our new love

Meet Emily Lynn.

She was born on November 5 at 9:41pm. She weighed 8 lbs and was 19 inches long.

We are SO IN LOVE.

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Right now I am busy cuddling and loving on this sweet girl. I will post more pictures as soon as I can 🙂

December Daily | part two

Well our baby is here!! I’ll post pictures and details as soon as I get settled back at home, and for now  I’ll show you part two of my December Daily 2012. You can catch my part one here, and learn more about December Daily here. Enjoy!

Every year for the children’s Christmas program at church, I write special memories for each of the kids in the form of a note to them individually. Its been fun looking back over the years and seeing what role they played in the program, and how they’ve grown and changed.


My parent’s held their Christmas party on the 29th. I had already decided this album would document December 1 through 25, so I stopped recording after Christmas Day. I did, however, want to be sure and include my parent’s party, so I added the 29th as an extra page.


December Daily | part one

DSC_4175copySince our baby is due SOON (like in the next two days!!)  I have a list of things that I am pushing myself to get done before baby arrives. One of those is my December Daily scrapbook from 2012.  I already don’t have a lot of free time to catch up on scrapbooks and I know that adding a new baby will not help matters. So I’ve been on a mission to get this done!

December Daily is a project started by Ali Edwards (you can visit her at aliedwards.com)  and I’ve been doing it along with her for the past 4 years. Its about capturing the big and little moments, stories, and memories from the holiday season.  One story, every day. Since I LOVE Christmas, I knew this project would make me happy. So I started it, and it does 🙂 Technically, the idea is to prep foundation pages before December starts, and then complete a page every day. That way, by the end of December the book is finished.  Well, here we are almost a year later and I am finally there. Better late than never, right? Hopefully this inspires you to capture your big and little holiday memories.

Here’s the first half…

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I somehow also managed to complete my 2010 book (FINALLY) and my 2011 book. An encroaching due date can sure do wonders for my motivation!