Ten Years Of Simon











Last year I did a Nine Years of Simon post featuring a layout from each year of his life. That was such a fun process of looking back that I decided to do it again this year with ten different layouts.

I'll have a birthday party weekend recap to share tomorrow.

53 thoughts

  1. marisa

    2012-01-23 12:09:44 -0500

    Loved it! Our son is 6 today and I wish I would've posted my layouts as well! Great idea! Happy Bday Simon:)

  2. Deb J

    2012-01-23 12:10:10 -0500

    I think is is so wonderful that Simon and Anna will have all of these wonderful layouts to look at and remind them not only of what they looked like and did as they grew up but also to see the love you have for them. What a great job you have done with that.

  3. Tere

    2012-01-23 12:20:09 -0500

    Love the recap...Happy Birthday Simon!!

    And I can't believe you have been in your house since 2009. Seems just like yesterday....

  4. Debbie

    2012-01-23 12:28:21 -0500


  5. Jenny A

    2012-01-23 12:28:31 -0500

    This is absolutely beautiful Ali! Look how much he has grown!

  6. Janet Wight

    2012-01-23 12:42:11 -0500

    What is it about the then and now stories/pictures that speak our souls. Love it that Simon will have these to look at and share for his whole life.

  7. annette

    2012-01-23 13:09:09 -0500

    Happy Birthday Simon!!! Welcome to double digits :)


  8. Stacey

    2012-01-23 13:41:55 -0500

    What a great idea! My daughter will be 10 in March and that sounds like a fabulous way to celebrate! Thanks for continuing to inspire us all. Happy Birthday Simon!

  9. rhonda

    2012-01-23 13:51:41 -0500

    Love looking at Simon's layouts!

  10. Maria Royval-Perez

    2012-01-23 14:03:25 -0500

    I have a seventeen year old son. I am going to do the same with some of his layouts. Your little boy is so adorable. Happy Birthday Simon :)

  11. Laura

    2012-01-23 14:14:49 -0500

    I love this, Ali. This is the reason why we scrapbook!

  12. tiffany h.

    2012-01-23 14:17:09 -0500

    love this! 10 big birthday wishes to your cute boy!

  13. Mallory

    2012-01-23 16:11:29 -0500

    Loved looking at these layouts. Hope Simon had a great birthday!

  14. Christine

    2012-01-23 16:46:12 -0500

    Happy Birthday Simon!!!
    Sending you birthday wishes from Washington.
    I really enjoy seeing your lego projects.
    Hope great things happen for you in 2012.

  15. Meghan

    2012-01-23 17:17:30 -0500

    Happy Birthday wishes to you Simon from sunny Victoria, BC Canada!

  16. Jenni Hufford

    2012-01-23 17:46:11 -0500

    Happy Birthday to Simon! WOW, ten! It's a joy to read about him and experience his joy for life. I hope you had a great day celebrating your sweet boy!

  17. madeline St onge

    2012-01-23 20:57:51 -0500

    He is growing up so fast Ali. Hang on to the little boy as long as you can

  18. Jessica Hess

    2012-01-23 21:01:14 -0500

    Happy birthday Simon! Blessings to you and your beautiful family Ali. I can't believe I've watched him grow so much through Creating Keepsakes, your books, and now your blog and website.

  19. scrappychick

    2012-01-23 22:25:08 -0500

    Happy Birthday Simon! Go, Simon,Go!

  20. Megan

    2012-01-23 23:36:50 -0500

    Happy double digits!

  21. Marilyn Nimmo

    2012-01-23 23:47:30 -0500

    Fabulous memories. Thanks for sharing with us.

  22. Alida

    2012-01-24 01:12:24 -0500

    That spark was there from the beginning... And so much love in every layout.Happy TENth Birthday Simon!!! It's been such a privelage to have been reading along for a big part of that time.

  23. Creative Photo Albums

    2012-01-24 02:14:34 -0500

    One of the best joys a mother can have is being a parent. This project expresses how Ali enjoyed her role to Simon. I enjoyed viewing the layouts. Happy 10th birthday Simon!

  24. Diana

    2012-01-25 17:35:16 -0500

    Happy Birthday Simon, It's so nice to sit and reminisce thought our pages. Love all of them.

  25. Camille

    2012-01-26 22:08:07 -0500

    What an awesome post. And OMG !!! I know I'm getting old when I see how fast Simon has gown right before our eyes and that you have been in that house 2 years already. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMON !!! Hope it's a wonderful day.

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