While I was in my Fall 2009 storage binder, I also found these pumpkin patch photos that I also wanted to scrapbook . . . and so I did! Don't you love it how that can happen. I couldn't believe how LITTLE STASH I had for Halloween. This was some old CTMH paper that I had used on a layout or two from Kristen's 3 or 4 yo Halloween, and I added in one of my Fiskars border punches (Apron Lace I believe). The silouetted pumpkin (I can't believe I did that) is pop-dotted and says, "the boys designed this one," around the edge). Journaling on this one reads: We had an adventure going a full weekend before Halloween to pick out our pumpkin at the OP United Methodist Church. We carved it that evening, but bad weather came and rotted our awesome Jack O'Lantern before we made it to Halloween the next weekend. Only Lances little pumpkin remained uncarved & unrotted. 10/09
On this layout, I moved on to a layout May had in the handouts focusing on the one "odd" photo. I really have a LOT of stories that can be told with just one photo, so I decided to use this one twice (see below). This is of my kids acting completely silly as they always do at the Photo Op at St. Augustine's alligator farm. I used some red paper with the october afternoon pp (diamonds) to help bring out the fun playful feel . . . and didn't focus at all on the trip TO the Alligator Farm, but rather what was going on in our lives RIGHT NOW. My hope is that the kids will instantly remember the month between us selling our old house and looking for and bying our new house when we had to move down the road to a 3rd floor apartment. It was AWFUL. The tag reads: Today - we were all just thankful to be out of the third floor, 3-bedroom apartment and enjoy some family time.