The final week of 2016. It feels like the year just ended, but February is almost over and so far 2017 has been almost insane, but so great. Next week (on Monday) my plan is to begin sharing my 2017 pages and get myself into a rhythm of creating the spreads more often, though I do enjoy working on them in batches. I have several other projects on the go, and I'm hoping to finish some things I've started and get them where they need to go. But first the last spread of 2016.
I love that Ali's Story Kits include cards that encourage you to tell more of the story and so on the title card I wrote down a few things from the year that I wanted to remember. I dug through several stacks of cards to find the "morning person? Yes or No" card because when Jon gave me that mug I knew it would go great with talking about how I'm not a morning person, but I'm trying to establish a sort of routine so I'm less grouchy.
Gracie shows up a lot in this week because we were nearing the end of the year and my photo taking was slowing down a lot, but I tried to keep it from being a two page spread full of photos of her, so I added in a photo of her with Jon, the boardgame we're obsessed with playing, and some outside photos.
We still had a few gifts under the tree until the end of this week, but Gracie was back to laying under the tree gain since there was space. Sometimes you need to include the unflattering photo of your people because you've all been drinking and you know you're short on photos, so you take one to show "family game night". I had also started the stitching for my books layout (view it here) this week and included a shot of that. Jon, Gracie and I all curled up on the couch to watch some of The Grand Tour on Amazon (we loved Top Gear UK) and so I told the story of that.
I've been contemplating including a bit of my One Little Word thoughts / process / reflections / pages / etc, but despite my previous words being Do & Brave, and my current being Open, I'm not sure I'm there quite yet. I am however working on sharing my practice for February and how it helped me connect with my word in the biggest way.