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! 


  1. Michelle your layout is just darling. I love all the die cut details and those very sweet family pictures. You did great work with the sketch too.
    Thanks a lot for playing along at OUAS!

  2. I adore your layout ! Lovely colors and embellishment. Love your take on the sketch !
    Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

  3. Such lovely photos. And I love your use of the papers and your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at OUAS.

  4. love your LO! the colors are gorgeus!

  5. Stunning page! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS =)

  6. Lovely page!
    Thank you for playing along at Once Upon A ....Sketch!

  7. What a great page - just gorgeous
    Thanks for playing along at Once Upon A Sketch and have a safe and happy new year!

  8. oh what a special page to remember a fabulous day. Your son certainly seems entertaining.... and don't they always have sooo many questions at that age?! Thanks for sharing with us at Once Upon a Sketch.