All Four Love {Love Your Passion}

What is your passion?

When you are given a few hours to yourself what do you dream of doing?

What do you actually make the time for?

When I think of passions I think of all the things that recharge me and make me who I am.

Nothing makes me feel more alive than hiking up in the mountains or taking a run.

I feel like I am being healthy and loving on my family everytime I cook them a good dinner.

Nothing makes me feel like I am being present more than cuddling up with my children and reading to them.

My day will always go better when I start it with the Lord.

When my home is clean my whole body seems a little happier…a little more relaxed.

When I spend a day {or even a few hours} with a good friend I am reminded that true friends are one of the sweetest of gifts.

What I know is that when you spend time doing your passion……it effects those around you and you give them a chance to be a part of what you love.

Little did I know how much I would bless my whole family by creating.

Creating is a daily part of our home.

Whether the children are making up stories, sewing, painting, building bikes, making up comics….they are creating.

Something I hear often is, “Mom, may we have art day today”?

It is such a fun way to spend the day as a family creating together….even though we are all creating different things.

For all the passions my husband and I have ….one of the sweetest of lessons I have learned is that because we followed our creative hearts…our children have permission to follow their own.

I hope you are following your passions {your family will be blessed too}.

{My sweet Maddy was creating with us…no idea where she was when these photos were taken}


This is the fourth and final week of the photo challenge All Four Love.

Courtney and I have loved doing this with you!

I enjoyed having a specific reason to photograph each week.

Thank you for all of you that played along.  I would like to do another photo challenge soon.

You can link up for this week’s theme on Courtney’s blog.

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  1. amy~the gypsy chick

    jeanne, i just loved every line of this post. i think that sharing your creativity is one of the greatest gifts you could give to your children. Our “formal” living room has been turned into the “craft room” and we love every minute of it. {even though my youngest colored on the brick with a sharpie!}
    I hope that you have a beautiful weekend!

  2. Leah C

    Family creating together…can’t think of anything better:) Whether it’s art, good times, or a happy life, creating it is something to be passionate about! Beautiful post, Jeanne…and of course, I love your amazing photos:) And I’d like to say thank you so much to you & Courtney for the photo challenge. February has never been more fun!

  3. Courtney Walsh

    1. Kelly is left-handed!? That means he’s super smart.
    2. Ben’s hair is sooo dark!
    3. I totally agree with this post. So so true. And doing what you love makes us more pleasant to be around! 🙂 Happy creating!

  4. amy

    wow, to that car drawing. kelly rocks!=) love this post. so many wonderful truthes in your words here, and i have had the privilege of seeing these passions in your home and family. love you!

  5. Zita - Mlle Magpie

    My favourite thing about these photos is that your husband is right there doing his own creating, Jeanne. The children and I love art and creating, but husband, well it’s just not his thing…

  6. amy

    jeanne, kelly does rock, but i was wrong about the car that i think is so amazing. it was jack! what a drawing! so cool!

  7. lara

    Your children will always reach for the passions inside them as they grow up because you and Kelly made it a practice of your own…you also let them know through your actions that these passions are extremely important to pay attention to for a fulfulling life.

    well done, Mommy Jeanne!

    missing you so much!!!!

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    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

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