I am staying fairly current with my year-long album project, and if I’m being honest, it’s easy to do because I have truly let go of the idea that I have to save it all. If you’ve been following this project, you know that I’m really only looking to create a time capsule—slices of life that tells a good enough story. And that, my friends, is exactly what this project does! Here are my pages for June 2018.
PHOTOS TAKEN: 1,600+ (Note: I took a TON of sports shots and deleted many of them, too!)
PHOTOS USED: 23
It was a big month for Cole. He played at his final high school ultimate tournament. He graduated. He headed out with some friends for a 16-day exploration of the great state parks of the American West. Me, Dan and Aidan all said at one point or another: I wish I was a Canyon Boy.
I kept the division of photos simple. This entire page is about the final tournament. And yep, I even have a picture of me with my rented big-assed lens. How ’bout that?
Page three was all about graduation and the Canyon Boys. These boys are all fellow teammates of Cole’s, and they planned this trip in early spring. I’ms seriously so grateful for their safe travels and just that Cole was able to have this experience. We planned his grad party for the day after graduation so he’d be able to finance this trip. Yay for good timing and beautiful vistas.
And that’s a wrap for June.
I just wanted to say that life is amazing. Celebrating stories is a gift, but being part of it and living them? That is the very best thing of it all.
Earlier this week, Dan and Aidan were driving home from a few days up at our family’s cabin in Northern Minnesota and hit a deer head on. Thanks to my Subaru’s safety features, they walked away from the accident, Aidan only suffering a bruised leg from the driver’s side leg airbag deployment. The deer came out of nowhere. Neither of them even saw it, thank God, so there was no swerving, which can lead to worse accidents from what I have heard.
I am so grateful they are okay. It has shaken me up for sure. I like to think I connect to the fact that we are all fragile beings on this planet, but this reminds me that each day is to be lived with gratitude and passion, and this life is to be loved deeply.
And I will most definitely replace Stevie with another Subaru.
Note: as I re-read the post about purchasing Stevie back in 2015, I realize now she did keep us safe. The car payment was worth more than I could ever imagine.
To see my other pages from 2018, click here.
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