the one about Christmas

The beautiful people over at OUAS asked their followers what we did on Christmas Day.
 This is what I did. In the morning, after a sleepless night, (no, there was no kissing of Santa Claus under the mistletoe!) I got out of bed, and somehow got my normally semi-naked two-year-old into 'church clothes', and went to mass to celebrate the birth of my friend and confidant Jesus Christ. My little boy has questions about everything... He wanted to know why the prettily decorated plastic bells hanging from the church ceiling were not saying 'ding dong', and why the uncle (the priest) was hiding (he was sitting while the Readings were being read), and what did he give me to eat (communion), "What Mama, WHAT?" I have to confess, it was a most entertaining service! I'm sure Jesus thought so too, if for no other reason, than just to see my poor husband's consternation... After mass, we headed back home, to our fake tree (more indigenous trees are coconut trees in my part of the world), with its heap of presents. We ate breakfast, Adam drank milk first. With him its a 'mind' thing. I used to say 'comfort' thing, but I can't understand why he needs so much 'comfort'. Later, my mother and my brother and his family came over for lunch. My mother-in-law lives with us part of the time, so we were almost all there. My sister-in-law and her family came by after lunch. So, after more presents were exchanged, we all sat down to a home cooked meal.
Laughter, kids, good food and people I love to share it with! These are special moments indeed!
Here is the layout I made.
 These are some details.

The journalling is handwritten on a loose tag secured to the top of the page. The red tinsel ribbon is held down with eyelets. I used the Lost and Found Christmas Collection.
Thank you Nadia and all! Christmas was even better for having to share it with you! 

MME challenge

Hi! This is what I came up with for the current MME challenge. Everything on the page is MME, with a little help from Tim Holtz.
The pictures are of Adam just before he turned one. He was sitting in this bucket of water in the sunshine, looking like his bucket of joy was filled to capacity!
I just love this collection! My l/o is made mostly from scrap leftover from another project, but I love the colours and the prints so much, I just had to use it one more time.
Here's a close-up of the details.
Thanks for stopping by!