Ready. Set. Go!

There’s a refreshing sense of ready-set-go in the air, and it feels like the perfect timeΒ to promise to learn more, love more, live more, and lean more this year.

So here’s to recalibrating, and taking bigger, bolder, more meaningful steps.

To harnessing more energy, honing it more gently, and to creating something special into existence.

To exploring the unknown, trusting in the journey, and becoming a Possibilitarian!

To stepping, no,Β SPRINGING off broken old roads- and having a thousand new sturdy ones to choose from.

To having the courage to show your dreams to someone else…

…and to witnessing hearts sprout wings.

There’s a good time a’comin, y’all.

I can feel it in the air…can you?

*The sweethearts in the photos above are Kev’s parents, Jim and Katie, and that cute little card was a gift drawn by him, for her, a couple of years ago.

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  1. says

    I am feeling good too about the things that will occur in 2012! Planning lots of good things and planning to enjoy the family all the more!
    God Bless,

  2. Sandra says

    What a sweet post! I want to grow up to be just like them! :). Happy New Year!

  3. says

    I really love your blog. I’m from Brazil and every single new post I come here to check it out. Thanks for your lovelly posts, like this one.


  4. says

    I just LOVE these photos!!! One of my goals is to be married for 50 years lol. These photos are awesome.

  5. Ter'e Crow Lindsay says

    I started smiling as soon as I saw their hands. There’s alot to be said by a persons hands. I knew this was going to be one special post. It made me tear up too. Bless your heart Layla………… find such wonderful love, everywhere you go. This was a touching post!

    P.S. When David and I started getting serious, he ask me if I would still be holding his hand in 5 years – in 10 years???? It’s almost 32 years and we hold hands wherever we go! I’ll never stop!!!! Thanks for the beautiful rememberance of love.

  6. Ter'e Crow Lindsay says

    I hope this is ok to do. I know you and many of your readers (including myself) love SUGARBOO. I have been reading my new issue (Winter 2012) of “Where Women Create” and on page 94, there is quite an article (several pages) on SUGARBOO. I love the publication anyhow – but after seeing SUGARBOO this a.m., I am so happy! Great article.
    I have absolutely no affiliation – but wanted to call it to your attention. I hope I have not stepped on any toes, by mentioning this. If so – I really apologize. (It was worth the mention, however) Get the ruler, if you must and I will hold out my hand.

    • Layla says

      Ooh! “Photo story”! I love that! πŸ˜€ Thanks for commenting today, Anna. I hope you have an AMAZING 2012!

    • Layla says

      Well, yours is one of my favorite comments ever- so right back atcha, sister!!! πŸ˜€

  7. says

    Well, I just launched my blog yesterday! So, here’s to ramping up our goals in 2012. Thanks for all the inspiration. :)

  8. Lisa Brown says

    What an inspiring post, Layla! Thank you! Perfect for the new year…new hopes, new dreams, and enduring love! Here’s to the possibilities!—Lisa

  9. says

    What an amazing post. You absolutely nailed it. You can always tell that your posts are messages from your heart. Definitely a 2 box tissue post!

    I too have been married 41 years to the love of my life. I just adore the Anniversary Announcement…so very special.

    May your dreams come true beyond your expectations!

  10. Patty Page says

    That’s sweet! Thanks for sharing and it looks like if Kev is anything like his parents, then you married a good man!

  11. amanda says

    Wow! I love reading your blog and now know that we have a little something in common. My dad is a cartoonist too! It’s left me with many sweet treasures like the card you pictured above and I love that his creative energy is something that we all can share. :)

  12. Katie says

    By the way, where did you find that charming couple? We thought the photo shoot was for a spot in your kitchen. Thanks, we really appreciate this blog. We love you,
    Mom & Dad (The Love Birds)

    • Layla says

      The photo shoot WAS for a spot in our kitchen…but I couldn’t resist blogging about it too! πŸ˜‰

  13. Karen Smith says

    Beauty-full post! What talent the daddy has….hope he has drawn you & Kevin lots of things to keep and treasure.

  14. tracyo says

    What a beautiful, heartwarming post! The love and adoration is so evident in their beautiful faces. And I just love the idea of being a ‘Possibilitarian’. Thanks once again for such an uplifting post Layla! May your 2012 be full of wonderful things!

  15. says

    Really, really sweet! The pictures remindes me of a couple I saw walking down the street: both very old, upper part of the body bent forward, holding a walking cane in the one hand and the hand of their partner in the other hand – so cute! Thats how love should be. A Loveley new year

  16. says

    You always inspire me Layla (and Kevin). I’ve been having my blog for a few years now and haven’t really done anything with it. I recently retired from Real Estate Sales and now I would like to develop my blog. I am really hoping to go to Blissdom this year! Hope to see you there.

  17. maidofclay says

    Hi! I love your site. I just wanted to let you know that the link to your second ebook isn’t working. I wanted to check it out, but was denied. :( Loved the precious photoshoot!

    • Layla says

      Thanks for the heads up about that link! I got ‘er all fixed up now! πŸ˜€