2017 Documented Life Project: April


Clicking along here to my April spreads for my Documented Life Project. This first week was a good reminder for me. Creating something everyday has most definitely become a challenge for me with my schedule, but I think sometimes we need to broaden our perspective a bit. Could be a photo, could be a nice meal, could be just a great conversation with your child. All those can incorporate some sort of creativity (especially if said child is a teenager...). This first week in April also included one of our state Student Government conferences, so I included my name badge. And that Sunday was our Chi Omega Eleusinian celebration!


The second week of April took us home for the Easter holiday. My husband's family has a great Easter family reunion every year, complete with massive Easter egg hunt and lots and lots of great food. That week was also a milestone week for my daughter Livvie, as she caught her first illusion trick! She has her sights set on being an FSU Marching Chiefs Feature Twirler!



The third week of April brought our FSU Greek Awards night. I had no idea our Chi Omega Exec Board had nominated me for Advisor of the Year, so I was doubly surprised when my name was announced as the winner! As you can see here, April was super busy so I did not have much time to create very detailed spreads. :-)


Our collegiate Chi Omegas were also awarded FSU Sorority Of the Year for the third year straight. Super proud of these young ladies.



The fourth week of April found me at our Spring Council for Athletic Affairs E-Board meeting and our state Softball Tournament. That spread there on the left and enlarged below started with me just randomly using up some paint that was on my palate.



This last page for the month wrapped up April and is the closing page in my January-April book. I've once again had to divide this year into three books to fit everything in! Thanks for stopping in and following along on my Documented Life Project journey. This project was first created by the ladies at Art to the 5th, so be sure to visit them for their latest offerings. For more of my 2017 project, click here; for 2016, click here; for 2015, click here; and for 2014 (still my favorite!), click here.

Best Shot Monday: Meet Fargo!


Meet Fargo! Fargo is a male Labrador Retriever mix about two and a half years old. He's very playful and loves to hang out in play group with his play group pals. He absolutely LOVES water! Rolling around in the doggie pool and in some good old water puddles are some of his favorite activities. He loves treats, is treat motivated and also walks pretty well on his leash.

Fargo has been at the City of Tallahassee Animal Service Center since April 12 and is currently the shelter's longest resident. That means he's been waiting for 181 days for his people to find him! A super long time to wait! Might you be his person? How about you come meet him? Be sure not to judge him by his kennel behavior; being cooped up in a kennel for 181 days would be stressful on you, too, wouldn't it?! Take this awesome boy out for a proper meet and greet and you just may fall in love! Not ready to adopt right now? Please share Fargo's story with your friends! You never know who might be looking for a great dog!

Best Shot Monday: Meet Cobra!


We were home in Jacksonville this past weekend cleaning up from Hurricane Irma so I squeezed in a little shelter time. This handsome fella is Cobra! I actually photographed him earlier in September and I spent some time with him while I was up there Saturday. He's a mid-to-large sized male about 2 years old, and he loves, loves, loves tennis balls! He's working on getting two in his mouth at one time, and I’m sure he’ll figure it out soon! He walks well on his leash and sits sweetly for treats, and he's just another example of the amazing pets you can find at your local animal shelter. Cobra is available for adoption at Jacksonville's Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest Street in Jacksonville.  Adopt a shelter pet!