I always know that I want to document my boys and their advent calendar sometime during December. My main issue is that they open those things EARLY! Often before my eyes are open. 🙂 Today I happened to wake up before them, so I rushed downstairs with my camera ready for when they got up.
Another little serendipitous moment happened when I pulled this layout together. I love that the main embellishment is a little camera, and that this was a moment I had to work to document with my camera. Just fits. Love that!
One little funny story I’ll share with you, but didn’t add to the journaling. This year, due to Bradford budget cuts, I decided to make my own Lego Advent Calendars rather than shelling out $50 a pop for the pre-made ones. This means that I took one lego set and broke it into 25 steps spread over the month. My oldest got pretty upset this morning because his brother had more steps than he did. Even though on other days he’ll have more to do while his brother only has one or two things, he was only focused on the lack of legos today. 🙂 Since I’m documenting the daily tradition of opening the Lego Advent calendar I chose to focus on the general rather than the specifics of my grumpy son today.
I adapted Ali’s template a little to allow for a long photo across the top (by merging those two triangles). I also added in the white lines between photos. Just feels more finished to me.
I tend to take my photos as landscape rather than portraits. Knowing that each day that I need a full size 6×8 portrait photo means I have to be more conscious about how I take pictures. I’m always thinking about turning my camera at least once and grabbing a portrait shot! Love how this one turned out!
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