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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 ~!~

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Hail the Snail #13

15 Jul

July 2nd: Like my last mail call, this one is also starting with a letter from Jody.

July 4th: Before celebrating America’s birthday with the cuties below, I celebrated finding two postcards in my P.O. box.

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July 5th: I found a postcard in the regular box next thanks to Krista.

July 6th: Pablo had yet another two postcards while Manolo had a letter from Sarah.

July 12th: After almost a week without happy mail, both mailboxes had a letter for me– thanks Kayla and Heng-Yu!

July 13th: Though a box arrived via Manolo, it was for my dad… who will be arriving in the area later today!

July 14th: Not to be left out, the Loganator received a book via Kids Read Now.

I rarely say this, but I actually wouldn’t mind if the second half of July had even fewer letters and postcards. Between my dad visiting this week and us going on vacation the next, I don’t know how much time I will have for happy mail. I will get to everything sooner or later, though, and it won’t be long until I’m sharing those things with you again either! Ciao for now!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail #12

2 Jul

June 16th: Not only did I get “reading material” from Jody, the book I ordered for the boys per Father’s Day arrived, too:

June 17th: Pablo, the P.O. box, had a batch of Little Cards as well as a postcard.

June 19th: Pablo had another postcard for me.

June 22nd: While Pablo had yet another postcard, Manolo had a condolence card and my latest stamp order.

June 23rd: My latest order of address labels arrived next.

June 25th: Like this mail call, this week started with a letter from Jody.

June 27th: Manolo had another condolence card, and Pablo had two more postcards.

June 29th: Along with a letter from the school was a letter from Kayla.

June 30th: Kayla sent me a condolence card as well.

Although I didn’t post as much on this blog as I meant to in June, I have been staying caught up on regular mail post, lol. Now that we’re halfway through 2018, I think it’s time to adjust the blog again so it’s a bit better suited for me as we move into the second half of the year. What does that mean, really? Find out on the 5th 😛

Take care!
Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail #9

15 May

May 2nd: Like my last mail call, this one is also starting with a letter from Sarah.

May 3rd: Pablo had another letter for me as well as a batch of Little Cards, but Manolo had this set of Boxcar Children books for the Loganator:

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Thanks, Mom!

May 5th: Along with my latest stamp order was a postcard from Krista and a letter from Jody.

May 7th: I got another postcard (from Kristy this time), and Gabe got a birthday card from my dad.

May 9th: Another card came for the birthday boy, and then this unbirthday present from my dad came for me:

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May 10th: A letter from Sarah arrived, plus an ATC order of sorts from a family friend.

May 11th: Along with a letter from Kayla were two postcards from Wonderland.

May 12th: Joining my little reply pile was a letter from Allison.

May 13th: Though not “happy mail,” it’s worth mentioning that for Mother’s Day the boys gave me The Greatest Showman, a teddy bear, and the things the Loganator made at school.

The boys and I have enjoyed having Mother’s Day and Gabe’s birthday to celebrate this past week, and I think we have all enjoyed whatever happy mail the first half of May has had for us, too. As per usual, I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of the month has in store for us as well as the mailboxes.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Postcards from Wonderland #16

12 May

I wish I would have had the following five postcards to share on the 5th, but if the White Rabbit can be late, so can this post 😉

Like many a postcard before, these all came to me twice. Prior to having a few of my pen pals send them back to me filled out, I received them blank– the first four via Etsy orders, the fifth from a member of LCOBA.

Though the designs on these postcards alone are fantastic, I have a fun story about #5. My pen pal Ashley is both a Floridian and Disney fanatic, so she makes it to Disney World several times a year. Knowing she was going to be seeing Alice at Epcot, she asked if I had any postcards she could have Alice sign for me. This was that postcard!

I’m so thrilled with Ashley for doing that for me, and with Allison and Krista for sending the others back to me, too. I said it before and I’ll say it again, I have the most wonderful enablers, hehe.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail #8

1 May

April 18th: My last mail call ended with a letter from Sarah, and this time it’s starting with one… plus her batch of Little Cards.

April 19th: Next to arrive was a letter from Jody. No LCs, lol, but I did get details about her recent vacation 🙂

April 20th: Pablo had a batch of Little Cards as we as a postcard that took 57 days(!) to get here from Poland.

April 21st: The next letter to arrive was one from Kristy.

April 24th: And the next postcard to arrive came for Logan thanks to my dad.

April 25th: Even more postcards arrived, but per an Etsy order of mine.

April 27th: Pablo had another batch of Little Cards while Manolo had these clothes for Bridget:

April 28th: The last official letters in April were from Allison and Jody, though yesterday…

April 30th: Supplementary materials arrived from both Allison and Kristy, along with some Arby’s coupons from my dad, lol.

As usual, I’m grateful for all of the happy mail I have received over the past month, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Manolo and Pablo have in store for me in May. Gabe might even get some happy mail, too, with his birthday happening next Wednesday, hehe.

All the best, Bleaders!
Sincerely, Kate ~!~

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:

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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:

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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 😛

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 ~!~