Journey Of A Thousand Miles: “Tell Us A Story” Guestbook


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When I first put our guestbook together I did have a couple worries. Were people actually going to want to write more than just their names? Was there going to be enough time for everyone to write something? Once again, I was worrying for no reason.

I guess before I get to far in, I should show you how our guest book table turned out.


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Our coordinators, Yazmin and Marcela, set up the table at the entrance to the cocktail hour/lounge area. It not only helped people notice the guestbook but also gave our guests the entire cocktail hour to meander over and write in it.


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While I was happy to have so many people write/sign in our book.


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I was just as happy to see so many of our guests also reading what everyone else wrote.


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So are you ready to read some of the sweet notes everyone left? I won’t bore you by sharing every single page but here are a couple that I really liked.

The first one I want to show you was written by Mr. Meerkat’s cousin, Ked, who was also one of our readers.


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How could anyone not know the first time seeing them together? I met Carla when Chris brought her to Christmas Eve. We became fast friends and it was clear every time I saw the two together that this was it for them—they had both fallen for one another. I’m very glad to know them both and wish them both all the best in the years to come. Good luck guys! ♥

I had no idea until I read it that she even remembered that first Christmas Eve together.

I also love the one Sister-In-Law Meerkat wrote because she reminded me of one of my favorite memories of Mr. Meerkat.


My favorite memory with Christopher and Carla is when we spent our first Christmas together. It was great to [add] our new member to the family. We got to share all of our traditions with you!! You got to experiencing a true Christophermas as he woke up at 5 in the morning. :) Love you guys!

Mr. Meerkat L-O-V-E-S Christmas. He has the hardest time waiting until Christmas day to give out the presents he bought so every Christmas morning you can find Mr. Meerkat waking everyone up before the sun comes up. While we are all groping for a cup of coffee or tea, he is digging under the tree to pass out his presents. Because of Mr. Meerkat, Christmas has since become on of my favorite holidays.

And last but not least is what Mr. Meerkats grandmother, Nonnie, wrote.


Years back Christopher brought Carla to our office to introduce her! The way they looked at each other was a dead giveaway! And the love story continued. We love you both so very much and may God bless you as you start your life together. Nonnie & Nonnue.

Even now going back through and reading what everyone wrote brings the biggest smile to my face. It is so amazing to read how everyone remembered us falling in love.

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  1. Member
    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 8:19 am

    OMG! How cute that everyone remembers the first time they met you and how they knew you had fallen in love. I absolutely adore your idea of a guestbook. I hate when folks just sign a name and that’s it. You want them to put something else for you too! I love that you had that and you can go back and read what they wrote and smile :)

  2. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:29 am

    Love this, MK :) Such great messages!

  3. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:52 am

    I love that everyone said they knew you were in love by the way you looked at each other, it is a real testament to your love. Great idea Meerkat!

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    Miss Hugie, Guest @ 10:10 am

    Love you idea!!! So cute and unique! What are the pictures in frames? Are they you all younger or pictures of family members?

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    paw 871 posts, Busy bee @ 10:43 am

    So, I totally stole this idea from you…. and I was so happy with the results! What people wrote was so great. Other people that are married commented on what a great keepsake it is for us to have and how much they liked it too. Thanks so much Meerkat!

  6. msseal Member
    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:55 am

    I absolutely love this, MK. Just the other day, Mama Seal and I were trying to think of ways to get people to sign more than just their names and I think you’ve solved it :) Thanks for the inspiration 😀

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:02 pm

    Your guest book table looks so inviting! Love this idea!

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    Kcoleybear 683 posts, Busy bee @ 12:58 pm

    I love your guest book. I love the starters/questions and I love the travel themed pages.

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    Sid, Guest @ 1:59 pm

    I love the fonts you used for the “Sign our Guestbook” instructions. What are they?

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:30 pm

    @Miss Hugie: They are memorial pictures. One of my dad and one of Mr. Ms Grandmother. I will post most photos of them up close in a details post. 😛

    @Miss Seal: Steal away S! 😉

    @Sid: The heading font is Aquarelle and the text font is called Gabriola.

  11. highwire Member
    highwire 1021 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:48 pm

    So lovely!

  12. starfish Member
    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:38 pm

    I love this idea, it’s so personal and must be so fun to read!

  13. cardigan Member
    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 4:20 pm

    What a great guestbook! I love the sweet notes you got!

  14. snowcone Member
    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:27 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’m stealing some serious inspiration here :)

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:29 pm

    @Miss Snow Cone: ROFL! I ♥ you SC. 😛

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:39 pm

    Aw :) Sweetest guest book ever! And Im just like Mr Meerkat when it comes to Christmas! Mr E didnt really care about Christmas until I started making it such a big deal 😛

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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 6:23 pm

    Aww I love that other guests browsed

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