Saturday, May 27, 2006

Thank you and well done!

Thank you so much secret pal for this month's gift. It was not an easy one for you I imagine as we had no nursery theme for you to be going on, so I think you did incredibly well! The blankets go really well with the colour of our new baby's room and I think the CD's were an inspired choice! Asher and Abi love the tiny books too. As for the photo frame that's so much fun! Thank you very much! I'll post a picture as soon as the battery is charged in our camera.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Thank you!

Today I received a sweet picture frame from my secret pal for the May gift exchange. It is light pink with little pink footprints going across it. The words "The first time ever I saw your face..." is printed along the bottom. Of course, the "sonogram" photo will be replaced with the referral photo as soon as that comes! I knew what she was thinking before I even received my secret pal's note of explanation.

Thank you, Secret Pal!

Valerie P.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Miles' Secret Pal

Thank you so much to my secret pal! Everything was great!!!! I was so excited to receive your package today, it really made my day!!!! I am posting a picture so everyone knows what I received, a stuffed ladybug, winnie the pooh washcloths, winnie the pooh soft plush blanket, winnie the pooh plush throw and ten little lady bugs book! Everything is so wonderful, again thank you so much for your generosity!!!

Picture of Allison's Pillow

I finally got my digital camera fixed! Look at this cute pillow from my secret pal!

Sorry to my secret pal.

We just got back from a 2 week vacation and at the bottom of the pile of bills I found a HUGE package. Thank you for everything!!!! I will post a picture later. Thanks again you are the best!

Lenora Totten

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

My Wonderful Secret Pal!

Today I received a package from my March DTC Secret Pal. A bit of backgroud...our room has a Camelot theme. Friendly medieval if you will!

My AWESOME Secret Pal sent me some wonderful gifts! Even one for my Furry Baby!!! I am so lucky and grateful. They are perfect! I had JUST been looking in the stores for letters to make the name Daphne for when we move into the new house. I always wanted stuff with my name on it when I was growing up and I now love looking for things with "Daphne" on them!

The letters are perfect! I could not have found anything better! It is all so wonderful and the card is beautiful! It made me cry. Everything is adorable and fits perfectly with our theme! And Daisy LOVES her frogman toy!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you my wonderful Secret Pal!

Kramer is Speechless!

My pictures don't do justice to this beautiful blanket I got from my secret pal! I love it!!! Check out the cute card I got.

When I got home Tuesday night I was so excited to see a package on my counter. It had been a exhausting day but the gift sure perked me up. The picture above was how it was wrapped when I opened the package. The 2 photos above that are of the beautiful blanket. I just wish my pictures would have come out better. Mike was as excited about it as I was and we can't wait to wrap our little princess up in it (it really is to pretty to use!). Secret Pal, I hope you can tell how much I love it and please know that it was the perfect gift. Thanks for putting such thought into my gift for Emma and for all the kind things you have posted and sent this month. I can't wait to thank you personally!!!

Korber Secret Pal

I just want to thank my Secret Pal so much for such a wonderful gift!! If you were here right now I would give you a massive hug!! My awesome pal sent me a beautiful photo album which is too cute for words!I can't wait to have it all filled up with pictures of my beautifl little boy Jensen. She also sent an adoreable crib sheet with all sorts of sporty items on it. It's so perfect for our nursery theme! And the sweetest thing of all was ( drum roll please.....) A BABY SPORTS SNOOPY CLOCK! I squeeled like a 5 year old on Christmas morning when I saw that in my package. It's the EXACT pattern that I have for my son's nursery!! Thank you so much for the bottom of my heart!!!!! (((HUGS)))

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Lindbergs' Secret Pal: A kindred spirit!

Today we received our gift for May! Thank you very much, Secret Pal! The gift is so personal and thoughtful. Both my husband and I are truly amazed! The gift consists of
1) a beautiful handmade tile with the name Margit (the name we have chosen for our daughter) and a picture of a little Chinese girl and two cats
2) a miniature photo album, also with the name Margit and a picture of a little girl and the words for "Pictures of me" in Swedish (!!),
3) a wonderful flower painting with "Margit" in both Chinese and Western letters,
4) a super cute toy cat made of 100 % organic cotton
5) two peanut butter cups (something I have never tried before!)
6) three toy mice for the cats Selma and Signe (very popular - one was played with immediately and disappeared under the sofa before I had the chance to take the picture...)
7) shrimp and tuna flavored cat candy (also very popular, as you can see in the pictures...)
8) a beautiful card with the Chinese sign for "joy" (Which is what we feel now!)

We are so touched that you have put in such an effort! Sending you a virtual hug!

Emma & Dan in Sweden

Monday, May 22, 2006

Thank you, Secret Pal!

I posted the following on the March DTC board on 5.11.06, but wanted to share it here, too!

After a very hectic day and many other previous ones as of late, I came home to find my very first Mother's Day gift ever! I have never been an expectant mother and it was such a thrill to have a gift just for me because I am going to be a mom--something I have dreamed about since I was at least ten-years-old! The gift was adorable: A soft cuddly teddy bear, a beautiful silver frame, a box of chocolate covered cherries, biscotti (my all time favorite with coffee), and a box of powdered sugar cookies all tucked into a clear wrap with blue ribbon--beautifully delicious!!Thank you, Secret Pal! You don't know the weight of your generosity and thoughtfulness--it means the world to me to be thought of as a mom. Please know how much I appreciate your kindness--you touched my heart today. May you enjoy many blessings this Mother's Day weekend.
All my best,
LID 4/4

Thank You Secret Pal from the Spencers

I have been remiss in posting a Thank You to my secret pal. I am so sorry. I received a package the day before Mother's Day with the most adorable outfit - pink romper with lady bugs and an Anne Geddes ladybug baby. I put the ladybug baby in the crib! It looks so very cute. I also got a card for a Mom- to- be from her secret pal - thank you! It brought tears to my eyes. I hadn't really thought about being a Mom-to-be. I've always been the daughter, sister, aunt and daughter-in-law. Mothers Day is the day I do for them. It was overwhelming to realize I would be joining the ranks of Moms. Thank you for brightening my weekend. (I'll add in a picture when I get it "off" my camera.

Lisa Spencer

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Thank You So Much Secret Pal From The Guschel's

I wish I could post a picture of my gifts, but I have left my camera at church and must retrieve it, but I didn't want to wait a minute longer to thank my secret pal.
I received the package on Tuesday morning, just as I was about to leave again on another business trip. This time though, I refused to wait till Friday to open my gift and tore right into it. It was wrapped in such pretty white tissue paper with little red hearts that I almost didn't want to tear into it, well almost :-), what I found took my breath away!!!
Two of the most beautiful pillow covers I have ever seen. My secret pal let me know that they came all the way from Hong Kong! I wonder how she accomplished that??!!??
They are a cream color with gold, and butterflies in assorted colors like orange, pink and green. They will definitely blend in with the theme and color of our nursery.
Secret pal, I can't thank you enough for your generosity and thoughtfulness, and I know that each time I look at your gift I will be thinking of you as our daughter Renee grows.
Have a wonderful day!
Susan Guschel
dh John
Waiting for Renee
LID 3/22/06