Friday, April 20, 2007

The Appletons Are Floored By Secret Pal Goodies!

I don't have a clue who our Secret Pals are with the March DTC 2006 Yahoo Group but they are absolutely amazing with their gifts. This month the theme was Picture Frames and Photos. When we got our box and started going through it (I had to wait 2 hours for Doug to get home!!!) I was just amazed at what they had picked out for us! Here's what our box included this month:
1. A little cloth book called, We Love You, Baby by Lamaze that has spots for us to insert pictures of mommie, daddy, grandparents, etc.
2. The book, "My Family Is Forever" which I have never seen before. It is by Scholastic and is about a Chinese girl being adopted and how she fits in with her family even though she doesn't look like them! GREAT book!
3. TWO picture frames: one says "Family" all the way around it and the other says, "Friends" at the top (and yes, Mr. and Mrs. Secret Pal we do plan on putting a picture in there of you with your baby girl!)
4. A scrapbook that has a HUGE ladybug on the front! This is JUST what we have been looking for to put Rebekah's Lifebook in! We have one that Doug gave me Christmas that I am putting the 100 Wishes in but I just haven't been able to find one that I liked for the Lifebook! WOW!
5. A bag FULL FULL FULL of adoption/China related papers, stickers, poems, cutouts, borders use in the Lifebook! It came from a company called Archiver's: The Photo Memory Shop. It is a TON of stuff and I had to look at EVERY little thing. Of course those of you who know me, KNOW that I cried!!!!! It just made it seem a little more REAL that one day we WILL be traveling to China and we WILL have a baby girl from there to love, and raise! Gosh, I am emotional now as I type this!
Mr. and Mrs. Secret Pal, you are just AWESOME! I know I say that every month, but you REALLY outdid yourselves this month! I am blown away and just an emotional sap right now! Thank you for thinking of us and going all out once again to support, encourage, and love us as we go through the months of waiting! I can't WAIT to get started on her Lifebook NOW! I know I can't do a lot of it, but I can do the pages about our decision to adopt, our love for this child that we don't know physically but know so much in our hearts, and our preparations for our referral one day!