Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I guess I'm a follower!  I saw several people post their favorite 10 layouts on their blogs, so I thought, "Oh, I should do that too--even though most of them are already here.  I tried to limit it to the top 5, but I liked too many of them! 

My first one would be one I just finished in the last few days.  It's What Is Under Your Tree.  I had taken a series of photos of the boys when they were here for Thanksgiving, and loved them all, so to only pick one photo for the layout was a difficult task!! 

Number 2 would be a layout I made for Drew's first birthday.  It is called I'm ONE!  I was able to capture a great expression.  That, by itself, is a great accomplishment!!  He is always moving!!  And very hard to get a good photo of!!   But look at that cute little face!!  Isn't he just adorable??

Then comes LaJolla! Besides being one of my favorite layouts, it is also one of my favorite places to visit!  The beach is absolutely one of the most beautiful places God made here on earth!  And of course, some of the grandchildren live nearby too, so we get to play in the waves with them.  Talk about adorable children!! 
This one is one I'd planned on doing for several years. so felt quite good about finally taking the photos and getting it done!  I used a template from Renee Pearson for it, and really love how it turned out.  I think I'll eventually make this a double page spread because I still have a lot of ornaments I'd like to get down on paper! 


Some of my layouts have double meanings for me.  This one of Hopie, for instance, reminds me of me when I was a little girl.  Hannah took this photo of Hopie when they were playing dress up together.  Hopie is quite the poser!!  I remember, as a child, playing with my older sister.  I didn't ever know we were playing though.  She would be brushing my long hair--and I'd be waiting to PLAY.  She'd get done brushing and think we already DID play!!  We didn't get that misunderstanding taken care of until we were adults!!  :)

Another favorite is this layout of Andrew!  I took the photos in September at Hopie's 4th birthday party.  He was sitting in his high chair, really giving that whistle a work over!  And the next layout, all the photos were taken that same day--The birthday girl!  She was so excited to finally be "BIG."  Why do they want to grow up so fast?? 

Another favorite layout is of Jonah.  He has such an expressive face!  You always know where you stand with Jonah.  Just love that boy!!  I can't believe that Santa brought him a two wheel bike for Christmas this year!!  How did he get old enough for that??
Besides this being one of my favorite photos of Abby, it's also one of the first layouts I did for my first creative team!  I think that is probably why I like it so much!!

And this one of the three boys will round out my favorite 10 layouts.  Amy gave me the photos from one of her photo shoots!  I love how it shows how much the boys love their new baby brother.  They are so cute with Jacob!!  He's such a little dear!

Besides posting their top ten layouts, some of the scrappers have also picked a word for the year.  So, being the follower I am, I too picked a word!  I chose CONSISTENT to be my word.  I need this word for several areas of my life besides scrapping!  :) 

I wish you all a Happy New Year, and may the grace of God be with you all in this new year we've just started!!


Amy said...

Nice layouts! It's fun to see them again. :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful recap Deanna! I love them all. Great word for this year too! Nancy Jo

Casey Wright said...

I love this idea! Sorry I've been MIA on LOAD... life seems to get in the way... Can't wait to get back in the swing of things!

ellen s. said...

these are so great. i love la jolla...i have only been there twice but it is gorgeous