Visual Journal Page 34: Surprise Lunches

Looking at this visual journal page you may think to yourself… that’s an odd hod podge of food for lunch. There is Easy Mac, Nilla Wafers, Ritz crackers with peanut butter, Mandarin oranges, and a pink lemonade instant mix packet. It may be an odd combination, but it really was the best lunch I’ve ever had.

It was the best lunch because I woke up one morning, and as usual, scrambled to get my coffee made, bagel in the toaster, and find anything quick I could grab for lunch. When I opened the refrigerator that morning I saw a brown paper bag sitting on the shelf. I peeked inside and found a note that said something along the lines of: “I made your lunch, I hope you enjoy. Sorry it isn’t much, there weren’t many options. Have a great day, I love you -Nick”.

It was a thoughtful gesture, a way to brighten my day, and make my morning a little easier. It was the best lunch ever because it reminded me how much Nick cares about me. It’s not always the grand gestures that show people you love them, it’s the little day to day reminders. And I am very lucky to have a husband who loves to make me happy.

I wanted to recreate the lunch Nick made me so I Googled images of the items he packed for me. I ended up using a real paper bag, I had to cut it in half so it wasn’t too thick. I glued the food pictures first, then the cut in half paper bag. I wrote a note on a scrap of notebook paper to reference the note he left for me. I then used paint markers to make blue and white scribbles in the background to create more interest. Tip: use a credit card, gift card, etc. to push the paper into the crease of the page. It will help create a much cleaner look!

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