If created just one layout for 2009 what would it be, and what story would it tell? This is the question I asked myself before I began this page.


I thought about all the stories I could tell. The one I chose to tell was based on it's importance and meaning to me. In a nutshell it portrays the bigger picture of all the other stories I told and pages I made in year 2009.


I am grateful to be present in this life, through both the good and the bad, with my immediate family by my side. We survived another year. All 4 of us. And that itself is huge.


Journaling:
THE BIGGEST STORY OF 2009 -
SO MANY STORIES IN 2009 BUT THE BIGGEST CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS:


US.4.LIFE


FAMILY, THE 4 OF US, MAKING OUR WAY, COLLECTIVELY AND INDIVIDUALLY THROUGH THIS ADVENTURE, WE CALL LIFE.


YEAR 2009 WAS ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THIS ADVENTURE. THROUGH ALL THE TEARS AND THE JOY, THE STRUGGLES AND THE THE TRIUMPHS, THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD, TOGETHER, YET IN OUR OWN STRIDE, WE KEPT MOVING FORWARD. BABY STEPS. ONE STEP AT A TIME. AND WE MADE IT. AND NOT ONLY DID WE MAKE IT. ANOTHER MILESTONE WAS ATTAINED WITH MEMORIES MADE, GROWTH, EVOLUTION, AND LESSONS LEARNED, SOMETIMES THE HARD WAY, ENRICHING AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE WISDOM OF OUR AGES. US 4 BEING PRESENT IN 2009 AND ABLE TO EXPERIENCE LIFE IN ALL iTíS FACETS, IS A VERY COOL THING.
JANUARY 2010.


Supplies:
AsianScript No. 1 BrushSet (coming to the store this weekend)
Painted FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 4 (coming to the store this weekend)
Stitched by Anna *Bubblegum* No. 1 (coming to the store this weekend)
Learn WordART No. 1 (coming to the store this weekend)
Layered Tissue Neutral Paperie (background)
AsianART Prints Paperie No. 1 (clipped to Painted FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 4)
Year 2009 No. 1 BrushSet
Painted Edge No. 2 Overlays
ScriptTease *Time* No. 1 Overlays
DifferentStrokes No. 2 BrushSet