Journaling: "It seems like I'm always on the road. Living in the country means it takes 30 minutes to get anywhere. Everyone can get pretty grumpy couped up in the van for so long. You often hear the famous "stop touching me" from the back seat. There's almost a contanst stream of "mom, mom, mom." Jordan has never enjoyed riding in the car. Some times she will scream the full 30 minute drive! One day when Jordan was a few months old and I was at the end of my nerves I started yelling "Yea, yea, we're almost home! We're almost home! Hurray! Hurray!" over and over to a tune that popped in my head. I'm telling you it was inspired! Jordan stopped crying. We were shocked! If I stopped singing Jordan started crying so everyone joined in and we sang the rest of the ride home. We've used that song to calm her since and it still works two years later."
Singing that song really has been a sanity saver. Even if we do have to sing it over and over for what seems like forever. If Jordan gets fussy in the car one of the kids usually just starts singing.
I also wrote places I usually go on the calendar.
Almost everything used was from a kit I found at Wal-Mart months ago. I thought I'd never use it. The letters are Basic Grey from the Mellow paper pack. I love the Noteworthy notebook from Making Memories, they are perfect for journaling on.
TFL! I have a Christmas layout to post soon. Maybe even later today!