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Hail the Snail 2.36

15 Sep

September 1st: Though a letter from Sarah wasn’t nearly as amazing as her delivery last September 1st, I was happy to get it all the same!

September 2nd: I couldn’t resist ordering these stamps… now if I could bring myself to use them, haha:

September 5th: Justine’s letter and Jenn’s batch of Fairs & Festivals Little Cards were worth the wait after the long holiday weekend.

September 8th: More Little Cards came from Jenn (the Disney Sidekicks set), and we got some artwork from our nephew, Jack, too.

September 9th: Logan received books from his Grandma Kraklow while I got “reading material” from Jody.

September 11th: Even more books came for the Loganator.

September 13th: …And yet another one.

Hopefully by the time this week is over, I will have gotten at least a letter or two, but if Logan just gets more books I certainly won’t complain– ESPECIALLY if they’re as cute as The Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein is, hehe. The first half of this month has been treating us as nicely as that book did, by the way. Labor Day weekend was full of some great times and great food, the following Saturday included a trip to the Children’s Zoo, and as I write this, Logan is having an awesome time camping with his paternal grandparents. Looking forward to seeing what the rest of September has in store for us, and for my mailboxes of course!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

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Hail the Snail 2.35

1 Sep

August 15th: No happy mail to speak of just yet, but a very happy boy started first grade. Check out how much he grew since his first day of kindergarten!

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August 16th: You want to know what the mail call portion of this post is starting out with? UNDERWEAR, that’s what!

August 17th: This Michigan girl received a couple MI postcards from another one, haha.

August 18th: Another postcard came today, this time from Kira.

August 19th: From somewhere over the rainbow came the Wizard of Oz set of Little Cards 😉

August 21st: I received a handful of letters last week, and the first one was from Jody.

August 22nd: Manolo had a letter from Ashley next, while Pablo had one from Charmaine.

August 24th: Joining my little reply pile was a letter from Kayla.

August 26th: The last letter from last week was from Sarah, and like the Saturday before, I got some Little Cards, too!

August 30th: This week’s first letters were from Jody and Krista, and the first postcard was from the latter as well.

August 31st: As for the first package, that was from Sarah and it included everything in this picture minus the socks and floor, haha:

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With the Loganator back in school, it was great to have so much happy mail to keep me, well, happy. I’ve been slowly implementing a new routine, but it’s nice to break up the monotony with something more fun. Sort of like how this uneventful small town of mine has their annual Bean Festival going on this weekend, haha. I hope you all enjoy your Labor Day weekend, and that September is an awesome month for you… and my mailbox 😉

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.34

15 Aug

August 2nd: This mail call is not only starting with a letter from Jody, but, per Logan’s request, the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

August 5th: It was a rather slow week for snail mail, but it ended on a high note thanks to Justine.

August 10th: Another letter from Jody for me while Logan got another package– this one had Star Trek pop-up books my dad thought he needed, haha.

August 11th: Gabe and I got an invitation to something from someone, but mum’s the word 😉

Admittedly the mail hasn’t been too exciting this month, but that doesn’t mean this month hasn’t been exciting!

Exhibit A: Last Thursday my siblings and I were at the same place at the same time along with 3 of our spouses and 2 of our kids. My mom also invited our grandparents 😀

Exhibit B: Today is Logan’s first day of first grade!

Needless to say, August has been treating my family pretty well, and I think the second half may treat our mailbox pretty well, too. Today, for example, is the day my LitCube ships! The theme this month? “Alice in Steampunk Wonderland” so of course I couldn’t resist! I have a feeling I won’t be waiting until my next mail call to show you what was enclosed 😉

As for this mail call, I think here will be where I leave you… especially since I promised someone an intro letter, hehe. Take care, Bleaders!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.33

1 Aug

July 17th: This mail call is starting with happy mail from two of my favorite Michiganders. I got a postcard from Krista, and a letter from Sarah.

July 18th: My favorite bear got some happy mail next because #ThisIsHowWeRoll 😛

Logan thought Buster should also be in the picture 😛

July 19th: I heard from Sarah again, and got the first of the two letters from Jody this mail call, too.

July 20th: There might not have been any letters to respond to today, but thanks to the Queen concert, I got tons of letter fodder, hehe.

July 24th: Still no letters, but my dad sent me and the Loganator postcards.

July 26th: The second letter of Jody’s in this mail call? That came today.

July 27th: As if they did it on purpose, I got letters from both Krista and Kristy.

July 28th: And last, but not least, was a letter from Ashley.

In my last mail call, I said that “all in all, it’s been a pretty good month so far,” and the second half was very good, too! The highlight was definitely seeing Queen and Adam Lambert in concert, so much so Gabe and I would see them again if they opportunity presented itself and Logan would want to come with, hehe. Speaking of the boys, I have been getting much more quality time with them now that wheat harvest is over. This past Sunday, for example, we met my mom and Dave over at Pizza Hut before heading over to the Children’s Zoo, ensuring our 7th wedding anniversary was very much a happy one.

I’m looking forward to seeing what August has in store for us, especially since Logan starts first grade in just two more weeks! And of course, I’m also looking forward to what I/we will get in the mail. Ciao!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.32

17 Jul

July 4th: The holiday meant no mail, and in the meantime I decided 8 of my pen pals would each get one of these to fill in for me, hehe:

July 6th: The first mail I actually got since the first was a letter from Kristy.

July 10th: And the first letter I got last week was one from Jody.

July 11th: I got a postcard from Kira over at Letters, Postcards and a Cup of Tea.

July 12th: Did you notice that I didn’t get a letter from Jody until the 10th this month? Well, we thought it was missing so her rewrite came today, lol.

July 14th: Manolo not only hooked me up with letters from Ashley and Justine, but with this adorable purse “from Gabe” for our anniversary (that’s on the 30th, FYI!):

July 15th: As for Pablo, so far my one and only piece of mail from my P.O. box has been a thank you card (and ATC) from a member of ATC the Change.

All in all, it’s been a pretty good month so far, both in the mail department and out of it. Sure, Gabe has been rather busy with wheat harvest (and sometimes Logan’s rather busy with it too if he’s not with his grandparents, hehe), but I’ve been busying myself with many a Change Card along with chores and hobbies like pen palling. The second half of this month should be even better yet. Gabe and I are seeing Queen with Adam Lambert in concert this week, our 7th wedding anniversary happens 10 days later, and I’m sure when Gabe’s not working, the boys and I will find other fun things to do before Logan starts school in another month.

Hope you’re enjoying your summer!
Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.31

2 Jul

June 17th: This entry is starting with something from my last one: the second to last batch of Little Cards per my Childhood Memories theme.

June 19th: The rest of the Childhood Memories cards came in plus a batch of Summer ones, and I got a couple postcards from Krista, too.

June 21st: All of the Pirate cards came in next, and so did these awesome goodies from Sarah (left) and my mom (right):

June 22nd: Finally some letters to mention, brought to you by the letter J since they were from Jody and Justine 😉

June 23rd: Joining my little reply pile were letters from Kayla and Sarah.

June 26th: And then came a letter from Ashley plus her Little Cards– the last of what I needed to make the Summer sets!

June 29th: I got another two postcards from Krista, this time from Vegas.

And since I didn’t post this on the 30th like I meant to…

July 1st: Another postcard came from Krista… that was sent with the ones from the 19th, lol. Better late than never, right?

I’m looking forward to what July has in store for me and the boys (both in the mail and out of it), because June was pretty good to us. When Logan hasn’t been busy camping or with things like the Summer Reading Program, for example, we’ve been to the movies, played putt putt, ate a LOT of ice cream, and even made stuffed animals.

Well, the boys are up (from their slumber party, hehe) now so I’m going to go. Remember, though: it’s always the small pieces that make the big picture!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.30

15 Jun

June 5th: This post is starting not with a bang but a whisper, though I’m grateful for the postcard from Justine all the same.

June 6th: An actual letter came from Justine now, and one from Kristy came, too.

June 7th: After Jody’s letter joined my little reply pile, the Loganator received a rather special piece of paper…

June 8th: I heard from both of my fellow Michiganders today.

June 9th: The Manolo Love streak came to an end, but Pablo had a letter from Charmaine.

June 12th: This week started with something in both boxes– Kayla’s letter was in one and a batch of Little Cards was in the other.

June 13th: Logan got a dose of happy mail thanks to Papa Halvorson.

Then today, June 15th, I got a letter from Jody, while our Build-a-Bear friends got some new clothes.

It’s been a pretty good month for letters, and for books, too! I’ve finished Furiously Happy and The Book Jumper, and am well on my way through Everything, Everything. With any luck the rest of this summer will continue to be full of good things and good times– and not just for me! 😉

Sincerely, Kate ~!~