Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind comments on yesterday’s post. Your well wishes and prayers for me last year truly did mean so much. One sweet commenter (hi Joy!) wrote that “so many things went wrong that day and so many things went right.” That statement couldn’t be more true. Even though it was such a terrifying experience, I will always believe I was being watched over that day. I have to say, I feel so much better after writing all of my thoughts down about that day last year. It has been on my mind so much lately and I think it’s the reason I was so emotional when Kole turned one. It has all been coming back to me and in a way I’ve been re-living the experience over and over again in my mind. So I’m sorry. I’m really not normally such a drama queen (ha! Kenny will beg to differ when he reads that one).
And can I just say that I swear I have the sweetest readers in blog land! Your comments are all so kind, insightful, uplifting… just the best. Hearing from you and getting to know some of you makes me incredibly happy and is one of the things I love most about blogging. I like to think that we are all great friends. And this blog is one big slumber party you’re all invited to! :)
Just a few Project Life pages to share today from Ellie’s book. Ironically they are from this time last year and this first page is about the Mother’s day a few weeks after my surgery. Needless to say I was feeling especially grateful to be the mother of my three sweet kiddos.
Some pictures from when my sister was in town
helping me recover along with some of Ellie’s artwork from that month. I didn’t have any vertical pictures for this page so I just cut one of her little drawings into four pieces to fill in the middle of the page. It’s a self portrait along with a sun, butterfly and grass – in case you couldn’t tell. :)
My mom’s surprise 60th birthday. Oh my goodness. I’ll never forget the look on her face when she walked in the door and saw her whole family there. Priceless. She was SO excited.
And Ellie’s “new hair style” note. A favorite of mine for sure. I added the original note in her book, but I’m thinking I may have to take it back out and save it for me. I can’t read it without smiling.
Then random pictures from last summer in Utah. In Addison’s book
I did a whole page for her 4th birthday party with family, but in Ellie’s I just collaged the pictures in Picasa and created one 4×6 (top of the left page). I love that even though there are a lot of the same pictures in each of their books, they also have a lot of different pictures and each layout is unique – created specifically for each child.
That’s all for today! Hope your week is off to a great start!