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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Good Mail
We came home to fun mail. I got my magic cabin dolls, Lands End, and Land of Nod catalog, which are always a treat.
I got the invitation to our Visiting Teaching conference this month. They are darling invitations. The theme is about learning to walk in someone elses shoes, thus the cute slippers.

I got these "secret" discs from Holly L. who is the sister of one of my college roommates. She great up in the area and so it has been fun to reaquaint with her when she comes home to visit. Holly is an amazing giver. The last time she was visiting we were having dinner and her cell phone rang, she said "I will be in the other room, one of my Young Women are on the phone" now that is someone who gives to their calling taking phone calls from her young woman on vacation and the fact that her girls know her well enough to be calling her. i love people who serve like that in their callings.I got these beads from China, Jeff was laughing so hard when he saw these. You have someone sending you stuff from CHINA! I won these off ebay for $.99 and just had to pay for shipping. I am having Dana from Charmed designs make this incredible bracelet and thought these would be great to add in. I forgot to take the photos of the beads. more to come. I don't know anything about the guy from China who sent them to me other than he is prompt, so i can't do much good mail bragging about him.

Tasha was soooooooo nice to send me these DoodleBug cards for Halloween. I love Halloween and love the darling Halloween shoe design. Thanks Tasha, Tasha is a great listener. I remember one time in med school I was crying on her green couch, just crying and crying. Even where there were breaks in my weeping she just let me weep and never felt like she needed to start talking. It was a great experience for me and I appreciated her advice and have never forgotten it. Good thing that happened years ago, because now it costs lots of money when your cry on the couch next to Tasha...


I don't usually post about Annie Kate's good mail but this was so incredible. She came home to a package from all the kids on her street. They had a get together to make her a package. They took photos of them making cards and playing. Then they took this photo of them each holding a sign saying, "We miss you Annie Kate !!" I was a crying mess. Annie Kate said, "I thought they forgot about me" which of course made me cry harder. Each card is so sweet and has lots of treasures on them. She is so excited to hang them up by her bed. We miss you Glastonbury gang. They were the best neighbors a gal could have. The all brought me dinner before Sally Jane was even born. They made this rotating system and had meals brought in the week before she was born, because I was NOT a happy camper. The helped raise my daughters and I am fortunate that they had incredible, strong Christian values. I love you guys and miss you so much and so do my kids... Jeff may even have water in his eyes too... He misses the 4 square with the dads.

13 comments:

Jenny said...

What sweet mail. I remember before we left New Orleans (we had a play group) Jolene and Liz got together and made Jared and Sophie the cutiest going away bags. We still have them to this day. Something I will never forget!

Jordan said...

That is so sweet. Where in Nashville did you live? Sounds like a one of a kind neighborhood--fabulous mail!

Tasha said...

Nah, Kristi, you know I never charge friends...

I saw those cards and thought instantly of you! Wasn't it a bummer to not get any mail on Columbus day? I think the post office should make an exception for us!

Love your guts!

Mindy said...

The stack of cataloges on my kitchen counter when I walked in from being gone a week was an exciting sight. I have rationed them for the past two nights, going through a few each night. I love looking at the new fall/winter decorations, clothes, etc. I think you were the one that gave me the catalog bug. I remember sitting on your couch with the phone as we called all the 1-800 numbers to get me on all the same mailing lists. Now YOU could also charge for your couch time!

Liz said...

What absolutely great mail you got! I just LOVE that AK's old neighbor friends did that for her!! What a great thing to do, it must have just made her week!

Jill said...

Wow, what a load of great mail! Everyone is so thoughtful, it just hurts my heart (in a good way). I especially love it that your Nashville friends sent that fun package for Annie Kate, how sweet is that?! You are a well loved family for sure.

Kristine said...

I love that your friends let you know they were thinking of you.
It is always good for my heart to know that people care.

It sounds like you had a marvelous vacation!

Anonymous said...

now those are some serious nice friends for AK!!

i LOVE the r/s message!!! i'd be happy to let someone walk in my shoes right now- but just make sure they are cute shoes!

Dana said...

Ohhhh! Can't wait ti see what kind of beads you are sending my way.

The old saying holds true...what goes around, comes around ")

Cristin said...

Perfect example -- What you give to the world comes back to you!!

Such sweet things for your daughter too...

katie said...

How awesome of your neighbors. I guess you left a great impact on them, like they did you. Something you and Annie Kate can always remember.

Claudissima said...

you are a blessed friend and it shows when your friends come to you too! It looks like you are surrounded by great people and good friends! How exciting to get mail and those invitations look adorable!

michelle said...

Annie Kate's good mail made me cry. So glad she knows that her friends didn't forget about her!