The Adventure Starts Here: Christmas in July

Monday, July 25, 2016

Christmas in July

This was the second year we've participated in the Christmas in July linkup!   I really love this blogging community and the different opportunities that present itself.  While I don't say yes to every gift exchange (it can get kind of costly, especially with the shipping), there are a few annual exchanges that I love doing, this being one of them.  I love the idea of meeting new blogging friends and Noah absolutely loves getting packages in the mail!  This year I just so happened to receive and send to bloggers that I already "know" and love.  We were paired up with Lacey, from Perks of Being a Jap, who I met when we were paired up for Stephanie's (Wife Mommy Me) Snail Mail Exchange.  It was really fun writing back and forth with Lacey, so I was even more excited when I saw a package from her and Sadie arrive on our door step!

^^^ I love that I just happened to get a photo of Noah sitting on the box... just like last year

Lacey, from Perks of Being a Jap, sent us quite the package.  Noah was so excited to open the box and I was amazed at how many things he kept pulling out of it!   It really did feel like Christmas with all the goodies to unwrap.  And it kind of looked like the Christmas aftermath with all the paper spread out over the floor.  


Lacey was so sweet and included a few things for me too... some travel cups, lip balm, and some cute stationery from Target.  Noah was really excited for all the things he got!  He got this Disney board game where you make the pieces out of modeling clay.  Since Noah loves play-doh and board games, he was a huge fan!  He also got some bubbles and chalk paint!  Over the course of the week, Noah had a blast playing with each of his gifts (and got a haircut).   


Head on over to Chasin' Mason to see what I sent Liz and Mason.  Liz and I were cracking up when she sent me the email notifying me who I was paired up with since she organized the whole gift exchange!  It was pretty comical for her to fill out the standard email template but with her own information.  


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10 comments:

  1. How fun is that roller thing! And, that is quite the box! Wow! Looks like an excellent Christmas in July surprise.

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  2. That last bubble shot, what are the odds of that?! Love it. You got and sent some great stuff friend. Happy Monday!

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  3. That roller chalk is awesome!! What fun gifts.

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  4. Yay! Glad you guys liked everything. :)

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  5. What great gifts! That game sounds awesome!

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  6. We missed it! Such a bummer. But, if we had to miss it I’d say that our vacation was a good excuse. I agree and love this blogging community so much. And I’d have to say our little tribe is the absolute best. So many amazing ladies that are so encouraging, uplifting and so so loving. Noah got some awesome gifts and how sweet of her to include some things for you as well. Friend, I feel like a broken record, but you take the most amazing photos. Noah is adorable.

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  7. So many fun goodies! Snail mail is simply the best!

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  8. Lacey sent you guys some amazing stuff! I mean how perfect are those crafts for Noah?! I've never seen that Mickey one, but I'll have to look for it online. Mason has been on a Mickey kick and would love it!

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  9. Such great stuff! I have a feeling my 3 year old would like that board game- Disney and playdoh are like her 2 favorite things. :) So glad you joined in!

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  10. We have got to find that chalk! Connor would LOVE LOVE LOVE that.

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