2007: Christmas – Coronado and our First Tree
I know that it is in the middle of the summer, but this is where I am in going through my scrapbooks! So – we are nearly at half-Christmas so I think that this is perfectly acceptable to blog about now :).
This spread chronicles the beginning of our first Christmas together. On the left hand side is ice skating at the Hotel Del in Coronado, CA. I love these pictures because of the palm trees and the ocean in the background. As usual we arrived half an hour before the skating rink opened, so we were the first people on the ice which lasted about 15 minutes, before it packed out and was difficult to skate. I particularly enjoy the picture of my son following the little girl in the red skating dress. The snow flakes and the title on this page were cut with my Cricut machine. I purchased the the line drawing art of the Hotel Del on Ebay.com
The story that ties these two pages together is that I bought a Coronado Christmas ornament in the gift shop at the Hotel Del, and that ornament immediately went on to our new Christmas tree, which you can see on the right hand side. Up until this point I had never decorated a Christmas tree for myself as I was always spending Christmas at another family members home. So, because I had a new young boy in the home I knew that I had to do it up right. And therefore I spent about $1500 getting a perfect artificial tree (I am allergic to live ones) with all the trimmings, complete with a train set running around the bottom. The background page was a pre-printed page that I really liked and didn’t do too much else to the spread.