How wine corks have become a family tradition

It’s a big week around here… my little brother is getting married on Friday! We are all bursting with anticipation and excitement.

All the festivities begin tomorrow, so I’ll be taking the rest of the week off to enjoy this special time with my family.

As I’m sure many bottles will be uncorked over the next few days, I thought I would share one of our little family traditions Jim and I started a few years ago. We have some empty space between the tops of our cabinets and the ceiling in our kitchen and one night, after a couple glasses, we started this game of “cork ball”. Before the big toss, we write whatever is happening that day on the cork to commemorate the occasion. We continued this tradition during our two+ year stint in Las Vegas but we just kept them in a drawer. The girls recently found one of the gallon ziplock bags of corks we brought back with us. So I took a little trip down memory lane and cleaned out the junk drawer in our kitchen where I found a few more stragglers. A funny one to look back on now: Oso has lice. (In addition to a bottle of wine, I also recall getting a new vacuum that week.)

I wonder if Harper and Elliot will ever have to know how to use a corkscrew when they are of legal drinking age. I have a feeling screw tops will soon be much more than just a clever name for a nude beach. Yep, and I’m off. Finish strong this week! I’ll check back in with you on Saturday. xo

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