This is what Hallie’s lettering practice looks like (she’s working on a custom piece for Steve’s mom). She has a desk in her room with stacks of similar pages – with all sorts of words and phrases. And my desk doesn’t look a whole lot different. When I’m talking on the phone – no paper is safe – I will write and doodle on everything in sight!

Hallie usually letters at her desk but the other afternoon she got home from school and her homework was light. So we sat in the kitchen talking and lettering with the boys faint squeals and screams coming from the backyard. It only lasted a half hour before we were interrupted with dinner plans and picking up kids, but that half hour was some quality time that I did not take for granted.

I need more of those moments in my life and I’ll never get tired of hearing that girl talk about her day.