Yesterday was a grey, rainy day in the Northwest. Sometime after noon, Amy called to ask if I had checked my mail...within, like, the last week. Being a responsible adult, I had not. So, I went to the mailbox and found a very special package waiting for me.
The rest of the afternoon went a little like this:
|Man, I'm homesick. I sure do miss Rhode Island.|
|"Did someone say RHODE ISLAND?"|
|IT'S RHODE ISLAND!!!|
|Omigod, Rhode Island--We're going to go on so |
many adventures, you don't even know!
|What kind of adventures, you ask?|
|WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TEA PARTIES!|
|Isn't this tea so good, Rhode Island?|
|Oh, Rhode Island, YOU'RE SO FUNNY!|
|WE'RE GOING TO DO EACH OTHER'S HAIR!|
|MAKE OVER, RHODE ISLAND!|
|We're going to solve mysteries!|
|We're on the case!|
|I SAID WE'RE ON THE CASE!|
|We're going to play cards.|
|I might cheat a little....|
|Never mind, those cards are terrible.|
|I love you, Rhode Island!|
Oh my goodness, I have wanted this little felt Rhode Island for almost two years! I was SO excited when I opened the box. Jokes aside, I literally screamed for at least 30-45 seconds. Amy is such an awesome gift giver (and a fantastic friend :) ).
Amy found him in the Etsy shop Felt Like It. His name is "Buddy Rhodes" and he is wonderful. He's beautifully stitched, super cuddly, and--if you didn't notice--100% precious. Now whenever I feel homesick in Seattle, I can cuddle up with Rhode Island on the couch!
Thank you Amy!!! He is awesome!