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Wednesday, August 14, 2013


This weekend, something amazing happened. 
Mere stopped by saying she had a "surprise" for us.
For the past few months, she'd been collecting packages for us through her mail box.
She had thee sweetest video from Sarah, Em, Ahn, Maddie, Nicole Stud, Megs, Michaela, Candice & Nicole, that Sarah put together... and a huge bag of packages from them along with Anna, Lauren, Megan, and Sophs,
of classic children's books !!

All of our favorites. We had so much fun opening them and said with each one, "Yes! I loved reading this as a little kid!!" {Except we'd never read this gem from the one and only Ahn -- we just died laughing} Now we'll get to read these precious stories to our own little boy.

{Peter Rabbit from my soul sista Sadie}

I grew up with Ahn and Mads, who are lifetime best friends {they'll never be able to get rid of me}, but I haven't gotten to meet the other women in person yet. I love them like I have, and after two years of reading their blogs and emailing,  feel like I have. {Can't wait for that day!} Out of their generosity and thoughtfulness they totally showered us and made us feel so loved and supported, despite all of the distance. 
We were both totally blown away. 
After getting to know these amazing girls, I shouldn't be surprised, but I couldn't help but cry happy tears from their kindness.

If you want to know why I love blogging, this is one of the biggest reasons. 
In a way, it's like modern day pen pals. It spans distance and creates friendships. 
I love this community that is uplifting, encouraging, inspiring, present and real.

I can't thank you girls enough. You blessed us more than I can express!

38 comments:

  1. Gosh, what a sweet surprise! I grew up with Peter Rabbit, so this put a smile on my face and made me look forward to having littles my own one day. Can't wait to share the stories from my own childhood with my children one day!

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  2. How wonderful! I read Sarah and a few of the others but I can't wait to get to know more of these kind women. :)

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  3. awww so sweet. Showered with love indeed!!
    love you and miss you!!!!
    lanneybear

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  4. that is the SWEETEST! and i am so not surprised ms. sarah had a hand in such amazingness. you deserve all the best, lady & growing tiny mister! isn't blogging the coolest when it comes to stuff like this? totally like modern day penpals, i've had that thought myself!! xoxoxo

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  5. What a sweet surprise! You will have so much fun reading to your little man from his little library! :)

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  6. This is so precious! Blogging really is such a fun thing to do, and the community is incredible. I just know you'll love reading all of these to your sweet boy :) xoxo

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  7. This is too sweet! What a great story to tell your little boy when he's a bit older!

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  8. How sweet! And yes, those are all fun books! I saw Ahn's book at the bookstore one time and died of laughing. I don't think I'd read it to a kid, but it's a good one to read on your own after a busy day of cleaning, cooking, changing diapers, etc. haha.

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    1. Haha, I will definitely cherish it then, I'm sure!

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  9. That is really really sweet. There's nothing like good friends, even if you haven't met them!

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  10. we are seastars!! i'm convinced! love you so much and glad you felt that love all the way from all the different corners of the world it was sent. xoxoxox

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    1. can't wait to hug you in person my seasta!

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  11. Awww. Lots of love, A and baby boy! So fun to send you a little love from over here! xo

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    1. You girls are amazing.

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  12. You are LOVED pretty lady!! SO glad I couple play a tiny part in showing you how loved you, cam and the baby are!! xxx

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  13. so sweet! classic children's books are the best!

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  14. That was the sweetest gift idea, Amanda! And love those children classic books. Hope you are doing well :) xo

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. Hope you are doing well, too!!

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  15. This is amazing--blogland and good friends are just SO good :)

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  16. clearly i am the sweetest since my book is the best one.

    side note. i do not, nor have ever owned this book. but if i did i would DEFINITELY read it to svea. swear words and all. because i'm 100% sure i have screamed that before on multiple occasions. i am SUCH a good mom.

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  17. What lovely gifts! You can never have too many books! Jack has a HUGE library already...And yes, we have THAT book too, you will definitely find yourself saying this some nights. :-)

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    1. Haaa. I'm sure we will!!

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  18. This is so sweet and thoughtful!!

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  19. :) i actually teared up at the video when sarah sent it to us! haha lots of love soon to be mama. we are all so excited for you and feel so lucky blog world has brought us together! xoxoxo

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    1. awwww love you Nicole!!

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  20. Oh how absolutely lovely!!! The world is such a beautiful place!

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  21. Aw how sweet and thoughtful!

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  22. so sweet!
    I had to chuckle a little...I'm waiting in my four year old's room for him to go to sleep and clicked on the link to the book. After a day like today I kinda feel like saying that! Thanks for the laugh!

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    1. Haha. I'm so glad you got a laugh out of that (: Ahn would be pleased.

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  23. love love love you!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and im sorry jake's throw up ruined my first take. i think that's why he looks petrified through the second one. i was like, look kid. we've got to get this done and get it done without bodily fluids flying everywhere.

    he held out till about 2 minutes after the second take. #motherhoodforthewin

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  24. goodnight moon was always a childhood favorite of mine. where's the mouse!?!

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  25. love this so much. love the sisterhood of mamas, love the friendships born out of blogging. J gave me that "gem" of a book when I had lived off of 3 hours of sleep for a week thanks to Ryder. I still have it and always bring it out to share with company! ha! So happy to know you lady!!! xoxoxoxo

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  26. This is so amazing - the sweetest blogging friends for a sweet and special baby x

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  27. So sweet. Blog world is great, isn't it? :)

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