Monday, September 9, 2013

The One with the December Daily with Studio Calico

Thank you so much for joining me today for the Studio Calico December Daily blog hop! I want to start off my just being HONEST with you all today. To be honest I didn't think I was going to participate in the December Daily process this year. I am dedicated to completing my Project Life album in full, and really how can I keep up with both? Even with the beautiful kit, seeing the sneaks, hearing the hype. I didn't think this year I was going to join in. Actually, until I was putting together this post for the blog hop, that is when my heart strings were pulled! I was going through old Christmas photos and as I went futher and further back I had less and less photos. Even though I have been scrapbooking (digitally) since 2007, I wasn't always capturing the small memories I had made with my children. This season is so magical even single moment should be remembered. 

Off the top of my head I knew last year was going to be difficult to EVER forget, we had some pretty BIG moments... it was the year Jonathan returned home from a year long deployment. 

Christmas 2012

We also added a new member to our family! I can't imagine our lives without her in it!

But we also had many tiny moments that made the season so magical......

handing out care packages on the streets of the city....

worshiping together.....

our favorite tea in our favorite mug.....

decorating the house ......

p.j. mornings filled with hot coco and snowman cookies.....

Then I started to dig a little deeper

Christmas 2011

This was the Christmas right before Jonathan left, look how much Jaden changed....

Christmas 2010

We moved back home this summer, I was so happy, and Addison was so TINY!!!

Christmas 2009

This is literally one of the only photos I have from this season! I know it was a magical season with our little family, I just wish I had documented it better! 

With that, I encourage you to go back! It was a TON of fun to look back on our little family history of Christmas and the season surrounding it! Now I can't wait to document this year, I know we will have UNFORGETTABLE moments, and I don't want to forget the moments in-between. The moments that seem so little now, I know I will want to remember later. 

So this year! I am ALL IN!!!!

These stamps are amazing!!!!

Studio Calico, you had me at embossed stars!

 So with that I am excited to order my Studio Calico December Daily kit! Have you ordered yours yet? 


  1. It's funny because I was going to ask you if you were going to do it this year. I'm so glad you are! Your photos brought some tears to my eyes, its such a magical time for so many reasons. xo

  2. You are the sweetest. Ever. Thanks so much for sharing your memories. Hugs!!

  3. love this. All of it. And yes. I am. ALL. In. DD here we come! :)

  4. Thank you for sharing this. It's pretty much the exact same reason I decided to go for it again this year, and you're such an inspiration I can not wait to see what u do with that kit :)

  5. your such a huge inspiration Shanna. Thank you for sharing your story, brought tears to my eyes too.

  6. Beautiful pictures - I want to have a go this year too :)

  7. Oh my but that was so heart wrenching Shanna! So many lovely and kind spirited memories to share with your family...and us :) Thank you for the inspiration~


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