Saturday, March 31, 2007

Weekend Reflection

This week my hubby has been busy with all those spring break groups that do massive invasion in these parts at this time.

He's been working with a particular group all week, which means me and the kiddos had the days to ourselves in the house . . . until we got the call on Thursday.

I was planning on joining hubby and walking around the dirt road town and visiting people with the kids that day so we were busy getting ready for a day out when we got the call from the team leader. The groups were going to the beach so we were not going to be needed Thursday or Friday!

Heck, all dress up and no place to go . . . NOT US! To the San Diego ZOO we, declared! We made a phone call to some friend state side ("Can we stay at your house the night?") then we packed a few extra clothes and off we went!

It took us about 2 hours to get there, and then we lost an hour because Mexico has been an hour behind USA since the time change . . . but we got to the zoo around lunch time. Then what can I say about the zoo? We love it, it's cheap-ish for a family fun affair that is fun for the whole family.

We were exhausted by closing time, so off to the friends house. And after a small visit we all went to bed.

Friday then was our errand day. Post Office, Bank, Shopping, and an impromptu visit with the pediatrician (gotta love her!) because Little Missy has a sore finger from biting her nails!!! (whole 'nother story) And do you know what was waiting for us at the Post Office?!?!?!

Heather sent us a care package!!!! Hugs in a box to be precise! Some bubbles, GLOW STICKS bracelets, a lovely necklace, and stickers for the kids, chocolate bunnies, chocolate coins, some peeps, ooo-ooo-oohhh, and the good stuff . . . dark chocolate from trader Joe's, Ghirardelli, Toberone, Cadbury, and Nestle Treasures . . .
Arrrr - me hearties, I felt like a pirate who just found gold! But it wasn't just the dark gold that was wrapped up in this box, but also a pair of WONDERFUL leopard print fuzzy house slippers for these prego feet that don't want to put on shoes! They are so soft that my son keeps lying his head on them and fakes a snore.

But the real treasure was the notes they (Heather and her kids) added to the box. Some cards made for my two kiddos with shells pasted on the front of folded cardboard. My daughter was tickled pink at this . . first a letter FOR HER, and it has a SHELL on it! Very special. My son ate his. (LOL) but then Heather's boy wrote:



With his own special drawing at the bottom.
It really blessed our hearts!
A dear treasure indeed!

Heather wrote "I can't wait to meet you someday! Next year or next century! See you on the streets of gold!"

Amen, me too sister . . .THANK YOU!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful time it sounds like you had. I love the zoo. And what a fabulous gift from your friend. Doesn't it seem like those little things just make your week? Hope you have a very blessed week this week. :)

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Kelly Lynch said...

Oh I am sooo happy for you. It would be so fun to just 'pop over to the S.D. Zoo! And how wonderful to receive a care/treasure package! Glad to hear you had a wonderful week!

Sonya said...

What a great little trip you had yourself! Glad you enjoyed it! The care package sounds just wonderful! It's always nice to get little surprises like that. They are wrapped up little blessings!

Robin Green said...

What a lovely week. The zoo and a treasure. I am jealous of all that chocolate!

Anonymous said...

How can my children/family/preschool class pen pal with you and yours? I'd love to do that! My email is singalullaby@yahoo~~send info :-)Chrissy

Anonymous said...

SOOOOOO glad you got it!!! That was the first thing I checked when we got home from vacation!!! Enjoy my sister!!!

Annie said...

Your week sounds awesome!
I pray for your continued blessings~
Annie ♥

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have wonderful friends!! So glad that you had a great week.

Chaotic Mom said...

I LOVE Heather! She is one of the cool gals I'll miss when we move. Good news is, I'll keep up with SO MANY people via blogs, now! Thanks to the internet, eh? ;)

Wow, sounds like you've had some FUN!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful surprise to receive a care package! What a great friend to have!