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14 January 2015

A Belated Christmas Gift

Back in November, I posted my "dream" wishlist for Christmas presents, talking about what would be on my list if I were making one as I had in past years. I wasn't sure yet at the time what we'd be doing for Christmas (we ended up attending a banquet and going to Hong Kong to watch The Hobbit!), but I knew it wouldn't really involve presents.

And then, surprise! The day after I published that post, Vashelle emailed me to ask if  she could mail us some of the candy I'd written about my love for.

My initial thought when reading the email was, "Are you sure? I tell my own family not to send us anything because international mailing is so annoying and expensive!"

She very kindly persevered through all manner of misadventures and hassles in order to get the package on its way...and then, miraculously, it actually arrived, and was delivered to us at our school!

(This is impressive because we know 2 British guys who live in the same district we do and teach at two different schools--one received mail that was addressed to the other one--how that happened, no one can figure out)

Vashelle not only sent Nerds, but paid attention to the very important detail about the best flavor of Nerds and sent RED, WHITE, and GREEN Nerds. These are the flavor of Christmas itself. I was eating them within two minutes of opening the envelope they came in.

Angel was not forgotten either, he got a whole can of cashews and is so happy that he's finally profited off of my blogging hobby.



Thanks, Vashelle! There's a big leap between reading someone's Christmas wishlist and deciding to make it come true--you totally went the extra, unnecessary mile, and it made our day!

(Well, not 'day' exactly, because I'm trying to ration the Nerds and make them last at least a week, because that's the responsible thing to do.)

Also, Willy Wonka, if you see this (either Johnny Depp or Gene Wilder version, both are acceptable), if you're ever looking for a blogger spokesperson for Nerds, I'm your gal.
Anne Dahlhauser said...

This is an awesome story! And, I totally understand your need for Nerds :) I'm all out sugar and candy addictions. Thankful for your Merry Christmas :)
Anne

Anonymous said...

Awww that is so sweet of Vashelle! My husband is a HUGE nerds fan. So he would really appreciate someone posting them from overseas. I don't think I've seen them here in Chiang Mai either. :)

Anonymous said...

Awe that is so sweet. Nerds are the best I definitely ate some when I was back home.

Miranda @ Miranda Writes said...

FUN! I would also totally work for Willy Wonka! But the original version, not the Johnny Depp version! =)

Ana Valentin said...

That is a wonderful surprise, nerds are very tangy to me and I have to be in the mood to have them, but glad you love them so much .Random acts of kindness are the best kinds!

Hannah Diane said...

That is so sweet! What a lovely surprise! :)

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Julia said...

How sweet and thoughtful! Bloggers are the best!! :)

Bekah Walsh said...

Awww yay! I'm finishing up that very same box of nerds. Yum!

Bethany Carson said...

How sweet! What an awesome surprise!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how kind of her!

AwesomelyOZ said...

That's so sweet! :) Love nerds! I've been avoiding candy but not sweets - LOVE baked goods! Glad you got your xmas wish list fulfilled! Happy Hump Day Rachel and have a great day! Enjoy the candy :) -Iva

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Fun mail is the best! How nice!

Patty said...

Wow so awesome!!! A little bit of comfort food from home:)

Krysten Quiles said...

Yay that's awesome!

Olivia Schwab said...

That's awesome!!

Daisy @ Simplicity Relished said...

That's so great!! I can totally understand craving stuff like this when you're living abroad! :)

Nina Robinson said...

That's so sweet she went out of her way to make your Christmas special :)

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

How incredibly sweet! Love me some Nerds!

Jess R. said...

That is so thoughtful! What an adventure, just to get mail.

Angi said...

Aw I'm so glad you guys got some of your favorite snacks! You deserve it!!

V. Nino said...

Rachel, it was my pleasure! Even the "misadventure" makes for a great conversation starter. "Ever try to send nail polish through international mail?" Haha :)

Isabella Kissoon said...

This is such an amazing story! I am the same way with chocolate that you are for nerds so I totally understand your need for it!

Laura, The Start of a Good Life said...

Wow! that is so sweet!!! a great reminder to sometimes step out and bless someone's day!!

Anonymous said...

How does one ration Nerds, I have to wonder. My impulse is to just knock them back straight from the box...

jyonash said...

It is the little things in life....

chelsea @ the new wifestyle said...

how nice!!!! it's amazing how those little things can really create a huge feeling of happiness!

Farrah Fong said...

Aww, that's so sweet of her! :] The blogging community is the greatest! :]

Alice Warren said...

This is what I love about this wonderful blogging community. How sweet of her to send you these treats!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

meandmr.com said...

This is so sweet! I'm that made your day! I'm going back to California to visit in 2 days and will be loading up on so much food lol
Melanie @ meandmr.com

The Rachael Way said...

That is so sweet!!! Blogging friends are the best, right?!

Inge Jane said...

Aww what a sweet gift!

Suzanne Carillo said...

Ha ha! brilliant : )

bisous
Suzanne

Jennifer Prod said...

oh gosh, how sweet of vashelle <3 whenever i've lived abroad, i've been over-the-moon-joyful when people send packages - i'm aware of the hassle on their end, and so very, very appreciative on my end :)

enjoy the candy!

Kaylee Oliver said...

I love the blogging community! That was so sweet!

Barbara London said...

What an awesome gift to receive! We all "wish" for things and having your wish "come true" is awesome!! I KNOW you enjoyed eating those Nerds!! Thanks for sharing!

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

Wow, that's awesome!! One of the main reasons I love blogging... all the amazing people I meet! :)

Rosie said...

That's awesome! Nerds are one of my all-time favorite candies and remind me so much of my childhood - I used to eat one of the gigantic boxes like that in one sitting :)