Sunday, September 6, 2009

Anna's First Swap

If you remember, Anna created her very own embellishment while I was creating mine for a swap in Australia. Here is hers:

She had a super crafty lady named Lauren compliment it when I posted it the first time here, on the blog. I read her comment to Anna and she beamed... she wanted me to ask Lauren if she wanted it- Anna loves to send mail! So, Lauren graciously agreed to accept the embellishment on the condition that she could send one back. Anna's reply was, "Huh? She wants to send ME mail?!!!" Yep, sweetie, that's what a swap is all about!

We got Lauren's beautiful envelope in the mail. It was pink with butterflies on it and decorated beautifully. Anna hugged the envelope and said, "Oh Mommy, I love it!" Not realizing there was more inside! This is what Anna found from the wonderfully talented Lauren:

*photo courtesy of Lauren Bergold

You can read Lauren's post about the swap here. Her post is really cute and worth reading... I printed it to save in Anna's scrapbook to mark as her first ever swap.

We had a super busy day today... we were in Bowling Green, KY to watch my two brothers compete in a triathlon. On the way back home, we stopped at Dinosaur World. Yes, you read correctly, and it wasn't near as cheesy as I was expecting it to be and the kids loved it! I will have pics uploaded by tomorrow. Have a great night, I've been creating for Christmas!


  1. You were 3miles from my "home". I grew up and my family lives 3miles from DW :) I remember when it went in a few years back. I came home from college one weekend and there was this HUGE t rex staring at me. I grabbed my cell phone and called my mom and said, "WHAT IS THIS???" I was so embarassed. lol.

    Glad you all had a good time!

  2. First, congrats to Anna on her first swap. Second, Amanda you are a woman after my own heart. I too am already creating for Christmas. Can't wait to see pics of dino world!

  3. I LOVE this!! Anna is so awesome - I love that she takes after her mommy!!

  4. How sweet is this? I love that you printed Lauren's post for Anna to read always. So sweet.


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