Hello, welcome to August! I'm thrilled to be helping out and hosting this month's journaling challenge. Lately I have been spending quite a bit of time going through older photos of my kids. You see, I'm on the cusp of the empty nesting phase of parenting and while I still have a bit of time to cherish with my kids at home, I am more than aware that the day they fly the coop is coming sooner rather than later. So when I see these sweet photos of my kids so small and so dependent on me, my heart does little flips of joy and my breathe feels like it is almost uncatchable at times. The feelings and words seem to just run off my tongue. Basically what I'm trying to say is that I'm filled with so much love and emotion. So, I want you to find a photo or think of a subject that takes your breathe away and fills you with emotion ... good or bad, happy or sad ... and journal with those emotions. Here's my page: As always: your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread. The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges' the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month: 2 challenges = 10% off 4 challenges = 20% off 6 challenges = 30% off If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from the Lilypad (new prize starting with the July challenges)! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month' the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).