Scrapbook Your Year, Pages for February 2018

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Our shortest month of the year has come and gone, and on Sunday I sat down to record Zielske life for the month.

I really didn’t have a lot of photos for the month (174 shots), and most of those shots are shots for card or scrapbooking projects. I made sure, however, to get a shot of Dan (as seen above) because I told him, “You need to show up more in this album.”

Without further ado, here are my pages for February 2018.

For my monthly title pages, I like to have a mix of color and black & white, just for some visual interest. I also like to include the four Zielskes in some form or another. Done and done.

The big story this month in our family was Cole heading out west for the U20 World Ultimate team tryouts. While he found out at month’s end that he was not selected, he did have a great experience overall. His fellow teammate and co-captian, Leo (in green), was selected and believe me, we will all be watching online this August and cheering on Team USA! I really am proud of Cole for being selected to try out.

Because I had so few photos this month, I combined three layer masks to contain the lovely pic of my daughter and her beau, Tyler. I haven’t posted many photos because I really don’t have many of the two of them. Plus, she’s getting older and wanted to reserve most of her story for her, if that makes sense. Suffice to say, they are a lovely couple and he’s a really sweet young man who is headed to medical school in the fall. I admire the ambition and drive in those two. I was counting down the days until college graduation back in 1989.

A recap page is the final entry for February. Dan was really sick with a bad cold and went to urgent care just to rule out flu or strep. It’s a rare day when that man goes to the doctor, so I’m happy he did not have the flu and has turned the corner. We also celebrated Valentine’s Day early with a dinner out in St. Paul. The two black and whites are from that night. I really love the shot of the chef in the kitchen through the wine glass. I know smart phones can really distract and take up too much of our time, but I do love having a quality camera with me at all times.

I also included what happened in Florida in my journaling. I am heartbroken. I am frustrated. I am wanting to help. I believe it is a complicated issue, but I also believe we can do better as a nation to protect our students and teachers. As I am presently married to a teacher, this has been on my mind and heart. I believe we should include difficult things as we document life in this modern era. That is not so much a political statement as it is a human statement.

If you’d like to see more of this project, check out my 2017 posts here. or you can watch my album recap video to see my completed project.

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Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, Pages for February 2018

9 Comments on “Scrapbook Your Year, Pages for February 2018”

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Oh, I was given a GINORMOUS batch of pens from one of my long time students/customers. I could not believe her generosity. We traded pens for digital products. Best deal of my life!.

  1. #2

    Last week we attended a hockey game in Sunrise, FL which is just south of the school shooting area. Students from the school attended the game… the applause was deafening – it’s heartening to see the strength of these kids. Hoping this may change the conversation & make an impact on Washington & beyond.

    1. #3.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Me too! I don’t know if Cole will send me anything next year if and when he goes away to college. Maybe. But I won’t hold my breath!

      1. #3.1.1

        You’ll just have to be sure to visit him once a month for that picture! Can be hard if they are far away. Just ask me how I know! Maybe you can bribe his roommate with homemade baked goodies!

  2. #4

    Fabulous as always. Glad you included Florida. The response of the student there and from throughout the US is admired from around the world.

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