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Hail the Snail #7

15 Apr

April 2nd: April started with a batch of Little Cards in the P.O. box and a letter from Kayla in the regular one. Enclosed with the latter was one of my Con/Dom Gnomes, hehe.

April 4th: The next time I checked the P.O. box I was rewarded with this cute postcard:


April 5th: Pablo had yet another postcard while Manolo had Jody’s letter.

April 6th: Sarah’s letter arrived here next.

April 7th: Not only did Pablo have two more postcards via postcrossing, he had the last batch of Little Cards from March’s theme– I’ll share the set soon.

April 9th: Speaking of sharing, my dad sent Logan a Puzzle Buzz sample he originally received.

April 12th: A few days later Logan and I found this gem in the P.O. box:


Translation: “Dad? This is a high emergency case!”

April 14th: Yesterday was the only day this past week that I got any Manolo love, but it was in the form of letters from Kayla and Sarah so I suppose I really can’t complain πŸ˜›

Something I might complain about is if we become one of the places that loses power this weekend due to the winter storm we’ve been experiencing. But at least I have books to read and the letters from yesterday to respond to, though I’m sure I’ll keep writing Kayla and Sarah today whether we lose power or not, hehe.

Stay warm and think spring!
Sincerely, Kate ~!~


Hail the Snail #6

1 Apr

March 16th: Towards the end of my last mail call I said “Jody’s letter must have gotten lost.” Well, I found Jody’s letter in one mailbox, plus a postcard from a Kate in Russia in the other.

March 17th: Because we thought her letter was lost, Jody sent a rewrite and that came today, lol.

March 20th: Though food from Figi’s would have been delightful, I think the boys were delighted to get wallets out of the box my dad sent.

March 21st: I got a letter from Sarah out of our mailbox next.

March 26th: Also from Sarah was her batch of Little Cards per the Fairies and Friends theme.

March 28th: I heard from Jody again– on time this time πŸ˜‰

March 31st: And just when I thought I’d only get mail from Jody and Sarah the second half of March, I received this notebook letter from Allison:

Though neither the boys nor I will be getting any more happy mail today, it’s Easter so there will still be some other fun things in store for us. We hope you and yours have a nice holiday, and that since it’s also April Fool’s Day that everyone plays nicely, too πŸ˜‰

Sincerely, Kate ~!~


Hail the Snail #5

15 Mar

March 1st: The mail I received on my birthday was a birthday card from Gabe’s grandparents, as well as a postcard from a postcrosser from Germany.

March 2nd: I came home from a fun-filled day with my mom to a letter from Sarah and note cards to write letters on from Nicole.

March 3rd: Three(!) more letters arrived, and both of the mailboxes each had a postcard for me.

March 5th: Last week started with a random package for Logan from his Papa Halvorson.

March 6th: Though Ashley’s box and the BABW package were mainly for me, Logan got a couple more things out of those, too.

March 7th: Thanks to Kristy, this unbirthday present arrived next:


March 8th: Pablo had another two postcards for me as well as a batch of Little Cards.

March 9th: Kayla thought I could use an unbirthday present (a bookmark) as well:


March 13th: The last of the Little Cards per February’s “Disney Couples” theme arrived– I’ll be showing ’em off a week from now.

Though it’s been over a week since I have gotten any letters (Jody’s latest must have gotten lost), I’m pleased as punch with all of the happy mail I received this month so far. As per usual, I’m looking forward to seeing what the mailboxes will have for me as the month progresses, and I’m also looking forward to the rest of March in general. I’ll tell you why when I post “Dear March” next Tuesday πŸ˜‰

Until next time!
Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Birthday Snail

5 Mar

In my last mail call, I mentioned a plethora of packages I received for my birthday. However, because I didn’t want to open them before the occasion, I didn’t show and/or tell you what those packages contained. Since I have been posting on the 5th of each month this year, what better day to post about everything I opened on the 1st?

After getting a couple presents from the boys that morning– a Cheshire Cat onesie and a couple other Wonderland characters as figurines– I opened two of the packages before one boy left for work and the other left for school. Continuing the Alice in Wonderland-friendly trend, Sarah sent me a gorgeous “Down the Rabbit Hole” puzzle, and the first Thriftbooks package of the day included a book called “What Would Alice Do?: Advice for the Modern Woman.”

Other books I acquired thanks to my mom and her use of Thriftbooks include Every Day by David Levithan, Bear (x2!) by Marian Engel, and the Splintered series’ companion novel, Untamed. My mom sent me more than just books, though! I also received a set of note cards that has been on my amazon wishlist for a while now, as well as the set of Hell’s Kitchen DVDs that’s been on it since Christmastime. Thank you, Bessie!

The other amazon packages waiting for me were from Sarah. Though one of the books she sent me was something I already owned, I was so excited to find Hatter by Daniel Coleman in one box and a Cheshire Cat plush in the other. I made sure to get a picture of the latter with Bridget who was dressed up like the Mad Hatter at the time (thanks to a previously opened package from my dad):

Bridget, by the way, has a few more things coming from Build-a-Bear Workshop, and some of my pen pals have also told me to expect some goodies, too. Now that my birthday is behind us, I’ll be going back to opening packages as I get them, and showing &/or telling you about their contents in my usual “Hail the Snail” posts.

Though there were things that I’d change about my birthday, thanks to all of the happy mail I have received, it still managed to be a pretty happy occasion. Thanks to everyone who sent me anything, even if it was just birthday wishes. All the best from this 31-year-old to you πŸ™‚

Sincerely, Kate ~!~



Hail the Snail #4

1 Mar

I’ll get to the happy mail I received since the 15th momentarily, but first I want to tell you that today is my birthday! At the moment I’m just hanging out until it’s time to pick up the Loganator from school; he has a half day today so the three of us will be going out for lunch. Sadly Gabe has work to do afterwards, but this afternoon Logan and I are planning to bake cupcakes and open the packages I started receiving a little over a week ago. Okay, we opened the box from my dad when we got it and the package from Build-a-Bear Workshop on the anniversary of when I made Bridget, but I saved everything else until today! I’ll mention all of the packages throughout this mail call as I received them, but it will be in an upcoming blog post where I actually write about the contents from the things I’m opening today.

February 15th: No packages just yet πŸ˜‰ , but Logan got a belated Valentine from his grandparents while I got a letter from Jody.

February 16th: Someone I used to send postcards to via my Postcard Posse surprised me with this:

In case you can’t read it, the card basically says she still appreciates my time and energy after all this time and the circumstances in between. How cool is that?

February 20th: Our mail carrier dropped off a postcard from Krista, an envie from Sarah, and a Mad Hatter outfit for Bridget from my dad. Then UPS dropped off four additional packages– two were from Sarah and the other two were from my mom.

February 21st: The P.O. box had a letter from Kriston while the regular mailbox had one from Kayla along with another package courtesy of my mom.

February 22nd: Yet another package arrived from my mom– this one is the one from Build-a-Bear Workshop πŸ˜‰

February 23rd: No packages today, but it was still a good mail day because I got a letter from Jody.

February 24th: In honor of Bridget’s birthday, I opened the package from the 22nd and this outfit was half of its contents, hehe:

For the record, when the mail came, the opened package was replaced with one from Thriftbooks. Thank you, Bessie!

February 26th:Β Two more packages came via Thriftbooks, and Sarah’s batch of Little Cards came along with ’em.

February 27th:Β It was a great day for firsts via the P.O. box! I got 1) my first letter from a new pen pal named Tonya, 2) my first two postcards since rejoining Postcrossing, and 3) some wonderful extras along with the first Little Cards from the newest adventurer.

Well, Bleaders, I think it’s about time I stop telling you about the happy mail I received recently, and start having myself a happy birthday. All the best!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail #3

15 Feb

February 1st: Thanks to Pablo, February started with a letter from Rose, a postcard from Wonderland, and two batches of Little Cards.

February 2nd: The first thing I received via Manolo this month? A letter from Kayla.

February 3rd: Waiting for Logan when we got home from Monster Jam was a postcard from his Papa Halvorson and a belated birthday card from a pair of great-grandparents.

February 5th: One mailbox had a letter from Sarah while the other had one from Kriston, a potential new pen pal.

February 7th: A box of odds and ends from his Papa Halvorson arrived for the Loganator.

February 8th: Another belated birthday card also arrived for Logan. I, on the other hand, got a letter from Jody.

February 10th: I didn’t receive any letters, but I got my very first order via Legging Army. This worked out quite well because I finished the book Queen of Babble. πŸ˜€

February 12th: Papa Halvorson sent a second box our way, though this one was for me and it contained this wonderful unbirthday present:

February 14th: This mail call started with a couple batches of Little Cards, and now it’s ending with the last batch per the Legendary theme. I’ll post about the set soon!

For now, though, I’ll tell you that besides a rough morning, the boys and I had a pretty good Valentine’s Day. Logan brought home quite the adorable haul from his class party while Gabe enabled yours truly to get the stamps I wanted– they were tucked into this cute little mailbox he found, hehe:

As for the actual mailboxes, they’ve been treating us pretty well this month, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of February has in store for us.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail #2

1 Feb

January 18th: Although it’s not necessarily happy mail, it’s worth mentioning that I got the stuff to renew my ID.

January 19th: Sarah sent me a letter while my nephew Jack sent me and the boys a thank you note (with some help from his mom).

January 20th: And thanks to Jack and his parents, Logan received his first birthday card this year. Also in the mail? These amazing leggings Justine surprised me with:

January 22nd: The Loganator received even more birthday mail, I got a letter from Jody, and–not to be left out–Gabe got a couple magazines despite never subscribing to either.

January 23rd: I’m pleased to report that Logan’s birthday was a happy one, and that I got happy mail from Krista, Kristy, and Sarah.

January 26th: Last week ended with a stamp order in one mailbox and a batch of Little Cards in the other.

January 29th: I received a letter from Jody and two postcards from Wonderland, and thanks to Sarah, Logan received his new DreamTent– he totally approves!

And I, of course, approve of everything I/we have gotten, haha. Thanks to everyone who sends us happy mail every time you send it, and to you for reading this now πŸ™‚

Sincerely, Kate ~!~