I had Elizabeth decorate the cover. She's pretty amazing when it comes to arts and crafts, if I do say so myself.
I just put the letters and pics in sheet protectors. The kids each colored a portrait of Adam (Elizabeth's is showing).
Other people got creative, too. Two of the former missionaries that served in our ward when Adam was the Ward Mission Leader made these. I love them.
|A tribute to Adam by Skyler Thiot|
|Our family illustrated by Crys Kevan Lee|
Aren't they amazing?
Hernan, who stayed with Adam a few years ago while the kids and I were in California for a few months, sent him a huge CD of songs and this photo collage.
I also received a lot of awesome pictures from Adam's earlier years, like this gem:
as well as this pic that I'd never seen before, sent from my aunt:
Just having the digital copies of so many old pictures was a great blessing. There was even a hand-crafted card and a Oscar Meyer Weiner whistle awaiting Adam in his Book of Love. I think he was also really touched by all the heartfelt letters people wrote. All in all, it was a lot of fun to put together, as I hope it was for everyone who contributed. So here's to Adam and all the 32 years he's blessed our lives. Happy birthday!