a lovely/touching/moving baby gift

so, i’ve gone on and on before about my dearheart friend in indianapolis who is my creative inspiration…she’s the master of all crafty ladies. when it comes to crafting, she’s like the peanut butter to my jelly.

anywho, earlier this week we grab the mail and there’s a lovely padded envelope from said creative master. i eagerly rip into it (because at heart, i’m still a six-year-old little girl who can’t unwrap a present in a dignified way) and out come some lovely treasures…
for little mr. re-nest #1, a toy story toy. i have to say, i have some of the dearest friends…who, while no gifts are expected at all, they have brought my oldest just a little something. so thoughtful and loving.
for our new little mr. re-nest #2, my dear friend sent along an adorable ralph lauren onesie (she knows me so well), an adorable swimsuit and a lovely handmade frame with paper art with alex’s name and birthdate. sheer lovely. but it was the card that started the waterworks. initially, it looked like a simple five-by-five, white card. with my friend’s lovely words. it was the p.s. that did it…

here, she says “i recycled the calendar you gave me for christmas”…see, i gave her one of my favorite calendars from paper source. the paper source diy calendar. as I turned over the card, she had given me the may card, personalized in navy and alligator green, with a simple, lovely heart on the thirtieth. to say i burst into (happy) tears is an understatement.
it just so happened that i still had an empty five-by-seven frame from target in the nursery, so what better place to save this adorable and touching gift? 
i added a little navy scrapbook paper behind the card to take up some of the extra space in the frame/mat opening, and closed up the frame. pure perfection.
please ignore the reflections of the light…taken late at night and light was necessary
love. pure love. and such a great way to note this very special day. and what a unique way to send our family their love and thoughts for our new arrival of little mr. re-nest #2.


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