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UStamp Friend to Friend Swap (and a quick update)

20/01/2012

Along with 40+ beautiful projects on UStamp with Dawn and Friends, and all the fun that comes with each round,  is the opportunity to swap projects with someone from another country, and make a new friend. I’ve done this a couple of times before, and it is FUN!

I knew the parcel had been sent, so tonight when I got home from work it was so exciting to see it! Here’s what I got:

 A gorgeous easel card with a calendar on the inside, a cute handmade box filled with candy, and a bar of Huckleberry Chocolate (the candy and chocolate both being particular to Montana, where my swap partner, Deb Brown, is from). The cool thing she said, to the fascination of my kids, is that huckleberries grow wild in Montana, and it’s fun to go hiking to pick them… but you have to watch out for bears, who also love them! Thanks for the great parcel, Deb – I love it.

Thank you for all the well wishes I received as I started my new role in the navy this week. It was quite hard going to work today, as it’s James’s 7th birthday, but he had his Daddy home with him, which is all good. Nigel has adjusted so well to his new role at home, and he is such a good cook! (That’s the best thing about our role reversal – he does the cooking now!) The boys are enjoying the time with their Dad, too – the only time we get an “I miss Mamma” moment is when Nige tells one of them off!

Here are the boys this morning as James was opening his birthday presents – in this pic he’s showing you his new Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper watch (still in the box):

Have a great weekend – mine will be, as I get to see my Mum and Dad, and my sister and her family. HOORAY!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 20/01/2012 23:05

    Happy Birthday James.
    Enjoy your weekend with your family Bron.
    Have a good one.

  2. 21/01/2012 22:13

    What a couple of cuties, Bron! I hope you have a wonderful time this weekend with your family! Hugs xxx

  3. Steph permalink
    23/01/2012 15:35

    Ohhh, some nice goodies from Deb there, and beautifully packaged. Imagine having to watch out for bears while collecting huckleberries! Cool watch James. Glad to hear Nige is a dab hand in the kitchen (and you don’t have to rely on cheese on toast and spag bol like we would). Hope you had a lovely family visit.

  4. 27/01/2012 23:48

    This is precious Bron. Such gorgeous boys! can totally relate with how you must be feeling, but your boys are in loving and safe hands with their dad. It really is a win/win situation for all of you. Sounds like you’ve got a wonderful weekend planned – enjoy!

  5. 05/02/2012 05:36

    What a wonderful care package and such a fun idea! Your boys look so sweet in the pic and I’m sure they are having a wonderful time with their Dad! I think it is such a special experience for them to be able to have so much quality time with both of you while they are young! And it gives you a nice change of pace too! Hope all is going well for you!

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