(The only exception would be our requisite Olan Mills church directory photos, which were taken when Eisley was just a nugget, and are a little too pose-y for my personal taste.)
Anyway, I ended up scrambling to find something the night before our meeting, and finally came across the photo we used for last year's Christmas cards. Every time I see this photo, I can't help but notice:
1. I was having an exceptionally good hair day. Hurrah for me!
2. We were able to capture a non-Chandler genuine smile from Jay. Hurrah for him!
3. Eisley was having a bit of an emo-kid moment, clearly. Boo for her!
Alas, this photo was the only one worthy of a notebook cover, so I quickly printed out a copy on a piece of scrapbooking paper, because I don't own even one lone piece of photo paper. Surprisingly enough, I'm actually happier with how the photo came out when printed on regular paper. I've always been more of a fan of matte photos, anyway, so it worked out just fine.
As it turns out, we we ran out of time this week to decorate our notebooks during our meeting, which was just as fine for me, because I have approximately five million things tucked into my crafting nook that don't get nearly as much attention as they deserve. Hence my slightly over-eager decorating:
See? Not too bad. I mean, aside from my sad, sad child. Someone get that kid some fruit snacks!
I'm secretly glad I was able to decorate my notebook at home, because I was able to come up with something that I'm excited to open up every day. All I needed was a bit of scrapbooking paper, a variety of tape (washi and otherwise), a stamped mason jar image, and my trusty ol' glue stick. Once I had the layout set up in my brain, the whole thing was completed in about ten minutes.
Please note the hearts doodled above my head, and the washi tape crown on little miss sunshine. I was tempted to draw some sort of old-timey mustache on Jay, but figured he may not appreciate that. You're welcome, husband.