Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Great Expectations....

..no..this is not a book review. Or a book report.



Hmm, I haven't thought about "book reports" in a l-o-n-g time.

Remember book reports?? Usually, being the procrastinator I am, I'd wait until Sunday night, then have to try to write it out (this was B.C. - Before Computers) while trying to watch Ed Sullivan....

So, back to Great Expectations....


Fall. Conjures up walking through crunchy leaves....and Mother-in-Law's rich, creamy fudge...and bright colors...Mother-in-Law's RiCH cREamY FuDGe......(worth repeating..)




"Hmmmmm..." says Mr. B...(not me...insert MY sad face here....)


And surprises in the mail?? No, that's a new one. So when you get something, it's really great, because it exceeded all expectations!
Take yesterday. Came home from Weight Watchers (yes, I expected to loose..and I did.. 1 pound..making the total 18lbs.)



Saw a box on the table and upon closer inspections, it was for ME!!

Laurie and Chris from Miss Flower (http://miss-flower.blogspot.com/) had a contest to guess how many photos this wonderful-photo-taking-couple took on their latest adventure...and.............I WON!

I know how great their photos come out, and I multiplied that by the number of days, and subtracted the required "sleep-time", divided that by the number of not-so-perfect ones, then added the time of year.....anyway.............the point is.....I WON! My guess was 1398 and the actual amount was 1348...Wow - that was for 2 weeks! If you haven't see their works, head on over to their beautiful site.http://miss-flower.blogspot.com/



Here is the sweet photo, that I thought I'd get in a padded envelope..but noooooo..

...they sent it in a beautiful wood frame (made by Chris) added a darling card (that I love the image soo much) and Laurie put in not one but 2 of her darling "Bits and Pieces by Laurie"..


See what I mean about Great Expectations?? If ya got 'em , you get 'em.

Thank you VERY MUCH Laurie and Chris!! I love it all :-)

Now go out there and have some Great Expectations of your own.....

-me

10 comments:

Betty said...

Pretty picture, adorable card. Wow, I bet you always won the "How Many Beans in This Jar?" contests, didn't you! You are good!

Laurie and Chris said...

We are so glad your picture got to you ok. Thank you for all the kind words about our photos. We enjoy your wonderful sense of humor and your great blog. Keep up the good work on WW.

Lucy said...

Book reports! That takes me back. Mostly to ... putting the book off till the report was due and then reading the jacket inside flap and making the report off of that. It never worked. You'd think I'd have learned that the FIRST time I did it. I was pretty dumb during those years. :(

THE TATTERED NEST said...

Isn't it fun to get things in the mail? I never win anything...but I am going to keep trying.Boy, mother in law starts early with the fudge...I don't break that out til December. Congrats on the 18 pounds!!! yay Colleen!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh Bot that fudge looks good! Congrats on winning that lovely giveaway....that picture is beautiful.

The Where Women Create magazine is suppose to come out in November. I subscribed online...thats why I got mine early...

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh Bot that fudge looks good! Congrats on winning that lovely giveaway....that picture is beautiful.

The Where Women Create magazine is suppose to come out in November. I subscribed online...thats why I got mine early...

Sweet Repose said...

Were the shots of Mr. B. before or after you throttled him...?


Ha...sharon

Jan said...

First of all...18 lbs!! Way to go Colleen! Hugs to you on the hard work!
Great win! I have never won anything on a blog giveaway. Ever. So I guess I'll just have to keep trying! The picture is fabulous! I'll have to head over to that blog to check it out!

Bobbi said...

Lucky you...I love packages.

Neabear said...

Congrats on the weight loss. Both my son and daughter-in-love are doing weight watchers. When I saw your title, first thing I thought of was that book. I had to read that in English class in high school. So cool winning the cute prize.