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What Are the Pink Slip Files?

One of our favorite movie scenes of all time is the “pool of noodles” scene from Patch Adams.

If you’re not familiar with this scene, you need to stop everything you’re doing, watch this clip, and then come back and finish reading this post.

Amazing, right? We think so, too.

When we first started dating in high school, we decided that the only thing better than swimming in a pool of noodles in old age would be swimming in a pool of memories. So, for our first Christmas together, Amy gave Jordan a card filled with small pink slips of paper. Each contained a memory from our relationship that started with the words “I’ll never forget when…” We realized pretty early on that, at some point, our memories would start to fade and details from our life would be less clear — but we wanted to remember. 
We didn’t want to forget the little things. We didn’t want to forget the big things, either. And, some day, far off in the future, when our memories are fading and we’re at the end of life, we’d like to fill a kiddie pool with these pink slips, lay down together in our pool of pink memories, and re-live our life together one more time. The thing is, though, we want to share them with you guys, too! And, as much as we love you, you’re not invited to our pink slip pool party at our retirement home.

So, each week, we’ve decided to pull one pink slip from our vase at home and share the story behind it with the world in a new series called…

From the Pink Slip Files…

Some of them will make you smile and laugh, others might make you gasp, or even cry, but we hope all of them will connect us more deeply with you — and connect you more deeply to the people you love.

If you want, you can even join us on the adventure. Go out, buy a stack of colored paper, and start filling a vase with your favorite memories.

After all, you can’t swim in a pool of them if you don’t start today…

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Want to catch up on The Pink Slip Files? You can read them all right here:

Intro: What Are the Pink Slip Files?
No. 1: Failing Pre-Marital Class & Otter DNA
No. 2: Sink or Swim
No. 3: Turning Off the Lights
No. 4: Leave a Message at the Tone
No. 5: Chocolates, Mystery Shows & Honeymooning
No. 6: Cutting Coupons & Wal-Mart Jeans
No. 7: Paper Chains of Memories
No. 8: Dancing on Bar Tops
No. 9: Man’s Best (Feline) Friend
No. 10: Confessions of a Waffle Fry
No. 11: What’s So Important About Shoelaces?
No. 12: Breaking Records… Like It’s 1924
No. 13: Why We’re Not as Classy as We Thought
No. 14: A Letter to My Only Starbucks Lover
No. 15: The Night We Killed Someone (Kind Of)
No. 16: Lord, It’s a Fire!
No. 17: 6 Words We Never Thought We’d Google
No. 18: How Jordan Convinced Amy… To Take Her Clothes Off. Every Time We Walk in the Door

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  1. Heidi Bartlett

    September 10th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Words can’t express how much I love this! And, my bf and I just watched Patch Adams a few weeks ago! Love that movie and I have to agree, that scene touches my heart. So sweet. We’ve only been dating for a year so I think this will be the perfect activity to do this weekend to get our memory files started. We already have so many! Thanks for sharing your stories and I hope to do the same once I have a stack. 🙂

  2. Heidi Bartlett

    September 10th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Words can’t express how much I love this! And, my bf and I just watched Patch Adams a few weeks ago! Love that movie and I have to agree, that scene touches my heart. So sweet. We’ve only been dating for a year so I think this will be the perfect activity to do this weekend to get our memory files started. We already have so many! Thanks for sharing your stories and I hope to do the same once I have a stack. 🙂

  3. Amy & Jordan

    September 10th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, Heidi! This just made our whole day! Seriously, our dream is for everyone to have their own “pool full of noodles” to cherish 🙂 So happy to know you are going to start a tradition of your own! Love it!

  4. Heidi Bartlett

    September 10th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    🙂

  5. Amy & Jordan Demos

    September 10th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, Heidi! This just made our whole day! Seriously, our dream is for everyone to have their own “pool full of noodles” to cherish 🙂 So happy to know you are going to start a tradition of your own! Love it!

  6. Heidi Bartlett

    September 10th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    🙂

  7. Jan

    September 13th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    So sweet, sentimental and creative! Love this! Can’t have too many memories or reminders of moments together! Uncle Rick gave me a book of letters he wrote to me over a three month period when we were dating and it is a treasure to me now, as these must be for you both. You 2 are awesome!

  8. Jan

    September 13th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    So sweet, sentimental and creative! Love this! Can’t have too many memories or reminders of moments together! Uncle Rick gave me a book of letters he wrote to me over a three month period when we were dating and it is a treasure to me now, as these must be for you both. You 2 are awesome!

  9. Amy & Jordan

    September 13th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    How special for you guys! You should go back and read them for a “date night” soon! Love you both tons!

  10. Jan

    September 13th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Great idea! Love you both 2!

  11. Amy & Jordan Demos

    September 13th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    How special for you guys! You should go back and read them for a “date night” soon! Love you both tons!

  12. Jan

    September 13th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Great idea! Love you both 2!

  13. Andrea Leslie

    September 18th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Andrea Leslie

    September 18th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Amy & Jordan

    September 18th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks, Andrea! It’s SO much fun to go back and read them when we need to smile 🙂

  16. Amy & Jordan Demos

    September 18th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks, Andrea! It’s SO much fun to go back and read them when we need to smile 🙂

  17. Lorin

    April 7th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Such a fantastic way to celebrate the little, big, everyday, super special moments in life together!

  18. Lorin

    April 7th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Such a fantastic way to celebrate the little, big, everyday, super special moments in life together!

  19. Amy & Jordan

    April 8th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Thanks, Lorin!!!

  20. Maria Bayer

    May 1st, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    OMG, Jordan. Best. Idea. Ever. I have a project this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing!

  21. Amy & Jordan

    May 1st, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Aw! Thanks, Maria! Yay! Welcome to the Pink Slip Files club 🙂

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