Saturday, June 14, 2008

Show & Tell About Secret Buddies & Gifts


Show and Tell about recent gifts....

We participate in two Secret gift exchanges. One is called Secret Buddy while the other is called "Secret Pal". When we initially joined some Yahoo groups to connect with other's adopting from China, we joined the group, Precious Pandas (anyone logged in with China in December 05 and January and February 2006 was invited to join), they already had a Secret Swap going.
So last year when the opportunity came to join in this one at Seventh Diamond, we joined the fun. Just a month later, the Precious Pandas decided to start a new swap, so we joined and now send out two secret gift boxes each month.

This is what we received for the month of June, the theme was hair bows (any ribbons, barrettes, adornments for new daughter's hair). Aren't they just precious? My Secret Buddy knows of our colors for Alyzabeth's room; pinks and browns. Here's a picture with all of them - what a beautiful surprise!
Our Secret Bud's have been so thoughtful about the gifts they send to us. They all have included useful, adorable, helpful, practical, whimsical gifts - lots of love put into each package!

This past week, our favorite adopting "older than dirt" couple, (they allow us to say that :) sent DH a Father's Day gift; a very cute "Pirates" book with a photo of DH hoisting a sail at my birthday bash.....


Thank you to all who have made this a joyous journey!! We are on pins and needles for the referral news in early July - we think we have a 50 - 50 shot at being in the next batch!! To celebrate being on the "bubble", we expect to drink as much bubbly as possible when the mood strikes us!

Love to our family and friends! Cheers!!

16 comments:

~Jess said...

What great gifts and friends! The book looks very funny.

I hope you bring your little one home soon. Here via NCLM

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Those bows are so cute....Alyzabeth will have the cutest hair in town!

I love that book...what a great gift!

So excited for you guys....I would drink lots of the bubbly too!

Have a Happy Father's Day weekend!

Lisa

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

What a Cute book..
LOVE the bows... I am a bow fan...
I am hoping that Alyzabeth's referral is in July..
HUGS to you both..

The Town Criers said...

It's amazing how close you are! I'm so excited for you. The bows are so cute. Imagine how you'll feel when you look down on an ordinary day and see them in your daughter's hair!

Daniella said...

Great gifts and I'm crossing everything that you make it in July. So excited for you guys!

Cora said...

Can't wait to see if your in next month, but no matter what you only have a couple more months!!
Love the bows!!
Love the book, too. Little Miss has a collection started already and it keep growing :0)

DC said...

LOVE the hairbows!! Chocolate brown and pink is one of my favorite color combos. :)

amy said...

these are wonderful

Lauren said...

Love the bows! So cute.

Joanna said...

How cool that they have something like that swap for all of you to do. It is great to have support like that and getting packages in the mail is always fun! They are adorable.

Kim said...

How neat. We have a pirate book like that. The illustrations are the same but I cannot remember the title! Hope you get in the July batch! NCLM

Sam said...

What absolutely gorgeous bows! It's a shame that, unless dressing up for fancy dress, they'd look silly on us adults!!

Delenn said...

The gift swapping is a great idea...love the bows. The Father's Day card is so precious!

JuliaS said...

Oh what sweet hairbows!

We use to do a Secret Friend thing at girls camp when I was a kid. :0)

Best wishes that July is YOUR month!

Happy Show & Tell!

Alex said...

Nice post!! Those are really very adorable and cute birthday gifts.

Queenie. . . said...

It's getting so close--so amazing!

I love the pirate book AND the bows. Those brown and pink ones are really fab--and how thoughtful!