I may not be a fan of Mondays in general, but there are certain perks to this day of the week.
For instance, I have my first Starbucks of the week on Monday.
Mondays also herald a whole week ahead of learning, which is actually quite exciting to recognize, once I am fully conscious.
Mondays also welcome LOTS of new layouts in the Garden at Two Peas! Today, I have two new layouts to share:
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Fall isn't exactly an obvious season here in Hawaii, but there is a sense of fall that sets in around this time of year. The mornings are a little darker -- and then a lot darker -- and the sun sets earlier and earlier. The back-to-school excitement gives way to a heightened intensity and focus, as my seniors become obsessed with college applications and essays. The rain falls a little (and then a lot) more often, and the dog wears the evidence on her paws (and tracks it in the house). Then there's the food. Ah, the food. Fall is all about comfort food and the flavors of home -- tomato soup and cheesy bread, roast chicken and gravy, and chocolate chip cookies. Fall is about family and gratitude and silliness and warmth and wonder. This layout is my attempt to capture all of that.
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So many photos on layouts are perfectly posed, and though I've scrapped my fair share of let's-create-a-moment-for-the-camera rather than let's-capture-a-moment-as-it-happens photos, the imperfect photos have the most heart, I believe. They don't feel constructed; they feel real. They document life as it happens, so that one day, when everything changes, there is still that moment, that realness, right there, reflected back at us, as a reminder that we are, and then we were, but we also always will be.