Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Mail Day Like No Other

From Dawn in New Mexico


From our nature exchange partner in Israel









From my gratitude buddy and very dear friend in England


It was one of those epic mail days yesterday. The ones that make you smile, warm your heart and just make you feel pretty darn good.

The first package we opened was a surprise package from Dawn, a blog friend, for my little man. Inside...rocks! Not just any rocks though, there is one from Nova Scotia, one from Colorado, one from New Mexico and a piece of pyrite, also known as fools gold. Reece was just a tad bit excited about the package and quickly showed off his new gems to Justin and my dad, who happened to be at our house when the packages arrived. Big thanks Dawn, you made my little man's day!

The second package we opened was from our nature exchange partner in Israel. About a month ago we signed up to participate in a nature exchange with Mud Puddles and Meteors. We were asked when we signed up if we were willing to ship internationally, and of course I said yes. We ended up with a family from Israel. Reece and I started gathering nature treasures to send off to Israel and last week we sent it off in the mail. Next step was waiting for the arrival of our package, and it came yesterday! It was a ton of fun opening each little package, reading the little note about each nature treasure and exploring each piece. We have carefully package up each piece while Justin makes us a shadow box to display all these beautiful and unique treasures. You can be sure I will share it once it is finished.

And finally the third package. I could see from the return address is was from my dear friend Renee across the ocean in England so I waited until I had a quiet moment to myself to open it and I was filled with such love and gratitude when I did. A lovely book, a magazine about natural parenting, some green tea and dark chocolate, packaged sweetly with a lovely little note. This was an unexpected package, and those really are the best kind. Thank you my dear friend, it was lovely, and made my day. Big hugs to you.

So there you have it, a mail day like no other, and one that filled us all with so much joy.

30 comments:

  1. Looks like you received a perfect mail day! Surprises are the sweetest and I'm glad you have a friend who can surprise you :)

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  2. An epic mail day, for sure! So excited that he loved the rocks.
    It makes me so happy that you had a wonderful nature exchange!
    And I love surprise packages! That is so fun!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You're so very welcome, Kim :) Glad you like it - enjoy! :)

    Ooooh - a nature exchange! Will deffo sign up for that next time around - that sounds so fun and exciting!

    Love and big hugs right back :)
    xoxo

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    1. Yes, for sure, you guys would love the nature exchange. Enjoying a cup of your tea right now :)

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  4. Wow. What great things to find in your mailbox. I love your martinmas lantern!

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    1. I know, I wish every mail day was like this :) Thank you, we had fun making them.

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  5. how wonderful! what a nice treat! i love to send in the mail too :)

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  6. Fantastic!! I love mail. I'm so glad this blogging community loves mail to and is willing to send things out! :)

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  7. Wow! That is an epic mail day. I will have to go check out the nature exchange- it sounds amazing!

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    1. Yes it was! And do it, it is over now, but I am sure they will be doing it again. You could also just hook up with someone in the blog world too. We did that with someone else and received the package today :)

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  8. Good mail days are the best--particularly when there are surprises!

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  9. What a wonderful idea, to exchange treasures all over the world!

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    1. It is and has been a wonderful experience for us. We actually had another partner that we hooked up with as well and got that package today. It has been a pretty awesome mail week :)

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  10. We did the nature exchange as well, and it was so much fun to get our package! I can't wait to hear from our partners what they thought about ours, it really was lots of fun to make!

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  11. Oh, fun mail is the best and receiving bits of our world from friends is even better.

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    1. It is so awesome Tracey. Reece has been over the moon about it.

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  12. Wow! What a super fun day for you! Enjoy all of your goodies, Kim and Reece!

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  13. Oh my! How fun! What a neat thing for you and your son to participate in! And that package from Renee is divine! I read Buddhism for Mothers too and it's a lovely read! What a nice idea to send a gratitude package. I think I may do the same for my gratitude buddy this year. :)

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    1. Isn't it wonderful! It as so lovely to receive if from her, she is just so sweet :) I bet your gratitude buddy would love it, you should definitely do it.

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  14. How exciting to have such cool rocks, the nature exchange goodies and a friend who knows just what you need!

    We should be expecting a nature exchange package from Lativa (!) very soon and hopefully they will receive ours any day!

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    1. I know, it is pretty darn awesome! Enjoy your nature package when it arrives :)

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