Oh my goodness! I don't think there is anything nicer than arriving home and discovering a present waiting for you in the mailbox! Last week I received a beautiful engagement calendar from my childhood friend, Mary, who knew how much I love the Downton Abbey series. I was so touched and excited, and it now sits beside my computer at work where I can see it every day and be reminded of a cherished friendship.
So I opened the package last night, and found myself holding my very own vintage Barbie Game, with a note that read "Now you can have Ken every time you play"! I was simply blown away with the thoughtfulness and love and good memories behind this gift and happy tears quickly sprang to my eyes. I think my husband and son were a little startled when they came in the room and found me clutching a Barbie box and laughing and crying at the same time, but don't you just love unexpected gifts that you know have so much thought and love behind them?
And speaking of poor unwanted Poindexter and handsome Ken, I did own a Ken doll who looked just like this handsome guy. Well, almost like this handsome guy...this Ken doll had some kind of fuzzy hair and my little sister SUCKED ALL THE HAIR OFF HIS HEAD. So I did end up with Ken, but he was bald. I've forgiven my sister. Kind of.
|Brenda and I, pre-Barbie and Ken era. We were quite the fashionistas!|
Thank you, Mary and Brenda, for the lovely day brighteners, and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!