Thursday, May 24, 2012

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Another inspiring Care Package has arrived in The 'Stan!!

This one was from Sweet Tea (the person, not the drink) from Creating Footprints!

Her package went to another FOB to our friend Buck.
He's in my husband's unit, but he is a part of a Task Force!

Unknowingly, she gave him a real taste of home! The only restaurant close to where we live is Applebees, so  that was sometimes our "hangout".  The Fact-or-Crap cards lined the bar, so we logged many hours laughing and carrying on with them.  When he received them, he said he was definitely missing our time at Applebees!

The pictures he sent me reminded me of this:

Our soldiers, male and female, send smiles home to us via Skype all the time, so let's send them back to them. The simple act of enjoying your freedom and living life to the fullest will mean more to them than anything. Let's not sweat the small stuff and just be happy!

Here is my favorite "Happy" song:

It never fails to put me in a good mood!

Tea shared her experience here.
Thanks again, girl! You should be very proud of yourself!

As she so poignantly stated..."Taking care of the people who take care of us".

As for my shopping spree from yesterday, most of you were right!  I got some phenomenal deals!
I got ALL of this:

FOR $70
Can you freakin' believe it??
I went into this random little store called Rainbow for some cheap little tanktops or t-shirts to decorate, and walked out with all of this!
But sssssshhhhhh. Don't give away my secrets ;)

One sleep till Friday! Heck yeah.

PS. Have you ever felt your house shake because of bombs?
That is seriously happening to me right now...Living in close proximity to a base will do that to ya.
I wish I knew what was going on!


Bethany Scruggs said...

AWH! SO sweet!! I need to get another one out there ASAP. Any particular NEEDS? Otherwise - this one is going to be a junk box.. good junk. :)

Nicole said...

Umm, can't say I've ever had bombs shaking my house before! At least you know they aren't coming AT you! How sweet of her to send a care package. I've been sending little things to my brother every couple weeks while he's at basic, and I'll start sending packages to The Stan in about a month when my cousin goes over.

Thank you for being the soldiers' biggest cheerleader!

All At Once said...

That is awesome! It is on my to do list to get their package in the mail! Cant wait! xoxo

Anonymous said...

That is so neat that she sent that awesome care package :D I definitely wouldn't mind sending one, one of these days!
I am on my way to check out Sweet Tea's blog.

lori said...

that is awesome that she sent a care package. i send packages to my brother {who's deployed with the navy right now}, but i haven't ever sent one to someone i don't know... and it just hit me that maybe some sailors, or soldiers may not have people to send them packages... and that makes me sad. i should send more packages, too!

also, do you have any great ideas of stuff to send in the packages? i usually send my brother magazines, coffee, snacks... but i'm trying to think of more original stuff he may like.

Nicole said...

I have never heard of Fact or Crap. Sounds like fun and I'll bet they have a blast with that over there!

ms.composure said...

def LOVING the maxi dress on the right on the first row!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad they enjoyed it! That's awesome about fact or crap! I've never played, but it was the only "adult" looking game with the cards. I didn't think they'd enjoy old maid or UNO! I want to send another one semi soon. Just need different ideas! I'll take requests if there's anything they need in particular! :) thanks for posting!

JanM ♥ said...

Oh my gosh, I love everything you got!

I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

His Little Lady said...

ohh, all of your shopping finds are adorable!!! and that's my favorite "happy" song, too ;)
xo TJ

Julie Marie said...

yikes. house shake because of bombs... thats freaky!! love the cute stuff you bought!!

Anonymous said...

I love sending care packages! And those outfits are too great!

TIffany Gabriel said...

I think what you have set up with the care packages is great!!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Thats awesome!!

Giovanna said...

That's so awesome! I need to try to get one of those care packages out!! Great buys! Don't you just love walking into a store and finding amazing deals?


Courtney B said...

How sweeeeeeet! Oh these care packages are just amazing!
And girrrl. Take me shopping with you! Such CUTE stuff for the best price!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

omg! i love this! i want to send your man a care package!! how can I do this?!? and seriously stop it you are so freaking pretty! im in awe of your pictures!! love you!


Megan said...

This is precious! He looks so happy!! And are gorgeous! Love that maxi dress so much!


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