One Little Word | 2014 April Prompt

I’ve been doing pretty good at keeping up with my One Little Word prompts. But, I have not been great at sharing. So here we go.

Today, I bring you the April prompt.

Letting Go. Written April 7, 2014

It’s time. It’s time to truly let go and surrender all that I am and all that I have to God.  I always thought that I did that. I thought that I did give the control to God. But, if I am truly honest I do not. I still feel frustrations and stress and anger. And those are the signs that I am not truly giving everything to God. With every frustration and every feeling of anger or resentment or discontent, that is a sign. God is telling me THAT is the area in which I need to hand it over and give him the wheel. When I am not making those choices, but truly allowing God to move in my life there is peace and joy and kindness and goodness and patience and faithfulness and gentleness and self-control. There is love.

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Project Life | 2014 April Part Two

New to Project Life? Read this post on how to start. Project Life is a simple memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins to document all the big moments in your life alongside the everyday.

Here is the full spread for the first part of April. This ended up being April 2 – 9. And, if you look close, you’ll see a missing photo over on the right. I know exactly what I’m going to put there, I just haven’t printed it yet. I’m waiting on Zach to get it to me. But, rather then wait, I figured I would get some blogging done. I’m already over 4 months behind on blogging!

This week included snow in April, Holden and Zach playing hooky for hockey and snowboarding, Coda’s science fair, tennis, soccer, naps on the trampoline (yes, days after it snowed, we were enjoying the sun!), a new table, and Zach’s trip to KC.

I used Design A on the left and Design F on the right. Design F is probably my favorite next to Design A. I wish Design F would come in a big pack! Most of this spread was done with the Midnight Core Kit. I love the Midnight kit, so much, I bought a 2nd kit, even though I have way too many project life cards! I wish Liz would design another kit. I also used some digital elements from Paislee Press.

Here was Coda’s science project. He really wanted to do something with his Atoms, so he picked Infrared Light for his subject. He did well on his project. He worked closely with Zach to do the actual testing and I just helped him type and put together his board.

Hockey and snowboards. Holden had his dream come true when Zach took him to an Avalanche game and then up to Breckenridge for some snowboarding the next day. Just dad and Holden.

Finally! Oliver is playing soccer. He’s been obsessively begging to play soccer since he could walk. I don’t know why, but he loves soccer. We got him signed up for Spring soccer and he loved it. He’s not too bad for a 4 year old. We have him signed up for the fall too, so there will be lots more soccer photos coming!

Once spring hits, I want to be outside all day! I love the sunshine. I get so excited the minute I can wear tank tops and shorts, eat outside, go for family bike rides. I love the sunshine!

Pretty excited to get a “new” table! My in-laws were getting rid of this table, so we jumped on the chance to get it.

 

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On Cherry Street | Guest Designer

Hi everyone! I had the privilege this month of working with a brand new monthly kit, On Cherry Street. This is such a great kit. It included a handful of 3×4 and 4×6 cards (and these cards were HIGH quality cards!!), a stamp set, and a few embellishments. All for $15.95!! Yes, under $16. I haven’t seen a kit that reasonable anywhere. Click here to check it out and purchase.

Here’s just a sampling of the goodies in the kit.

Here’s a little sneak to my take on this kit. And be sure to hop over to the Sweet Blog, here, for a full look as well as lots of other great takes!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Project Life | 2014 April Intro and Day in the Life

New to Project Life? Read this post on how to start. Project Life is a simple memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins to document all the big moments in your life alongside the everyday.

Here is my April intro page (left) and my Day in the Life from April 1 (right).

Since I decided to not do my project life this year as a photo a day like I have in the past, I am separating each month with a calendar and other bits and pieces.  You can see January here, February here, March here. A lot of the prompts I used for my April intro were from the My Details course. I like being able to add in prompts such as Money, Thinking, and Watching into my project life album because it gives a little snapshot into what life is like right now even if there isn’t a specific daily photo to go along with it.

I made this Thinking card by doing some brush script, scanning it in, and then making it a photoshop brush. You can read more about this journalling on my blog post about advocating for your kids here.

Just a few of my must watch shows in April. I grabbed images from Google and just printed on cardstock.

Here is a close up of my Day in the Life for April 1. I used a lot of Ali Edwards goods and then a Paislee Press as well. I love doing these day in the life spreads because I get a lot more of our everyday. I haven’t done one since, so maybe that should be something I do in the next week or two. I should probably start thinking about doing a Week in the Life post as well. I just realized I never blogged my Week in the Life from 2013. Here is a little glimpse of it using a prompt from Ali Edward’s Hello Story class.

And, here are a few detail shots. Thanks for stopping by!


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Michelle - I love this as usual :) I really like the monthly calendar card, I need to file that idea away for future PL’ing!!

Summer Bucket List Challenge No 3 | Go on a picnic hike

For fathers day, we crossed something off our bucket list. We packed a snacky lunch of fruit, cheese, crackers, and salami and hiked up Chautauqua. It was about a 3.5 mile hike round trip with 1700 feet of vertical climb. The boys did awesome. Just a little moody on the way down when we were almost to the bottom. So, not bad for a 4, 5, and 9 year old.

Here are some iPhone pics of from our hike. And yes, Oliver is wearing a super hero costume.

See past #happyfamilysummer posts here.

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Andrea Jene - What a fabulous idea. I love these I-phone photos, and I really love that your youngest is in his hulk costume!