A few weeks ago my friend Stacy Julian asked me if I was willing to give myself a present... the gift of present day scrapbooking that is, my answer was most definitely YES! I challenge everyone who reads my blog to do the same. So often we focus on documenting the events that we are anticipating and capturing all that has transpired in the past that we forget to glory in the beauty of the present and life's everyday goodness. I challenge you to take 10 photos that capture your everyday life and put them in a little album that you can toss in your purse or put in your kitchen drawer.. put it somewhere you will look at it often to remind you to scrapbook the present and be engaged in your every day life. Look at this little collection of ordinary beauty often over the next year, then lets all create a layout or a project next October 1st, 2009 to commemorate a year of scrapbooking in the present! ( Don't worry Stacy said she wouldn't let us forget!) I will post my little mini book pages below, I wanted to keep this simple and really reflective of what I see every day in my life, I like it , it is me and my world right here, right now, today. Check out Stacy's blog today to see who else is joining in this challenge today . Please leave a blog link in your posts on my blog if your are participating so we can enjoy your present day scrapbooking!