Friday, August 8, 2008

One For The Road

My baby brother and his wife left us here in Oklahoma and ventured to Indiana to start their new careers. Since he is 10yrs younger than me I felt like I was sending off one of my own. To take my mind off of the "goodbye" for a while I made them each a "goodie bag" for the road.

1. Starbucks gift card (for the 12hr. drive)

2. Burt's lip balm (both he and his wife and myself are all addicted to this)

3. Reeses cups (the good stuff)

4.C.D. of traveling songs (On the road again, Hit the road Jack, King of the road etc. They called and said they got a kick out of it when they were stranded not once but twice on the side of the road)

5.Toilet paper (I'll just say my brother and I have the same sick sense of humor)

6.Instead of a card I wrote on the back of a family picture so they wouldn't "forget to remember me".

It was hard to see them leave but I know that they appreciated the goodie bag and that they know how much they will be missed. Have a great day, Paula


Mario and Amy Andreani said...

I love this, what a great idea! My favorite is the toilet paper...
Have a good weekend.

Miss you,

The Berry's Patch said...

What a great idea!! So thoughtful.

Susie Harris said...

You are just one sweet sister. I know they are two happy campers with all of that candy and TP.... Hope there trip is a safe one. Take care...

Kari & Kijsa said...

Thank you so much for your prayers and wonderfully kind comments during this difficult time. Every word made and is making a difference as we begin this new journey.

Thank you so much for your words of comfort and blessing,
kari & kijsa

Melissa Lewis said...

This is such a thoughtful and neat idea. I love it! I am definitely going to remember this:)

A Hint of Home said...

That was a thoughtful idea. I know they appreciated all of it, especially the Starbucks.