Hi Friends!Yesterday the kids and I celebrated J.A.D. with John. J.A.D. <<John Appreciation Day>> is something I started way back in college, when John and I first started dating. Every now and then, I'd just declare it "John Appreciation Day," and spend the day letting him know just how great he is and how much I appreciated his awesomeness. It's been a good long while since I've done a J.A.D., and I figured it was high-time I send some appreciation his way.
Then we headed home and I made John a special dinner, complete with his favorite caramel brownies:
I stocked the fridge with some of his favorite Fat Tire beer, picked up some porkchops for grilling, and made Grammy apples and steamed some green beans. We enjoyed a nice, leisurly dinner together. After dinner, John read all the cards we made for him. Each of us wrote about what we appreciated about him. I think he liked them.
I'm lucky that John is a low-maintenance kind of guy. He doesn't need big gifts or extravagant trips, but every now and then, he likes to be reminded that we appreciate him. He works hard so that we can have a good life. And we definitely have a good life!
So, better late than never, I'm counting yesterday's J.A.D. as Shine Project #1: something nice for a family member. You can read more about The Shine Project here.
Here's to appreciating the ones we love!