Saturday, January 26, 2008

The McMillin's are blessed!

Thanks to our wonderful secret pals for the January gift. I opened the card first, a breathtakingly beautiful Chinese New Year card with gold embossed letters and then a heartfelt note on vellum that was encouraging in this long wait. My sweet secret pal included in the note the characteristics of those born in the year of the rat. I thought our little one would be a pig like her mommy, but she will most likely be a rat, like her grandmother. There were also a number of cute rat items and a beautiful pink pearl angel necklace and bracelet for Leilani. The jewelry helps support an orphanage, so it makes the gift even more meaningful. We truly appreciate the thought and effort that went into this month's gifts, words can not adequate express our thanks! Mike and Jan

Friday, January 25, 2008

Our Pals Rock!!!

How creative are our pals? This month they focused on Longevity, represented in China by the color orange. (Also one of my favorites!!!) Everything was wrapped so cute and bright, how could you not have a good day with this in the mail!!! We are actually having grey days out here in the southwest, so this totally made my day sunny!!! You should also note that my super crafty secret pal made the tie-dye shirt! Seriously, I want to be as crafty as her!!! I also adore the Beijing Olympics shirt - that would be the one I would have picked out! Thank you so much secret pals, you are the best!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Roberts' say THANK YOU to their Secret Pal


Lady bug bowl, cup and silverware, "The Grouchy Ladybug" book, stuffed ladybug and a glass ladybug. Knit stuffed mouse and "Celebrating Chinese New Year" book.

Dave and Di's Secret Pals start 2008 off great!

We received a present from our secret pals over the weekend. Our pals expanded on this month's theme (adding pandas and ladybugs, much nicer than rats!) and sent us the nicest gifts
for Sophie, and a toy for Chad too!
Yes, that's a "My Little Pony" in there. :) A ladybug pony too.
I love the ladybug stuff.
I have to say that I cannot wait to see Sophie shuffling around in her little lion slippers.We love everything dear pals. Thanks so much!
You help us pass the (endless?) months, and we really appreciate the thought you put into the gifts. I hope you will continue swapping!