Wednesday, November 19, 2014

it's just my thang

Gotta love how off centered this photo is, HA!
So I have this thing where every time we go on vacation (outside of Utah, or in a major National Park) I pick up a magnet for our fridge. I think I got the idea from my parents, but now I love looking at our fridge and reminiscing on where Eric and I (and now Mia) have been together! There are special memories to each magnet and I treasure them so dearly! 
The Homestead magnet is the first Eric and I ever bought together, it's from our honeymoon! We have a Disneyland magnet from when we went after being married 5 months. Those three Mickey Mouse magnets? Those are from Mia's first visit to Disneyland- we couldn't resist picking up magnets to trigger those fun memories! The Fenway Park and Boston magnets are from our trip this past summer, Eric's dream vacation! Now it's our dream city and we can't wait to go back! If we could figure out how to make it big, I'd buy a second home there someday! The monkey magnet is the first magnet that Mia ever picked, from our trip to the Phoenix zoo a few months ago. She also picked the Elk magnet from our girls trip to Washington last month! It is SO fun to include Mia
It's not a huge collection, but I hope to someday run out of room on the fridge :) Do you pick up certain trinkets from your travels?!

36 comments:

Kelly Mock said...

So cute! My Mom does the same thing! Christopher and I collect paintings from the various places we have been...which isn't a lot just yet...

Sara Elizabeth said...

I wanted to start something like this when we got married!! I definitely bought something on our mini moon, but nothing since! Sad!!

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Emily said...

My mom did the same thing when we were growing up, so I started doing the same for me and Freddie! I think we have about 5 magnets...ha. One day I'll be better at remembering ;)

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

So cute! We pick up Christmas ornaments so every year when we decorate our tree we talk about our wonderful vacations together!!

Jenn said...

This is a cute idea! My parents always did this with me growing up, and when I go home, they are all still on the fridge!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Haha love this! You are too cute! I totally collect shot glasses... and I hate doing shots so they're just for looks haha!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

Becky Goerend said...

We collect magnets, too. From our honeymoon on. It's great because they don't take up space yet are viewed often!

The Yarbrough's said...

That's cool. I wish I had enough room on our fridge tho. lol

We always do the pressed pennies. We started a little album for Brayden & Bailey. They both have their own collection of pennies from the places they've been. It's cool to look back at them.

BLovedBoston said...

That is such a cute idea!! We do a similar thing that we started once we got married and pick up ornaments from places we've visited! :)

Amanda English said...

We do that too!

Christy said...

I love this and wish we did something similar! Aside from a ridiculous amount of pictures, we don't really have any keepsakes from our trips. :( I have a friend who does this with magnets and the entire front of their fridge is almost covered! I wish I had discipline to make that much travel a reality (financially and just the planning aspect). I especially love that Mia chose some of the magnets!

P!nky said...

I LOVE THIS! I actually buy ornaments for myself, but my best friend and I buy magnets to send to each other and it's such a fun tradition!

tina bumblebee said...

I collect shot glasses! But now I have so many I literally have no idea what to do with them haha

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

We do magnets too! I love it - and we both pick out the magnet together so there's a fun collaboration of different types of magnets. Love it!

~Dawn~ said...

We do this same thing...LOVE it :)

Hilary said...

My parents did the same thing and so do we. :-)

Courtney Gordon said...

My husband and I do the exact same thing. We've been doing it since we got married. This past October we went to Washington, D.C. and came home with 10 magnets because we saw so much while we were there.

Michelle (michabella) said...

I collect coffee mugs :)

Brittany said...

For the longest time, I tried to take pictures of license plates of the different states that I visited, but I forgot a few times and now I'm too bummed to pick it back up.

Sarah said...

So cute. My brother and SIL collect stickers and put them on the dog crate because usually their dogs are with them. It's a cute way to remember everywhere they've been together. We don't do anything, I barely even get something when we travel. Oops!

lil desiqua said...

I always pick up magnets from travels! Sometimes an ornament for the Christmas tree too. It's always so great to look back on these travels and reminisce of all the fun times and places you've been!

lori said...

we do the same thing! i love seeing our magnets and remembering the special moments :)

Hannah said...

We do the same thing! It is so much fun picking out a magnet from a trip you're on! I can't wait to go somewhere with Emerson so he can help pick one out.

Britt Hanson said...

We do the same thing too -- started on our honeymoon and have ever since! And a few times that we've forgotten, we used an online program and created a magnet with a picture we took while on the trip! :)

Erin LFF said...

LOVE all your magnets! We do this too- not EVERY place we go, but I do get cute ones when we come across them while we travel. We try to get an ornament from every place we visit though- its fun every year to get them all out and remember each trip :)

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

I don't =( BUT now I wish I did! Magnets are a great idea. I also like ornaments.

Mandie said...

I love magnets too! Awhoo hoo! So cool! :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Jessie said...

It started on our honeymoon; we pick up Christmas ornaments every place we go! When we unpack Christmas every year, a flood of thankful memories come rushing back. But look at you guys! Relishing those memories every time you reach for a glass of milk. :)

Amanda said...

So much fun!!! We have the same tradition! We've even started picking up magnets from fun activities we've done with Lily together...like the first visit to the Zoo or Children's Museum! At first I thought it was kind of quirky and I hated the clutter on the fridge but I am a total convert! I LOVE reminiscing over our memories via our magnets! Love it!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

We do the same thing but with ornaments!
But most important... wait wait wait! How come I have never known that you have been to Disneyland so many times?! When are you coming back and when can I meet up with you there?!?!

-Heather- said...

This is a great idea! We have a travel wall that hangs over our dining room table and I love looking at it when having dinner!

Kirsty and Seth said...

Seth and I do exactly the same thing, it's nice to have a little token of the places we've been to together!

www.kirstyandseth.blogspot.co.uk

Katelynn Sue said...

I collect shot glasses from different places. AND Hard Rock Café gear!! Magnets is a great idea though!!!

Jess Scott said...

My dad collects magnets, too! We collect coffee mugs. It's fun to see which one we get each morning, and when we have someone over, it's always fun to talk about where we got the mug!

Julia Anderson said...

I love that you collect magnets! I wish I would have picked a souvenir and stuck with it like that. I just have a bunch of random things. I used to do key chains, but they always end up breaking. My grandma used to do bells and I got some when she passed. I should add to that collection, but I am not sure that is even popular any more!

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