I went back and forth on how to do week one, since the year started in the middle of the week. Ultimately, I decided to lump the first "half week" in with the first full week and call Jan 1-11 week one. I have this thing about wanting 52 weeks, not 52 1/2 or 53. Maybe someday I'll get over it. And I also thought putting the half week at the end of the year in the last week would be less entertaining because that time of year is already so busy.
So here we go with week 1:
I used some blue pages from a paper stack called Juniper Breeze (bought at JoAnn). Then I filled in mostly with solids in my stash that coordinated and embellishments in my drawers.
I have a quote from my One Little Word - Embrace - here. I also recorded something my daughter did to breakfast one day, our unusual January temperatures (I almost feel guilty that most of the nation is burried in record snow while my daughters play in swimsuits), a pic of my other daughter trying to get into a suitcase to go on a trip with Daddy, and a week in review. The stickers on the week in review are from My Mind's Eye.
On the bootom row is a pic of a note my husband left me - the dishwasher broke right before he left town. I included it because I distinctly remember starting last year off with a bunch of broken appliances as well. There's also a pic of my kids snow painting, adorned by some snowflake stickers I had left from my December Daily stash.
On the top row of this side we have the family event where my kindergartener practiced reading her ABC book to the family before taking it school to read in front of the class. She's showing you her favorite picture. :)
The middle row has a blurb about missing the red cups, O getting her pillow pet in the mail (she ordered with Christmas money), my Embrace journal for the year, and my MIL's garage going up (at the house where my stamp room is).
The bottom row has a picture from Trader Joes. I was really reflecting this morning on how little time I had left with my last little girl at home. I wrote a note about this stage of life and how my kids still like to find Nemo when they grocery shop with me. There's also a collage of my youngest getting earrings. She was totally excited and didn't even flinch!
All of the trims, buttons, and felt flowers on here were from my stash and were all retired Stampin' Up! stuff. I'll be posting more about working from my stash this year.
Off I go to start dinner. I'll be back soon with more Project Life and some other projects and posts I have lined up!