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Hail the Snail #20

5 Dec

Sorry this mail call is a few days late, and that I haven’t posted “Dear November” either. With a new year around the corner, I think Sincerely Kate may need a new plan of attack. For now, though…

November 15th: The last mail call ended with a postcard from Russia, and this one is starting with another.

November 17th: After many –too many– days without Manolo Love, I finally got a letter from Jody.

November 18th: Pablo had another postcard for me, this time from a postcrosser in Germany.

November 19th: I got a letter from my newest pen pal, Amber.

November 23rd: I didn’t just get one postcard from Krista, but four of the things, hehe.

November 25th: Two more postcards were acquired thanks to Pablo.

November 28th: The Christmas gift Gabe ordered for the Loganator arrived today.

November 29th: I heard from Jody yet again.

November 30th: I heard from Kristy next, and Logan got a package from his Papa Halvorson.

December 1st: This month started with a Christmas card (how timely!), two postcards, and the last ever batch of Little Cards.

December 3rd: If getting a letter from Amber along with a Christmas (post)card weren’t cool enough, I/we also got a letter from the school saying Logan is basically one of their Students of the Month, hehe.

December 4th: Last but not least, my order of Christmasy stamps arrived.

Though blogging about happy mail seems to have taken a backseat as of late, I’m excited to get it all the same. When you pen pal, it’s almost like you get presents all year long, hehe. Hope your holidays will be happy ones, by the way!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

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Hail the Snail #19

15 Nov

November 3rd: Many mail calls have started with a letter from Jody, and this one is no exception.

From here this mail call becomes a bit anticlimactic…

November 4th: Kayla once sent me a letter that we thought got lost so she sent me a new one… Well, the “lost” letter arrived today.

November 5th: Logan got a postcard from his Papa Halvorson.

November 10th: And I got a postcard from a postcrosser in Russia.

With any luck the rest of November will have more happy mail in store for me (and the Loganator!), but I’m thankful for everything we’ve gotten all the same.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail #18

1 Nov

October 15th: My dad sent the Loganator a John Deere encyclopedia of sorts (and the little farmer has been having us read to him about tractors in lieu of reading him bedtime stories ever since, haha).

October 17th: Logan got a postcard next, but it was from his teacher ( ❤ ).

October 18th: Thanks to my mom, I also received books this month. I also got some reading material in the form of a letter from Jody.

October 18th: Pablo hooked me up with the last batch of Little Cards from the Other Worlds theme and the first letter from a new pen pal named Amber.

October 23rd: After a few days without any happy mail, a few postcards from Krista arrived.

October 24th: I got a letter from Sarah as well as her batch of Little Cards per the final theme, Tim Burton movies.

October 26th: Another letter from Jody arrived.

October 27th: Pablo had three postcards via postcrossing waiting for me.

October 28th: I got two more postcards from Krista, a thank you card from the hospital (lol), a letter from Kayla, and my latest stamp order– not a bad way to start the week, eh?

October 31st: October ended with a letter from Heng-Yu in my P.O. box.

I’m pleased to report that though there were a couple days following my surgery (on the 25th) I didn’t do much writing, I have since been staying on top of my reply pile which makes me happy. The surgery, by the way, went well and my recovery has been going pretty well, too– the worst is definitely behind me, thank goodness!

In other news, Logan made out pretty well for Halloween despite not trick-or-treating for very long. Looking forward to seeing how we’ll make out in the happy mail department in November! Cheers.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

 

Hail the Snail #17

15 Oct

October 1st: October started with the first of two letters from Jody.

October 5th: Thanks to Pablo, two more letters arrived along with a batch of Little Cards.

October 6th: Not only did I get a letter from Othella, I got a plush gallbladder to “replace” the one I’m getting removed soon. Meet Celeste!

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October 9th: Last week started with the second letter from Jody.

October 13th: The Loganator received a postcard from his Papa Halvorson.

October 14th: And now thanks to Pablo, two more postcards arrived.

As you can imagine, I’m looking forward to seeing what else the mailboxes will have for me/us as the month progresses (and I’m looking forward to getting that pesky gallbladder out, too 😉 ). All the best!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail #16

10 Oct

Before I tell you what the mailboxes have had for me in October on the 15th, I have a bit of catching up to do as I haven’t “hailed the snail” since the middle of August. Without further ado…

August 15th: When Logan came home from his first day of second grade, he found a little box from his Papa Halvorson, the last part of our Target order, and a book via Kids Read Now. I, on the other hand, found a letter and a batch of Little Cards in my P.O. box.

August 18th: When I came home from an overnight trip with my mom, letters from Ashley and Kayla were waiting for me.

August 20th: Joining my reply pile was a letter from Allison.

August 22nd: Sarah sent a little note along with her Autumn batch of Little Cards.

August 23rd: While I got a letter from Jody, Logan got two more books via Kids Read Now and a postcard from my dad.

August 24th: A few more books arrived for the Loganator, this time from my mom.

August 25th: Today was the day I finally got the last of the Little Cards from JUNE.

August 30th: Speaking of finally, thanks to Jody I got my first letter in a week, and I also got something highly anticipated from my dad.

September 6th: Manolo hooked me and Logan up with some happy mail from Sarah, while Pablo hooked me up with four postcards and a batch of Little Cards.

September 9th: Another letter from Jody arrived.

September 10th: Logan got a postcard from his great Aunt Ruth, while, thanks to Ashley, I got an unbirthday card that Alice (not pictured) and the Mad Hatter signed at Disney World!

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September 11th: Much like the last time I saw Pablo, I got a couple postcards and a batch of Little Cards.

September 15th: I got yet another letter from Jody, and Logan got the postcard Ashley sent him from Disney.

September 17th: I also got a Disney postcard from Ashley along with A) a postcard from India and B) the last of the Little Cards per August’s Autumn theme.

September 20th: Kayla’s letter arrived today.

September 21st: Othella’s letter arrived next along with my latest stamp order.

September 23rd: This was my first postcard (and happy mail in general) I received this fall:

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September 25th: Logan got his first postcard of the season thanks to my dad.

September 27th: The month ended with Sarah’s letter for me and a Halloween costume for Bridget.

And that’s all, folks! Tune in on Monday to see what the month of October has started out with.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

 

Hail the Snail #15

15 Aug

August 2nd: This mail call will mention several postcards, and the first two were from Krista’s recent trip to New Orleans.

August 3rd: The first letter I received this month (not including the one from Logan’s school) was from Kayla.

August 4th: Each mailbox had another letter for me– Manolo had Ashley’s and Pablo Rose’s.

August 6th: The next letter to arrive was from Jody, and the next postcard was one my dad sent Gabe.

August 7th: Manolo added Sarah’s letter to my reply pile while Pablo hooked me up with a postcard from a postcrosser in Switzerland.

August 9th: Othella hooked me up with the next postcard that arrived.

August 10th: Thanks to his Grandma Kraklow, Logan received the last few “back-to-school” things he needed.

August 11th: This was the postcard my dad sent the Loganator, lol:

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August 13th: Dad sent Logan a little bubble mailer next while I got a letter from Jody and a postcard from Kira.

August 14th: More packages arrived for Logan thanks to his Grandma Kraklow, but these ones are for his freshly cleaned and organized room 😀

It’s been a pretty full month for me and the boys (for reasons I’ll write about in a few days), but somehow I’ve managed to stay on top of all of the incoming mail I just listed. Looking forward to seeing what else the mailboxes have in store for us during the second half of August, and hoping I can continue to respond to everything with little to no delay.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail #14

1 Aug

July 16th: I’m pleased to report the last of the Little Cards from May finally arrived.

July 18th: Sarah’s Little Cards (and blank postcards) arrived next along with some happy mail for the Loganator like this SeatPet:

July 19th: Thanks to Manolo I got a letter from Jody.

July 20th: And thanks to Pablo I got a Postcard from Wonderland.

*From the 23rd to 26th our mail was held while we were on vacation. Here, though, are the postcards I found when we went to Tahquamenon Falls and Whitefish Point:

July 26th: Between the two mailboxes I came home to letters from Sarah and Kriston, two postcards via postcrossing, and my latest stamp order.

July 27th: Logan’s latest book per Kids Read Now arrived as well as a Boy’s Life magazine for him.

July 28th: Another two batches of Little Cards came for moi.

July 30th: This week started with a letter from Jody.

July 31st: And this mail call is ending with one more batch of Little Cards– just one more to go until I have all of July’s ATCs!

The second half of July was a pretty good month for mail, and it was just a good time in general. The boys and I enjoyed my dad’s visit, and we had a great vacation up in the UP. We’re looking forward to seeing what all August has up its sleeves for us, and of course I’m looking forward to seeing what Manolo and Pablo will have for me, too!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~