Friday, October 30, 2009

My First HSBA Swap - What Fun!

I joined the HSBA Swap for the first time in October.  When you join the swap you are sent a list of questions to answer then you are paired up with another homeschool mom.  During the next few weeks you e-mail back and forth to get to know one another.  After about three weeks you send a package of goodies to your partner.  Oh, what fun I had looking for goodies to send to my Swap Sister, Kris .   My youngest son even got in on the fun as he made her a potholder. 

You should really go check out Kris' blog - Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers - she is a wealth of information and has lots of good tutorials for a variety of projects.  And check out her drawing skills - she has a real talent!

My daughter and I had taken a quick trip to Ohio to visit family, I was exhausted by the time we pulled into our driveway.  When I went to check the mail I found a large package from Kris waiting for me - what a great welcome home!   She had given me a teaser that she had included something kind of "different" but she thought I would find it very useful.  Can you pick out which gift she was talking about? 

My goodies included 2 books that I'm really looking forward to reading - The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian and Becoming a Woman of Faith by Cynthia Heald.  The Gummie Bears met an early demise - we'll just pretend they are still in the bag.  *ahem*  Esther will be using the index cards for Spanish vocab words, she goes through a whole package for each PACE so I can always use more index cards!  Somehow, Kris seemed to know that I'm always needing paper to write my grocery list on and those pencils???  They are just for me. . . they are *PINK*!!! 

In a couple weeks I'll be switching my candle scents from Pumpkin Spice to Apple Cinnamon, the tealights came at just the right time. 

And of course, the mini screwdrivers were the "different" item she made sure to send to me.  I used to have a set years ago but they have long since been lost and I kept forgetting to pick up a new set.  Now hubby and the boys better leave mine alone, especially since they are in a purple case!  I even had a chance to use them already to replace my watch battery this afternoon.

Thank you, Kris, for making my first HSBA Swap so much fun.  I'm looking forward to putting all my gifts to good use, especially my new screwdrivers. 

I had a lot of fun doing this swap and look forward to joining again in the future.  You should join us!  Just keep watch at The Homeschool Post for the next call for sign-ups and be prepared to be blessed getting to know another homeschool mom.

1 comment:

  1. Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers10:57 AM

    I'm glad you enjoyed the package. I love the screwdrivers that my dad gave me years ago. They're always coming in handy for something. I have to keep them hidden from my husband and my son. lol

    Enjoy the books...I was sorely temped to keep the Cynthia Heald one. ;-)