It's only Monday and this week is already feeling like Christmas. I'm in the midst of collecting items for soldier care packages to send to Afghanistan and homemade valentines for children in hospitals for the Hearts for Kids project. The packages are pouring in from my wonderful coworkers (95 of them to be exact) and what should come nestled in the packages but my highly anticipated blog swap prize from Nikki!
A group of fellow bloggers got together to have a blog swap and this was my first. I couldn't have been more excited...and I had two equally exuberant helpers as I opened the box. A sea of red tissue came spilling out with wonderful gifts inside.
The first was for my boys - a Valentine Book and a stuffed Monkey for each! They were ever so excited about this! You'll be pleased to know the book has already been read prior to naptime this afternoon and they are cuddled up with their monkeys fast asleep.
Next was a beautiful necklace bearing the names of both my boys and my husband. I am extremely sentimental and this gift touched my heart. I will wear this often Nikki - thank you!
I then opened a super chic desk calendar that I desperately needed. She has been reading my blog, as the next two had the musing foodie written ALL OVER them. A heartshaped bowl full of kisses. Sigh. Oh how I love chocolate. Then, a mix to bake red velvet whoopie pies - inspired from my pumpkin whoopie pie blogpost.Nikki, you nailed it! Thank you for the thought, creativity and effort you put into the perfect gift for a 'new' friend. I am indeed blessed.
Fellow blogswap friends, thank you for welcoming me into the group(riding on HPS' coat tails). And Please God, let Rose like my gift?