There’s a refreshing sense of ready-set-go in the air, and it feels like the perfect time 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, 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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Natalie @ A Turtle's Life for Me
Oh what sweetness! I think this is the 4th post in a row that I’ve teared up on!! We can all only hope to be so lucky!
Linda @ it all started with paint
So sweet! Just love that last photo with them holding hands. That’s what my husband and I are looking forward to … and have been since the day we were engaged close to 18 years ago!
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!
Kat @Low Tide High Style
Love the pictures, and the sentiments. I’ve already jumped in to 2012 with both feet. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!
This post definitely proved my tear ducts to be in working order 🙂 Very sweet! Have a wonderful New Year!
Jen @ a place 2 call home
Very cute! Id love to be a possiblitarian! And wow, love is amazing. May we all be happily married for so long : )
I love everything about this. 🙂
Love this 🙂
Flower Patch Farmgirl
So much preciousness! My heart can’t take it. (Yes it can.) 🙂 Beautiful, El!
Very sweet! 🙂
What a sweet post! I want to grow up to be just like them! :). Happy New Year!
The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh
Is it wrong that this post reminded me I needed to get art pencils for the Fashion Plates my hubby got me for our dating anniversary?
I hope to have a pic like the last one too! 🙂
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.
Awww, so sweet! Lovely tribute to the ‘sweethearts’! You’ve made my day!
Just B @ Love Where You Live
A very sweet post, Layla! So inspiring, thanks for sharing. All the best to you and Kevin in the coming year. 🙂
Rosa @ flutterflutter
So sweet! I’m sitting here designing the race car themed birthday invite for my four year old, and so I’m all over this creative post! 🙂
[email protected] Ms Smartie Pants
What beautiful words! I think I am going to type this up and put it in my craft space and what a beautiful couple!
I just LOVE these photos!!! One of my goals is to be married for 50 years lol. These photos are awesome.
Paintbrush and Screwdriver
Kevin’s parents are a treasure!!
Krystle @ ColorTransformedFamily
I love this post. Can he really illustrate like that? If so he is really talented. It’s so exciting to see happy thriving marriages! Congratulations to them on their loving marriage.
Ter'e Crow Lindsay
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…………..you 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.
That was perfect!
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you made my heart very happy this find winter morning. thanks!
Ter'e Crow Lindsay
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.
LOVE this – so sweet! And Possibilitarian – awesome. Thanks for the inspiration Layla!
Anna @ agoodhome
That is the sweetest photo story! Love it, thanks for sharing!
Ooh! “Photo story”! I love that! 😀 Thanks for commenting today, Anna. I hope you have an AMAZING 2012!
Oh Layla, I love this! Your posts, projects and your heart are full of light!
Ya done did it. Ya made me grin from ear to ear! 😀
So sweet…love it. Inspiring, as always, friend.
Thank you, Sha-oona Bear. 😀
This is one of my favorite posts ever!!!
Well, yours is one of my favorite comments ever- so right back atcha, sister!!! 😀
Well, I just launched my blog yesterday! So, here’s to ramping up our goals in 2012. Thanks for all the inspiration. 🙂
Just visited your new blog, Aimee! So excited to follow along with your journey! 🙂
Thank you SO MUCH!!! Yours is the first blog I ever read, and it’s still my favorite!!!
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
High five to that, my fellow Possibilitarian! 😀
I LOVE this inspiring post!! Thanks so much for doing what you do Layla!
Thank YOU! What a sweet comment to leave for me to find today! 😀
Jenna at Homeslice
Sweet little card 🙂 I feel it in the air too- it’s going to be a great year!
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!
That’s sweet! Thanks for sharing and it looks like if Kev is anything like his parents, then you married a good man!
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. 🙂
So sweet, so sentimental, so special, so YOU.
Marie @ Boutique de la Mer
I agree! There is a magical feeling in the New Year and I’m set to take it on. Kev’s parents are so cute, how sweet.
An inspiration to us all. May we each have our own love story to celebrate and share in 40+ years to come.
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)
The photo shoot WAS for a spot in our kitchen…but I couldn’t resist blogging about it too! 😉
Beauty-full post! What talent the daddy has….hope he has drawn you & Kevin lots of things to keep and treasure.
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!
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
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.
That is so awesome Layla ~ I love the card and I love them! Thanks so much for sharing.
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!
Thanks for the heads up about that link! I got ‘er all fixed up now! 😀
What a nice post – it totally made my day. Thanks.