Friday, December 07, 2007

The Appleton's Get Pretty Clothes From Secret Pals

Well, this has been a hard hard hard week with this whole adoption thinggie and then today we get a box from our Secret Pals........I put it in the nursery for a few hours and then I broke down and opened it. WOW, our secret pals REALLY went wild with the theme for November (Dress Me Up). They sent TWO dresses that are so cute and frilly AND a cute little outfit with kitty cats on it! I love the pants that come with that! And the dresses are just soooooooooooooooooooooo cute! They got different sizes in each outfit so our baby will be able to go from one size to another. They also sent hairbows and baby tights! HOW CUTE! I couldn't help but picture little chubby legs in those tights! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Secret Pal........I don't know how you managed to time it just when we needed a pick-me-up but God bless you for all the thought and love you put into each package you send! You will never know how much your friendship and thoughtfulness have meant to us!

The Lindbergs' Secret Pals must be out of their minds!!!

Our wonderful, crazy Secret Pals has sent us an incredibly big box for November full of fantastic stuff!

For our child there was an adorable home made outfit, a Pooh teddy bear (I love that it's the original Pooh and not the Disney version!), Chinese fortune telling sticks and burpers (also home made?). I must admit I don't know what burpers are for. I guess it has something to do with burping, but perhaps SP could enlighten me on this point?

For me there was a beautiful red necklace and an equally beautiful Chinese purse, relaxing bath foam and chrysantemum tea. For Dan there was a nice woolen hat for chilly Swedish winter. For us both there were beginners chop sticks and some yummy chocolates. For the cats there were some Holistic Natural Feline Treats! They were very much appreciated!

The absolutely most insane thing was that SP sent Dan six bottles of pumpkin ale!! He didn't drink them all at the same time, but he tried it and liked it very much (and so did I). It was so thoughtful to send something special for Dan!

You are wonderful Secret Pals, but this is absolutely too much - you must stop sending so much!!!

Emma in Sweden

...who is now going to cook a Chinese dinner from the excellent cookbook SP sent us earlier!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Korber's Secret Pal

We want to thank our Secret Pal for the lovely gift she sent Jensen this month. We took a picture of Jensen modeling the outfit for you! He looks soooo cute in it. I'm a bit biased, of course!!!!

Smetaks Secret pal

I just wanted to say Thank you so much for all the items that you sent. Sorry for the delay, we were out of town from thanksgiving to now.

Thank you for the book ( One thousand words in Chinese) Makayla and us will have fun teaching her Chinese again. THe baby Einstein music handle and book with CD is to cute, we will be using then over and over again, I think these will be two items that we take to China with us. Plus the dress is to cute for words. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!! The Child proofing kit is something that we really needed . The little mermaid color wonder book is something that is cute and mess free, loved it.

You are to good to me, and I can't tell you enough that you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again and 100 more times
Dorrine SMetak
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