For Justin’s mom’s birthday, we decided to leave a “continuing” gift, and we gave it to her on the same day that we celebrated our Christmas with the Essers.
For three days, Justin and I took turns hiding photos all over the house. This was not an easy task because Sue was at home, and she cleans really well so we had to use tape to conceal the picture in secret locations.
We bought an album, and only added a couple photos and a letter containing instructions. Each day from Christmas until the day that she leaves for South Africa, we have been emailing her clues on where to find another picture. Most of the pictures were taken in the last 6 months, and some were from last summer, when we visited Texas for 6 weeks.
I put this this poem in front of the album.
Funny enough, Sue found two pictures BEFORE we gave her the album. While lying ont he floor, playing with the dogs, she saw a picture taped to the inside of the lamp shade. She was very confused. We told her we didn’t know what she was talking about… Haha! For this reason, even though there are only about 50 days until we see Justin’s folks again, we hid a few extra pictures to account for some “accidental finds”!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE!!!
We love and miss you very much!!