Sunday, November 28, 2010

Our Gratitude Album

I bought this simple 4x6 photo album at Target for $3.99 and made a Thanksgiving keepsake called a Gratitude Album. The template was purchased from Cathy Zielske and was super easy to put together.
I printed out pictures and cards in advance and added other photos which had been taken this Fall. Each attendee filled out his/her respective cards and all were slid back into the album.
Fourteen of our family members gathered at Russ & Kristy's house in Thompson. Despite the dire weather warnings, we were all able to safely traverse to their new closer locale. The only party missing was my older brother, Randy, who was busy tracking, hunting and killing an elk in MT with buddies.
So much to be thankful for and now it is captured and saved in this tidy, cute little package.

My buddy, Nixin, helped me to get all these album pictures taken and when I told him, "I love you, Nixin." Nixin replied, "Me too." Ah... melts my heart.
Although Angelique pointed out, "Did he say that because he loves himself or because he loves you?" Me, of course!
Nix filled out the most precious Thankful item of all....
"LOVE. Thankful for My God." Amen.


the mom~ said...

Awesome! I love the idea.

Lori said...

Amazing. You never fail to inspire me. I love this project. What a great idea!

Kathy said...

What a fun project. We wrote on our Thanksgiving table cloth and spent some time reflecting on our extended family and what about them made us thankful. Then later in the day we called them and told them what we thought. My brother got pretty choked up when I said "Thanks for the driving lessons Uncle Dew".

My family tolerates my Thanksgiving projects but I just hope that some day they will start some of their own because "Mom did it"

I look forward to the day that I get to read your album in person.
Love ya