Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Baby is Born and the Spring Swap!!!

Our family was blessed with the eighth grandchild on my side of the family. Uncle P and Aunt K were married last June 14th in North Carolina. Here they are with my parents on their wedding day.

Just 10 months later on April 13th, Baby Evie has graced our family...Here she is with my oldest brother and the proud papa!!! I love that the first time Evie met her Daddy, he was wearing a NY Yankees shirt. :)

God Bless Baby Evie and her wonderful parents!!!

Semi-Slacker Mom hosted a Spring Swap. I was hesitant to join in as I haven't had the best experience in some previous swaps. I'm glad I joined in as I was paired with the fabulous Soccer Mom. Soccer Mom and I didn't have many exchanges back and forth, but it turned out we were the perfect swap partners for each other. We share a LOVE for Derek Jeter (p.s., Soccer Mom, I was trying to find you a pink Jeter shirt) and many similar interests. Our gifts for each other were quite similar too!!! Here's what I received...

A blue and green tote bag...I'm a lover of tote bags and can never have enough!

Self-tanners for the body and face by Mark, Dove hydrating lotion, a body sponge and the Nivea travel kit...I'm going to wait until it gets warmer before I try the self-tanners; I like the grapefruit and lemongrass scent of the lotion, and I hope to use the Nivea travel kit when I venture down South to meet Baby Evie (I'm hoping in 2 weeks).

Eco-friendly stationery, floral notepad and a book by Debbie Macomber...With Earth Day coming up, I'm going to purposely use this stationery to write the remainder of my thank you notes to friends and family that are sponsoring me in the March for Babies this upcoming Sunday. The floral notepad is right next to my laptop and phone...I'm never searching for jot-notes anymore. As reading more in 2009 has been one of my more successful New Year's goals, it won't be long before I start reading The Matchmakers.

Archer Farms Organic Fruit Sangria loose leaf herbal tea...I haven't tried it yet, but will let you know when I do. I'm waiting until I hook up with my bestie in NY. She's the greatest tea lover I know, and I can't wait to share it with her.

And last, but not least, a BEAUTIFUL necklace that was made by a very close friend of hers...Don't you love it? I do...I've worn it a few times already, and my young daughters are always begging to wear it.

Thank you, Soccer Mom, for all the wonderful gifts. I love them all!!!


Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I'm glad you had so much fun & I love all your goodies! Especially that necklace.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! We were definitely destined to be swap partners!

Happy Spring!

Maureen said...

Good stuff!