anywho, earlier this week we grab the mail and there's a lovely padded envelope from said creative master. i eagerly rip into it (because at heart, i'm still a six-year-old little girl who can't unwrap a present in a dignified way) and out come some lovely treasures...
for little mr. re-nest #1, a toy story toy. i have to say, i have some of the dearest friends...who, while no gifts are expected at all, they have brought my oldest just a little something. so thoughtful and loving.
for our new little mr. re-nest #2, my dear friend sent along an adorable ralph lauren onesie (she knows me so well), an adorable swimsuit and a lovely handmade frame with paper art with alex's name and birthdate. sheer lovely. but it was the card that started the waterworks. initially, it looked like a simple five-by-five, white card. with my friend's lovely words. it was the p.s. that did it...
here, she says "i recycled the calendar you gave me for christmas"...see, i gave her one of my favorite calendars from paper source. the paper source diy calendar. as I turned over the card, she had given me the may card, personalized in navy and alligator green, with a simple, lovely heart on the thirtieth. to say i burst into (happy) tears is an understatement.
it just so happened that i still had an empty five-by-seven frame from target in the nursery, so what better place to save this adorable and touching gift?
i added a little navy scrapbook paper behind the card to take up some of the extra space in the frame/mat opening, and closed up the frame. pure perfection.
|please ignore the reflections of the light...taken late at night and light was necessary|
love. pure love. and such a great way to note this very special day. and what a unique way to send our family their love and thoughts for our new arrival of little mr. re-nest #2.