Sunday, July 12, 2009

Feeling the Love

So to completely understand this post you need some background information.

Background Point # 1
I have wanted (read coveted, pouted about, strongly desired, been jealous about others) a KitchenAid stand mixer for about 5 or 6 years now. This may not seem like something worthy of such strong emotions but for me…..I WANTED ONE. However, God is in infinite wisdom would gently steer me away from them each and everytime I was at the store drooling over them and contemplating charging one on the credit card. (bad I know but hey…I told you they were strong feelings).

Background Point #2
I discovered Pioneer Woman’s blog sometime ago and she has frequent contests where she gives away some really neat things……some of which have been kitchen aid mixers (and even multiple ones on several occasions). I shared my find with my Aunt Freddi and she too has become a Pioneer Woman fan. If I saw one of her contests with a mixer as a prize I would call/text/ email/ hunt down Freddi and ever so gently encourage her to enter (b/c I can only enter once…..the nerve). Of course, I would also remind her that since she already owned a very nice KitchenAid mixer that her dear, sweet, loving niece in South Carolina would gladly take the prize should she be selected as a winner. She was always so gracious and promised to comply with our little agreement. (It may also have something to do with me mentioning all the secrets that I have from her but maybe not...just a thought).

OK-No more background, here is the actual post.

This past Wednesday the UPS man drives up to my door about 6pm with a delivery. I don’t usually get too excited about these things b/c Stan is an Amazon junkie and we receive book deliveries for him on frequent occasions and Xan has received boxes of goodies from her grandparents. So when I saw this large box being toted to my door I assumed it was for Xan.

Oh to my surprise….it was addressed to me. OH…yeah baby….now we’re talking!!
I danced around the entry way singing "Momma got a present…Momma got a present". I was so excited and I didn’t even have a clue what it was…..could’ve been a big ol box of Styrofoam peanuts but I didn’t care cause...."Momma got a present".

Then I saw the return address……Williams & Sonoma. Now, being the appreciative stalker fan of KitchenAid mixers that I am I know that W&S just happen to carry them ……I’m smart like that and I just know things -ok-don't judge me.

After I got through the brown shipping box I discovered a beautifully wrapped gift box that I removed and lovingly stared at it for several hours just to make this whole “Momma got a present” phase last a bit longer.

Yeah Right! I tore that box open like a 5 year old at Christmas who knew there was an Easy Bake Oven in there. HEE HEE I was having fun. And then I saw it……those lovely words….that glorious box with the full colored picture I had dreamed of for so many years. KitchenAID…….aaaahhhhhh.

Stan and Xan didn’t completely understand why I was showing so much affection to this particular piece of cardboard but they had heard me mention my desire for said mixer about a thousand times so they politely rolled their eyes and went away to leave me alone in my happy place for awhile.
I did have to call him back into the kitchen to assist me in getting the oh so heavy thing out of the box and then of course to take my picture. I had to have a record of this day….this special, special day.

Now-Did I mention the color…..OH MY… is a color that screams Megan Lyn. I choose green every time….no matter what the choice - clothes, eye shadow, vegetables, wall paint, dishes, etc…you get my point. I love green and this mixer is the cutest granny smith apple green ever.

So you might be wondering…who was it that made my day. Well let me just share the note with you.

My dear Aunt Freddi and Uncle Butch were behind this little surprise and oh how happy they made me. They are two of the most kind and generous people I know and on this day I was the object of that affection.....but rest assured that it was only one of many, many days that I have been fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of God's grace and love through these 2 people.

Freddi & Butch- Thank you so very much and I love you!


Lori said...

LOVE IT!!! I too became a recipient of a Kitchen Aide this past Dec. (Christmas / birthday) from my sweet husband! Believe me....I have wanted one for SUCH a long time as well. I'm sure I don't have to tell you (as you have probably already been baking up a storm), but the "love" actually intensifies after you turn it on!!! ha

Love you....and your beautiful mixer!


Culps said...

Oh! I so understand! My kitchen aid mixer is a very important part of my kitchen equipment. Looking forward to seeing ya'll soon!


Freddi Wilson said...

You look lovely with your "lean, mean green machine"--enjoy! Love you!

Traci Freeman said...

Do I count as a niece-in-law or something like that????? LOL LOL
Yes, That color does scream MEGAN LYN. You deserve it, I'm proud for you.

Anonymous said...

Would you talk to Freddi and Butch and let them know that red has always been one of my favorite colors!! Ha! Proud for you!