Monday, May 13, 2013

A Wonderful Surprise

Morning Friends~I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a very special Mother's Day. I was so glad to see that many friends posted that this can be a hard holiday for some, but if you've ever loved a child you knew or if you have fur-babies, you are definitely a Mother.
Saturday afternoon when I got the mail, I was so surprised to see an envelope from a dear blogging friend. Imagine how excited I was to open it and see this beautiful photo card from Val. Val used to live in the Islands and on our last trip, she alerted me to a beach that was home to a baby Monk Seal and its Mama. The card reminded me of Hawaii so much; but what I found inside was a beautiful hand made necklace. What Val didn't know is that I've always collected sea glass when at the ocean and seeing it in this necklace, made my heart sing.
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It is hard to see its beauty but trust me, Val outdid herself making this for me! What is even more exciting to me is the fact that Val's hubby, a dentist, took over an office in Kapa'a-the area we stay in when we are in Kauai. Next spring when we are there, you know I'll be meeting Val and her girls-Gracie and Schatzie and hopefully spending time with them all. If you don't know Val, go by and say hi- you can find her here:     
Thank you Val for this thoughtful gift; I will wear it proudly and I am counting the months til we meet.
It is already very warm here; I took Hunter to the dog park and walked with friends and couldn't wait to get home and put on shorts.  I'm thinking about the weeding I need to do but it may have to wait until it cools down later today.
Have a blessed day!
Noreen & Hunter


  1. Hey I know Val and her sweet girlz. What a thoughtful gift. And it is very lovely. It's going to be warm here also. But we love it.

  2. The sea glass has a lovely glow to its color and how good of your friend to send you this necklace she made as a surprise.

  3. How beautiful! I enjoyed seeing your pretty new necklace. Such a thoughtful gift from a friend.

  4. That sure was nice of Val! Warm day here today - 91 degrees! Mom melted on her long run but I revived her with some kisses. Tell Hunter "Aarf"!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    Pee Ess - The painting resumes tomorrow - UGH!

  5. Hi, you are so welcome! One of my favorite things to do is make "things" for people. Just makes me happy. Glad you like it and I look forward to our meeting next spring. Hugs

  6. We don't know Val, but what a very thoughtful and beautiful gift. The glass is just beautiful.

    Happy Mother's Day every day!!!

    It is going to hit 90 here tomorrow, so we are all hoping Mom will put the a/c on for us:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

    It is still chilly here and possible frost tonight. It has been a colder than usual spring for us.

  8. Happy Mothers/grandmothers' Day to you too, Noreen. Hope you got spoilt our of your socks.
    What a beautiful, precious gift. It's always so exciting when bloggers get together.
    MM in SA

  9. Yes, we know Val! She was our partner in the Christmas Exchange! What a gorgeous necklace she made for you! And an awesome surprise!! How cool that the two of you get to meet. Always a fun time meeting fellow bloggers. We are having the opposite weather here...there is a Freeze Warning...down in the 20's tonight. As I sit here typing my feet are freezing...I may have to turn on the heat! Hugs to Hunter and hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  10. What a thoughtful and unique gift. I know you look forward to meeting Val in person.
    Hope you and Hunter have a good day.

  11. It amazes me how sweet all the blogger friends are! I have also received so many sweet cards and gifts through the years. Yours are beautiful.


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