Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. - Mary Jean Iron
It is so hard sometimes to appreciate the day for what it is - especially when your son has been sick for two days & home from preschool & very fussy :) But I caught daddy & him having one of those sweet moments over dinner, fully engaged in conversation. Always funny to hear what comes out of an almost 3 year-olds mouth :) Also - nothing like hearing my little one talking & singing away while "trying" to go potty by himself - no mommies allowed (his rule). Anyways - just stopping to say I am appreciating the everyday moments of today :)
On to some scrappy goodness!! I've been doing alot of creating these days - first up is a layout I am in love with - me playing with some texture here on the concentric circles & using some fabulous hues of green from the Sweet Shoppe line by Collage Press. Just lovin' the distressed look to these papers & this is such a favorite pic of my little one the first week home from the hospital - almost 3 years ago:) How time flies . . .
I also had a chance to play with the new Carnival Ride collection by Scrap Within Reach - I was tempted to stitch on this but instead held back, just a little paper tearing & inking instead - love the color combo here - just gorgeous papers & love this sweet pic of Ryan from last month:)
I also have a sketch & layout to share from my work with Color Me Daisy - such a fun fall kit for October & loved the Crate Paper chipboard accents they included. They are running a contest right now with this within their Fall into Fall 2 week online crop - check it out here.
Have a fabulous Wednesday . . .
ttyl - julie