Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I Love Presents! (Because "I Love Packages" Didn't Sound Quite Right)

I had such a fantastic day. These kinds of days, the ones that are so golden from start to finish? I save them in my mind, to take out and stroke and sigh wistfully over when I'm having a three-loads-of-pee-sheets kind of day. I will be stroking this one a lot, I think. (Cracking up over my own delightful junior high school boy humor.)

Why was it so golden, this day? Because I BOUGHT A COUCH today, people. A beautiful, beautiful, very expensive couch for like A FOURTH of the asking price, on clearance at Macy's. I had goosebumps at my own luck in finding it, and that it was just the right color to go with the love seat I needed it to match. AND THEN my Pay It Forward contest prize came in the mail from Sara at Incubation Nation, and it was all such fun, fun stuff, and from Target, I think, which made it all the more special since I live in a Wal-Mart dominated area and rarely do I get to pass over the threshold of a Target.
AnyWHAYS, thanks so much, Sara, especially since if I were thirty eight weeks pregnant, the chances of my dragging myself to the post office would be slim to none. Without further ado, may I present my haul:


Delicious chocolate covered espresso beans and a journal



Adelay, prancing around in her new tutu (which she refused to take off, even when we went to the mall to purchase the couch.)



Me, dorkily modeling the fluffy purple tiara which Adelay graciously allowed me to borrow.




And just for funsies, a picture of all the cousins from Saturday (note how Eli appears actually LARGER than Adelay.)


So, here's MY Pay It Forward contest question- respond to be entered. What's the name of the little boy cousin in the green and blue shirt on the left in the picture above?

35 comments:

Kelsey said...

My first instinct was to guess Luke.

SLynnRo said...

Uh. Daniel.

And I bought those same beans yesterday. Totally addicting.

Swistle said...

Okay, WAIT. Your hair looks darker. Did you darken it? And if so, why didn't you update us on this important hair development? And if you DID update us, why didn't I pay attention?

Mimi said...

Weeeeellllll... he looks like a Jacob to me. Is this a trick question?

K in the Mirror said...

Are we guessing? Because my first instinct was to go back through your posts and see if you mentioned him, lest you accuse us of being Total Skimmers.

But I didn't see anything about him.

therefore I am guessing.

Seth.

And yay new couch!

Mommy Daisy said...

I will exempt myself for guessing/entering this contest, because I know the little boy. And when I was viewing the photot, I was going to comment that he and his brother look awfully close to the same size too. (I can't believe how big Eli is getting too.) Anyway, I won't give any hints. ;)

Jess said...

YOU look really, really good in that picture. And it's not just the purple tiara.

Erin said...

HAHA! I am laughing really hard at the title of this post.

I want to see the couch! Pictures! Pictures!

His name is Harry.

Lisa said...

I want to guess, but I suppose since I already know WHO it is it wouldn't be fair.

That's very exciting about the new couch. I hope you enjoy it.

bananafana said...

If we're guessing I'm going to go with . . . John
Also I agree that you look awesome in that pictures and I'm not the only one that thought your hair looked darker (and super cute!)so thankfully I'm not crazy (totally)
and the couch - I'm jealous. we need a new one and I can't find one that I love and I'm determined to get a good deal on one since my sister bought the one I wanted with the matching chair and ottoman for $250 and when I went back to get the deal for myself NO SUCH LUCK

Stacy said...

Wait....where is the picture of the couch??? I demand a picture!!

LoriD said...

Would it be weird if I complimented you on your lovely skin? That's what I thought... nice tiara then!

That little guy looks like a Jacob.

Fine For Now said...

I think you look great too!

Guessing he is a Daniel.

Clarabella said...

I think he looks like Isaiah.

Pickles and Dimes said...

HAHAHAHA at your post title.

I am going to guess Jeffrey.

pseudostoops said...

I'm going with Michael. I wish I could find a new couch for 1/4 of asking price from Macy's. What a good day!

Astarte said...

You look so pretty! And the tiara doesn't even look silly one bit, isn't that funny?! It actually looks like you should be wearing it.

Um, where are the photos of the couch? Something so amazingly karmic must be documented!

I'm going to guess Ryan.

Sally said...

If he were mine, I would call him Ben.

Bird said...

Ok--I'm not entering the contest because I suck at mailing things, but I wantede to tell you I have couch envy. Big time.

Shelly Overlook said...

Allen

Omaha Mama said...

Hopping over from Swistle's place. I love your tiara - and what a great giftie - yay for chocolate covered espresso beans. Going to Target for some tomorrow. Yes indeedie.

Okay - the question. My guess is Andrew.

Michelle said...

I thought you said Santa sent you a present instead of Sara at first. Rather appropriate though, no?

Congrats at the great prize, and you look beautiful in the tiara!

The boy's name has to be Mark, right? Hmmm.

beth said...

No idea about the name, but congrats on the couch. So glad you had one of the good mommy days!

desperate housewife said...

Re: my hair. Yes, I did darken it, or more accurately, had it darkened back to its actual color. It's been a long time, so long that I kept looking at the color swatch held to my roots and saying, "It CAN'T be that dark!" But the stylist assured me that yes, it was. And my eyebrows seem to agree that, yes, they no longer feel as though they are clashing with my hair.

Also, I'm not sure if it was clear in the post that the tutu and tiara were also part of the gift dealie, so... They were. Because otherwise, the inclusion of those pictures, and the presence of a random tiara on my head, seems a little odd.

Emblita said...

Hmm... I think he looks like a Steve.

Jill said...

I *love* your hair in that picture! You look great.

Um, let's see...I first thought Jake and then Mike, but both of those have been guessed....Alex?

jim said...

If he was a girl I'd name her "Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii"
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/07/24/odd.names/index.html

jim said...

names/index.html

it cut the last part of the link

Courtney said...

uhhhh... Jonathan...?

Chraycee said...

Matthew?

Simply AnonyMom said...

Jaxson????

Valley Momma said...

I'll guess Ethan. :)

ya ya's mom said...

cool giftie, the tiara is my favorite part!

i'd guess the little blondie's name is Sven :) tee hee hee

clueless but hopeful mama said...

I'm going with Owen.

But is this a test?? A trick question?? Are we supposed to know??

(*off to check archives*)

houndrat said...

Maybe Aiden?

I love new furniture.....