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My name is Alicia Giess and I am thrilled to be able to share a little part of my life with you, i.e. my passions such as my family and friends, my faith and my scrapbooking hobby.

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God has blessed me with a wonderful, loving husband and four beautiful children. I love my life and am so thankful for how much I have been blessed.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Photo a Day Project

I have almost completed my Photo a Day project for 2011, and I'm definitely in again for 2012. For the year 2011, I have taken 1 photo a day which has summarized my year. The photos range from all my kids' sporting events, to favorite foods, to family get-togethers, to accomplishments and birthdays. Each day has been memorialized by a photo, and I can not tell you just how special this project has been to me, especially now as I look back at 2011. I have found that my favorite photos are the every-day-moments that I may not have captured if I had not done this project. The photo of the girls playing cards together, or a photo of our many bonfires, this photo of Chase struggling with his Physics class, or Cara and Carmen riding the lawn tractor together.... these are the photos that mean the most to me because they do summarize our year. I encourage you to think about doing this project. I don't think you will be disappointed!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas to all!

Here's wishing you a blessed, merry Christmas with your family and loved ones! May your lives be full of the true Joy of Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011


I am such a huge believer in family traditions. This is one that we started last year. Afte we go to the Christmas tree farm and pick out our family Christmas tree, we stop at this abandoned railroad track and take the kids' photo. Chase tried to get me to skip this tradition, but the girls were on my side, and Mike knows this is my favorite part of the day too. So...we stopped, and I snapped 2 photos of the kids by the tracks. Chase wouldn't get on the tracks this year since he heard it was against the law! LOL! After we leave the farm, take the photo on the tracks, we then go to Applebees for dinner. This is really the only time we go out to eat as a family all year long so you can imagine, it is a treat for all of us. What a great day, spending time together, during this magical season.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

More pages....

I just really enjoyed playing along with My Creative Scrapbook's creative kit! Can you say fun? I completed so many pages this month with this fabulous kit.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The main kit....

I just adore the vintage pieces in the main kit from My Creative Scrapbook for December. I pulled out some of my favorite Christmas photos from last year and just scrapped away. Come on over to mycreativescrapbook.com for more projects and details on how you can receive Pam's awesome kits.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmasy Goodness!

My Creative Scrapbook's creative kit was full packed full of Christmas goodies this month. I had so much fun playing with this kit and I scrapped a lot...I mean a lot of Christmas photos (30 photos in just these 4 pages) from last year. Come on over to mycreativescrapbook.com for details on how you can get this kit!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sneaks for My Creative Scrapbook's Main kit....

Such vintage Christmas goodness in this kit.... you are gonna love it! It totally reminded me of my childhood when I opened up this kit. Reveal day is coming up on the 5th.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sneaks of My Creative Scrapbook's creative kit....

Aren't these papers and embellishments adorable? I was so productive with this kit for December and I can't wait to show you the entire pages.