Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Project Life, Week 5 // January 29 - February 4

Week 5 was an extra full week with N2's 6th birthday! Whew. She had a very special couple of days as she was doted on by friends and family and I really like how it all came together in this week's pages.

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The first page:

  • Maybe my favorite candid shot of the day as she is sitting there while we sing Happy Birthday to her. This was actually a photo my Dad shot, but I converted it to an Instagram on my phone and added the "love" paper and the "6". (The love paper is from a kit that I've linked below).
  • On Monday night, N2's best friend and her family came to dinner and this was round two of Happy Birthday and pink cupcakes + pink icing + a cherry on top. 
  • Tuesday night found us without power for several hours! We already had plans to go to over to friends for the evening for our small group - the girls were thrilled to find out that they still had power even though they live close to us. On the way home, we stopped at Waffle House - T was hungry and we didn't know when the power was going to come on so I could heat up dinner for him. It was the girls first trip to Waffle House so it was an adventure. : )

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The little picture on the journaling card is a shot from my phone of our favorite music right now. T discovered this group called The Rizers (short for "memorizers") and it's scripture set to great music. It's been on repeat a LOT in the car lately.

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This is the front of the birthday insert. I used one of the Project Life Photo Pocket Pages B that I found in my stash. (Truthfully, I don't even remember ordering these, and I don't think I've ever used them before!) I have pictures going in every which direction which is a little hard on the eyes, but I wanted lots of slots to work with.

The birthday girl survey at the top is from a birthday kit by Emilie Ahern - super cute. I didn't think about the fact that 4x6 slots were going the wrong direction for it, but there wasn't any question of leaving it out. : ) The two other smaller red/pink cards are from Emilie's Valentine's kit.

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Up close:

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The back of the birthday insert. The big gift for N2 was a giant dollhouse for her and B's room. Their reactions were a riot.

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Birthday donuts. The little "today matters" tag is from the Elle's Studio limited edition February kit. Their Christmas kit ended up being such a good investment for me on my December Daily album that I decided to by the February/Valentine's kit as well.

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Tag on the bottom right is a free printable from The Tiny Twig.

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I added a 5x7 insert with a few of the birthday cards that N2 got. I didn't want to throw them away (a card in the mail is a rare thing nowadays).

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The right side of our week:

  • she reads her first book to me outloud (with a little help over a few of the big words).
  • two little sickies. Not really sick, but congested enough to feel sluggish and grumpy. A rare shot of the two of them curled up together.
  • chronicling a Friday tradition - the kids always want to run up and down these stairs outside for some reason so into the album it went. : )
  • new hair for mama. : )
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I just had to include this picture of N2 - it is so NOT the normal picture of her, but she has this crazy side that you don't see often. It makes me laugh.

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The cool striped paper was also part of the Elle's Studio February kit. I really, really like the diagonal stripe. : )

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After I got my hair cut, I had dinner with a few friends - a much needed night out for Mama! My friend Erin took some pictures at the table so I've left a little spot to stick one in when she emails it to me.

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This was a crazy busy week for us. Once again, I'm so thankful for this system that is helping me chronicle some of the daily bits and pieces of our lives that I don't want to miss.

Happy Wednesday!

6 comments:

  1. Love. love the diagonal journaling on the self portrait card and the yellow just makes me happy. Great self shot and cute haircut!
    Loving all your handwritten journaling. And what a wonderful, full of life week. You have a gorgeous family and you captured them beautifully.

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  2. Beautiful, Stephanie! I love all the birthday details & especially the picture of N2 , the reader. Great haircut, too--I vacillate between having mine short and letting it grow. Thanks for linking up all the digi elements--I'm slowly getting the hang of hybrid scrapping!

    I have lots of pages that are almost ready to share--maybe tomorrow night! :-)

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    1. Travis likes it longer – when I cut it super short after the baby was born, he nicely suggested that I grow it out again. Only for him… : ) The girls keep asking when it is going to be long again, too, and why it isn’t curly anymore. I guess I was the only one that liked it short! : )

      Thanks always for the feedback on my pages, too! This week took me a lot longer to pull together because of birthday, but I like how it turned out, too. : )

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  3. =D I love the picture of her enjoying the sight of her cupcake while clearly enjoying being sung to.

    And N2 spazzing out over the book!? LOL! I LOVE it!!!

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    1. She is a little girl of contradiction, that one. : )

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