Friday, February 26, 2010

New Postcard Swap

Just a quick post to let you know that Tanya has started her own postcard swap! She is just getting started and needs lots of participants. Visit her blog, Tanya Peila, to find out more.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Getting to Know You part 19

Q: What food do you dislike the most?

A: cooked spinach......UGH! (yes, I think it is worse than cooked carrots.)

Please leave a comment with your own answer to this question.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Quick Update on GAPS

I've sent an email to the first group. We are still missing four states: Delaware, Louisiana, Rhode Island, and North Dakota, but I think we'll be ready to start swapping next week. Yay!!! So exciting!!!

Keep checking the other two groups. They are getting there!
Group 2
Group 3

I have quite a back up list. I haven't been able to send an email to all of you yet. I am working on it. I am hesitant to start more groups yet because some states seem harder to fill than others, and I don't want to start a group that I won't be able to complete.

I did receive an email from Debbie about a slightly different kind of postcard swap that she is organizing. Check it out on her blog: Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn.


Also, Tanya has started another postcard swap. Check her blog, Tanya Peila, for details.

I would normally have a Wordfull Wednesday post today, but that just didn't happen. If you would like to read some great WW posts today, head over to Chocolate on My Cranium.
Have a great day!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

What I Saw in a Split Second

Every now and then someone will tell me that Miss Banana looks just like me. I always smile and say, "You think so?" but I never see it. Until the other day at the park. I looked at her and saw myself. I wanted to tell her to freeze or something.

I took this picture as quickly as I could, but didn't quite capture it. It was only there for a few seconds, but it was most definitely there. The look in her eyes, the shape of her face, even the way she walked. I saw and remembered my 7 year old self. The feelings, the energy, the awkward teeth. I was so surprised to see so much of myself in her. Surprised and excited. And grateful for the memory and understanding that came in those seconds.

Friday, February 19, 2010


What is the Great American Postcard Swap (GAPS)???

Here's a quick recap: 50 families (one from each state) will swap postcards over the next year. Each state will have their own week and will send out 49 postcards, one to each state, during that week. We will go in alphabetical order of the states.

The first group is almost full!!!
The second group is not far behind!!!

Time for a THIRD list! How exciting!!! This group is already off to a great start!!! We still need a family from each of these states:

New Hampshire
North Dakota
South Dakota
West Virginia

I am really excited about these three groups and am going to focus on getting them filled and swapping. If you are interested please send me an email.

Grab a button to put on your blog to help spread the word! Thanks!

Adventures and Pursuits

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Getting to Know You part 18

Q: Are you right or left handed?

A: left handed

Please leave a comment with your own answer to this question.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


If you don't know about the Great American Postcard Swap, click HERE to get the details.

!!!Update!!! I have started a list for a THIRD swap group. It has 9 states already! Keep those emails coming!

If you want to join PLEASE send me an email. Even if you leave a comment, I still need an email so that I will be able to contact you. PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO THANK YOU!!!

As promised, here is the list of states we still need for the 2nd swap group. We have 14 states already!!! I will keep updating this list as I've been doing for the first group. Thank you to all who have joined us. This has been a lot of fun so far, and we haven't even started swapping yet! If you know of any families you think would enjoy this, please send them here!

North Dakota
West Virginia

Monday, February 15, 2010

Today we are...

...rearranging the furniture. And dancing. We even moved our gigantic piano thanks to the huge casters Mr. Wonderful put on it a few years ago.

We are also watching the bohemian waxwings that are filling up our trees.
bohemian waxwings

And we are doing lots of cheering. We've added quite a few new families to the postcard swap today. Only eleven more to go!!! And the second swap is coming along too. I'll post a list of the states needed for that one tomorrow.
We are having a great President's Day! What are you doing today?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Getting to Know You part 17

Q: Do you live in the same state/province you were born in?

A: Yes, but I live in a completely different part of the state and have lived in two other states between times.

Please leave a comment with your own answer to this question!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love Song

For Wordfull Wednesday this week, Cocoa asked us to share "our song" if we have one, or just our favorite sappy love song. Somehow, Mr. Wonderful and I have never had a song that's "ours". But I definitely do have a favorite love song. "Something That We Do" by Clint Black. It makes me cry every time I listen to it!

To enjoy more sappy love songs, head over to Chocolate on My Cranium.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Come Join Us!

I learned about a super awesome postcard swap last month but was too late to get in it, so I'm hosting my own!

How it works: 50 families (one from each state) will swap postcards over the next year. Each state will have their own week and will send out 49 postcards, one to each state, during that week. We will go in alphabetical order of the states. I would like to start the first week of March. At the end of 50 weeks we will all have received a postcard from 49 other states!

To join: email me at adventures and pursuits @ gmail dot com
If you are interested, but your state is not on the list of states we need, send me an email anyway. With enough interest I will put together a second (or more?) swap. I don't want anyone to miss out!

!!!UPDATE!!! I have a list started for the second swap! Seven families so far! Keep spreading the word!!! Tell your friends and family, send emails, and post it on your blogs!
And a big THANK YOU to those who have helped in promoting this swap. I could not have done this without you!!!
***NEW UPDATE*** The list for the second swap can be found HERE. Thanks!!!
ANOTHER NEW UPDATE --- We have a third group started. The list is HERE. WooHoo!!!
I decided to add a 4th group!  Check HERE!!!

States we need:
North Dakota

The Button: Grab the button and spread the word!!!

Adventures and Pursuits

Things to remember: This is a family swap, a great way for kids to learn about the states. Postcards should be state themed. You can buy them or just make them yourself if you'd like to. The cost to send 50 postcards is $14. Did I miss anything? Please send me an email if you have any questions.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Getting to Know You part 16

Q: What time is it?

A: 2:54 PM

Please leave a comment with your own answer to this question!