Tuesday, January 26, 2010

An Olympic Bluebird :o)

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have,
and one of the best things you can be.
~Douglas Pagels

Look at this sweet package that came today!

I love the handmade card

the pretty wrappings
the stickers
and the 
~that tied it all together~
It's from a dear
Koralee @ Bluebird Notes.

When you visit her at Bluebird Notes, 
you'll always leave with a smile.

Like an Olympic torch
the package traveled far.
From Vancouver to New York!

Inside were all the wonderful gifts Koralee described in her 
 OLYMPIC giveaway.

I made myself a latte and
I perused fabulous Canadian Magazines
How nice of her to include these!

Inside, I found
some great styles, designs, recipes and French!

 Koralee, I LOVE gum!
How did you know?
and it's OLYMPIC GUM!

I hope your wish for snow in Vancouver comes true
for all that you do!

This book will be such a fun reading activity with my sixth graders!
My students will definitely know how far the book traveled!
I'm also starting an elementary French course for grade 7 next week!
(30 students in my class-say a prayer)
What a surprise to see the book is in English AND in French!

I'll take lots of photos of our Olympic celebration!
Thank you so much for everything!
It made my day!
Thank you for being a


Dianne said...

Hi Maria, that is a great gift. I wish I had paid more attention and worked harder when I took French in college. My father tried to tell me but I was just trying to get my foreign languages in--boohoo.

I didn't get either one of the emails. Did you send it to


dianne with two n's????

Could you please try one more time and send it to

Can't wait to hear about your Olympic celebration!

Have fun,

Wanda said...

Looks like that package warmed your day and heart, Maria!

koralee said...

Yahoo Maria I am so so happy you got this parcel. You are amazing..I love this post! So much love and thought went into it! I am thrilled you won because I can just feel how much you appreciate it. Oh Maria you are such a dear. Love and hugs for a special day...you just made mine! xoxo

Marg said...

Oh my Maria, what a wonderful post promoting the Olympics. It's coming so soon and I can't wait to start my official countdown...I'm so inspired after reading this. It's once in a life time.

Barb said...

Such a fun package, Maria! Don't you just love when there are wonderful tidbits all adding up to a special whole? By the way - I can definitely see you in that red plaid coat! (Maybe sitting on a white sofa...

Diana said...

Cool stuff Maria, especially the magazines, very thoughtful!
I took french for three years starting in the sixth grade! I loved it! Love Di

Linda said...

What a lovely surprise Maria! Isn't it amazing how these blog friendships grow and flourish?
I'm so thankful for each one. I'm especially thankful for you. Your comments always brighten my day, as do your posts.
Looking forward to seeing your Olympic celebration!

Julie Harward said...

Yea for you being the winner, thats great! Hey, I;m a follower of your blog now, you are a really sweet person, getting to know you will be fun! :D

Vicki said...

Hello, Maria,
Your gifts from Koralee are wonderful! She is a sweet one, too. Enjoy all of your goodies, and thank you for your kind friendship!! I hope you are having a lovely week! Vicki

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on your "win"! The Canadian Living magazine is sometimes for sale at Borders (bookstore). Whenever I see it, I love to browse through it. I've never actually owned a copy though :)

The latte sounds wonderful. I passed on up last night when meeting a friend at the coffee shop. It didn't fit my fruit/vegetable criteria...

Wish I were closer. I'd sign up for that French course.

The Tablescaper said...

Looks like the perfect person won this give-away!

- The Tablescaper

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I was so glad that you won! I knew a package from Koralee would be a treat for sure.


EcoRover said...

Now you need to send Koralee/Vancouver some of your extra snow!