Monday, August 6, 2007


This is my 'Blessings' book. I created it last summer and frequently add to it.
Our lives... our days... are filled with so many blessings from God. It's such fun to record them and later browse through the book and reread and be reminded. I'll share an entry with you. Boyd... a true blessing in my life.
He was so pleased when he saw this page... he felt so loved! On this page I just did a small informal layout of a few of the things I love about him .
On the page across from this, I journaled. Short, but to the point.

It would be fun and meaningful to do this with your family. At the end of the day, ask if anyone has something to add to 'The Blessing Book'. Record it! If a child wants to draw a picture to be pasted onto the page, that would be a wonderful addition. After a while your family will become more aware of 'small' things that are special.
And what a lovely family tradition.


tweetey30 said...

Ineresting idea. You just never know who will see these years after we all are gone. Its a great idea.

Angie said...

That's awesome, Joni. I even have a book that is just begging to become the blessing book.

Great. . .now I have another idea that's going to HAVE to get done! : )

When am I EVER going to get that sewing machine out?

Isabelle said...

These are lovely projects, but Joni, I need to know this: how do you manage to do all this? Do you, for example, have a range of servants doing all your housework, cooking and ironing? (Or maybe you keep Boyd for this?)

Thanks so much for your thoughtful gift - it was so sweet of you. Let's hope it's just taking the long way round - via China, maybe.

melanie said...

love that idea!
and when are you opening a store or taking orders - i love that apron. thanks for continuing to share your super talented self.
and good on ya for ordering up some books although I don't know how you fit reading in:)

amandajean said...

this is so sweet!

we play a game with the kids "I love you because..." and everyone has a chance to say something about someone else. I never thought about writing them down, but it is definitely something we should do.

Wanda said...

Yes, a Blessing Book. What a great idea, and only Yummers can do it like you do!!! Great job, and your honey is a cutie...What a blessing You ARE!

Helen Hancock said...

This is just lovely Joni....TFS! I smile every time I come visit your place! Cheers!

lindiepindie said...

That is so sweet! I love his little wrestler's body!

That reminds me that I need to do a book for two of my boys since they just had their birthdays. Every year I do a book and call it The (Their name) Story. I trace their hands, they color their favorite color, we put pictures of our family, their favorite toy, etc. It's certainly not as elaborate as yours, but plenty to keep me busy!