Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A wee bit of love from New Zealand

Look what I found in my mailbox! Can you see the postmark in the corner? It came all the way from New Zealand! Karen, from Karen's Rambling sent this lovely surprise, to give us a little taste of her country. I am supposed to share it with my sisters, but I'm still thinking about that!
When I opened it, a small shower of feathers and glittery hearts fell out. Then I found this:
Karen sent 3 types of chocolate and 3 New Zealand rulers. She also sent a little cook book with recipes from Guernsey, which is where she was born. It was fun looking at recipes that are different than what we are used to.


Last, but certainly not least, I found this. It is the source of the feathers and glitter. It's a lovely picture made by Karen's 4 year old daughter. I think she did a great job and I have it hanging on my refrigerator. Thank you, Emma - I don't have any little girls to make pictures for me anymore, so I am really enjoying this one!
I did tell Terri and Cheri that this had arrived and I'll share it with them. I'll even let them have a chance to enjoy Emma's artwork for a while.
Thanks Karen, for thinking of us. It was a really fun thing to find in the mail!


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24 comments:

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh what fun! Packages are always nice to get!

Karen said...

You are very welcome Mari. I hope you all enjoy the chocolate :-)

Bonnie said...

Karen is such a fun fun fun and very thoughtful lady, isn't she !? I'm so excited for you and your sisters and your package !!

Shelly said...

That is so neat Mari. I would be hesitant to share chocolate too. Just kidding. That was really thoughtful of Karen and Emma.

Mary said...

Mari,

What a beautiful gesture on Karen's part. I'm sure you will enjoy the chocolate. The recipes would be fun to try.

Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my post tonight. I always enjoy visiting with you and am sorry that it's been a while. The end of the month is always a busy time for me. Writing deadlines and such.

Blessings,
Mary

The Birds Nest said...

How fun is that?? Who doesn't love a package?? You'll have to post a recipe from the cookbook that she sent.

Cherdecor said...

What a great surprise! Love those chocolates!

Jennifer said...

That was very kind of her! How fun to not only get mail but to get it from a different country. Very fun!
Smiles!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Yummy! What a neat surprise!

Cheri said...

How fun- I can't wait to taste a little chocolate!
I really love Emma's picture- she really did a great job!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

How sweet! Sure beats the last thing I got in the mail from a blogging friend, hehe.

Pat said...

How fun! The kindness of fellow bloggers is always amazing to me...but so wonderful. What a special gift!
I love the artwork - it's something refrigerator worth for sure!

KrisinTN said...

I love to get packages!! I buy and sell things on ebay so I receive packages often. I get so excited when I get home from work & see a package in my carport. I'm just like a little kid. My husband gets tickled at me because he'll say "Don't you know what's in the package?" and I say "Of course I do, but it's so much fun to open the box!"

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Terri said...

I can't wait to get over there to see it all - and there had better be some chocolate for me!!!
Thanks Karen!!

Dena said...

What a beautiful picture! that's a treasure - you better share your loot with the sistas - i have a feeling they will tell on you if you don't!

Sandra said...

How sweet :)

If you didn't want to share with Cheri and Terri you may have thought about not mentioning it here on teh blog LOL

Hugs,
SAndra

Lynn said...

Yea!!! What a happy day! Not just a package, but CHOCOLATE inside!!! Too bad I didn't meet your blogging friend before I went on vacation. Perhaps we could have met....and she might have given ME some chocolate. :) Enjoy!

Nancy said...

Awwww, That was so nice of her & what a cute picture from Emma.. Just like having a birthday, gifts and all....

He Knows My Name said...

yum! lucky girl treats all the way from new zeeland! ~janel

p.s. you taught me something i didn't know about the email button. thanks.

justabeachkat said...

Don't you just love Karen? What a sweetie pie! Chocolate...YUM!

Hugs!
Kat

Melissa said...

How cool is that?!?! I love getting mail...and it's even better when there's chocolate involved! :)

A Stone Gatherer said...

Have you told the girls yet?!!! You guys have fun eating all that chocolate!!! What a sweet friend you have there!

Ally said...

Hey that looks like a pretty amazing package... my cousin is just the very best... and when you try the recepies you can also think of me, because that´s where I come from too!!!! It´s always so nice to get packages and especially when you are not expecting them!