Saturday, October 20, 2007

Mix Tapes - Revisited

Back in "the day" - I was known to make a mix tape or two... Summer tapes for my best girlfriends, a special mix for my boyfriend (now husband). Well, with cd-burning, we can take "mix tapes" to a whole new level -- no awkward transitions between songs, where you cut off the end of one song by accident. I love burning cd's and have made a number of cd's to listen to in the car for a long trip, a party mix, or a romantic cd for my husband.

But now I am working on a new mix -- a cd for my girls! I am a sentimental fool, I will admit that. I get very "gushy" thinking about my girls, and hoping that they always know how much I love them. I have heard a lot of songs over the last few years that make me think of my daughters -- "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride, "Blessed" by Elton John, "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw, and Billy Ray Cyrus' new song, "Ready, Set, Don't Go." So, I decided to gather these songs and some others, and burn a cd for each of my daughters, which I will put away in their special memory boxes (decorative hat boxes that I picked up at my local craft store) for them to enjoy when they are older.

Perhaps I'll add to their "mix" collection over the years -- I think it's a nice, and different way to show my daughters how much they mean to me!


Teamcarbone said...

How sweet is that! When I found out I was pregnant I started to journalize my pregnancy and continue to write in it even now. I plan to keep it up until her 1st birthday. Then for each birthday I will write her a special letter.

Your memory box got me thinking of what I might want to use to keep our special memories in, then I remember she received a cute puppy blanket in a beautiful big red box. We saved the box because we planned to wrap up empty boxes for Christmas this year knowing the boxes will be more exciting than the gifts at this point of our little girl's life. I guess I found my memory box. Thanks!

Deanna said...

I think those are very nice ideas! I have the baby books for the girls and calendars for both -- first 2 years for my older girl and 1 that I kind of drifted off on for my baby... Have to pick that up again! But then I have the memory boxes, the cd's and I have also occasionally written in cards for them that I've sealed and put in their memory boxes for them to read later.