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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'.

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  1. Anilu Magloire says…
    12/08/2007

    I loved the movie too :) Great pic of the little man with Santa.
    And the album, oh the album... Perfect!

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  2. diane reeves says…
    12/08/2007

    Love this! I look forward to seeing your next page each day.
    Thanks for sharing all the details with us.

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  3. Colleen E says…
    12/08/2007

    all so sweet...love visiting.

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  4. Camille says…
    12/08/2007

    Great layering and colors!!
    ~C.

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  5. Dawn says…
    12/08/2007

    I have really have been enjoying your pages! They are so sweet! :-)

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  6. Kelly says…
    12/08/2007

    Ali:
    Everyday I can't wait to see your creations. I am so happy for your enjoyable holiday season. Very uplifting. Thanks for sharing. Kelly

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  7. Deb Wisker says…
    12/08/2007

    Oh that sweet boy! He reminds us everyday of how lucky we are to be parents! It's moments like this that I wish my 3 were still as young as Simon! Enjoy it Ali, it goes so fast!

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  8. Danielle Barton says…
    12/08/2007

    where did you find that round #7?!?! is it a stamp? i LOVE it!!! and #7 is my lucky #!!!

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  9. Aimee Confer says…
    12/08/2007

    That is the sweetest picture of Simon! I love how excited and proud he looks. That is one of the reasons Christmas is so special!

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  10. tami says…
    12/08/2007

    i might have missed it but did you share with us how you made the book? what you included to make the base....i can't seem to find it if you did. i just finished a halloween album that covered all our parties and costume changes.

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  11. dr berry says…
    12/08/2007

    Precious moments- well documented- family heirloom in the making. You are the GREATEST!!

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  12. dr berry says…
    12/08/2007

    Precious moments- well documented- family heirloom in the making. You are the GREATEST!!

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  13. Annie says…
    12/08/2007

    Love the picture of Simon and Santa...must be at the mall in Eugene. My niece and nephew see that very same Santa each year :)

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  14. Vanessa says…
    12/08/2007

    What a beautiful album!!! Love what you did with the pages today. Simon looks so happy...what a great photo of him and Santa!!! We're heading out to see the same movie tonight... Hmmm... gotta scrap it in my Chistmas album. Thnaks for the daily inspiration, Ali! :-)

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  15. Karen Geckler says…
    12/08/2007

    I just love this album, I check in everyday just to see the new and different way you use some really cool everyday items along with the newest scrap trends.
    Could you please tell me what white marker or pen you are using on your photos? I know you have posted it before, but I have lost my notes. I have yet to find one that works this well.
    Cheers,
    Karen Geckler

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  16. jessica says…
    12/08/2007

    Ali,
    that is THE cutest santa picture i have ever seen.
    maybe i'm biased because simon and i are buddies - but i love it!
    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  17. Ida says…
    12/08/2007

    Hello Ali,
    This is really a treasure book for your family. Priceless....love it~

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  18. Ruthie says…
    12/08/2007

    Love the album! Still working on my 10 things to be greatful and thankful for each day. It is so cathartic that I am really enjoying my life more as a result, as crazy as that sounds! Once again, thanks for the inspiration...
    For the person asking about white pens on photos... I LOVE my Uniball Signo.
    Ruthie

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  19. Taylor says…
    12/08/2007

    Ali,
    Simon looks precious in that photo...so proud and grown up and happy to see Santa. Love the album so far. Thanks for sharing!
    Taylor

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  20. Rachel says…
    12/08/2007

    I must admit, I was drawn to your blog by your acrylic album, I had not really visited your site before. I am enjoying sharing all the special moments your family share with such a special child. He is very lucky God picked such special parents to help him along lifes journey, he is truly blessed.

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  21. Rachel Greig says…
    12/08/2007

    Am loving this album Ali - thanks for sharing it with us :) You've got a pretty groovy Santa there!! Love his shirt!!

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  22. Heather says…
    12/08/2007

    I agree with Dawn: your creations are so uplifting and inspiring! And Simon is such a cutie, too. Love the pictures you capture of him.
    I am seriously in love with the transparency ideas. I can't believe I never thought of that myself but I love how it looks every day. Thanks for the ideas, and Happy Holidays!

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  23. Priscilla H. says…
    12/08/2007

    I really love how your book is turning out!

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  24. Katherine McKamey says…
    12/08/2007

    We saw this movie with one of the twin's Tiger Cub scout troop and I cried through most of it! I LOVED it and the kids did too! What a wonderful movie for the children (and the adults who needed a wonderful movie to make them rethink the magic!)
    Love your album! Definitely gonna get something like that put together!
    -Katherine

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  25. Penny says…
    12/08/2007

    I love this entry. Super cute photo of the two S's (Simon and Santa) :)

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