Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Baby is ONE!

A year ago this moment, Jaxon and I were cuddling in our hospital room, resting after a long night, and oh-so-happy to finally meet each other.  Later, family would come to visit - a lot of family - so for then we were enjoying quiet, peaceful moments.  I can't believe it has already been a year.  Happy birthday, Jaxon.

The next day we would go home, and a few days after that we would move to Wyoming.  We never intended things to go this way - they just did.  Hard as it was, it all worked out in the end.  I had a difficult time balancing my recovery, supervising the move, and tending to my new little one.  Needless to say, I didn't take any photos during this time.  Which brings me to a new challenge at The Studio!

The challenge is to scrap an event you have no photos for.  I chose to go photo-less and to focus on the journaling.  Inside the misted/stitched flowers are details and facts about the move, and the main journaling space records my feelings about it all.  I decided to use flowers to symbolize how our life in one place was ending but blooming in our new home.

By the way, The Studio is undergoing some exciting changes!  The challenge blog will now be hosted on Blogger, here.  Hopefully you will find that easier and be able to join us more often.

Last night as I was pondering Jaxon's first birthday, I decided to do a scrapbook layout about him.  I chose these photos from this past winter and followed a PageMaps sketch.  And, of course, I had to use my favorite color palette.  Oh, how I love this boy :). 

Well, off to tidy up the house and get ready for church.  We're having some friends over for a birthday dinner, the same friends who helped us move in the day we arrived in Riverton, Wyoming.  I think I have too many blessings to count :).

Have a wonderful Sunday! Tessa


  1. Happy birthday Jaxon! Great layouts Tessa :)

  2. Great layouts Tessa, they are lovely! What cute photos of your little boy! I hope he has a good Birthday!x

  3. Ohhhhhhhhhh these are GORGEOUS Tessa!!! LOVE them!!!! And Happy Birthday Jaxon! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


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