Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas in October!

I have met so many kind people through blogging.  It is such a great group of people supporting one another and encouraging one another.  One of the sweetest girls I have met (virtually) is Lily.  She is such a sweet and caring person.  We began emailing each other just a little bit ago and already I feel a beautiful friendship with her.  She had featured an advent candle one time on her blog and I mentioned how cool it was.  She asked me if I wanted her to send me one.  I thought about it with delight and decided there were some things I would like to send to her.  So we corresponded our addresses and yesterday I received my Christmas in October!

I couldn't wait to open it!

Getting something from over seas is so exciting.  You see, she is from The UK!  I just had to cut out that sticker... it was far too pretty to throw away.  I opened the package and found this inside...

Isn't it a beautiful box?  I told myself I couldn't go any further.  I had to wait for the kids to get home from school.  They would be just as excited as I was.  But I couldn't help myself... I propped open the top of the box and found this...

Okay, that is it.  I wont open any more... but there is a card.  There is no harm in opening a card right?!  I just had to open the card!

Isn't is sooo pretty?!  Okay, now I am satisfied.  I wont open a single thing until the girls get home.  I PROMISE!

Okay, maybe I will just prop open the box. 

And the drawers, but that's it!  NO more until the girls get home!

They are home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  One by one we slowly opened each and every gift inside.

We all took turns until we unwrapped everything.  It was so fun!  Just knowing that someone across the world methodically selected each and every one of these gifts and then gingerly wrapped them, all makes me ecstatic.  A sweet friend indeed!

Thank you so much Lily!  I will always cherish this kind exchange. 

Lily has a great blog.  Please feel free to check it out HERE.


Tanya said...

What a lovely surprise!

I have to tell you, my sons and I open your blog every day and have a little Christmas music dance party in our family room! It's become a really fun part of our afternoon.

Celestial Charms said...

How very wonderful. Lily is truly a sweetheart! A kind soul. Such lovely gifts, and nice to receive a package from overseas.

Lily said...

oh my goodness Mandie, I'm speechless for all of those king words. You beat me to it though, I was going to do the same thing for my next post too with pictures of the beautiful things you sent to me. You are a wonderful friend my dear.



Ann Nichols said...

Oh wow! What an absolutely lovely surprise. You know the song, "Brown Paper packages tied up with strings..." And this one was especially a box full of kindness and love sent your way! Merry Christmas!

Jorgelina said...

What a lovely surprise!
very wonderful.

Lila Rosana said...

Hello Mandie, congratulations for your friendship with Lily and this spectacular Christmas gift.

dj56v said...

That is so cool!! I can see why you were so excited. I would be too. It is so nice to know there are such kind people out there.