Saturday, September 10, 2011

I'm SOOO late!

Well, as you will read in my next few blog posts, I am late on a bunch of stuff!  I have TONS of excuses, but none of them will do.  I need to get better organized with our little blog here.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="Even the package label was cute!"][/caption]

I NEED to tell you about a swap in which I participated.  I founded it while surfing homeschool sites over the summer and immediately signed-up.  I love getting packages in the mail.  This swap was a way to get and send a package just for fun.  I was paired with this lovely family from England and after we exchanged a bit of information about each other, our likes and interests, we packed up a box and sent it their way.  Right around that same time, THEY packed up a box to send to us.  It was a happy day when our parcel arrived.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="547" caption="The boys were excited to open the box."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="549" caption="And they couldn't wait to unpack it!"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="530" caption="We received lots of treats."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="547" caption="Some beautiful deep purple wool, and a knitting magazine for me!"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="AND some dangly earrings with a matching necklace!"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="533" caption="And here's the contents of the entire box."][/caption]


I'll never be able to remember everything that was sent, but our new friends "across the pond" really thought of all of our interests.  There were bottle caps for Big Mac who collects them.  There were key chains, also for a collection.  There were treats, and edible lovelies.  There were pictures of dragons for T-bone.  And finally these REALLY cool puzzles.  I had no idea about the geography of the UK, putting these puzzles in was brilliant!


This was so much fun.  I don't know if I'll be able to do it again because I was so late in this post.  But it was certainly a total treat.  I don't know which was more fun, picking out the things to send in our box, or receiving a package of fun things from another land.  Check out your swap opportunities at the Homeschool Post!

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