Danny and I are kind of obsessed with notebooks. We have stacks of them and love to keep notes of all kinds of things:
-Inspiring words of wisdom from articles we read or talks we hear
-Plans and goals for the future (including baby names 🙂 🙂 Yes, we have FOUR picked out.)
-Journal entries (my favorite: we took two moleskins while backpacking Europe and tried to write a journal entry each day.)
But, a monogrammed notebook? One for Danny & one for me? Yes, please!! I just found these and love the simplicity of the single, gold foil letter. For $9 each, a pair of these would also make a great wedding gift, shower gift, engagement gift, or anniversary gift.
And, a fun idea: My friend recommended keeping a book in the bathroom for a husband and wife to use to record loving thoughts about each other – or to write each other love notes. I thought the idea was so sweet. OK, maybe a strange setting for a love note – but can you imagine having that book handy to read if you were having a rough day?
P.S. I couldn’t help it. I pulled out my little notebook I had in Europe. Here is my first journal entry, after 1 month of marriage…
“In Prague. With my husband. Snuggled in a charming hotel and feeling like the luckiest woman alive. He fills my heart as full as it can be. There is nothing better than having this dear man and partner by my side.
Today he asked me, as he always does everyday, “Is there anything I can do for you?” Meanwhile, all day he’d been smiling so cheerfully at me, always speaking so positively, telling me he loved me and that I looked cute (even though I look so scrubby here while backpacking!) Also, he stroked my arm during an amazing guitar concert we attended, he took pictures of me all day to record our time here in this beautiful city, complimented me on the photos I took, cheerfully split lunch with me, thanked me for every little thing I had done for him today, and told me what a great day he had with me. Later, he held me tight while we watched the World Cup in Old Town Square, and tonight made very, very sweet (& sexy) love to me with the cobblestone street of Prague outside our window…
And this dear man asks me what he can do for me. Well, seeing how I have never been served or loved more in my life, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to think of something more he can do – despite his kind inquiries. I love him so, so dearly. Indeed, I think I’m the luckiest girl alive.”