Wednesday, January 10, 2007

way (waaaaay) late...

Okay, I know that Thanksgiving was almost two months ago...but yesterday I got an e-mail from a friend (hi Shelli!!) asking if I had ever finished the Gratitude album I had talked about making for Thanksgiving. Well, the answer is yes! and no! I created all the pages for the album, complete with names, photos, and a little bit of embellishment the morning of Thanksgiving. I took all of the pages with us to Mom and Dad's for our family celebration. Upon learning of my idea, some family members were excited to participate...others, not so much. By the time Thanksgiving day was over, all of the kids (who could write) had completed all of the pages and about four of the adults (including me) had written on eveyone's page. One more adult has completed the pages since then...and at least one more is still planning on it. So, that leaves three adults (most likely) who chose not to participate. Oh's their choice. I think it will be a neat record to have -- something fun to look back on in a few years. I was hoping everyone would participate, but what do you do??? Anyway, here's a little peek at the cover label, a snippet of the letter I included in the front of the album, and a peek at a few of the pages. I loved that Josh drew a little picture for every page (a man fixing cars on Grandpas page, a boy playing with trains on Seth's page, a little girl with a doll on Carrie's page, etc.) -- I love seeing the kids being creative!! Regardless of who did and who did not help complete the album, I am grateful for each member of my family...and even if I don't say it enough - they can read all about it in this book now! I'm taking this to my parent's house so they can put it away with their Thanksgiving decorations and get it out every year for everyone in the family to enjoy. :o)

1 comment:

  1. Wendy...
    What a cool idea... I'm going to have to copy that I idea for next it will give me time to get it finish...
    I couldn't quite tell from the picture but did you just get a picture of each person and put it in a cute frame and then each year they can write something on their page of what they are thankful for?
    I keep forgetting to show my mom the pic that you took of your mom and dad. I know she wants me to go to the next reunion with her...and I just might if I knew that you were going to be there! So we'll have to do some planning.
    Jenn :o)