Tuesday, October 26, 2010

*my monthly tradition* :):):):):):):):):):)

hi all...

It is almost the end of the month again (how does that happen so quickly lately???).....and as I have been doing for a little over two years now..every month in honor of the amazing Aleida Franklin, I take a monthly photo with my kids...and I know I sound like a broken record every month when I say this, but its worth repeating...Aleida did this with her kids every month, for in her words, our kids didn't care what we look like, no make-up, hair a mess, could stand to lose a few pounds...they don't care, they just see Mama....Aleida's words still ring true with me today.....and I have kept this going for two years now :):):):):):):):):):) Here is this months photo with my babies! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And look who was excited to go back to pre-school yesterday, after a LONG two weeks off for her tonsils being taken out!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):)


And I wanted to share a lo I made for the latest prompt over at "The Studio"..the challenge is to have journaling be at least 50% of your page :):):):):):):):):):):):) I used a mix on this one...I used journal stickers and tickets I had left over from the October kit from ScrapbookCircle.com and everything else is from the NEW NOVEMBER kit!!! I love love love love this month's kit! :):):):):):):):):):):):):) I will let my journaling tell the story on this one! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




















I have BIG plans for tonight (well...they are BIG to me...other people might not find so exciting! LOL!).....So, I won't be around tonight to visit your blogs...but I will be catching up tomorrow...when I share what I did tonight! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Thanks for stopping by...I appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

44 comments:

  1. Love that you are taking monthly pics of you and the children!!!

    Brookie looks so happy to be back at preschool!!

    Love that LO and the story is just PERFECT!!!

    Have a great evening!!!!

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  2. Oh goodness, that is just too funny! I love the journaling!

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  3. I was thinking to myself the other day: "what about Julie's monthly family photos?", and there you are with such a lovely photo of you and your babies...
    I said it before, but like you, I'm a kind of a broken record - this such a touching and important tradition.

    And what an amazing lo!!! I remember those funny cute photos of Brookie feeding Mr. Dandy, and you've done a pabie lo to preserve those great moments. I love it.

    And thank you so much for your warm wishes on my new position at Frosted Designs!!!

    Have a super wonderful night (you made me very curious... LOL).
    Hugs

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  4. You made me smile....I love love this new LO and particulary the colors!!!! You are such a talent Julie and your little girl is a perfect combination to reach perfection!

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  5. such fabbie pics...great tradition...if only my 15 year old would face the camera for me...grrr...my 13 is such a camera ham:)

    GREAT layout...busted...haha...okay, what's going on tonight? some twilight dealio? Oh, are you swinging by my place to craft? LOL

    Anywho's, i hope whatever is on the agenda today that it is super fun.

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  6. DARLiNG layout! ABSOLUTELY loving that November kit too! :)

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  7. I love that tradition, Julie and will definetely do the same if I ever have kids! I already try to photograph myself as often as I can because I noticed I didn't have photos for a year in certain moments of my life and regret it!
    Love the cool page, very creative and Brookie looks simply adorable on that photo and soooooo happy!
    Luv ya girl

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  8. Good Morning Julie Sweetie...
    Oh I am so thrilled to hear that sweet Brookie has gone back to school and her little throat is all better. She was quite the little trooper let me tell you. They do bounce back don't they?

    I love this share of her and Mr. Dandy. I think the perfect caption is: "Well Moma said we should always share, Mr. Dandy. A lick for you and a lick for me." I love it Julie. You get the best photos.

    I can't wait to see what you are up to tonight. Are you taking in a costume party? A maze? Oh boy I can hardly wait.

    Well sweetie, have a beautiful day, and know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I love you sweet girl. Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

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  9. Great post! I love the layout. The journaling makes it extra special!

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  10. Super cute LO! I am sooooo glad Brookie got to return to school! YAY!

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  11. LOVE that layout. Super cute picture too!!! I made a commitment this go round to take pictures more of the baby and I. I noticed with my first two kiddos, I was forever the photographer and I only have 2-3 pics of me with either of them the first few years of their life :(

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  12. 50% journaling?! That's a tough one. Love your take on the challenge.

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  13. I LOVE Brookie's big 'ole smile she has in all her pictures. She looks so happy. :-)

    That LO is fabulous. I think it is great to take pictures with your kids. I don't like seeing myself in pictures so I don't think I have been in any in 3-4 years. I know that is probably bad, but you may have inspired me to start taking pics with my kids. :-)

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  14. I actually thought about you this weekend when we were having some family time & I was sure to get pics of myself "in the action" and of myself & Joseph...so THANKS for that!! Love this layout, glad Brookie is back to school, can't wait to hear what you're doing...see ya ta-marrah!

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  15. super cute!! i love the journaling... great story!! :) have fun this evening with your mystery big plans!! :)

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  16. super cute!! i love the journaling... great story!! :) have fun this evening with your mystery big plans!! :)

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  17. Love the LO, and what a great story!!!!!!

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  18. GREAT photos and super cute layout!! I definitly love the picture taking idea!! I have so much fun doing my monthly mosaic! Which reminds me I better get started on that! Where did the month go??

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  19. OOh, can't wait to hear what you get to do tonight!! Your layout with all the journaling is amazing, HUGS!

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  20. Gorgeous! Love that you busted them with your camera!!!

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  21. Love that you guys take a photo together. That's a great thing to do. I need to do that with me and my girls when my oldest comes home from college next time. And that journaling is too funny. LOL

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  22. Your page is great and I love the way you did the journaling! Good for you on the monthly commitment... I have tried several time but forget more often than not. This is a good reminder :D
    Can't wait to hear what you did tonight...

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  23. She looks so happy to be back at school!!!! yay for happy kids!!
    I love your layout!!
    =)

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  24. look at that wonderful smiling face! I think Brookie is happy to be back at school! :) Glad she is doing soo much better. Love the pics and art as well... trying to get caught up on my blog reading. have fun tonight!

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  25. Cute page Julie! I remember when you posted that photo. I'm glad you made a page to capture such a funny moment. I like how you journaled on the various journaling spots :)

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  26. I wish I could get my kids all in one place at the same time - just like hearding cats! very curious as to what you are up to..
    xx

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  27. Another great monthly photo, Julie! Love how you combined the two kits for your layout.

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  28. I wish I would've taken a photo every month too...keep it up and you'll be amazed by how much the kids have grown!!! Love that layout too!

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  29. I LOVE that layout and of course, I love your photos with your kids...such a lovely tradition:):)
    I am all about getting pics with my kids! Who are sick right now:(
    with the croup. Glad Brookie is feeling better though!!

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  30. ooo I'm curious what you;re up to tonight?????
    I have to tell you, I love your hand writing sooooooo much. That LO is so stinkin'' cute : )

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  31. LOVE the story in that layout!!! LOL That funny kid. :D

    AND I love the fact that you have been so faithful taking your picture each month...you (and your kids) will be so glad you did that.

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  32. Lovely picture... good practice sweet tradition!! Gorgeous layout...

    hmmm what are you up to ??? Date with the Cullen??? he he... whatever it is... I hope its all FUN...xx

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  33. That LO is so cute & fun... love the arrows & the great journaling!

    Awesome family photo! :-)

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  34. Hahaha...love your busted layout! This would be so fun to read down the road! :)

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  35. It still is a great idea to do!
    love the pictures and you made such a fantastic lo, love the journaling!

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  36. Beautiful mom/kids photo! So happy Brookie is going to pre-school again!LOVE your layout, that journaling is awesome and I love the tickets and photo's!

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  37. adorable pics. i remember the photos you used on the layout. so, so cute. I really love how you organized your journaling. =)

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  38. Oh I just love this type of photo opportunities as you well know, and busted is the perfect title, Mr. Dandy looks very spoilt as are my two, Nate has to always give them bits of his tea too. I just love this adorable layout and so glad you had the camera handy. So glad Brookie is super excited to go to school tomorrow. I bet you miss her when she is there. Love to you all Melxx

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  39. Such a CUTE story! Love your fun layout, thanks for playing with us at The Studio :)

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  40. That is a priceless layout...she will laugh so much when she sees it years from now.

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  41. Hehe I love that story, so cute!!! And have I ever told you that I love your handwriting?????? Wish I could write like that!!!:(

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  42. aw...another photo! i love that miss brookie smile!!!! he he!

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  43. haha the spatula pics have been immortalized. Yep Mr. Dandy got the goods! lol

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  44. this is just toooooooooo stinkin' cute... and her face says it all... adorable... love the lo!!!
    {{hugs}} Michelle

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