This layout has given me fits since the day I started it! It was a WOTG that a club member selected, and I wasn’t fond of the paper used in the sample. I switched patterns and actually really liked the layout. We were planning on spending Christmas 2008 with my mom in Boise, so I made this layout with specific photos in mind. I was going to take a photo of the tree for the large focal point on the first page. I was then going to take photos of the three couples and one of Katie and Kyle. I had it all planned out and then our flight was canceled. We were snowed in. So, I went to plan B after building a snowman. I had Neal take pictures of me playing in the snow; I even took a self-portrait with my snowman. I uploaded my photos for printing, but they didn’t print. I tried printing them again but couldn’t find them when I wanted to finish the layout. After printing for a third time, I gave up…that was two years ago! I ran across the photos last night and decided that it was time to finish this layout! I almost had a fit when my journaling came out with uneven margins. Yet, I’m so ready to be done with this that I pulled out a stamp set, stamped Merry and Bright a few times and am calling it good. I will say that, even though this layout has been a bit of a curse, I absolutely LOVE this photo of Neal!
The journaling reads, “This wasn’t the Christmas we had planned. Nature thwarted our trip to Boise to spend the holiday with my family. Neal and I were at the airport when my mom called to say our flight had been cancelled. I was so disappointed. During our trek home, we debated driving but didn’t want to risk it. In the end, we spent Christmas with Kit and Tanis. Neal tried to salvage his plants, and I spent an afternoon building a snowman! The snowman lasted for over a week. He eventually melted and we had to go back to work, but we will always remember the winter we were snowed in!“