LOAD Week Two

Or perhaps this should be titled “Maintaining My Groove?”

At any rate, I began week two of LOAD with one of my favorite photos–a picture of Simon and I wearing Little MissMatched Socks. Four different and colorful socks makes me a happy camper. If you haven’t given yourself permission to wear mismatched socks, go check them out now. They’re too fun for words.

Ethan turned 8 on the ninth, and I decided to actually do a birthday page. I think this may be the second birthday page I’ve done, ever. What can I say, I don’t concentrate on events, but rather moments. As an aside, he would have been very unhappy if he had not gotten any legos. When I saw the little guy holding up the page below, I knew that set was for Ethan. The lego figure even looked like him, don’t you think?

I put this page together while working the table at my local Joann’s for the meet the teachers open house they do every month. I think it may be a little bare, but I’m not going to waste my time second guessing myself. Moving on…

This photo was taken by a family friend (Hi Marios!) I used paper and stickers from DCWV, and I love how they all go together.

Next I used some new papers I got in my order from Scenic Route. They are going out of business (sniff), so if you like these papers, order some quick. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

These are the first two pages in my Me:The Abridged Version book. The design is by Cathy Zielske, and she put together a great class teaching this at Big Picture Scrapbooking. Even if you don’t take a class from her, you should make a book like this. It will change the way you see yourself, and how your family sees you.

This page I did NOT do for LOAD. I made this at the beginning of the year as a memento for choosing the word “JOY” as my word of the year. This is something Ali Edwards talks about, and it’s a great idea for bringing mindfulness to your life.

The prompt for yesterday was to revisit your word of the year, if you had picked one, and make a page about it. This is what I came up with. Hankies may be necessary.

I finished off the week on a decidedly cheerier note, with a photo Simon took of me last spring, and a bunch of silly quotes I like to use.

So that’s it for this week. Seven layouts, and nine pages, for a total of 34 pages this month. Woo hoo! Nothing like list making to make you feel more productive šŸ™‚

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