About The I Like Book:
Merideth and her husband married in early 2004, and were quickly blessed with two boys. They were living in Dallas, and have since moved to Denver.
The I Like Book started when Merideth and her husband attended a "Newly Wed" class. The common theme was to express three things daily that they appreciated or liked about each other. As you can imagine three things a day became like a job as appose to something that they had fun with and looked forward to. That is when they began to make their own I Like Book to each other. When they were blessed with children they began a book for them as well. The I Like Book has become a really big part of their families life. They realize the impact of speaking positively, and words of encouragement to their children, and they get to witness the difference in their children every day.
In late 2009 after doing years of "likes" for each other they decided to share it with the world. The I Like Book concept became a reality and a passion. They want to help other families connect on a deeper level, and let each and every child know that no matter what, they are special, and they are loved. They look forward to sharing one of the most powerful relationship builders with every one!
The I Like Book Products:
The I Like Book for kids (available in four colors)
The I Like Book for Couples
What we thought: (Yes- We... You will hear from the hubs!)
I loved the book! I think most of us can agree that when we became Momma's our attention shifted a bit, and we may not give our marriage as much time as we had before. This is not to say that we are not just as in love (if not more) than we were before, we just have other things in our lives that we are focusing on now. The I Like Book has given me and my hubs some time to focus on us again. I think it is making us stronger by the day. I had no idea he liked so many things about me, and I know he feels the same way. We have written in the book every day but one, and I look forward to it every night. I am eager to see what he comes up with :)
What my hubs thought:
I thought that the book was a good way to reconnect in an easy and non-forced way by bringing up small things about each other that we appreciate. By only requiring a single small input each day, rather than spilling your guts, it's a lot easier to bring something up each day and pay a compliment to your significant other. It enabled us to remind each other how much we really enjoy being with each other.
Here are some examples of what we "Like":
Me: I like the way you laugh when something is really funny... almost a chuckle.
Hubs: I like how much you hate slow cars.
Me: I like the kind of father you have become.
Hubs: I like the kind of heart you have (he explained this one- It made me cry :) )
Me: I like the way you make sure your family is taken care of.
Hubs: I like what a wonderful Mother you are to our children.
Me: I like watching you enjoy your hobbies.
Hubs: I like how much you take pride in your work.
Me: I like how excited you get for our baby bean on the way.
Hubs: I like how excited you get for all of Zoey's first's.
Me: I like how handy you are.
Hubs: I like... You.
Me: I like that you will watch shows that you hate because I enjoy them. (specifically LMN)
Hubs: I like that you are not embarrassed to do anything around me.
Me: I like how appreciative you are.
Hubs: I like your cooking... Its the S#!*
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