Ok...first I have to tell you that Kendra lives in a little town in northern Illinois...dot on the map if truth be told but guess what ? I used to live there back in the 90's...small world right ? We knew lots of the same places and she is just the kind of person who lives there too...sweet, salt of the earth, hard working and totally awesome !!!
Well I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her during this swap and found we have TONS of things in common and I am sure once you see all the goodies she spoiled me with you will understand that this gal TOTALLY GETS ME !!! We like sooo many of the same things and it was like she was inside my head...seriously...look at all the treasures she made or chose for me...
First this big box....patience...or at least thats what I told myself as I ran for the camera...and we all know I DONT RUN !
And ooooooooooh just look at how pretty these items are...
Plus she made me this....
and these smell yummy enough to eat !
I am busy trying to finish my items for next week Primitive Handmades Mercantile update and I have lots of Before and After projects to show you all but as usual I am running behind. I am not sure how that happens...when I had 3 kids at home and worked full time I got more done !!!
I have been saving THE BEST news for last...the best Christmas gift of all time ....we just got word a few days ago that our son Kyler, the Marine who has been deployed for over 9 agonizingly long months, will be arriving at our house on December 22nd ! YIPPEE YIPPEE YIPPEE
I have been so depressed because his deployment had been extended and they thought he could be gone a few more months...add to that this is the first Christmas our other son, Kirk, wont be with us either. Since moving to Virginia back in June he has been home a few times but he cant get time off work over Christmas...and of course our daughter, Kait is out in Colorado so I thought we would be completely alone (and I was not really handling it very well...couldnt get in the Christmas spirit at all). Now I am in major Christmas RUSH mode...no cookies baked yet, not a single gift purchased yet and I am not sure I will ever get the outside lights up this year...At least the trees are bought and put up and I have one decorated (Light fiasco to follow another day, lol).
Well...I know this was a long post...thanks for sticking with me ! Many hugs and much love to all of you !
Grace to you,