While Mom is away – a “love-note” for each day

Once a year a cute, fun group of my friends and I go on a Retreat.  On this retreat every one brings projects/crafts etc. to work on.  We laugh, we eat good food, we get some things done and in general just take a time out.  For this post I wanted to share the tradition that I have of leaving love/treat notes for my family when I go on a retreat like this or some other trip.  For some reason I have always enjoyed playing on words.  Over the years I have come up with many a “corny” saying to put on a love note or what I call a “treat” note.  In this post I will share with you the 4 notes that I left for my family to find – one each day for the time I was gone!

You will find below 2 pictures for each days note.  The caption under each picture of a single item tells what the “Treat” note said.  Under the second picture the text  just gives you a time frame of when my family received that note!  I was gone from Wednesday at 1 pm until Saturday at 12 pm.  The first days notes were left out for after dinner.  The other days notes were put by my husband’s bed which is where our family gathers nightly for family prayer.  The treats were bagged up and the bags were labeled with which day the treat should be received.  Then the work was left to my husband to make sure they got passed out to the children.

This tradition is one that my children love and enjoy.  I find myself stretching to come up with new treats and new sayings that I haven’t used before – I am not always able to do 100% original ones but I do try.   Take a minute and think of a “treat” note you could give to a loved one and do it today or tomorrow would be ok! :) Just as long as you find an excuse to share your love through a note soon!!

Hope your day is just "peachy"!

Hope your day is just “peachy”!

Here they are all ready to go in a bag with the date the family is to receive them on!

Here they are all ready to go in a bag with the date the family is to receive them on!

 

I'd "chews" you anyday to be my son (or daughter or hubby)!!  Love you! Mom

I’d “chews” you anyday to be my son (or daughter or hubby)!! Love you! Mom

1 for each child and my hubby for the 2nd day I am gone!

1 for each child and my hubby for the 2nd day I am gone!

 

m & m missing you note

m & m missing you note

"m" issing you so "m"uch! Love - Mom

“m” issing you so “m”uch! Love – Mom

I'm no "nerd" I know how important you are to our family! Love - Mom

I’m no “nerd” I know how important you are to our family! Love – Mom

notes for the family for the last night I am gone!

notes for the family for the last night I am gone!

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “While Mom is away – a “love-note” for each day

  1. 1
    foxareno says:

    Simply wonderful.

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    […] July I made a post about a crafting retreat that I try to go on every summer. Read more about that here. While you are at that post, read about the love notes I leave for my family while I am gone and in […]

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    Kymona says:

    What great gifts to leave for your kids. I’m pretty sure they love all of them. I had my son while I was in college. When it was finally or midterm week, I use to send him to my mom so that I could study. I use to write letters and send him care packages so that he know that I love him even while he was away. He thought I was the coolest mom ever. Now, at 16 he could care less, lol. If only they could stay young. Your a great mom.

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