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December 12, 2010

December Daily 2010 | Day Eleven

Welcome to Day Eleven!

JOURNALING : As a special surprise this December I bought tickets to take you to see Beauty & The Beast at Cottage Theater. Beauty & The Beast has been one of your favorite movies lately. You very enthusiastically sing along. Be Our Guest is your favorite song and Lumiere the candlestick is your favorite character. Grandma Susan was able to come along with us which made it even more special. The show began at 8pm and you were definitely excited. On the drive down to Cottage Grove you sang about five of the songs for me (full versions). It was awesome. Waiting for the show was the hardest part. Once the lights went out you were at attention and totally jazzed. You definitely got a little sleepy half-way through but perked up once the second act started. Be Our Guest was your favorite part. I really enjoyed spending this special time with you Simon.

On the second page I cropped the front page of the program and paired it with the tickets.

Here’s a close up of the bottom portion:

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  • 1.
    Amy said…

    Great photo and I love the pleated ribbon! How do you make the text wrap around the photo image so perfectly? Is there a way to draw the text box differently?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Amy – I actually did it by hand (meaning using the tab and/or space bar). In some programs there is a “wrap around function” and it might be an option in Photoshop too – it was pretty easy to just use the space bar and tab key.

    • ….
      Amy said…

      Thanks Ali!, it looked so perfect that I thought maybe there was a way to type text inside a path or something.

  • 2.
    Wilna said…

    i also love that as my girls grow older we can share more and more events/ experiences with them that finds resonance in their hearts. love your page.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I find that events and experiences are the greatest gifts.

    • ….
      Kristen Corcoran said…

      Yes, I feel the same about experiences. I took my son to the Little Engine That Could, The Musical yesterday and he was beyond excited. I got the best photo for my day eleven too.

  • 3.
    Sally said…

    Hurray! I’m so glad B&tB was a hit! What a memory!

  • 4.
    Ruth said…

    My DS is getting the B&B DVD for Christmas … it will be so cool to take him to the stage show in a few years time. Love how you have included the tickets and program cover.

  • 5.
    Estellita said…

    Love these events, it’s magic for our children !!!

  • 6.
    Catherin G. said…

    What a beautiful way to incorporate the event.

  • 7.
    Heidi said…

    Thank you so much for doing this and posting the daily updates. I decided to give it a try this year (digitally) and it’s going pretty well. I’m really glad you said not to criticize the daily layouts because the beauty is in the overall book. I’m not loving anything I do each day, but I can see that I’m going to love having these memories recorded. Love this page!

  • 8.
    melanie said…

    Seriously wonderful. :) Such a sweet photo!

  • 9.
    Dori said…

    As an empty nester, my pages 1 though 10 have been about my husband, my beagle, and me. Not a bad thing, lol, but surely not as exciting as having little ones to share these 25 days with. Lucky for us, our 9-yr-old granddaughter stayed with us for the weekend so her mom and dad could go shopping. Today she and I covered pinecones with peanut butter and bird seed and then braved the winds and snow (I’m in a Chicago suburb!) to hang them on the bushes and trees in the backyard. We then watched excitedly through the patio doors as our first ‘customers’ (according to my sweet little granddaughter) arrived and enjoyed their treat! What a special weekend for me! I have lots of pix so my pages for yesterday and today will be a joy to create – as soon as Alexa’s mom picks her up. :) Ali, as usual, I love your newest pages and I will be forever grateful for the inspiration you provide. Happy holidays!

    • ….
      jan Davis from Canada said…


      I think when a “nest” is filled with love and memories of a wonderful mother, it is never “empty” but occupied with new generations that follow the heart prints from those that have been there before.

      Your granddaughter is enjoying the warmth of your nest now Dori :)
      Sounds like a wonderful time with our feathered friends…


  • 10.
    Katie said…

    I am working on my day 11 right now I love your pages these are so unique from the rest of the pages.

  • 11.
    Erika said…

    How fun! I was wondering what Simon’s surprise was Friday night.
    Another fabulous page :)

  • 12.
    Christine said…

    This is my first year doing this project, and I really am enjoying it! What are you putting on the backs of your pages, or are you pasting the pages together? For example, the daily page 10 would be pasted to the picture for day 11. When I page through my album, I see a lot of white space. I’d love to hear people’s ideas. Thanks!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      My pages are glued back to back :) .

  • 13.
    Jenny Alfonso said…

    I’m so happy that Simon loved “Beauty and the Beast”! I took my daughter for the first time to “The Nutcracker”. My daughter and her friend were beyond excited to watch the ballet and both did really well until Act II. lol. They both got antsy and were asking when it was going to be over. Yet they both want to go again next year! Love your pages Ali!

  • 14.
    angie blom said…

    wonderful pages.. that is one of my favourite shows. I saw it years ago and just loved it. Love the movie as well. nice photo captured of Simon.

  • 15.
    Teresa said…

    Aww…the beauty and the beast is my favorite, too.

  • 16.
    Lacey said…

    That’s so awesome! My little brother (well, he”s not so “little” anymore- he’ll be 20 in a few months-i’m 34 lol)…played Lumiere (complete w/ a french accent HA!) for his high school production his senior year. It ran for several weeks and sold out each weekend. I loved it so much that I went twice lol! He performed “Be our Guest” and other songs I can’t remember right now. I blogged about it and it will give you a link to the pics i took of the play if you are or simon is interested in seeing them): I’m glad Simon had a great time :)

  • 17.
    Shanda said…

    This is my first year doing the December Daily and I am truly enjoying the process and as always I love following your blog. It is so inspirational. Thanks for doing what you do!

  • 18.
    abbeyviolet said…

    Very cool and a great example of how to add in shows as I happened to be at the Nutcracker on Saturday evening as well and was pondering the best way to include pieces of the accompanying program and tickets.

  • 19.
    Amybug said…

    makes me want to go see a show this year too!

  • 20.
    Heather said…

    As a musician I am often IN a lot of shows during December, so thanks for the inspiration on how to include programs and tickets! (and maybe I should toss a paycheck stub in there too?)

  • 21.
    TracieClaiborne said…

    Love seeing your page today because we went to the Nutcracker Ballet today and I was wondering how to use the program!!!!! Yay!

  • 22.
    PEG said…

    Just a wonderfull page ! What a chance you have to go to theater and see so nice musical comedie !!!

  • 23.
    gudrun said…

    Hi Ali.
    I so enjoy this december daily.
    Your pages are amazing and beautiful, and It is so inspiring to follow your process.
    THANKS for doing this!

  • 24.
    Maica said…

    This kind of stuff is allways important to keep, and this is the best place.
    Best Regards from Catalonia

  • 25.
    Cynthia H said…

    always love it when you include the “stuff of life” : )

  • 26.
    Heather Tarrant said…

    I love that you included the actual ticket and program cover. It looks like you included them just as they are. I like the look of them just as they are and want to include ticket stubs/program covers to my December Daily also, but I’m worried about the acidic nature of them. Are you worried about the the writing on the tickets fading or them ruining other components of your album??

  • 27.
    Jen said…

    love this – can’t wait for my kidlet’s to be old enough to do these types of events.

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