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February 3, 2009

~PLUG IN THE LIGHTS AND CALL IT CHRISTMAS~

Good Morning Guys.... Is Christmas over yet ? Well not at my house...Have you ever had one of those days where you had to put a week's worth of work into one day ??? of course you have !!! Well that was my Thursday...Len Birthday coming in 2 days..house needed Mr.Clean (my man in a bottle) Cake needed to be bake but still didn't have the cake mix, food shopping to do company coming for Len's Big day...well you get the picture....Any how by eight that night I was wiped out..funny to have a party and have a good time to have to work yourself to death for it !!! Len go down and gets the mail late...we don't have mail boxes at our houses in the country...you have to go to the end of the road to our lock box and pick it up....

Now it Friday morning at 5:30 am and I go into the Kitchen to make my morning coffee... and see Len has left the mail in the sun room..hey that's good for him..usually I have to get it out of his truck...any how I see this box and its got my name on it...and its from Lynne now Lynne has a gift shop with just the most unique items I have ever seen...and I have ordered things from her in the past...but this box I didn't order....OK now here I am with my kitchen knife getting ready to ripped this apart when my Blogging sense's take hold of my brain...so I run and get my camera (see I am a good blogger ) snapped a real quick picture before I tear into this treasurer ..




OH I am doing the Picket Squeal now...a card....




Tossing paper all over my kitchen table...Oh what can it be from Lynne ???





Aren't these the sweetest little card holders you have ever seen...Just love these little flower pots with birds nest on them.. and Just look at that beautiful card she send me...This was just "I love you Gloria present"...Girls I just sat down with my coffee in hand and just cried...Lynne I can't say enough about your kindness to me and what your friendship have meant to me..I met Lynne on Rate my Space she is Decorator 101 so many of you know she always has a uplifting and kind word for everyone....We fast became friends when I stalked her space all the time..We join the same chat room together where I got to know this amazing woman even more on a personal level..Her amazing love she has for her Husband Bill just touched my heart (after 30 years of marriage) Her love for her Daughter and her pride and joy her grandson Bailey... Can you love someone you have never met ??? of course you can !!! I could never tell you the deep feelings I have for this wonderful woman or tell her...she works like a zillions hours a day but still will find time to email me and ask about my family and take time to pray for my baby Kyra...Lynne YOUR one in a million girl!!! I love you sis...oh yeah we adopted each other as sisters...I always wanted a sister and Boy did God hear my prays again..


Now Lynne also has a blog http://lynnesgiftsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/ I am sure many have been to see her..but if you haven't PLEASE do her vignette's are just beautiful...Lynne and I both started our blogs at the same time..kinda like I Double dog dare you ha ha!!!
Again, thank you Lynne and thank above all else God for sending you into my life...
Hope all of you have a safe and blessed day...I sure have been blessed with my cyber friends...

Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria



30 comments:

Hello Mary Lou said...

How wonderful! I follow her blog and she is so sweet!

ann said...

What a treat and I love your card.It's Lens b,day and you get a gift.Nothing wrong with that.Yes,folks,Lynne is a doll.She's always kind.Never hurts anybody or anything.Happy unday.Gloria...ann

onlymehere said...

This post just makes my heart sing! I love how so many friendships from RMS have endured. I met a few over there too that I still keep in touch with whether it be with blogging or email. This gift is so sweet and so thoughtful. I felt just like you when I got my package from Jessica that I won and saw the extra thought and care she had put into the extra things for me. You're a sweetheart and Lynne is too. You're right, she has beautiful vignette's! Now if I could just get you ladies all together and have an unlimited bank account so you could decorate my house!! LOL! Have a great day. Cindy

Pug1 said...

What a sweet post! CHEERS! Michele

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How wonderful to get a surprise gift in the mail and even more wonderful to have such a great friend in Lynne. Good for you! Hope your able to get everything done for the big party. You can do it!

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations. You might want to rethink posting that picture; your privacy is compromised.

tardevil said...

Oh, what a sweet post. I think I've visited Lynne. Love what she sent you. It's nice to have sweet friends!

Linda said...

Sometimes an angel pops in just to say hi and give you a life. How sweet that was for you! Hugs!

Diane said...

Lynne is such an angel & what a sweet gift to send to you! ♥♥♥ Diane

ps you're an angel too, you know... ♥♥♥

Lynette said...

What a sweetie she is - I love to visit her and that was nice of her to do and just in time for Len's birthday!! We are so lucky here in blogland!

mbkatc230 said...

What a sweet gift. Lynne is a doll, and she always has the nicest things to say. And her blog is glorious. Goody for you, I know you will enjoy these. Hugs, Kathy

Glenda said...

Surprises like this are what keeps life so interesting. I agree with you about Lynne. She always "makes" whatever time it takes to stay close to her friends and family.

I feel a tablescape coming on. Can hardly wait to see what you do with the placecards.

salmagundi said...

Cute little card holders. They look wonderful with those linens. Lynne is a dear!! Sally

prof en retraite said...

Oh Gloria! What a wonderful surprise! Tah Lynne is special, isn't she?? And how is little Miss Kyra? Hugs to you...Debbie

Shanda said...

Thats a very nice surprize from a very sweet lady. Don't ya just love surprizes. That baby is growing so much and she is so cute in her smiley picture.

Femin Susan said...

Hello……. !
Very cute all these pictures... Great……. may god bless you !

Kristen said...

Lynne is so nice and so are you! That was so nice of her to send you those name cards.

I always tell myself I'm not going to work myself to death before company comes ... never fails I usually do

Happy Birthday Len

Justine said...

Oh! I remember Lynne!!!!! OMG, that was soooooooo sweet of her to send you a "just because I love you" gift! And they're soooooooo cute!

So how did Len's party go? Did you spank him with the wooden spoon?

Justine :o )

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Gloria,
What a wonderful post to your friend and I love your gift...so thougtful...I would have cried too.....
Well keep your fingures crossed...I hope we make it to Gardnerville on Thursday...It looks like there is a storm comming...if we make it there comming home on Saturday should be nice...we will see....
Hope your hubby had a wonderful birthday...I am sure you made it very special for him....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

How sweet of Lynne but then again sounds just like her! What sweet little place card holders and such a wonderful reminder that spring is near! I am excited to see these on one of your Tuesday Tablescapes!!!

blessings
mary

marty39 said...

The Lord says he knows the desires of our heart. He sure knew yours and what a precious gift to send you a sister like this. Great gifts, and great post. Very uplifting and special. Hugs, Marty

Jessica said...

Gloria~

This was the sweetest post~ Lynne has the sweetest soul~ so glad your friendship has endured~ what a blessing friends are. You deserve the best Gloria, enjoy the placecard holders, they are adorable!

Hugs~ J

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a neat gift, Gloria! Isn't it just the most fun thing to get a surprise in the mail? A good surprise, that is. ;-) These are so cute, and I'm glad they made you so happy!

XO,

Sheila :-)

bj said...

The placecard holders are so so cute...what a nice surprise for you! Blog buddies are the very best!!
xo bj

Bo said...

What a sweetheart Lynne is...I love her blog too... I'll bet you didn't feel nearly as tired after you got that "love gift" from her!
You are a sweetheart too! ;-) Bo
P.S. I love Kyra's smiling picture on your sidebar...she's BEAUTIFUL

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, darling... how incredibly sweet.. You made me cry like a baby darling. I'm so glad you like your "just because" gift. I truly appreciate your friendship and support. I've been so blest over these past few months getting to know you and your family. I truly feel like a part of it. From the first post on RMS you welcomed me into your kitchen with cup of coffee in hand and open arms, and have never let go..We're the truly lucky ones to have you in our lives to touch us with your kind and loving words. Sharing your beautiful home and family with us. May God continue to touch and bless you my friend. Just like the little lamp you sent me.. the light continues to stay on as our friendship grows. hugs ~lynne~

Chris said...

See, Everybody LOVES our Gloria.. And what a sweet friend you have. We need an update on little Kyra, I'been thinking of her and Mommy and Daddy.

Love Ya,
Chris

vicky darnell said...

loved this post g

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Okay, here's the plan... if your hubby doesn't like his present you just leave me a comment and I'll be right over to pick it up if I have to tie it on my back and drag it & myself all the way home!!
It's FABULOUS Gloria!! It has to be the find of the century!!

Hugs, Sherry

Hope Dale likes his icecream cake!

lvroftiques said...

Oh Gloria! That Lynne is just the sweetest! And your card holders are da bomb! What a wonderful surprise that must have been! Vanna