Monday, April 16, 2007

Marvelous Mail

Last week was most excellent, especially my mail! Tracy sent me a wonderful Easter package containing pretty, shiny papers for my cardmaking, a length of mauve ribbon, a skein of Blue Lavender Waterlilies (scrumptious color!), chocolate eggs in a cute plastic egg (which Kirsten immediately confiscated, but I got the chocolate!), and a sweet card in which Tracy wrote her own message of Easter blessings. I'm just so touched at her thoughtfulness. Tracy, you are such a dear; your friendship is a real blessing to me!

DHL delivered more excitement a day later - the travel information for our upcoming trip to The Bahamas. This is an award trip from GMAC Insurance that DH's company won. It's hard to believe that next Tuesday we'll be on the airplane! So much to do to get ready!!

GMAC always goes all out in treating their agents like royalty on these trips, so we're really looking forward to a great time. And we're taking a couple of extra days, since it's such a long flight. I'm so ready for some warmth and tropical breezes!! So this week, I have to put the finishing touches on updating my wardrobe and DH's, packing, stocking the freezer for the kids, and making arrangements for their schedules. We're so blessed to have Geoff and Melanie still at home to oversee the younger set, altho even they are old enough now to take care of themselves. Kirsten usually gets to spend some special time with dsis Mystie and the nephews when we're gone for several days.

This weekend I got some housework done as well as some laundry and cardmaking. My Dad's birthday is this week so I needed to making something special for him. :) And while all the stuff is out, I think I'll make up more cards for my stash.

Here's to a great week for all of us!

11 comments:

Vonna said...

Lucky you Von...have a great trip :)
And Tracy did you up royally didn't she?!

Dawn said...

Have a wonderful time on your trip!! Lucky gal:)

Wendy said...

Congrats to your DH's company on such an amazing prize! I'm sure you will have a fantastic time ~ and I'm looking forwards to some great pictures from your trip!!

Katrina said...

have a wonderful and relaxing time on your trip Von, I too look forward to seeing some pics :)

Isabelle said...

What a lovely, thoughtful package! Those vacations at the Bahamas sound great! :)

Shelleen said...

The exchange is great! Have a fun trip :-)

quiltorstitch said...

The Bahamas! Wow, how fun :D

Great package in the mail too. How come the rain isn’t going away *whines* I am ready for the sun! :D

Connie said...

Hope you have as much fun as we have had in Hawaii! You deserve it!

Blue Lavendar is the color I used for my "D". Yummy color isn't it?!

Have a great trip if I don't talk to you before then!

tkdchick said...

Von your trip sounds heavenly!

Dianne said...

The Bahamas! Woo-hoo! Have a grand time. That's a long trip for you. I know someone who went there once and kept going back! They actually rented a little house for a week. I want to go too-stop in Philly and I'll be waiting.

lena-lou said...

Lovely lot of gifts from Tracy, aha ;-) more lovely cards to look at soon??

ANNNNND!!! Brilliant what a fantastic prize to have won, I really , really hope you and your DH have a lovely time. Looking forward to your photos already :-)