Friday, November 23, 2012

Grateful for...

Hi everyone!!!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! 

Yesterday while the turkey was cooking -- I made a "Grateful" mini-album!! :)

I had a bucket of old photos ... and I just went through and picked some from the bucket to make this :)

I used Nikki Sivils Tree Love and Beatrice collections!! :)


I am grateful for ---

for a little girl that loves to explore :)




For a little girl that discovers herself :)
 


For little boys that turn into amazing young men --
 


For baby girls on their first Thanksgiving --

 

For big brothers that love their baby sisters!

 


For best friends :)
 

For my two best men :)
 



For three women that mean the world to me... 
 

For couch potatoes! :)
 


For Papa's that love to have fun ... 
 



For flamingos.... yes.... flamingos! :)
 

For Dr. Hansen who helped Brookie with her Port Wine Stains ... 
 


For childhood clothes that I got to pass on to Brookie :)
 


For sibling love.... 
 


And here are some Thanksgiving photos I wanted to share :)

Me and the family in front of the Christmas tree :)


And my monthly photo with me and my babies in honor of Aledia Franklin :)
 

My daddy being goofy :)
 

My Mom and Dad playing Candy Land with Brookie :)
 


Our centerpieces I made -- my Bo Bunny vase :) and my Bella Blvd. thankful tree :)
 

My Dad carving the turkey! :)
 


The food -- we went buffet style :)
 

Our thankful tree all filled out -- everyone that was here filled out what they were thankful for :)
 


And I also wanted to share our outside Christmas lights :)
 








And for those in the USA -- don't forget tomorrow is SHOP SMALL SATURDAY!!!!! Go out and support your local small businesses!!!! The company I work for (in my real life... lol!!) started this campaign a few years ago and it has totally GROWN HUGE!! And that makes me SO HAPPY!!!!!

Me and Brian are committed to supporting our local businesses -- go out there tomorrow and SHOP SMALL!! :)

43 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love mini albums and this one really rocks!!!!!

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  2. Such a fun mini!!! Love what you've done....fab pics:)

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  3. Wowsy, Julie!!!!! That's some photos going on...LOVE your mini - a really nice time to look back on & your latest photo in front of the tree is fabbo...LOVED seeing how you celebrate Thanksgiving, too:):):) TFS!!!!!

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  4. What a wonderful mini album and great photos!

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  5. Your mini album is AWESOME! I think it's so cool that you got to share clothes with Brookie. I didn't get to save any of mine growing up.

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  6. I LOVE your mini!!!! And TFS your wonderful Thanksgnving pics!!

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  7. wonderful mini!!! That is adorable and such a great treasure!!!!! looks like a fun thanksgiving day, your family pic is adorable!!!!

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  8. What a wonderful mini album and I SO enjoyed looking at all of your photographs!!!


    Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving with your family!!

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  9. Your mini album is adorable! It looks like you had a fun thanksgiving & you have gorgeous holiday lights!! I can't wait until we get a house so we can put up outdoor lights [they really don't work for Manhattan apartments lol], we do have some on our mantle now though!!

    Linda

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  10. Oh Julie what an amazing grateful album and I love the pics from thanksgiving with your family

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  11. Great post Julie! Love the mini!!! And look at Brooke when she was so little!!! Oh how cute!!!
    Looks like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving with so many wonderful things to be thankful for!!!

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  12. wow what a post girl!! Love the album~what a awesome mini!!!! and by the looks of things you had agreat Thanksgiving!!!!

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  13. Love your mini Julie...and loving those photos... this post put a smile on me... hugs...xoxo

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  14. Oh... you are so putting me in the Holiday mood. :) I can't believe you made an entire mini album while the Turkey was cooking. Well.. actually I can! Love your mini! GREAT family photos! Looks like you had a wonderful day! Happy Day After Thanksgiving to you!!!

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  15. Such a beautiful album! the pics and journaling are amazing! Carri~Abusybee

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  16. WOW Julie, only you could make a gorgeous grateful album while a turkey was cooking ... amazing!!

    Beautiful photos, looks like you had a special Thanksgiving. Love the Christmas lights photos too, it looks so pretty!

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  17. That album looks great! I'm impressed that you put it together in one day. Looks like a fun Thanksgiving!

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  18. So many great pics! TFS! Looks like such a wonderful Thanksgiving! LOVE that little album, especially the sweet pics of clothes you were able to pass down to Brookie! I'm saving some of Adina's, but I keep wondering if she'll even want them. I'll save 'em anyway ;).

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  19. It sounds like you had a marvelous Thanksgiving Julie!
    I've really enjoyed your post!

    Thank YOu!

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  20. First of all your mini album is spectacular!!! Just love it Julie!!! I love your tree, it is gorgeous and look at all that food, I wish I was there!!! You had a fantastic time I see, it is always so nice with family coming together!! Now I am floored at your decorations of lights for your house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOSH!!! Amazing job my friend!!! Smokin post!

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  21. Such a beautiful mini Julie! Love all the wonderful photos and simple lines you added... you live life to the fullest! I wish I lived near by... then I would walk to your house tonight to see the Christmas lights shine with my own eyes!

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  22. So creative! Love your book to bits! Just fab! Wonderful pics too!
    Guess what...I saw the last movie...wow! What a twist to the book! Everyone was in an uproar at the movies! Great movie, wasn't it!

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  23. What an amazing post, Julie! I LOVE you sweet mini album, and love all your family holiday photos! You are truly blessed!

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  24. Terrific mini and your pictures are so heartwarming!!!

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  25. love love your photos! seeing all you have to be thankful for is a beautiful gift..
    blessings!!!

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  26. Julie I just LOVED this post! You had me totally enthralled!! Your Thankful album is the best ever!! So great! A treasure to keep forever!! And I loved looking through your photos with you. WOW to your Christmas lights! Our house would blow up if we had those! If we put too many things on at once our power just trips out :))))

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  27. Love the Thankful mini! So cute!! And the Christmas lights are beautiful! Yay!

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  28. Your thankful album is incredible! LOVE it!

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  29. Your mini album is lovely! Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving photos with us! I just got back home from visiting family and enjoying catching up on my favorite blogs ;)

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  30. Lovely Julie!!! Hope you had a great holiday!

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  31. Ahh wonderful post and pictures! I cooked my turkey in a bag too this year. Love all the blue in your Christmas decorations. Very pretty!

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  32. Such an awesome album!! I love the grateful theme. And seriously, only YOU would create an album on Thanksgiving while hosting it at your house...LOL! Love it :)

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  33. Love your gorgeous mini!!
    You really rocked that mini album!!
    Love all the pictures of you and your family by thr tree and playing the game!
    Love your thankful tree and center piece you created!!

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  34. Gorgeous mini...your kids were cute from the time they were small;-) So glad you had wonderful family time for Thanksgiving.

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  35. WOW Julie, this is an AWESOME mini album!!! LOVE how you pulled out those old photos!!!
    LOTS of great family photos and you have your tree up already!!!(=

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  36. Love the mini album. Precious photos! And thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving Day pictures!

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  37. Oh Julie I just looked at this again and its just so precious I had to leave another comment!!

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  38. Oh my goodness, you did this while the turkey was cooking? Holy cow! You make it looks so easy! This is absolutely amazing! Love it! What great photos!

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  39. Oh my! Looked like you had a wonderful time! It's incredible how you manage your time my friend. I'm always in awe of your multi-tasking skills....you get so much done in a day! :)

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  40. Love the older photos of your children in the mini and your Thanksgiving decorations rock!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  41. What a wonderful idea for a mini album! Such great photos and I love what you wrote for each page. Thoughtful, silly and full of love! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  42. Your mini is amazing! I really enjoyed looking through it all. You amaze me at the time you put in to all your pages and albums and the journaling.

    Your Thanksgiving pics are fantastic! What beautiful memories!

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  43. Amazing Post!! So much goodness in this one post! I loved that mini when you posted it on FB too!!!

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