You know what's cooler than getting a package filled with awesomeness in the mail? Not much, let me tell ya! The one thing that could possbily top the list, is having a swap partner that you just love to pieces, and have bonded with enough to acquire their phone number! That's right, Evelyn! You're now in my phone...prepare to be randomly butt dialed! If you don't know who she is, you're missing out! Her sense of humor is so much like mine, and she currently resides in Nevada, a state I used to call my home!
So, yeah, my awesome RED, WHITE, and BLUE swap package arrived in the mail, and I was so excited! But... I figured I should wait until Roon got home to help take pictures and/or help corral the kids.
So, reluctantly I set it on the coffee table, to wait until Roon got home.
But it was STARING at me!
Alright, so I guess there'd be no harm in finding the card, right? I mean, that just makes good sense! That way it will be right there to be the first thing I open. It would be irresponsible NOT to, right?
There! I feel better now! Now I can wait to open the rest.
But wait! What's this?! A list of the goodies inside?! Wait! She got me THAT?!
Okay. Maybe just a quick peek...
(Evelyn apologized up and down about her "presentation", but I didn't mind at all! I always liked sneaking out to where the stockings were, and peeking inside. Much easier to do than with wrapped presents!)
Maybe I can bribe the baby into moving things around for me...
Boo...What's under the peanuts? Just lift up the gum...just a little bit!
I AM SO WEAK!!!
So here's a rundown of what I got...
Red nail polish
Blue and red(dish) water balloons (the kids will LOVE these!
Chocolate truffles (Hellllooooo Gorgeous!)
Corn-on-the-cob holders/dishes. (this is the first time I've ever owned something like this! I think I'm in love!)
Buttons. (She explained that she uses these for crafts, but also likes to just play with them for relaxation. Oddly...I know exactly what she's talking about, and I agree!)
Gummy Bears (which are not ENTIRELY red, but mostly. They are teeney tiny ones, and are delicious! Roon wasted no time diving into those! They are his favorite!)
Strawberries and Cream cereal. (I may have to get up early enough in the morning just to try this out!)
Sno cone cups and syrup. I can feel my kids getting sticky just looking at it! Guess that's what sprinklers are for...
Giftcard/peanuts/stickers. There was a story behind this one...
Willow Tree figurine.
Isn't she beautiful?! I just love her! Believe it or not, this is now the one and only Willow Tree figurine I own. I've always wanted one, but they're not really the kind of gift you buy yourself. Now Roon knows I like them, so I might acquire quite the collection...I hope!
I'm thinkin' that the 4th of July would be the ideal time to break this in!
Great minds think alike! I sent her these two things too!
The peanuts may not be blue, but she told me a Fourth of July story from when she and Joe were dating. They were in love (think red). The gift card is for GLASS bottles of cream soda. This completes the memory. Plus, it's blue, so it works! Luckily, Roon likes peanuts more than Joe does!
Who knew SPAM came in singles?! I seriously laughed so hard at this, I must admit, I peed a little.
Thanks so much Evelyn for being a totally awesome swap partner! Here's to many more years of friendship to come!
Also, many many thanks to Mamarazzi for hosting such a fun swap! I think we need to invent a new word for how awesome you are!
Pssst! You can also find me over HERE today. No. I may have a poor sense of direction, but I wasn't lost! Shortmama invited me...