Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oh Mr. Postman...


Wow, I haven't been so excited about mail in a while! I had some pretty sweet surprises waiting for me today, my friends, and I couldn't wait to share them with you!

First, the good...

I don't know if y'all know, but I won my very first bloggy giveaway from the lovely Miss K. Law: Inspired! {Dudes, if you haven't checked out her blog after all the free PR I'm giving her today, I just don't know what's wrong with you... unless you follow her already, of course.}

So, I had this in my mailbox today...


And my grand prize are these adorable, PERSONALIZED note-cards from Michelle Harrod at Peony Paperie on Etsy!


Aren't they the cutest??? I can't wait to write my first note in one! And after seeing these beauties, you can bet I'll be ordering from her in the future! Hmmm... wedding invites anyone?? Nah, teasing, nothing yet. {And I promised myself I would stop talking about it, bugging Jed about it, and thinking about it. Well... maybe not thinking about it...}

Anyway, wicked cute... thank you Kristen and thank you Michelle!

Now for the shocker in the metal can that's my mailbox... I could not believe this!

This is the front of the invitation to my 10-year high school reunion.


Cute huh? All of us back in the day when we were so excited our theme song was Prince, and we partied like it was 1999 for four years. I pulled this out backside up and would have never noticed unless the reunion chair didn't include a personal note saying she hopes I like the photo...

Oh yes! OH NOOOOO!!!! Friends, (sorry for the blur) in the bottom right corner, right next to our graduation year is one of my not-so-fabulous high school candids!

That is me and Jed (when we first started dating!) at our senior retreat weekend (we went to a Catholic high school). That is before I discovered that shampoo and conditioner came in separate bottles. That is before I knew hair products worked wonders for curly frizz. That is before makeup that wasn't worn at dance recitals and before I realized I looked a million times better in clothes that actually fit me.

Wow.

Well, on the up side, if I go, it'll be even more of a shock when they see how absolutely STUNNING I am today... 10 years later... bitches!

6 comments:

KLaw said...

Ha ha! That postcard is awesome! And your cards turned out supa cute!! I need to order my set. I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Yay! Glad you like!

Collins said...

Ha! I love it. Must do this for my next highschool reunion. Yep - have already had one. I am THAT old! :)

Anna said...

hooray for the win!!!!
also: my sister just had her 10 year high school reunion & blogged all about it! hilarious!!
"Well, on the up side, if I go, it'll be even more of a shock when they see how absolutely STUNNING I am today... 10 years later... bitches!" MY HOPES for mine in 8 years!!! i love it!!!
xo-

Elizabeth Marie said...

Congrats on your win dollface! And I just got an invite on FB for my ten year and had a mild panic attack...

DYING "before I knew shampoo and conditioner came in separate bottles" hahaha!!!

Mama Kat said...

I love getting stuff in the mail! And you can't beat free stuff...so fun!

nifer said...

Oh friends, thank you for the fabulous comments... they make me feel so much better about the realization that I'm getting OLD! *muah!*