Friday, March 28, 2008

Come rain or shine - the Lindbergs will be prepared!

Our fabulous Secret Pal has sent us February and March gifts in one huge box:

For February we got a cute and practical cooking kit with an apron, a chef's cap, an oven mitt and pot-holders. There were also a pink whisk and a pink rolling pin, a children's cook book and two hilarious picture books on sushi and dim sum, which happens to be two of our favourites! Let's hope our child will like these dishes, too! I can't wait to start cooking with my child!

For March there were all these adorable things: a Hello Kitty umbrella, a pink rain jacket on a hanger, sun glasses, bunny ears, a California shirt and an incredibly soft and cute doll. So we are now prepared for rain, shine and fancy-dress parties!

In the box there were also several classical children's books, that our Secret Pal has selected for us. There were also some jasmine tea for us and toys for the cats.

We love everything! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Emma in Sweden

with DH Dan

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thank You Kainz Family!

Today, on our 2 Year LID Anniversary, we got our last present from our northern secret pals! It was perfect timing and we are in love with the boots and hat! We could not have asked for better pals for our first time in the swap! Your gifts were all so full of love and thoughtfulness, thank you so much for giving us something to look forward to each month!! Please keep in touch, and thank you again for everything!
Dan & Suz Hanson

Monday, March 24, 2008

The McMillin's are very grateful!

We just got our March secret pal gift. Our secret pal is so terrific and creative. I love receiving her well-thought out gifts! This month was the raining theme. She included a note that said "everyone knows it never rains in California" so she added a beachy Hawaiian theme. There was a slicker raincoat (because it pours here too...) a tweety bird swimsuit and absolutely adorable flip-flop sandals, care bear socks, an identifier band bracelet to put on Leilani when we go out (thoughtful safety gift) a couple of cute rattles and a string of flower lights (complete with an adapter for use in the USA). Thanks again for making this wait much more fun, I actually look forward to this time every month thanks to you!

Catch up post------

Finally I am making this verrrry late post. I work in a hospital where the flu/pneumonia season has been the worst we have seen in about five years and then we were also moving our hospital to a brand new location. This is all behind us now after the last week so hopefully no more late posts. To catch up for 3 months (I know that is truly terrible of me)---
For December we received 2 Christmas plates, 1 cookies for Santa plate, snowman sippy cup, Teddy Bear with Santa hat, and a polar bear hat/mitten set.
For January-we received a Mickey Mouse stuffed toy and the movie Ratatouille. We love this movie so a big thanks for it.
For February--we received a ton of cooking items. This included plastic bowls,spatula set, wooden spoons, cookie cutters, mickey straws, pooh cutlery, and an adorable kids chef hat and apron set. We both love to cook so we especially can't wait to try out these items.
I hope you stay with the exchange because you do such a good job with the theme.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Tardy Thank You!

I know I thanked you on the yahoo group and I meant to post the picture right away, but somehow I got distracted. There really is no good excuse for how late this is, I'm sorry. Thank you for the beautiful dress and wonderful books surrounding the Year of the Rat theme. As a fellow "Rat" everything had extra meaning. I'm sorry to hear that you are dropping out of the secret pal swap. Please know that everything you sent is very much appreciated.

Jenni Blat