Therefore, I am a record keeper. I am so thankful to have my memories in writing (at least most of them…some make me roll my eyes).
At the top of my list of records to be preserved are the two humongous binders chock full of every letter Troy and I wrote to each other while he was on his mission.
Yes, we used to be really cheesy. After five years of marriage, we certainly aren’t as sappy as we used to be. Some of the love-sick things we used to write to each other make me pretty embarrassed now. But one of my favorite things about Troy’s weekly letters was how he addressed his envelopes. He never wrote my actual name. He always came up with a creative (and sometimes embarrassing) title. I treasure each and every one of those address labels.
I hope that someday our children and grandchildren will enjoy reading about our courtship and how we grew closer letter by letter.
Oh my gosh, does one of those actually say "To Hot Girl Nash,"?
I LOVE that! I'm going to start calling you that from now on 🙂
Troy is really sweet. I love that you have all of that documented. I think I still have the first email that Seba ever sent me saved somewhere.
So sweet that so much of your courtship was in letters. This makes me want to do better with my records!
The scrapbook pages look great-almost a shame that you only do a year. However, I totally hear ya on one year being manageable. I definitely had to give up the scrapbooking…
So cute! I love your scrapbook pages. I really want to get better at journal keeping and scrapbooking. Maybe we should get together and scrapbook one day, 🙂
(Steph Hock's sister here)
AMEN! I am so pro-record-keeping! I've always loved to write, but as I get older, I realize just how important/valuable it really is! I have like 12 journals from my growing up years, a couple of blogs, an online email-journal (which I write in everyday), and a physical journal that I still write in from time to time. That fire/water-proof safe is sounding really nice right now.. 🙂 And that's a bummer about Blurb! I keep wanting to print off my blog/online-journal… maybe I'll hold out for a better program 🙂
(I love that my sister commented 🙂
Amen to this whole post! I used to get overwhelmed keeping journals as a kid cause I felt like if I missed one significant thing I couldn't write until that thing was covered and then it would all stack up and overwhelm me. I love blogs so much better for that reason because I can write a little or a lot and save drafts to come back to later and post in any order… it's perfect.
I love that you and Troy wrote letters to each other! How classic. And I have a feeling that your posterity will eat up all the mushy, cheesy stuff. It's why we all watch chick flicks or get caught up in love stories. I think they'll be thrilled to see how much their grandparents (or great grandparents) loved each other.
The scrapbooks for your boys are SO cute! I kept calendars for my girls, but now I kind of wish I went back and made books. (only kind of).
Amen about Blurb. I started to import my blog but had the same problem with having to reformat everything. They'd make one post take up four pages or weird things like that. I don't know the answer, but I do want to print blog books for each year and keep a hard copy back up (I too fear the blogger crash).
I need a fireproof/floodproof box.