Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Snail Mail

Snail mail is probably one of my favorite things
at the end of the day .... and of course,
this excludes any type of bill!

My mailman knows me by name since I walk the dogs to the mailbox everyday while he fills the community boxes, and I have come to the conclusion that he he is the nicest man.  Our mailboxes were broken into the first couple months we lived here, so I make an effort to drop off all my outgoing mail with him so I don't worry about it disappearing in the hands of someone else.  We talk about the weather, my dogs that won't stop barking at him, how his day has been, and I recently learned that his territory is getting larger since they are laying off the most senior people.  One time, he even made a comment while I was driving a rental and asked where my car was .... what a good memory he has right?

Well, today,
he delivered me this lovely decorated package below,
and I couldn't wait to get home and open it!

I sneaked a peak at the label and saw Bainbridge, which means it is from this fabulous lady!!!

Once I got home, I started tearing into it and Harley was sooooo excited to see what was inside.


FOR ME??  A beautiful card Ink Obsession Design just personalized for Teresa, yummy chocolate from Bon Bon Confections fudge boutique on Bainbridge Island, AND Frans Smoked Salt Carmels .

I just had to open them and try one of each, which I slightly regretted eating right before Crossfit.  I should have saved for after my workout - oops!  Oh well, it was amazing!

Teresa, your sweet heart and cheerful spirit is so vibrant.  I just love a good AMAZING southern gal'!  Thank you, Thank you, for my chocolate care package!

**The best mail is from my Granny Gayle!  I haven't gone a month without some simple one page note or even many chapters telling me how loved I am and to give Gabe a hug for her!  This is what life is all about and cherishing the written notes to the point of savoring them all in a huge folder that is overflowing with her name written on the outside.  Love you GG, hope that hand never gives out on you because I don't know what I would do with myself.

"To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your hear."
- Author unknown
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55 comments:

Tracy-Girl said...

How sweet are you and your mailman... I love that! :) And I love mail, too!!! :) How cute is all of those wonderful goodies. Fun!!

Jax said...

So sweet!! I love getting snail mail, too! And the pic is ADORABLE of your pup being curious about the package-Gracie does that, too!!!

short southern momma said...

what a great surprise!! love the picture! there is noting better than a handwritten note or letter! hope your having a great night! = )

Katie said...

I love snail mail too! I love getting it and sending it! If I am at school i always call my mom to see if I got any mail, you could say I am a little OCD about it! :)

Enjoy your goodies for me!

Teresa said...

Kelsey Kelsey!
I certainly didn't mean for you to highlight me on your blog! I am delighted you loved your chocolates from Bon Bon! You are sunshine in my life...especially after the sad news I had to hear Sunday night when Greg returned from Alabama...check my blog on Monday's post!
You have such a sweet...happy...charming spirit...and you light up the hearts of many! XXOOXX

Neha said...

I hate Emails....the only reason being that they have almost made hand-written letters vanish! But I love the fact that my grand father doesn't know the I of Internet and still writes those sweet letters to me which are actually written in numbered paragraphs!

And yeah, I want a choco package too...been years I received a parcel with goodies (sob sob)

Practically Perfect... said...

Snail mail is the best, hands down. I got a postcard from my lovely little sister today, and it just made my whole day brighter :-) I love it that someone took the time to write out a message and mail it, you know? I should do more of that myself!

Heather said...

Your mailman story was too sweet :).

I love mail, but agree with you...the bills could go elsewhere, lol.

Marian said...

So I just woke up...and there is no sweeter way to wake up then seeing pics of those delic treats!! LOVE IT!!

And I am a HUGE fan of snail mail. Always brings a smile to my face

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

I bet that was a nice surprise!! I love getting goodies in the mail, it's always so much nicer than BILLS!! hehe.. :-)

Oh, and your little puppy is so cute!

Mrs. Potts said...

What a fabulous surprise!! I love getting packages in the mail.

I send Meme (Mr. Potts' Grandmother) a note every few weeks & sometimes surprise her with flowers or small packages. I know how much I love getting stuff like that & I know that she always enjoys them.

How sweet that your Granny Gayle sends you notes like that. My grandmother used to do that also.

Ink Obsession Designs said...

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for the mention! I love the goodies Teresa sent you too. Yum! :)

Courtney said...

My dad's a mailman so I've ALWAYS loved snail mail! Care packages are the best!

Go East Memphis Mama said...

It's so true! I love getting cards and letters:)

KLaw said...

Fabulous surprise!!!

katie + bret said...

How fun!! I love you and your mailman are like best friends. That's nice of you. And nice of your dogs not to bite him!

HaNgiN' wiTh tHe BrAdfORdS said...

so sweet :) im glad that made your day!! chocolate PLUS snail mail...KILLER combo :)

ps- how are you liking crossfit??

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

I love the mail! Derek thinks is outdated and should be done away with... I think hes crazy!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

OH, that is so nice with your mailman!
My new neighbor just fixed my mail box (it fell down when road work was going on). Good thing because our mean mail lady would not deliver mail until it was in the proper position!
DID you ever receive the package I sent you?! I forgot to ask. I know the other winner received hers...and I sent yours first. Let me know!

MrsB said...

mail time is my favorite time of day too. i ♥ it.

Laura and Ryan said...

I love snail mail too. Especially when it's a package!! Also, when it's from my gramma...I love her letters too :)

Carol said...

Yum!!! Feel free to call me if you need help finishing those! :)

~KS said...

I am so jealous of your super fun package!! I love getting snail mail... and that pic of you and your pup is super cute!!

WestSacHoney said...

I absolutely love snail mail that's so sweet your GG still write to you all the time those are to be cherished forever!

Patty Ann said...

ooh, those look heavenly! and I too love the little surprises that come in the mail sometimes!

Mrs. A said...

Snail mail is often the highlight of my day especially when there's a sweet package in there!!

Heather said...

Yummy!!I love getting packages!!

Candice Weeks said...

I love packages at the end of day and I love getting letters in the mail too! I love your blog!!! My best friends, The Perfect Pair, and Go East Memphis Momma always talk about how great your blog is and they are right :)

The SSS Sophisticate said...

I love getting mail! Sadly I rarely get anything good, just bills! How sweet of your friend, Frans seasalt caramels are the best!

Brunch at Saks said...

Oh I love love love snail mail too! It is so fun! Such a cute pic of you and your puppy! Have a great day XOXO

Go East Memphis Mama said...

Hahaha your comment made me die laughing! I'm going to use that...in a non stalker way!

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

You, my dear, are the SWEETEST! Just like choco! You deserve any and all packages! I love your blog too and I am so glad we found one another!

Annie said...

AW!! snail mail is the best!
love that your GG writes you letters, that is too sweet! my grandma and i email to keep in touch, at least we have that :)
the package full of goodies looks so yummy!! cute picture of you and your adorable pup! ;)

SassyCassie said...

I love snail mail-what a great surprise!

Cee said...

I used to love snail mail but in my current apartment complex it really annoys me. The mailman tries to cram things into the little boxes and I have had a bunch of pictures bent.

(sorry just had to get that little rant out!)

Allyson said...

congrats on all the great stuff! i love that you know your mailman so well. he'll protect you! :)

Elle Squared said...

The Mr and I literally have had fights over who gets the mail. It is that much fun! LOL

Sounds like a lovely package!

Ashley @ Ramirez Family said...

This is cute!! I love getting packages too. I feel like its Christmas when I get it, ha. =)

Kelly Denise said...

Your blog is very nice.......Jenn did mine aswell and i love it

I get Snail mail now and then
its cool

The Pink Tutu said...

Oh what wonderful gifts!! I love getting mail. It always puts a smile on my face.

Alicia said...

aww i love mailmen like that! so cute! and don't you just love getting packages?? they always brighten my day, especially when they're full of chocolate!YES PLEASE!

Kristin said...

I just came into contact with your and she is SO sweet. Salted caramels?? The chick has fabulous taste!

Iva said...

I love snail mail too!!! :) awww what fabulous goodies!!

Candice Pair said...

i LOVE getting stuff in the mail! i online shop just so i can have a happy when i get home..its like christmas morning! oh and you made me die laughing when you commented on my bf's blog about her eyes being pretty....in a non-stalker way hahaha!

Jen said...

How sweet :)
I love snail mail as well! What a fun surprise!

Manoel José de Santana(Manoel Limoeiro) said...

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Recife-PE., October 29, 2009. thursday

Perfectly Pleasant said...

What a great mailman you have! And what an awesome idea to keep all the notes from your grandma, what a lovely keepsake!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love getting real mail! That's so great that you got an awesome package with wonderful treats!!

perfectly paisley said...

ohh, what a lovely package! I love snail mail! Its so exciting. Cute picture!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Awwww I love it! Snail mail is the best, means so much these days!!

Lacey said...

What a sweet mailman you have! And I bet you just make his day as well!

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Kelli Kegley said...

haha.. love that picture of your puppy!

Ali said...

Snail mail really never gets old. I love it! And that package looks delicious!

OceanDreams said...

Snail mail is simply the best, glad you received a few goodies that you love!

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