December Daily 2011 :: 01 + 02
Hello December. I am glad you have finally arrived. This week has been hectic to say the least so I am having to stay up later than usual to complete my December Daily pages. I was behind last year and never got caught up so this year — even with an active 9 month old — I plan to stay on top of it. (I am also updating my Project Life so stay tuned for an update on Project Life for the month of November.)
December Daily Opener :: Hello December. We welcome you with open arms. Oh, what a year it has been. We are excited to celebrate this holiday season as a family of 3. Hello new traditions (and old ones too). Hello Hanukkah. Hello Christmas. Hello joy, delight and wonder. Here’s to a month of many firsts. Let the celebration (and documentation begin)!
December Daily 01 :: Looking back at my December Daily from 2009 and 2010, I notice the emphasis on dinner and enjoying comfort food on the first of December. I did the same this year — documenting our meal at Leatherby’s, our favorite family creamery — except this year, we have a new little person in the picture!
December Daily 02 :: It doesn’t look like Christmas (or Hanukkah) around here until the second week of December. Even then, we don’t do much decorating– just the tree, stockings and a display of holiday cards. This year, we will display a wall hanging advent calendar for Hanukkah for our little love bug.
So for today, I documented what December looks like in my neighborhood. We live in a neighborhood where the streets are lined with beautiful old trees. And during this time of year, the changing of the leaves makes for a spectacular sight. And with the recent blustery days, there are piles and piles of leaves lining our street.
This evening, we made a huge purchase — we invested in a nice set of pots and pans. An early Christmas/Hanukkah gift to ourselves. Our little man had a great time making music with some new kitchen tools.
Thanks for looking. I’ll be back tomorrow with day 3.