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Blog Books (best present ever!)

Have to share this with all of my blog friends today!  Kenny and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary yesterday and he surprised me with the best present.  Ever.

He put all of my blog posts into books.  Everything.  From 2008 until now.  You guys.  I could not believe he did that!  I had no idea and I seriously cried for an hour.  It’s something I have always wanted to do and just haven’t had time for.  Means so much to me!  He has been working on them for months.  Each book is different.  Most years have several volumes.  As you all know, I blog a lot.  :)

We have all had so much fun looking through everything this weekend.  Remembering fun times.  These books are such treasures to me.

(circa 1992)
Who knew this crazy guy would turn out to be such a stud!?  
Love him more than turkey sandwiches, really good second hair days, cherry ice chap stick, and my label maker.  And he knows that’s saying a lot.  ;)  Feeling so grateful this weekend for him.  
And for blogging.
It has been a great 17 years.  
The best.

xoxo, Erin
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42 thoughts on “Blog Books (best present ever!)

  1. I was really moved by your husband’s gift, Erin. The thought and the effort he put into it are worth more than any other present he could have gotten for you. He knew this was something you really wanted, and he made it happen for you. This is the stuff that marriages are truly made of. When the kids are gone, when material possessions have come and gone too, this is what will remain. I’m really happy for you. Happy anniversary!

  2. That is the sweetest gift. Such precious memories. In the picture of you and Kenny with the guitar, You look like addison and Kenny looks like Kole. Such a cute picture.

    Happy Anniversary. May you both be blessed with many more.

  3. holy cow… I’m SO impressed by your husband! That’s a huge task to take on! What an amazing gift!
    Good job Kenny!

    What service did he use?

  4. Thank you so much everyone! I agree! Such an amazing gift. I still can’t believe he did that! Keeping him for sure. ;)

    Ximena – your comment made me tear up! It’s so true. What a beautiful thing to say. Thank you!

    For those of you interested, he used a site called “blog2print.” The books are beautiful!

  5. What a wonderful thing to do. It takes some serious time to put such an important gift together. It certainly shows the incredible love he has for you and your beautiful family. I to am married to a wonderful thoughtful man. We sure are lucky girls hey! Happy anniversary to you both from Tasmania, Australia. Fiona xx

  6. That is the best gift ever! And that he did it all on his own initiative and all on his own…priceless!!! Such a wonderful treasure! I will have to check that site out. Happy 17th Anniversary to you both :) ~gina

  7. I have been reading your blog for years, and have never commented… but I had to let you know that family picture is PERFECT! And what a fabulous gift!

  8. Thank you so much everyone! Such sweet comments.

    Constance – Check out the blog2print website. It’s great for turning your blog posts into books!

    Fiona – We are lucky indeed. :) Thank you! xx

    Di Pie and Ashten – so fun to hear from you! Nice to “meet” you both! Thank you for your kind words. xx

  9. So so sweet. What an amazingly thoughtful gift. You two are so sweet, it is a joy to share in your family and life. Now, I wish I could sit down and flip through those with you. ;)

    Happy Anniversary! Love the family photo, so perfect.


  10. First of all, HAPPY 17th ANNIVERSARY to you & Kenny!!

    Erin, I think that is the most thoughtful gift that Kenny could have given you! He really put a lot of love and thought into that. Most husbands would never think of doing that. Now you can put your library of “blog books” on the shelves of your family room.

    I am so happy for you – what a wonderful family you have. Your pictures are just amazing!

  11. Happy anniversary to you both! Looking at your younger days photos, you both have aged well and I think a lot is attributed to the fact that your weight gain is minimal. You both look great and happy!

  12. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU TWO! You don’t look old enough to have been married 17 years! Love the family photo. And oh my goodness, what a gift! I can’t imagine anything that would mean more to you and how much work, time and effort he spent in compiling all those books. Talk about a demonstration of love! Priceless! It made me tear up, what a sweet, thoughtful and loving thing to do. Yep, he’s a keeper!

  13. Erin, What a sweet gift. Love your blog! Been reading for years. What company did he use to make the books? I have a family blog and have been wanting to do this as well. The blog is basically my son’s baby book! Thanks, Caitlin

  14. Such an awesome gift, you have trained him well! ;) Happy Anniversary!

    On a side note, I’d personally love to see a blog post about outfits for family photos. The outfits in the photo at the bottom of your post are perfect!

  15. Wow!! That is so sweet of him. I would be crying too. I had a big smile on my face reading this. Congratulations to the both of you on 17 years of marriage. Happy Anniversary!!

  16. Thank you so much everyone! Such sweet comments. I’ve loved hearing from all of you! I am still on a high from getting these books! Kenny is loving it because I told him he gets whatever he wants for a YEAR. I might be in trouble this football season. :)

    Caitlin – thank you! Check out the site blog2print. That is who he used – the books turned out beautiful!

    Renae – great post idea! I will totally do this because I am getting ready to pick clothes for this years card. :)

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