Things are definitely starting to get busier around here, but I wanted to make sure that I made a few notes about my week 4 Capture the Season layout so I'll have them to refer to when I sit down to scrap them later.
We enter the season full of grand hopes for a beautiful, perfect holiday season. By the time the big day nears, we’re often drowning in unwrapped packages and are working hard to stay afloat. Take time out to capture the reality of your holiday and the daily life that surrounds it. Use these images to stir your feelings about all this hustle and bustle. Document ways you’re succeeding at finding small moments of peace during this busy time.
I captured a number of great pictures for my layouts this week, as this marks the first time all 4 of us (me, Chris, and the girls) have the full Christmas break off together. Instead of planning out my journaling ahead of time, I want to really make sure I capture how these holiday traditions and events make me feel, so I'll be pulling out a number of photos and trying to just immerse myself in them again. There are a few things I want to make sure I have recorded though, so I've jotted them down in list format:
- trip to Nashville to see lights at Opryland
- wreck on state line and detour through Oak Grove
- lots and lots of traffic and waiting in line
- engine light coming on in car
- Christmas music on radio (including Josh Groban "O Holy Night" twice)
- stop at McKay's to spend store credit
- Cami's grumpy face and switch to happy with stack of animal books
- parking -- and lack of it -- at Outback
- great supper for early birthday celebration
- lights at Opryland
I took several pictures and made sure that Chris took some of me and the girls. I have too few photos of me and them -- I'm always behind the camera, so that was important to me this time around. I plan on using at least one of them on the layout. I think the large photo will be the girls out front with the lights at the hotel, or maybe next to the huge tree, and the others will be detail shots from the evening.
I think I'm going to stick with the same red/gray/light blue/green/cream color scheme I've been using, mostly with products from Paislee Press.