Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Time Capsule

A few weeks ago, my husband finally finished putting up our new kitchen cabinets that we bought on craigslist! They were only 5 or 6 years old and in perfect condition!

Today they finally came and installed our kitchen countertops! I'm soo excited, I can barely handle myself! Tomorrow I'm going to start decorating the kitchen for Halloween!

Back in February my blogger friend Kristin blogged about about a time capsule that her mother had placed in her kitchen! You can read about it here! I thought it was such a great idea, but since we were almost done with our remodeling I wasn't sure where we were going to place it! Well, in the back corner of the kitchen behind the lazy susan is a gap of space...perfect for hiding my family's time capsule!

I placed many things inside the container such as a letter talking about the house's history, the boy's paintings, many photos, coins, toys, a c.d. with even more photos, and a newspaper from today! What made it more special is the date today is 9-9-09!

Here is an excerpt of my letter. As I wrote this I felt sad, as if I was giving away my house!
Here's a piece of what I wrote:

"What really makes this house special is that our two children were raised here! Benjamin Christopher Shal was born on July 31, 2005 and Alexander William Shal was born on December 12, 2006. Each of my boys had their first steps in this house, said their first words, and crawled all over every inch of floor! There were many giggles, many songs sang, and many prayers said! Each birthday and holiday was very special to our family! There was so much love in this house and hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as we did!"

Here are some photos that I placed inside! Since my boys are growing up in this house, I wanted to include photos of them beginning to walk, and swinging in the backyard! These are just a sampling of the photos that I included in my time capsule! There are many more photos, plus a c.d. of even many more photos! lol

Also in the middle of the photos you can see the coins that I included in there as well! I couldn't find any 2009 coins, so I came up with the idea to include a state quarter for each year that we lived in our house! From the year 2000 until 2008!
I also included today's daily newspaper.
Here's a closeup (Corlett style)!
What's a time capsule without kid's paintings and coloring pages!?
Here's a look at what I've included inside. I even put some of my boy's favorite toys when they were younger! They spent many hours playing with these toys!
See the gap in the back corner behind the lazy susan? This is where I placed the time capsule!
Here I am holding the time capsule before I put it in place!
I bet you never imagined seeing this side of me! lol My husband was documenting the process of the time capsule...I had to stretch and place it way down on the floor!
Here it is all lonely back there! I really could have hid something much bigger back there!
After I put everything in place the kitchen countertops were installed! I'll share those photos with you another day! Thank you Kristin for the wonderful idea of the time capsule!

Also in a few days I will blog about the interesting history of my house and share some of the cool things we've found since we've remodeled!

Have a great week!


Kirby3131 said...

**Jumping up and down with glee**

Congratulations for actually doing this! I know it's easy to say "Oh, that's nice, I should do that" actually DO IT!


I got teary-eyed from your excerpt of your note. I guess that means that it's truly from the heart.

Thanks for the "Corlett" style mention LOL Yes, I'd totally take a severe close-up of the paper. And today just happens to be my husbands birthday.

I'm going to put a link to this in my Friday Fragments post.

**Still jumping up and down with glee!**

Kristin Corlett
The Goat

Kirby's mom, judith said...

good job!

I'm going to a time capsule opening here in Gulf Shores tomorrwo 9/10. something they created in the70's. GS has been here 200 years I guess. Looking forward to an unveiling of a time capsule!

Ruth Ann said...

Thanks guys! I'm glad you enjoyed the photos of the time capsule! Time Capsules are soo fun! Thank you for the great inspiration!

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh! What a great idea!

Thanks for the encouragement and thanks for stopping by!

Carrie @thiscozyhome

Amber M. said...

What an awesome idea!

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a great idea! I have to do that for our house too.

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

What a fun idea!! I might just have to do this sometime, though it would only be stuff from Scott, our four pet children, and myself. haha

Rambling Girl said...

WOW that is pretty cool to do...thanks so much for this neat idea so I can do this for my home that we just built last year...we don't have history in it yet but 100 years from now when all my grandchildren and great grands might like to see some things that were or had some meaning to our home. Thanks again for sharing this idea Ruth Ann!

I really think I shall plan and do this and share about this near Thaksgiving...what a special day to observe the things I am thankful for. Ok now I must start looking for a box and items to go into my time capsule...

THANKS AGAIN! I plan on blogging about this next week and share with others where I got this idea...from you!

Life is good! said...

cute idea! i imagine if and when we pull out our cupboards we will find all sorts of accidental time capsules! have fun in your new kitchen