I am a good 10 posts behind from 2013 but I will start here, today and catch up in the future. Thankfully I have notes to remind me of all the many things we been involved in and will take one evening in the near future to put it all down.
Russ made a stellar breakfast for us all this morning. His last day of leave; he presented the idea that we look at Isaiah 43.19 as a family and use that as our verse for the year. We are each facing a very challenging but exciting time ahead and these words seemed fitting.
We had such an animated discussion around what God meant and how we can apply it to our own lives as individuals. I am always amazed at how kids can grasp and apply scripture to their lives in a way that is always inspiring and fresh.
We also discussed this quote:
We spent a good 2 hours each writing out (and decorating) our thoughts and prayers relating to the verse and will put it up on the wall in some prominent place in our home.
I have also embarked on the Gratitude 365 journey. I know it has been going around the scrapping world for years but it never bit me. I believe timing is everything and it would seem 2014 is my year to capture daily moments for myself as well as begin to teach the kids about living with an attitude of gratitude.
I will be blogging this (Gratitude Daily) as well as capturing it in hardcopy form. (yay, paper and glue!) This year will not see me returning to scrapbooking in the traditional sense but it will see me finding new ways to be getting messy in my studio. (well, my studio is now a classroom but you know what I mean!)