Sunday, April 04, 2010

four, four, four…


today is the fourth day of
the fourth month of this year.
today is also the four year anniversary of this blog.
and today is the day this blog says goodnight.

it is hard for me to fully express my gratitude but I will try…
thank you for leaving your words, each droplet of love and encouragement along the way.
thank you for bearing witness to my journey.
thank you so much for each of you.

spurred on by andrea’s lovely ‘posts that mean something to me’,
(an idea made even more perfect by the fact that this dear friend’s writing brilliance
and personal encouragement got me started blogging in the first place :)
i offer you two sets of four posts that mean something to me.

four on my lovely boys…

riley’s insides

riley’s outsides

a boy lost

and a boy found

four that mean much and do a pretty good job of summing me up…

11 things

100 things

everywhere but especially

one more thank you


there will be a new blog along with
a new website soon (almost finished! watch this space for an update :)
though it will admittedly be less personal, less LeSophie.
perhaps check in now and then at my flickr for that.

so i bid you adieu for now, my lovelies, and in the words of patty griffin…

“may you dream you are dreaming, in a warm soft bed
and may the voices inside you that fill you with dread
make the sound of thousands of angels instead
tonight where you might be laying your head.”

love and gratitude,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i am going to miss you here, of course- but i cannot wait to see what you are up to next! don't you just love fresh starts? =) xxoo

3:31 PM  
Blogger LindseYaYa said...

Oh but you're... you're my favorite.

Sometimes when I find the boys eating dirt and playing in the toilet, I sit down a little battered with a cup of coffee and with a single glance I'm recharged again.

I'm gonna follow you.
You're my favorite.

(And everybody needs a favorite.)

Wishing you the best of everything, friend.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Hadley Gets Crafty said...

I will miss this venue as well, but am looking forward to the next incarnation!

4:41 PM  
Anonymous truskeptic said...

I know I'm not alone in saying I'm going to miss your blog moments, Leslie ... particularly those longer posts of self-reflection and discovery.

I, for one though, choose to be happy for all you have shared, rather than lamenting that which you no longer choose to.

That's the way it's supposed to be for us - right?

Your blog has been an inspiration, so ... a BIG, BIG thank YOU for that.


8:21 PM  
Blogger mosey said...

It seems to be my lot in life to find new spaces that delight me and soon after they evolve or stop or otherwise shift in some manner. Not sure what that means for me yet, but I most certainly support your move toward where you need to be.

Most definitely look forward to what's next.

8:35 PM  
Blogger curious girl (lisa) said...

i will miss you so! it's been a pleasure visiting here, swooning over your talent and learning a bit about your life.

xo, lisa

7:03 AM  
Blogger M. Crane said...

I've enjoyed your blog, which I found through flickr. Are you going to be archiving your old posts, or just leaving them up? Sometimes when I look through my old blog posts I want to make sure they're saved in case something strange with my computer or blogger ever happened.

7:45 AM  
Blogger kristin said...

fare thee well my le love!
may your new horizons blossoms take you to brand new higher heights that you have not even dreamed for yourself yet.
i loved reading and re reading all these posts you chose today.
that one one of yours he is so special because of you momma. that poem he wrote must have been words imprinted on his soul by the great momma in you. and your 11 things, i am sure your eleven year old self got your love note and smiled wide as the universe folded over for that moment in time.

peace and love and happiness.
maybe it be yours.
you exude positivity and light and colors.
thank you.

8:28 AM  
Blogger kristin said...


8:29 AM  
Blogger vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

xo my friend.
can't wait to see the new site and hope to keep following along over on flickr.

big hugs.

9:27 AM  
Blogger dds said...

I WANT to lament but I'll stifle that and congratulate you instead. Unlike your other lovely, supportive friends, I'm biologically averse to new beginnings; I'll miss getting a periodic "hit" of Leslie. But if starting fresh keeps you your fresh and sassy self, then tear it up, girl! Whoo hoo!

10:52 AM  
Anonymous jena said...

Hi Leslie!
Happy blog birthday to you, too! four four four is definitely an auspicious sign to make a change and head in a new direction if that's what you need. I hope you find fulfillment in whatever your shift brings. Good luck on the new website!
jena (modish)

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang. I'll miss seeing you here, but totally get it. Totally. I can't wait to see what you do next.

1:47 PM  
Blogger angela said...

oh my! well my friend, it's been good and it's been real being out here. I'm looking forward to your next site. see you around ;) xo

3:17 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

loved getting a glimpse into your life!
and even more excited for your new adventure.

hope this site stays here, so i can go back and re-read. your writing inspires me. xo

6:59 PM  
Blogger RW said...

well I will watch for you on flickr and check back and see your new site.
wishing you well on the journey
still loving my photo.

7:03 PM  
Blogger LeS said...

(you guys are awesome :)

9:16 AM  
Anonymous sperlygirl said...

all the best with your new direction - look forward to seeing your new site. warmly, s

1:45 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

oh, friend. I want to be sad but I can't be because I know what lies ahead. SO. MUCH. GREATNESS. although I will surely miss your space here and wow, this is how we met. I mean, what if we never had these little spaces here on the internets? huh? what if? I am so freaking thankful. for you and your beauty and all the ways you inspire me and so many out there, I am so thankful.


6:36 PM  
Anonymous maddie said...

I can't WAIT to see your new
'on line studio' dear girl

i am sure it will be bursting with
joy as you fill it to overflowing


6:28 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Wishing you the best of everything!

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12:10 AM  
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