Tuesday, July 20

Sketchy Thursday...

The last few weeks I've been trying to get a Sketchy Thursdays sketch done... and it just hasn't happened... BUT it actually did this weekend... Yeah!! I've been pulling out photos I still haven't scrapped and there's a ton! I don't know about you but what is coming out of my camera and what is coming out of me scrapping them... don't seem to be in sink... so even though I'm behind... at least I'm getting them done... living life... and making more memories... isn't that what's important??? At least I'm trying... right???

The sketch this week is a multi photo layout and did mine with unscrapped photos from Rainee's first day of Kindergarten! On this particular day all 3 of us went to school together... it was so nice being able to share her first day as a family. As I was doing my layout I brought out my journaling notes from that day... and remembered how brave and excited she was... she was all smiles... but, when the time came for parents to leave... and the kids to go inside... there was for one split second this look on her face of... oh my gosh you're leaving... but as quick as it had come it was gone once she was in line. And she bravely went inside. Now, as for me... I wasn't so brave as I watched her go in... and I cried all the way home. I knew it was going to change everything in our lives... it's the beginning of letting go... and it's hard. BUT I realized that just like all the other firsts which have come and gone in her life up until now... there would be a multitude more to come... and I would be right there with her... cheering her on with happiness and excitement... but not, of course, without a few tears...

Anyways... here's my version of the sketch with my brave little Kindergartner... You have until 10 p.m. (EST) on Wed., July 21 to play along at Sketchy Thursdays. The prize this week is sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop. I'll see you tomorrow with another first day layout I'm finishing up... until then... have a lovely summer day!!!

7 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

Super cute page!!! I love this, actually! :)

Nathalie said...

I love your interpretation of the sketch!!!! And your daughter is absolutely adorable!!! :D

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are pure magic my dearest!!! I love love love love love the photos, the little report card and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that tree!! Thanks soooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! YAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Moira said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!

deana said...

I ♥ the tree, the ruler & the little school house... DARLING page! :-)

I hope you're staying cool in the heat. 104- 100 degrees? Yucky...

Jeanet said...

This is so beautiful Michelle, that tree is amzing...love all of this!Loving those school days layouts and embellies!

Jana said...

How much love I can feel in your LOs. Little journaling, big words, wonderful thoughts. Your pages have a soul and it's a wonderful one! TFS