Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Affirmations- Challenge YOUrself #11 October challenge

This month, it's all about scrapping positive affirmations at Challenge YOUrself. The team has once again done a great job at providing a ton of inspiration. Head over to check out the pages. we'd love to have you join us, and link up your pages! This month's prize is a Swag Bag from from Paper Issues!

 It's been hectic around here lately to say the least. Always something new popping up to keep us on our toes. Despite the broken collarbone Parker suffered a few weeks ago, the black swollen eye that Ethan acquired just before school photos, the challenges of (not) potty training Rowan, who wants to figure it all out on his own with the bathroom door closed, and the sheer exhaustion and test of patience that only a very mobile,very curious and very tall toddler can bring ( did I mention he can reach more than halfway up the counter, and has a thing for coffee cups?).

The more crazy things get, the more I find myself being fully aware in the calm moments. Grabbing an extra hug and kiss from my ever growing 3 year old who is looking forward to being 16 so he can drive a red car with flames. Cherishing the rare quiet moments in the rocking chair when my 18 month old wakes me in the night.  I'm stopping to look at the colours of the leaves on the ground, cranking up the radio and enjoying a classical piece, or an alternative classic.

I'm finding the beauty in everyday.

Paper: Lawn Fawn ( Sweater Weather)
Montana Acrylic Markers
Letters: American Crafts, Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup
Embellishments: Studio Calico, Maya Road, Lawn Fawn, Blue Fern Studios

have a good one,


Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Erin! I love, LOVE this wonderful layout. Such an amazing affirmation. Your title is so perfect!! And I really like how you designed your page with the great photo of the 2 of you!

Sherri Caramico said...

Awesome layout! Lovely photo - they grow so quickly! Enjoy every moment! Nice to meet you - I'm a new follower too!