So, one of the comments I got from my friend Amanda on yesterdays post got me thinking. I keep forgetting to tell you something and I want to share it with you because I think you may like to do it too.
Or you may think it’s really lame. Or your husbands
will definitely may think it’s lame.
Either way, it needs to be shared.
So, after Jimmy and I got married I thought it would be fun to keep a journal of letters to each other. We write letters back and forth throughout the journal on special occasions or just whenever we think of it or feel like it.
force gently remind Jimmy to write in it if it’s been a while, and I can honestly say I think we are both glad we’ve done this. It’s so much fun to read what we wrote four years ago and where life has taken us now!
I highly recommend this.
Just spin it to your husband like this, “You don’t have to buy me cards anymore for my birthday, you can just write in our book. No need to thank me. Actually, yeah could you thank me? Write it in our book. And tell me other stuff that you love about me. No pressure though. Just let it flow from your heart.”
It’ll work like a charm.
It’s a really nice way to document your relationship and life together. It wouldn’t matter if you’ve been married for 40 years or 4 days. You could start anytime.
And I also like it because I always lose cards and this is a way for me to have it all in one place.
Not sure why I hadn’t thought of this before, but on Jada’s birthday I thought, we should do journals for the kids too.
So, I bought a couple and we are planning on writing in them for their birthdays each year and any other special occasion or time we want to. And maybe have then draw pictures in it each year to see how they are changing/ trace their hands, ect. I think it will be nice for them to have and look back on when they LEAVE FOR COLLEGE.
Wow. Just writing those words made me want to listen to Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” and bawl my eyes out.
I think writing in their books will be good therapy. Or put me over the edge. One of the two.
In other news, I started painting Jada’s room today! Here is the super ugly before. Let’s just say it’s not so easy to paint when I have a 2 and 1 year old runnin’ around together. I got a 2 by 2 square foot area done so we are on our way peeps!
I decided on Palisade and White Beet from Sherwin Williams.
Also, I’m painting those gosh awfully ugly shelves white. Brings joy to my heart.
This little munchkin may have to sleep in her brothers room for a while to avoid toxic fumes, but what she doesn’t know is it’s a sacrifice she is really excited to make. The poor girl cannot look at an orange sponged wall any longer.
And neither can Momma.
Have a great Thursday guys!