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Framing More Memories

October 16, 2012 - Author: Amy - 22 Comments

The older I get, the more sappy.

I blame Junior.  I was never quite so mushy and emotional before he came along.  I think part of that is the fact that he shows me every single day how quickly time passes.  I didn’t notice it before.  Probably because I wasn’t looking.  Every day he has been alive, he has grown, and he has changed, and I can’t begin to comprehend the pace.

And now he’s choosing a white pumpkin instead of the hundreds of orange, and fighting us about wearing hats.

He’s running around faster than we can keep up, and making Bill one exhausted doggie.

(But I think Bill likes it as much as we do.)

Anyway, a by product of my musings was the realization that not only is Junior getting older… We all are.

Makes me want to hold on to things, especially memories, a little tighter.  Thus, I framed another memory.  A memory made by my grandma, of her famous vegetable soup.  My favorite.

I love seeing her familiar hand writing.  I love the little cards she wrote on.  I love having this in the kitchen to see every day.

It’s really just for looks, because although the directions are right there… in reality all I have to do is call her up and tell her I’ve got a hankering for some soup. 

Because we all know a hearty dose of vegetable soup can cure any woe – even a case of the I’m-getting-old-and-have-eye-wrinkles-and-lip-hair-now blues. 

Especially the lip hair blues.

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Discussion (22 Comments)

  1. by Christine @ Casa-de-Christine
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    This is really sweet!! Your boy is too cute- seriously… I can barely handle it! haha.

    That must be some good soup to cure lip hair blues! ; )

  2. I love hand written recipes! The last Christmas that my Granny was here, she gave all of her granddaughters a binder filled with her favourite recipes that she had copied out by hand. Oh do I miss her.

  3. by Amy
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    What a fantastic gift!

  4. This is such a fantastic idea! I really would like to do this in our kitchen now! Nothing beats a grandma recipe!

  5. by Amy
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    I’d like to get our moms and my other grandma to write out a few too, so I can hang them as a group. :)

  6. Love it! Is it terrible that I’m already feeling stressed about my baby growing up too quickly? It isn’t even born yet!!! I feel like time is going to just slip right away once the little one arrives.

  7. Yes, they grow fast, really fast. I remember some older people telling me that when my first son was a year old. HA! That was a LONG time ago and it seems like not that long. However, having children helps you mark time. Oh, that’s when Brian was 10 years old that we climbed Mt. Katahdin. That kind of thing, if you know what I mean. Well, your baby is sure cute!! Linda

  8. I have a few hand written recipes from each of my grandmothers. They make me happy. It’s like a little piece of them is still hanging around down here on this Earth. Darn it. You made me sappy too. Lame.

  9. by SheilaG@Plum Doodles
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    What a sweet insight on those all-too-quickly passing years. I have a framed recipe from my mom’s recipe collection, love the memories!

  10. I love this idea! I’ve never thought to frame recipes. Now you have me wanting to dig up some of my grandma’s and mom’s recipe cards when I go home next.

  11. I LOVE this idea so much!! And what a beautiful post – I was just thinking this morning it is only a matter of time before I have wrinkles to go with my random zits that keep popping up. :-)

  12. A lovely post. We cannot ever have too many memories. I love the idea of framing special momentos. I have liked you on Facebook.

  13. I love the framed handwritten recipe. I save all of the cards my nanny gives me (birthdays, Christmas, you name it) because I love seeing her handwriting.

  14. i need to stop looking at your website when i am feeling hormonal because all it does is make me want a little baby boy with my hubs’ blue eyes just like those!! He seriously couldn’t be any cuter. Baby Gap model anyone? And I love your handwritten notes, so sweet :). Maybe I shouldn’t procreate if I am bound to become more mushy than I am now…

  15. Awww, what a sweet post! I don’t know what’s cuter – your grandma’s framed recipe card or Junior!

  16. I have been feeling the exact same way, was bummed that we don’t have many old pics down here just yesterday. And I don’t have a kid so I’m totally blaming Jr, too :)

  17. I did a post about this over on Fancy Little Things in August — a great way to decorate, commemorate, and enjoy all at once. Love it. :)
    xo Heidi

  18. I think realizing all of the things we’ve missed when it comes to catching memories when we’re younger makes us want to document more as we get older.

    Junior is so cute in his hat!

  19. Great post. Kids bring out the emotional sap in all of us.

  20. What a little rebel he is picking the loan white pumpkin. Probably reminded him of Bill.

    Bliss
    (sorry about the hairy lip)

  21. Very cute idwa to frame the recipe card. Great memories and a cute little decorative touch.

  22. Jr is adorable; he looks like a little model in the pumpkin patch!
    I already fell like Kevin is changing before my eyes!

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