Saturday, September 12, 2015

Wake Me Up When September Ends -- featuring Bella Blvd. :)

Hi everyone :)

If you have been following me for awhile, you will know that every month I take a monthly photo with my kids in honor of Aledia :)  She passed away on September 12th, 2008 and a month earlier she posted on her blog about the importance of taking photos of YOU with your kids ... before her post, I NEVER got in the photo ... now for the past 7 years, I have made an effort to be in a photo with the kids at least once a month :)

And every year I make a layout with my photos from the past year -- I make my layout in September in honor of her passing.

This year I used a few different lines from Bella Blvd. along with their alphas, stickers, flags and bows :)

My old phone AND old computer died this year, so I lost a lot of  my photos from them, so I had to rely on Facebook to get my photos, and for some reason I am missing a month (I am sure I have it, I just couldn't find it when I was making this 2-pager, so I had 2 photos from April, so I used those as a substitute) :) :)

















Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

34 comments:

  1. What a special challenge! I realize that we don't take familypictures much... Must me your worst nightmare, losing all those pictures... I LOVE this layout, the bows are cute!

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  2. What a great way to document all your memories. Wonderful two page spread!

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  3. It's a wonderful way to journal the year...& you realise the changes in the kids, too.... A different year now without your big boy around, eh? Looooove those bows. Just right to balance it all out beautifully:):)

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  4. Oh what a special thing to do, and I am very rarely in photos.. I know I should get in more photos.... Love all the photos, and the sweet bows too!

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  5. Loving this! Great way to document the year. Sad to hear about your photos. Bummer!

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  6. First of all, Love this!! I love that song, also. I usually get in the photos with the kid, but don't know that I make it a point to every single month. I should do that!

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  7. Love the colorful bows with the colorful title! Such a great tribute and tradition!

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  8. I love that you do this each year. Such a wonderful tribute. I miss seeing Adam in the photos though!

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  9. SUPER clever way to use the felt bows by Bella--LOVE all the pics too!

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  10. I love the way you put this together and I love that you are trying so hard to get in the shot! I really really need to do that more, it is hard when you ar the photographer in the house. Pictures are so important to me and yet Ii don't get in the shot or my hubby will just take a picture of me at which I feel awkward because there is no one in the shot with me--lol Your tradition is such a good one!

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  11. beautiful layout, julie - and such a sweet way to honor your friend's memory.

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  12. Everything about this is so sweet and meaningful. I love that you documented every month. Perfect song too. This is so special, Julie.

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  13. Fantastic layout Love the embellishment along with all your fab photos!
    I know the feeling of losing those photos, my laptop quit on me few years ago and I lost all my Europe photos, I actually have to make a revenge trip to Paris just to get some but still, a lot more other places like London with my girls and Venice, I never get them back until I make another trip again. : (

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  14. I love all of the little bows on your page and the bright colors totally rock! I'm very sorry to hear that you lost your pictures. That's just awful!!!

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  15. Gorgeous double pager - loving the bows… so cute!!

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  16. This is such a great idea - you are right - we are never in enough photos of our families! I lvoe what you've made - so cheery!

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  17. This is such a great idea - you are right - we are never in enough photos of our families! I lvoe what you've made - so cheery!

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  18. I love your tradtitions to honor your friend Aleida Julie, I think that is really beautiful.
    You have made an awesome layout, love the colors and the little bows!

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  19. This is just fabulous Julie! Love love love it!

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  20. Love this! Beautiful bunch of photos and I love those bows!

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  21. Love how this turned out and how you've kept up with photos with the kids for the last 7 years!

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  22. What a great page, Julie! It is filled with such fun and amazing memories! I love what you did here, my friend!

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  23. This is such a wonderful tradition for you to take photos with your children...and thank goodness for Facebook so that you could retrieve your photos.

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  24. Love that you do this, Julie, and LOVE your page!! Those photos are simply priceless! Love your title! Seems so absolutely fitting! And love all those fun bows!

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  25. Love this, Julie! So bold and bright and fun, and those pics are priceless!

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  26. Love the title and bows! What a beautiful year you've had!

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  27. Oh I have missed seeing all your cheerful, colorful, and cleverly designed pages. These are delightful!
    And what a positive loving way to honor her memory. Bless you.

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  28. What a fabulous idea!!!! Your layout is just so full of fun!!!

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  29. Great way to remember the months goings on!

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  30. Amazing page!! LOVE all the bows and the title!!!

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