December Daily : Day Seven

And a couple notes:

1. There were a few questions the other day about whether I liked working in this format/using this process. I put the "bones" of this album together months ago and am now simply filling it in with our daily stories and adventures. I have to say that I am really liking this. It is not complicated. It takes so much less time each day than if I was putting each page together each day. I love having the basic foundation already set-up. Highly recommend trying this sometime (could still do the 12-days of Christmas).

2. The dipped pretzels in the photo from yesterday were sent to us from our friend Tim. You could ask him about them here. Beware: they are really, really good. Sweet + salty is amazing.

3. Loved the movie we saw last night. Nice feel-good family movie. One of my favorite scenes was the "conversation" between Eric (the main boy) and Jason Bateman's character. To create a page for my Daily album I went to the website, downloaded one of the screensavers, resized it in Photoshop and printed.

4. When the movie was over it was the perfect opportunity to go see Santa (we were already at the mall). No line (about 6:30pm on Friday night). Happy Santa. Happy Simon. He was super excited, we got all choked up...and so it goes. Such a nice night for the Edwards'.

52 thoughts

  1. ELLIE

    2007-12-08 15:43:44 -0600

    A beautiful entry for a beautiful family day!!!
    Thanks for sharing it
    Peace--Ellie

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  2. Liz Ness

    2007-12-08 16:48:00 -0600

    WOW! Simon is so cute and getting so big! He's such an awesome little dude!

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  3. Shelly

    2007-12-09 01:06:01 -0600

    Ali,
    I just love seeing your album--I look forward to each day's entry. You have a wonderful way of making things look simple to do, but still very interesting to look at.
    And what a cute picture of Simon with Santa! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Christine Villacarlos

    2007-12-09 02:12:35 -0600

    love that photo! glad everyone had a great time!

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  5. Christine Villacarlos

    2007-12-09 02:13:53 -0600

    Q: may i just ask which brand of photo papers you use? thanks!

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  6. Cari Locken

    2007-12-09 02:35:48 -0600

    Morning Ali!
    I just want to say that I have been admiring and "oohing" & "aaahing" over this album idea for days now.
    So, last night I STARTED one!!! I am so excited!! Yes, I have a few days to catch up on and mine isn't all pre-done but I already know that I'm going to love looking at this album at the end of this month!!
    Thanks for the awesome idea!!

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  7. Cari Locken

    2007-12-09 03:23:15 -0600

    Morning Ali!
    I just want to say that I have been admiring and "oohing" & "aaahing" over this album idea for days now.
    So, last night I STARTED one!!! I am so excited!! Yes, I have a few days to catch up on and mine isn't all pre-done but I already know that I'm going to love looking at this album at the end of this month!!
    Thanks for the awesome idea!!

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  8. Cari Locken

    2007-12-09 03:24:02 -0600

    Oops! Sorry for posting twice!

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  9. Joscelyne (Joscie) Cutchens

    2007-12-09 03:53:21 -0600

    sniffle, what a sweet image of happy santa and happy simon! 6:30 on a friday night sounds like a plan!

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  10. Steph H

    2007-12-09 04:01:50 -0600

    All of the cool things Simon is doing lately totally makes me happy. Hanging out with Santa?? How great is that?

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  11. Mary Manese

    2007-12-09 04:59:45 -0600

    he is just so gorgeous! What a perfect poser. what a wonderful gift he has in you. and you and dad for him.
    mary

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  12. MizzBizzi

    2007-12-09 08:11:06 -0600

    What a wonderful picture of Simon with Santa!

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  13. Stacy

    2007-12-09 08:23:04 -0600

    We just saw the movie - loved it and the message. It's amazing what you can do when you believe in yourself.
    Stacy

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  14. kass

    2007-12-09 09:06:32 -0600

    Ali, you know what struck me most, is how much Simon looks like a young Chris in that photo - it really jumped out at me. I love this album. xo

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  15. Rollie

    2007-12-09 09:12:58 -0600

    Ali,
    I love to hear what a great night you had. Josh and I will go see that movie soon.
    We also had one of those wonderful family nights last night...I blogged about it and I still smile just thinking back to it.
    Putting a little something in the mail for you tomorrow.

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  16. Kirsty Colquhoun

    2007-12-09 10:35:21 -0600

    Ali ... love coming to your blog each day everyone above is so right it is really inspiring and uplifting ... thank you .. thank you ... thank you .. merry christmas to you and your kin

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  17. Paola Norman

    2007-12-09 11:01:28 -0600

    Love that pic of Simon and Santa, thats a great one to treasure, love the snowfakes that frame it..Loving your album..Hope your holidays are great!

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  18. Suzanne

    2007-12-09 11:16:00 -0600

    What a treasure your creating and I love your book--just got it and devoured it:-)

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  19. Faith

    2007-12-09 12:26:39 -0600

    Great album! and wasn't that a wonderful movie!! No violence, bad language...just a good story line! Loved it!

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  20. Cheryl A

    2007-12-09 12:57:40 -0600

    I have a huge favor to an owner of a D-reeves 8x8 acrylic album.I am ordering the album but until it gets here, is there anyone who has it and can scan it so I see where the holes go and can start cutting my pictures and making the album.
    Thank you.
    Cheryl
    [email protected]

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  21. Jenny A.

    2007-12-09 13:25:11 -0600

    Such a cute picture of Simon and Santa. This was our first year too that my son Vince (7 years old with autism) was able to go to Santa! No line for us on a Sat. night - I'm sure that helped. Vince even told Santa what he wanted (and Santa even understood him!). Such a milestone. Congrats to you, Chris and Simon!

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  22. amy lapi

    2007-12-09 14:36:27 -0600

    i'm obsessed with this album!! SO inspired! THANK YOU, ali!

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  23. Lydia

    2007-12-10 05:10:43 -0600

    Love the album, tried looking for the initial instructions on how you put it together (and materials). I'd love to do somthing simiar for the summer and next Christmas, but need step by step if you can assist- thanks!

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  24. Erin

    2007-12-10 11:38:38 -0600

    OK. Like seriously the best photo ever.

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  25. Emily

    2007-12-17 23:09:55 -0600

    I have enjoyed your alburn, wished you had been my art teacher years ago.

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