Tuesday, October 17, 2006
My friend Jill (who is the mastermind behind "good mail") has helped me appreciate the little things in my life by something as simple as recording my goodness that comes in my mailbox. It has spread over into much of my life this year. I notice the little things more, I am more appreciative of what have, not things but gifts, talents, people, smells, leaves etc. Something as simple as "documenting my life through photos" (another Jill thing) has helped me to see how great my life is.
If you and I were to go to the same small event on a farm and then come home to talk about it you might catch yourself saying, "did you we go to the same place?" I would come home with 50 photos of little things, make a big deal about a popsicle under a tree, and ant trail up the barn and pumpkins in a box. It is not that my life is anymore exciting than anyone else's I just treasure the little things,(and why I do this, is a post which is yet to come) which has happened from appreciating good mail. In return I have started to send good mail (which is also part of Jill's good mail system) I just wrote letters today to women who commented in my lesson on Sunday, something I would have maybe not done in the past.
So If you don't like seeing what comes in my mailbox then look away. If you feel like no one sends you any good mail you can do two things today. 1, send out 5 things of good mail and 2, send me an email with your address and I will send you a card. (seriously I will)
this I got from Amy W. Some incredible treasures! Vintage buttons, Scottie Dog (have I ever said how much I love scottie dogs and if I ever get a dog, that is what I am getting) paper and buttons, darling vintage shirt (which I hope to turn into a dress) Lilly Pulitzer fabric. Amy I love it all and happy to be the "Fabric Orphanage" for any homeless or unwanted fabric.
Amy is truly one of a kind. I will never forget going to Amy's house one day and she had painted three little animals on canvas. I said, "I didn't know you knew how to paint". I don't, I thought I would just try it. They were incredible and I admire anyone who will just try it! She also looks great in yellow, runs and has real blonde hair. They also have the best Christmas card every year without a doubt. (no pressure Amy)
This was a wonderful surprise from another Amy in my life. Amy H. I met her last summer at the annual blog party (no pressure Jill) as she was getting ready to have her first little boy. She sent these gift bags to my girls, with this ever so clever note. My girls have loved the Chinese yoyo's and bubbles. We gobbled the chocolate instantly. Thank you so much for your ever kind gesture and creativity.
Amy is a reader! And has such a passion for books. She has a wonderful blog that you might want to check out. and is the first to make the jump to typepad. You go techno girl.
My brother Spencer and his wife Kari sent us all these photos from the reunion and their trip in large 8x10's. He is a great photographer and it was fun to get these great photos. Spencer is my third brother. I will never forget one time when I came home as an adult and he was still at home and we went to church. We were walking up to the door and a older lady fell. Spencer, the teenager, ran up to pick her up and help her. He has always been the one who wants to help and will jump in and do so. His wife is even nicer than him and she is a wonderful mother.
I got this invite to a bridal shower and seriously started crying. It is to a shower that there would be no way I could attend but the fact they thought about inviting me made me feel so good. It is for Jeff's cousin in California. They are doing a recipe book for the bride and having people email recipes ahead of time to make a book. I love that idea. Sometimes when you live so far way from family the littlest things make you feel so good.
Grammy sent these darling socks for Halloween. I love these beaded socks and Annie kate used to wear these up until the first grade. I have tried 3 times to learn how to make them and just can not get it! But grammy we love these socks so much!
Grammy can make almost anything, did you see the cute knitted dress she made Caroline.
I got this darling birth announcement for Elle Brooke. My little niece. The card was so cute with about 8 different parts to the card. The photo was awesome taken by my brother Spencer and what a darling monogrammed blanket in the photo... hmmm. I love my sister-in-law and she is so good to my brother. He gots it good!
I got my quilt squares for my Christmas block exchange from the Nashville girls. They all are awesome, I hope I get it someday put together and quilted. Thanks girls for including me!
I just got this very unexpected (well, kind of she asked for my address) package from the owner of Poshribbons.com This darling keyfob and headband. I love the headband and what a brilliant idea! The polkadot one is called the Kristi, hmmm.. Thank you so much for your generosity. She is soon to be the mother of three girls and her husband is currently serving our country. take a peek into her store.
I am one lucky girl!
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