Thursday, December 11, 2008

a bit of misinformation

Waaaaay back when I was in first grade, a couple of older girls tried to convince me that boys had cooties. Now these girls were wise and worldly, I mean we were talking third graders here! But to be perfectly honest, I always sort of doubted their claims. And over the years, I collected plenty of evidence to the contrary. In fact, I've pretty much learned that boys are really pretty cool.

Most recent check in the "boys are cool" column was added yesterday. Chris sent us a lovely package. Not only did he send a beautiful card with a handwritten note inside that makes me smile every time I think of it, but he sent Annie and I each an incredibly lovely gift. He sent me a beautiful monogram wax seal! I tried, but couldn't get a photo that came close to doing it justice. And he sent Annie a lovely little notebook. And a note that said he knew it wasn't big enough to hold her next novel, but maybe she could use it write short stories in. She's literally told me at least three times already that she can't wait to start her next short story, so she can use the notebook. Just look at that face, and try to tell me she doesn't absolutely love her gift:



Thank you so much Chris!

9 comments:

Jean said...

Yep, that looks like one happy girl there!

Melody said...

Chris is so sweet! Yes, I can tell Annie is very happy with the gifts. :)

Chris said...

I'm so glad to hear that the gifts went over well! And that big smile on Annie's face puts one on mine as well :) I hope y'all have a wonderful Christmas season Debi!

Nymeth said...

Now that is one happy girl :D And so sweet of Chris!

Dawn said...

That was a very thoughtful gift!!! Yup, boys are ok in my book too :)

Third graders just don't know what they are talking about LOL!

take care,
Dawn

Kailana said...

haha, I remember when we used to play a very entertaining game of 'boys chase girls' (and vice versa) in like grade one... The game was exactly as the name implies. We were so cool! haha I can't remember if it was because we liked guys or because we didn't...

I have since learned that guys are not all bad, in any case. lol

Kim L said...

Haha! Did you keep up on your cootie shots?? Tee hee.

What an absolutely sweet gift! Annie looks very happy :-)

DesLily said...

ah yes, my adopted son, the gift giver!

he totally matches his gifts to the person with much love and thought!

Trish said...

A was seal! How cool is that. How you guys enjoy the gifts--I'm sure Annie will get some great use out of the notebook.