Everyday Brave – Week 25

Here’s this week’s layout:

The left side here is a door. It’s a bit crooked:

And the right side is a pair of sandals.

And there we are. Here’s another week of practicing courage.


Fifty-two stamps is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

You Choose - Week 26

It is not what you look at, it is what you see. This one is about being alive. Having fun. Seeing what’s possible.

shiny bits:


You Choose is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Note to Self – Week 28

This week’s page was for One Little Word. The prompt was about music but I decided to do mottos for myself instead. These are all notes to self. They are things I want to remember and use as mantras for myself.


Note to Self is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Everyday Brave - Week 24

Here’s this week’s layout:

The left side here is a teapot, I don’t like how it turned out but here we are:

And the right side a crooked teacup so here we are:

And there we are. Here’s another week of practicing courage.


Fifty-two stamps is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

You Choose - Week 25

This week’s pick is about being alive. Sometimes what makes me come alive is the human touch. This week, I’m honoring and remembering and choosing the touch.


You Choose is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Note to Self – Week 27

This week’s page was another inspired by a Life Book lesson. But It’s just one I did when I decided I wanted to do something, anything.

Message says: Everyday has light and dark in it. Remember: there will be light tomorrow, too.

Here are a few detail shots:

Note to self: i want to remember that there’s light even in the darkest day and dark in the light days. Each day has elements of both. I want to be able to see the light in my dark days and notice that they are there. This is how life becomes magical. In always seeing the light, no matter how small it is.


Note to Self is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Everyday Brave - Week 23

Here’s this week’s layout:

The left side here is a kitchen table:

And the right side is supposed to be a perspective drawing. these are always hard for me.

And there we are. Here’s another week of practicing courage.


Fifty-two stamps is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Note to Self - Week 26

This week’s page was another Life Book lesson. One by Tam. Sometimes the simplest ones are my favorite. I loved drawing this apple. It says “when in doubt go back to basics.”

Note to self: if you’re not sure what’s going on or what you want or how you want to proceed, go back to the basics. basics of who you care about, what you stand for, what matters most. Always go back to the basics.


Note to Self is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Stories of Twenty-Fifteen - Week 29

Here’s this week’s story:

Title: Three Days in Coloma
Story:
David, I knew this day was coming all year but I just kept avoiding it because Coloma was going to be the first time you were away from home. And I wasn’t ready for that. But, like it or not, the day came. And we had to say goodbye.

You left with the rest of your class, teachers, and a few parent chaperones. For the next three days, I didn’t get to hear your wonderful voice. I got a few emails from your teachers and I had to be okay with just having that.

In the first few photos they sent, we couldn’t see you and that made us even more worried. But the three days passed quickly and you were back in my arms before I knew it. And the best part was that you had a total blast! You came back with wonderful memories, awe-inspiring stories, and a fantastic adventure.

I know this is the beginning of many more trips you will take on your own and while I, of course, wish you could be with me all the time, I am so happy to see you grow up and venture out into the world on your own to create your own memories, your own experiences, and to watch you grow.

David, I am so incredibly proud of you and grateful for you every single day.


Stories of Twenty Fifteen is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Everyday Brave - Week 22

Here’s this week’s layout:

The left side here is a a bedside. beds are always hard to draw for me:

And the right side is my new (now old) planner (that i no longer use).

And there we are. Here’s another week of practicing courage.


Fifty-two stamps is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Stories of Twenty-Fifteen - Week 28

Here’s this week’s story:

Title: Happy Birthday Nathaniel
Story:
In the middle of the craziness of the Benefit and the Tech Challenge, this little boy turned six years old. Six.

Six.

How did we already get here? He was so very little just yesterday and now he’s so close to being a big boy. He can do everything by himself. He no longer has a blankie, no longer sucks his thumb and no longer falls asleep as easily as he used to. He can now read and do some amazing math. He has the best memory of anyone I know and he’s constantly paying attention to every single thing.

But none of those things are what make you special, Nathaniel. What makes you an amazing human being is that you exude joy. People are drawn to you and to your incredible energy. You make everyone feel happier. I get emails from every parent telling me how amazing you are and how happy you make them feel. And, my sweet son, they are so right. You are just the sweetest, kindest, most lovable person in the world. I have no idea how I got this lucky.

Even though your birthday ended up falling before two of the biggest events of our year, you never complained. You took it all in stride (as you do always.) You woke up to your usual huge balloon and cupcake with candles. You opened your first present and loved the Lego watch so much that you wore it to school all day. You loved having Daddy come read your favorite story to the class. You told every single person about how it’s your birthday. And then, after school you bounced with joy some more as you had more cakes and more presents. You never complained about not getting a party or a bigger event this time around. My sweet son, I promise we will make it all up to you next year.

Nathaniel, I don’t know how it worked out that I blinked and you’re now six. But I know that I will blink again and you’ll be fifteen so I am going to make the most of these moments we have together. I am going to hug you all the time and I am going to soak in the sunshine that you carry with you everywhere you go. I love you with all my heart.


Stories of Twenty Fifteen is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

Everyday Brave – Week 21

Even though I’ve been behind in posting, I’ve still been doing my everyday brave writing. For the most part :)

Here’s this week’s layout:

The left side here is a door and stairs which reminds me of Bodrum:

And so is the right side :) .

And there we are. Here’s another week of practicing courage.


Fifty-two stamps is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.