Saturday, March 17, 2007

Appleton's Receive Feb/Mar Goody Box!!

Doug and I could not believe when the mailman brought this huge box to our door and then we saw that it was from Mr. and Mrs. Secret Pal..........what in the world did they get us??????? We went downstairs to the den to open it and the cats followed us...even they were excited! We kept pulling out one thing after was unbelievable! They had sent two months worth of goodies. The February theme was, "Cuddle Me Softly" and they had sent a big stuffed Carters brown bear, a four pack of onesies with little bears, a hooded towel/washcloth set,a soft purple blanket and a pair of footed pjs with bears on them. I had to unpack everything and look at how tiny and cuddly everything was! How SWEET! Then they sent stuff for the March theme which was "Ladybugs and Pandas". They sent this really cool blankie that has the head of a panda and the feet at the other end but it is a SOFFFFTTTTT blankie! How sweet! They also sent a Fisher Price panda soft book/toy and a ladybug crinkle toy with rings, a popup book about a ladybug that is so adorable, a ladybug flying disk, and a message board that has ladybugs on it. They also sent a beautiful silver bracelet with panda charms on that Susan quickly put on HER arm! Not sure if they meant that to be Rebekah's but right now, it's Susan's! hahahahahahaha They are so good, they even sent a pack of balls for the cats to play with and of course they are all over the floor now! We really feel like the cats get just as excited when it's Secret Pal time as we do! They ALL follow us downstairs and sit right at the box watching us unpack everything! They KNEW which one was their's too! MEOW (thanks) from the girls!
Our secret pals ALWAYS ALWAYS make our day! This has been a particularly hard time for us since hearing that we probably won't be getting baby Rebekah until March of next year. We have really struggled with this news and Susan has shed a million tears of frustration in the last couple of weeks. This goody box from our Secret Pals really touched our hearts and it's so touching to know that there are people out there who are working towards this same goal along with us. These people have become our dear friends and one day there will be a happy meeting of us all going on in China! God bless our Secret Pals for their love and support. THANK YOU!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Thanks from the BeDell's

Well, I finally broke out my camera and photographed all the wonderful stuff I got last month and this month! (Which is really sad because I'm a professional photographer.) Anyway, Thank you so much to my new secret pal. We love you and are loving your presents! We loved the Chinese New Year gifts. They were all so awesome. We will have a lot of fun with all these cool decorations each year! My 8 yo son wants to hang one of the lanterns in his bedroom right now year round. :) And he was very interested in the lucky money that goes into the red envelopes! OOO - Are we gonna do that tradition, mom? That sounds like fun! And I really had my eye on that Moonbeams, Dumplings and Dragon Boats book for a long time! It's a great book! I love all the little bracelets, they are so cute!

You sure nailed the "cuddle you close to my heart" theme too! I love the little cow snuggly that says "hug me" on him. He will be getting lots of hugs and cuddling and then even more once my daughter comes home! And that little blankie is so pretty and soft and cuddly!!!! Love it!

Thanks again,


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Thank You to Catherine's SP!!

Thank you for the great gifts you sent for Hannah! The penguin pj's and robe are adorable. I love the cute little penguin and the fun, bright colours!

The Dora DVD will also be a wonderful addition to her collection of DVD's. It's her very first Dora DVD and I'm sure she'll enjoy it over...and over....and over again! :o) I haven't seen it yet but I think it's the one where she's in China part of the time. Neat!

The Disney Princess book is also a wonderful addition to her quickly growing library. I love to read and look forward to the times we will spend reading together.

Thanks again SP...You're the BEST!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Thank You to the Blat's Secret Pal

Thank you for the wonderful snuggling gifts. Murphy loves his ring and bones. He kept a paw on his ring all night. The chocolates are nummy! The pj's are very cute as is the bear and soft blanket. The board book is great, one of my husband's favorite stories. The pen and paper are great for keeping lists of things we need to do. Thanks again!