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Friday, July 31, 2009

Thanks Karen!

We had a surprise delivered today!

Karen sent us her pay it forward prize! How fun!

You don't have to look so excited, Elijah...
He was actually really excited and wanted to rip into it right away. But I told him to wait... not! I couldn't wait to see what my friend Karen had sent!

She sent us some delicious Rwandan coffee, yummy soaps and a handy activity book for toddlers and a sweet card!

We had to smell the coffee...
The book is full of easy activities for kids Elijah's age! Yay!

Look at this...
Senegalese Cookies!

Some of you newer readers may not know that I was born and spent time in Senegal, Africa so this was really fun for me to see!

Thank you, Karen! You're really kind! I feel bad that you spent so much on postage to ship this over here to us. It was really thoughtful of you and brightened this rainy day for us!

The rest of you might want to go over and try some of those delicious recipes she has on her blog.

Now it's my turn to pay it forward. I haven't forgotten! I'm trying to find the perfect thing. But i don't get the chance to go shopping very often so it's taking me a while to find something! But I promise i will soon!

I hope you all are enjoying your Friday. Have a great weekend.

5 comments:

Karen said...

Hey Melissa! I'm so glad you got the package this quickly. It was a lot of fun to pick the items out and I hope you enjoy them.

We love and miss you guys!
=)

Tea With Tiffany said...

Love the pay it forward idea.

Looks like your gift was extra sweet!

Kristen said...

oh fun! I think paying it forward is a great way to bless everyone!! I have won some great giveaways & it is definitely one of the reasons I wanted to host one!

Jillian said...

Melissa, yes I would love a new header with Emerson in it!! And how cool that u were born in africa!!

Krystyn said...

Oh, isn't surprise mail the best?