sent with love.

31 May

there is a running joke in the team goodtimes family about hannah’s ability (or inability) to wrap packages for the mail.  to put it bluntly, upon arrival most of her packages look like a carefully-crafted letter bombs. awkward for everyone really.

since sending things to each other is almost a pre-requisite of being in our trio, hannah’s handicap (i use that in the most pc way possible, of course) has yielded many hilarious moments over the last 5 years.

however, i regret to tell you that i have never had the foresight to photo-document these incidents. this being the case, i sadly have no contrast for the package i happily received this past friday from hannah.

it looks like an adult sent it.

i hope you will take my word for it when i say that, in comparison to her previous works of ‘art’, this looks like an adult wrapped it and not a sugar-crazed toddler. even better than her wrapping job was the fact that it was chock-full of useful things for life here – like gator-gear (duh) and bug spray!

candy (my coworkers love!), itch-stick (i love!) and jello (for jello shots - everyone loves!)

to take blog notes?

attacked the ants, but they've only multiplied. bastards.

happy 1st wedding anniversary hannah + pete! thanks for the picture!

thanks hannah!

so thanks dear friend for abstaining from your typical mail bombing ways to make certain your love-filled package would clear indian customs!

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9 Responses to “sent with love.”

  1. A.A.B. (auntie angie baby) June 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    I am sure Al would have written earlier had someone else been the first to send a package so hats off to Hannah – you rock girl.

    That said, there is a certain stock pile of goods sitting in my back hall that have been earmarked, “DONT MOVE THOSE MOM, THEY ARE FOR ALLIE” but alas, have not made it into the box or over to the post office. I guess having a new baby around has created packaging delays. Just as well I guess, there are some things I need to add to the box…. ;-)))

    • Al June 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

      hannah does rock – and yes she even beat my parents’ package! she’s always thinking about what other people need…very kind.

      ahhhh i’ll be honest – the packages are wonderful and they send me little pieces of home. while they are a lot of work to put together, i do really appreciate them so i won’t say i’m not excited at the thought of another package.

      but sienna comes first (what a doll!) so i will patiently wait for my little bit of love from your girls.

      xoxo

  2. Hannah June 6, 2011 at 1:23 am #

    Are you trying to single out the package-bomb-eske birthday present circa 2007? The one from Tanzania, taped up like a madmen in a brown paper package?

    That was some of my best work, Al.

    Sad you don’t have the memories to prove it.

  3. Lidia June 6, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    Nothing will ever beat the big bag of unmarked white powder that managed to clear italian customs!!!! That pilspury funfetti cake was deeelish!!! Hannah really does send the best stuff!!

    • Hannah June 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

      OMGoodness! I forgot about that.

      At least the jello (which was also out of the box to save on room/weight thank you very much) was in a brown paper-ish bag. That funfetti cake was just white powder, with colorful funfetti in a clear plastic bag.

      Italia cares nothing for drugs (or cake) and everything for stealing nice Roma gear and Italian goods.

      • heyitsmeal June 7, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

        yeah……pretty hilarious.

      • heyitsmeal June 7, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

        yeah……pretty hilarious.

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