24.5.12

Enjoy Project | Making Things | Memories + Food + Books

"we ate well and cheaply, 
and drank well and cheaply,
... and loved each other."
ernest hemingway | a moveable feast    
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(I think I need this for our new "married" house, come August.  It's exactly what I hope our marriage will be.)

For our one year anniversary last month I finally became an official girlfriend/fiance'.  I made a memory book. Everyone knows that the sign of true love is a memory book.  And homemade gift certificates (for things like back rubs, long hugs, homemade meals and "one-watch-whatever-movie-you-want!")  But we did gift certificates aaaaaages ago.  One Year of Together seemed liked the perfect time for this book!

The cover was all cool and trendy and modern and "whoa" with our first yellow-pink plastic spoon combo.  The first time we got frozen yogurt we used these spoons.  It's tradition now! 
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Then I had to do a collage.  Because.  Doing 213 of them in middle school just wasn't enough.  
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This page is from December 2010! How has it gone so quickly?Photobucket
I can't wait to tell this part of the story...
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And this part of the story!
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I can't wait to use this idea again!  Wrapping presents in pages from travel magazines? Uuuh, so fun.
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CalebCaleb loved it.  Now we can really get married ;)
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The next three pictures are just for the joy of food.  Go make Smitten Kitchen's Roasted Buttermilk Chicken.  And then eat it on your deck.  Or sidewalk.  Or roof.  Or at least near a window.  It's the good life.
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Last month I made mini-cheesecakes.  I asked Caleb to put the berries on top.  I was expecting maybe a strawberry on one, three black berries on another, something like that?  Or art.  My little Cheescake Angel.  Bless his heart.
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Lastly, a sweet lady named Lori e-mailed a picture of her gorgeous daughter with the cinnamon pull-apart bread I made in March.  (Remember how neat and orderly I was?)  Lori's e-mail made my day!  And I couldn't help but show you all, too!
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So I guess this post can really be all tied together with the above pin: "We ate well and cheaply, and drank well and cheaply... and loved each other." Such a good life.  

9 comments:

  1. EVERYTHING looks so spic-and-span-trendy-achyheart-gorgeous.

    Love the pic with the bread, too! She looks so sweet.

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  2. so basically this whole post melted my heart. and oh, the berries! caleb is the best.

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  3. what a great idea: a memory book! :)

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  4. Caleb's berry art is precious. Lori is the wife of one of our pastors... how fun to see her mentioned here!

    I've never met you, but thanks to your taking Sam and Emily's engagement pictures AND writing down this lovely romance (I love me a good romance, and spent several months doing the exact same thing on my own blog!) I am now a total fan.

    I saw you at Sam and Emily's wedding and was kind of geeked out about it. (Like "Hey husband, I know that person! Not really but I follow her blog! she takes the best wedding photos ever!") Should I have introduced myself? Is that creepy?

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  5. i freaking adore you guys.

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  6. Your creativity is astounding! In writing, in photographing, in loving... so creative and fun! Congrats to you and Caleb... counting down the days until your wedding (and I don't even know you!).

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  7. Please, keep writing. It inspires me to see the world in an incredibly beautiful way.

    Also, when I read on the other post that you've dreamt about writing a book one day, it made complete sense. Yes, please write a book. I will buy it so fast. And read it even faster. And then read it again, but slower the second time around.

    :) I'm grateful to be one of your blog readers!

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  8. AAAH. you both are just the best. so stinking cute. and aaah. the berries. you and Caleb are so presh.

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  9. umm, these are adorable. so so cute! can you tell the rest now, pretty please? :}

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