Saturday, December 25, 2010

the gift that keeps giving...

jay and i are sentimental people. always have been. i think that's why we go so well together. he loves that i take the time and dedication to document our memories into scrapbooks, and now this blog. i'm not gonna lie...some times it's a royal pain in my arse to sit down, load pics, re-tell our stories, and make this all possible. but i do it for my family, more specifically our girls. because god forbid if anything should ever happen to any of us, at least one day i can pass down these books and they can have a feeling of security that they "remember" all the little things in life that made us so happy and who we are. good grief, i'm getting teary-eyed just typing this...told you i was a damn sap. i digress.

so we've started a tradition as of last year: for christmas, my gift from jay are my blog entries printed out into books. so far, i have a total of 5 thick books...soon there will be a library of them, i'm sure. they are my most prized possession for some many reasons.okay so on the flip side, what did i get jay? well a couple of months ago, i was hardcore cleaning out our master bedroom closet. the place had turned into a complete disaster area and you could barely even walk into it. i pulled out and bagged clothes that we both haven't worn in years and gave them all to goodwill. then i stumbled upon all of our old ratty fraternity/sorority t-shirts that i knew i could never let go. i just couldn't. too many good times were had in college and these shirts were a token of them. then just like that, BAM, it hits me. collect them all and have a t-shirt quilt made out of them. i collected 20 of those bad boys and left just a couple to continue to wear for old time's sake. i click on google faster than lightening and find the cheapest site that made quality quilts. they could make it just in time before christmas...SCORE! and so here it is...all in all, these are my favorite gifts of all time: the ones that will forever live in our hearts, just now we actually have a hard copy. thanks for the day-to-day routines and memories...and many more to come. there's no one i'd rather share it with. XOXO

4 comments:

Julia said...

Great idea! I can't do the scrapbook thing. I think that just creating a book on blurb.com is going to be for me.

Kim said...

i know what you mean! there's no way i can sit still long enough to scrapbook with munchkins running around so the books are perfect.

Heather and Britt said...

Awww, the picture of your quilt gives me the warm fuzzies too :) I think I still have half of those t-shirts :)

A Mom to Two Lil' Ones said...

Best presents ever!!!!