I got this idea from my pen-friend when she and her husband came to visit me. Cheryl would jot down a few notes in a spiral notebook, and when she had a few minutes she would write about what we did and saw in another note book. It took her a few months to finish after she got home, but she had her notes to jog her memory. While we were out and about, a couple asked what we were doing. after we explained everything, they went to a dollar store for some notebooks so they could get their 3 kids involved in a project that would keep them busy and have some good (and bad) memories written down so they might even share with their own kids.