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Today's letters went out to my 6 favorite blog friends :) I started blogging almost 3 years ago. S encouraged me to do it as part of my New Years Resolution to keep record of my daily life with Z. It started off as a way to journal, reflect and vent (cheap therapy). I had no idea when I started that I would soon become part of a community of mom bloggers and "meet" some wonderful people.
Today I celebrate, Connie over at the Young and the Relentless, MamaB at the Cripe Family News, Lisa at Mommy's Nest, Dana over at MommyBrain, Annie at the Santiago Twins and BJMama over at For What It's Worth. Over the last few years, I have really enjoyed getting to know these woman through both their blogs and their comments. They make me laugh, smile, cry and I feel as though I shared some wonderful (and not so wonderful) moments with them. They have been a big support to me, especially through the loss of S's sister and very loyal. Despite my very long blog break this summer and fall, they were right there waiting for me whenever I returned (and it was sporadic). An email letter will be going out to each of you today. Thanks for blogging, for making me smile and for being wonderful "blog friends". Merry Christmas.
Z's Teacher Gifts
This week we handed out Z's teacher gifts. With four gifts to buy, I needed to be both frugal but original and thoughtful ;) I wanted the gift to be something they would use but something that would standout from the rest. When visiting the Re-usies (reusable snack bags) website, they had suggested wrapping teacher gifts in one of their bags. I LOVED this idea and also the promotion that if I bought 4 bags, I got free shipping! Inside we put a few pieces of lindt chocolate and a card explaining that their present this year was the wrapping :) They were a big hit and cost about $7.50 a gift!