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Thirty Days of Thankful … Share A Page Friday


Let me start off with day three now that the journaling is on it (originally posted just the photo on the page)

journaling by Natalie-age 9

Day 4:

journaling by Sydney-age 6

For those of you unfamiliar with phonetic/1st grade writing, hers says “learning karate at dad’s work” – which means she watched “Kickin It” on the Disney channel on Sunday while my husband worked and then decided to try out some “karate”moves in the open space:)

Day 5:

written by me – sentiment from both girls and myself

Day 6:

written by me

Day 7:

also written by me-photo chosen by Monkey

Day 8:

journaling by Natalie

Some days our choices are directly affected by the days’ events, others it’s just something we are generally thankful for (like day 6 about our furry kids). Same thing applies to photos- some are taken to go with that day’s journaling and others are pulled from the recent past (again, the dogs and also the photo of my husband and I). I’m enjoying this project for the same reasons I like doing Project Life. It’s a look into our *real* life and where we are right now. When I decided to do this, I wanted it to be realistic and not write about what we are “supposed to” be thankful for (my family, a roof over our heads and puppies and rainbows and…). Don’t get me wrong, those are all great things and we are thankful for them, but I want this to be a reflection of what we are really like:) And sometimes that involves made up karate moves and homework in the backyard!


Author: ktware

I'm a mom to 2 girls and 2 dogs. My husband and I have been together for over 17 years (married for 12 of them). I hate saying that I'm a "stay at home" mom, because I'm really not. I spend most of my time at my daughters' elementary school - volunteering, tutoring and (my favorite) scrapbooking with several different classes. I like photography, scrapbooking and general crafty stuff.

4 thoughts on “Thirty Days of Thankful … Share A Page Friday

  1. Visiting from Cathy Z’s blog! I love that your whole family is doing this with you and that you are using their words and handwriting too. What a great book to look back on over the years. Congrats to your husband – that’s wonderful! So glad I found you 🙂

  2. I absolutely love the first grade writing and that your project is so inclusive – fantastic!

  3. How lovely that you have those close to you involved! Gorgeous pages, thanks for sharing.

  4. So nice to save the kids handwriting for the future.
    Thanks for sharing.

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