Sorry I'm so late getting everything up and going today. Actually this is only the second time I've been on the computer in like 2 weeks. Hopefully things will calm down and I will be back to my normal bloggy self in a few days.
I wanted to start off by saying a big "THANK YOU" to all the participants of the 12 days of Christmas swap! It really went smoothly, with only one or two bumps in the road. Everyone (to the best of my knowledge) received a package, and I heard many good things about the new friendships that had been formed. That makes me so happy! I hope ya'll will join in again next year!
How did YOU fare with your 12 days of Christmas swap package???
I'll start things off by sharing with you what I received, and then there will be a link at the bottom.
First, my partner was Lisa from THE THOMAS TRIBE, and LITTLE ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES.
Did ya'll know that she had a BABY during the 12 days??? Fun, right?! I can't wait to see pictures of her little "Bear"!
The cutest little homemade manger I've ever seen!
Lip balm. But not just ANY lip balm. DR. PEPPER lip balm!!! That girl really did her homework...
Some super awesome, and wonderfully shiny scrapbook paper! I don't remember mentioning that I scrapbook, but she knew it somehow...
Some bamboo spoons! These will definitely come in handy when cooking Christmas dinner.
This is kind of like Vicks VapoRub, but Lisa says it's MUCH better. I think I'm going to try it out on myself, so I don't have to wait for my kids to get sick...
A card game! I've never played this game before, but I'm crazy about word games, so I can't wait to try it!
Nail polish, and lots of it! I have recently become addicted to pedicures, so I'm REALLY excited about these!
I water jug, and gummi bears. I had to search for the gummi bears, because my kids immediately declared them as their own.
ORANGE STICKS! I love these things! I may be cracking into them after the children are nestled all snug in their beds tonight...
More scrapbook stuff! This'll be great for all the Christmas pictures. I hope I can find time to use it...
Such a pretty Christmas-y necklace! I think I may have to fight Sissy for this one...
An awesome book, that give all sorts of tips and ideas of organization, and family togetherness. It's like she knew exactly what I needed!
Thanks so much, Lisa, for all the awesome and incredibly thoughtful gifts! I think we were a pretty good match. And CONGRATS on the new baby! I'll be anxiously awaiting pictures...
So, did you all do as well as I did??? Write up your posts, and link them up so we can all make the rounds and become sufficiently envious of you.
Just a reminder. I still have a few spots left for my SUPER SECRET SWAP, so if you haven't signed up for that yet, DO IT!
If you're looking for my 3rd installment (or 2nd, for that matter) of my extravaganza update, I should have it up later today. If you're looking for Symfully Sweet, I'm obviously running behind. I'll get it up as soon as I possibly can. Thank you all for your patience with me!