Thursday, December 17, 2009

for me...?!

Sometimes this whole internet thing still just blows me away! I am just a small-town girl (hometown population 500!) and to *meet* folks from all over the world thru this computer, is just amazing to me! I have met some of the nicest people thru blogs and groups online!

Which leads me to Laurie! :o) I *met* Laurie of Indulge Your Shelf when I had her as my partner for a pincushion swap this summer, and we have many similar interests, so have kept in touch via blog posts and emails ever since... Jim even ordered Christmas ornaments from Laurie's Etsy shop, back in August, for my birthday! Well, yesterday, when the mail lady knocked on our door, I was greeted with a HUGE box -- from Laurie! What could this be?!?! Laurie and I often *drool* over the same vintage things and awhile back, we had been chatting about these Christmas wreaths on a blog, made from vintage Christmas ornaments! So apparently, Laurie decided to try her hand at making one, and SHE SENT IT TO ME!!! It is absolutely gorgeous! Am I lucky or what?!?! Be sure to click on the photo, to see it better! It even has the cutest little Santa tucked in there! (I do still believe in Santa!) Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Laurie! This was so sweet of you! (I will surprise you when you least expect it...!)


And here is a photo of the kids the other night. They are in Chorus, and we went to their Winter Concert. (Whatever happened to Christmas programs with CHRISTMAS songs?!?!? Public schools, ggrrr!) They enjoyed dressing up and singing... Jimmy behaved fairly well, except for tumbling down the bottom two bleacher rows! OOPS! He is alright - was running around again two minutes later! :o)

Thanks so much for visiting! And do make sure to go visit Laurie and tell her hi too! :o)

13 comments:

Laurie said...

Oh your kids look so cute in their coordinating outfits! What a great idea to stop and take a photo. And, wow, the wreath looks so good in your photo! Enjoy!

Shirleymac said...

The wreath is gorgeous! What a nice surprise for you to receive in the mail. The kids look so nice all dressed up.

kwiltmakr said...

What a nice family. I feel like since we have been blogging together I have "watched" your kids grow up. Sort of like you say about the internet, strange isn't it? I love your wreath and what a nice friend you have there.

Molly said...

Great wreath, and what a nice surprise gift. Don't you just love getting them?? I sure do. Those kids have really grown, they are all so cute. Those girls are really growing, I don't know about you but I got sad when I realized my babies were growing up. Now they are more fun and we laugh so much we cry, so you have some fantastic times coming your way. And then there's Jimmy....he's just a doll, and you can't add anything to that. Take care my friend.

Riet said...

What a beautiful present Angela.Your kids are certainly growing , I can see that when I see a picture of little Jimmy.

Cornfield Quilter said...

I always love to watch the Christmas programs, they are always so cute! What a wonderful friend you have made and your children really growing. You are very blessed! Hugs to you!!

Hazel said...

The kids look great , what a nice looking family . I love the wreath its so cheerful .

Piece by Piece said...

I feel the same way you do about "Winter" concerts, I went to my youngest gd's school concert yesterday. Your trio and Jimmy are really growning, Wishing you are your family a Merry Christmas. Patricia

Annette said...

What a fun surprise. The wreath is beautiful. Your kids are so sweet.

Stephanie said...

Angela, love the kids and their clothes. They are adorable. Thanks for visiting my blog and being a new friend. Steph

bettyp said...

You have such cute children !!
Happy New year!!

happeningswithLana said...

First time at your blog. Kids are adorable!

Vesuviusmama said...

I believe in Santa, too, only he has many different faces and names. In this case, his name was Laurie! Very cool!