Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.



I have been neglectful in thanking all of our friends for the lovely gifts and well wishes we have received. I took my box of thank you notes with me to the hospital but they never left my over night bag…and truth be told still haven’t. I want to at least say thank you here until I get around to writing real thank yous. Have I mentioned I am incredibly tired because of this cute face?

Because that is my excuse for just about everything these days. But I’m still receiving sweet surprises in the mail. Today I received this beautiful box from Priscilla (how inadequate do I feel that I can’t even mail out thank yous and she manages to send gifts that look this pretty?):

This package arrived from my local friend Julie while I was in the hospital:

Thanks Julie!

And is this not one of the cutest sights ever? From Alleen:

Here are the contents of Priscilla’s box (I’m too tired to even get the photos in order LOL):

The girls will look so sweet!


Thanks P! You are awesome!

And from Melanie:

And huge thanks for the other thing too!

Samantha sent this completely adorable and oh so comfy looking outfit (do they make this in mommy sizes?):

And my cousin Vanessa who is living in London with her husband and 2 children AND is pregnant sent us this sweet dress and toy along with a box loaded with fabulous hand me downs (and a book from her parents that isn’t pictured because Sabrina has squirreled it away already):

Thanks for thinking of us!

Steph sent this sweet outfit and a video for Sabrina:

Carla and E sent Sabrina this darling Big Sister shirt:

And today on my doorstep, I found these great books from (TN)Kerry. Sabrina loves books so I have already read her 2 of them while feeding Tessa this afternoon.

Steve’s mom also brought some gifts from some folks at the family company (thanks – love the cute little pink rosebuds!) and his team at work gave us some incredibly generous gift cards (thanks TMC!).

I am positive that I have forgotten several people. It isn’t because I wasn’t aware or didn’t appreciate the gift. It is more likely because I thought I already thanked you or because it is temporarily lost in the sleepy haze that envelopes my days right now. I have been overwhelmed with all of the love sent our way during this joyous time. Thanks to you all – the wonderful thoughts and wishes mean as much as the boxes of goodies.

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  1. On August 20th, 2008 at 7:08 pm Farrah Says:

    Michelle I’m glad you posted this today, I needed a fix, Oh no I didn’t I needed to be reminded to get your box off my printer and get it in the mail. LOL

    It’s coming and I didn’t figure you were going anywhere so it will be there shortly!

    HUGS and the girls they are beautiful as always…

  2. On August 20th, 2008 at 7:52 pm Alleen Says:

    You’re very welcome!!!

    Such cute things! Gosh, I miss the teeny, tiny little outfits. I still wander into the infant section in the stores, wondering if she’d squeeze into some of them.

  3. On August 20th, 2008 at 9:19 pm Bobbi Says:

    I think you will be forgiven. Two little ones will be a good excuse for quite some time.

  4. On August 21st, 2008 at 4:40 am carla Says:

    you are so blessed.
    it’s what youve put out in the world flowing back atcha.

  5. On August 21st, 2008 at 4:41 am Emily Says:

    That is so great….and I think everyone who has kids understands about thank you notes!

    I also think its great that everyone is including Sabrina, that has to make it easier when gifts arrive!

  6. On August 21st, 2008 at 5:52 am melany Says:

    How fun to see pics of everything!! Please no other thank you notes – this is PLENTY of thanks. Use the time to love on your girls instead. 😀

  7. On August 21st, 2008 at 11:18 am TNKerry Says:

    Melany – I was going to say the same thing. Please do not worry about sending a thank you to note – this post is perfect. I hope your girls enjoy reading their books 🙂

  8. On August 21st, 2008 at 8:45 pm Priscilla Says:

    You are welcome! That is the best thank you I’ve ever received. 🙂

    ps: I only had time to wrap b/c both husband and child were out of town! Wish I could send a few zzzz’s your way.

  9. On September 5th, 2008 at 7:09 pm Jamie Says:

    OH the matching princess dresses! So cute. I’m kind of sad that the princess days will probably soon end for my 6-year-old, although I am thrilled to report she wanted to buy a mermaid Barbie tonight with her summer allowance loot.