AW John! He loves reading the memories too. What he does is listen to each person go read theirs, then he incorporates it into the one he "reads". So cute!
|Our pile of memories as we went through them.|
|Daddy reading a memory.|
|The girls reading a memory. Carmen and her faces!|
And here is my new idea for the family memories for 2016...
Yes, it is a journal for a loving couple, BUT I re-purposed it to be a journal for our family memories. So there are 2 hearts, but we added 6 more, one for each child.
As you can tell from the thumbs up in the picture above, at least one family member is pleased. Can you guess who? Most of the family just laughed at me, but once they stopped laughing and listened to my idea, they saw how the book transformed to include our whole family. They especially like the stickers and pens. If they write a memory on the page, they can choose what pen to use and add their own stickers.
This is the inside cover. I covered the word, "couple" and wrote, "family". And we all wrote our names, even John. Oh, and Desiree helped and she added the word "Family" as well, up at the top of the page.
I like how it turned out! Carmen and Maggie already each wrote a memory. Carmen's memory was, January 1, 2016, "We read memories!" So we are off to a good start, I think. Well, except Maggie's memory was that she had pink eye.
So we are off to a good start emotionally, but not physically! We have had every sickness in our house in the past two weeks.
Praying for a safe and healthy new year for all!
Now to end this post because I have the worst sinus headache of my life (cue the violins).
May all your memories be good this year! And if you have bad ones, may you know where to store them and how to push through every day in order to make a difference and come out on top!