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“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Erika's Gift FINALLY Arrived!

This has been a long, drawn out birthday for Miss Erika! :)
Her birthday was on Father's day, and we had a blast over the long weekend going to Galveston Beach.  
But her main birthday gift had not arrived on time!

We decided to make her cake yesterday, but because she requested a "Chocolate Coffee Cheesecake" we cooked it yesterday and ate it today!

So here is the saga of the birthday gift! :)

I was  taking a nap.... 

And it turned out to be an auto part! :) LOL


So yesterday, we made her cake and let it cool overnight! She wanted a Chocolate Coffee Cheese Cake which turned out rather wonderful by the way. :)


And then today.... ANOTHER package arrived.... I thought the box looked rather large... 
but hey.... we couldn't tell who it was from:  SO she opened it:
 It was a T shirt she won from a contest she entered! LOL

 And then.... FED EX pulled up.... and they delivered a small package!
 The anticipation was palpable!

 Poor sweetie  has scrapes on her hands from a nasty fall today. :(
It finally arrived!   It is an  Ipod Shuffle with her name engraved on it.  In purple! :)  I think she likes it. :)


katiemacgregor said...

aww, happy birthday erika! poor thing with all those false-starts with the present! looks like it was totally worth the wait though :)

i love that photo of her & sarah. so precious.
my sister lives in italy for now, & i miss her dreadfully every single day. i have my four brothers here in sydney & i love them madly....but sisters are special.

big love to you all,

Aus said...

You pack a lot into your posts!! Great stuff and lots of packages - and the "gift" - all good!!

But Love - yeah - the one with the capital L - it IS the greatest Gift of God...thanks for getting it - and I pray that one day the rest of the world will...

Did the program work? ;)

hugs - aus and co.

Muddled Muse said...

Yay! She really got three surprise packages!
I'm sure the ipod will be put through it's paces soon. I love listening to mine when I'm doing chores.

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