unfortunately most mornings we have to hurry up and go to school, but in the weekends and vacation...it's snuggle time!

On to day 4, 10 and 11 Yikes!

xx Merel

maandag 7 december 2009

DDA day six and seven

Ok.. here's my two day up-date from my DDA...

So far I love working on it....

Day 6..
I have had the prima overlay for a long time now, I thought that it would fit the trimming the tree pics perfectly... I have one picture of each, hanging an ornament. And on the backside a rare moment... three boys in one picture and no one is crying!

Day 7...
That's today...
Our christmas card from this year.. We've been sending these for as long as I can remember... I think it's fun for everybody to see how the kids are growing up...

Page two...Having coffee with the girls has becomne a tradition by now.. every two months we get together and catch up... I made a little tag that fit's under the picture...

Thanks for looking!

xx Merel

zondag 6 december 2009

DDA day 5

DDA day four will have to wait untill I get the pictures of that day from school..

So onwards and upwards to day 5!

We celebrated Sinterklaas last night... I had a ton of pictures and such a small page to fit them all on...(or a selection)..

so I decided to make a little mini book on my page... I put pictures in the front and journaling on tha backside...

Here's how it came out...

OK..better get working on day 6!

xx Merel