I can honestly tell you I don't know what I was thinking when I signed up to do a Swap this month!!

{but don't worry I am so so so happy I did it}

And I don't know what I was thinking when I took the pic, put the camera away, and proceeded to either pack or devour my lovely presents.

{and boy they were yummy!!}

I was so lucky to have been paired up with Jen.

{another mother to boys}

She is sweet, and funny, and training for several marathons

{yes several, as in more than one!!!}

The Nut Clusters were amazing

{don't worry Jen, I made them last more than one sitting...like 2 1/2}

And the crystal light drink mixes will definitely get me drinking more water

{as I need to}

Apparently Jen and I also have the same concerns in life

{as in - we both sent sanitizers}

And writing is important

{as in not on the computer but in a notebook type writing}

And neither of us like to show our bums :)

{love the super long shirt she sent me}

But the best 2 things that I received when I opened my much anticipated box was:

1) the letter:  Not only did Jen wrap and number everything she sent, she also went into great detail in the letter as to why these items held so much meaning to her.  Taking the time to write this letter means a great deal to me.

2) the Book of Mormon:  I am not Mormon, I don't intend to become a Mormon.  But this book is a very important part of Jen's life.  She did not share this book with me to convert me, or to tell me how to live or what to believe, but she shared it with me so that I can better understand her and where she is coming from.  I appreciate this so much.  I also know that there are many Mormon mommy bloggers, and that I am friends with several.  I like the idea of better understanding their beliefs and these things that are important in their lives.  I have started to read it - I know it will take a little bit to get through, but I do look forward to it.

So...that's all I have for now...Thank you Jen for the lovely lovely gifts!!  And thank you Mamrazzi for hosting yet another fantastic swap!!


  1. I'm glad the nut clusters made it past one sitting. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the package. It was incredibly fun to put together! I'll keep checking in to see how you're doing. :)

  2. This is my first visit to your place. I love your blog design and enjoyed reading about your swap with Jen. =)

  3. neat stuff!! i too received a book of mormon and am interested in reading it... when i find time. lol!! i'm a mom of 2 boys also!!

  4. looks like great stuff. i also appreciate the sentiment behind her sending you the book of Mormon...and your gracious acceptance of it. thanks for participating in the swap!


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