Sunday, October 26, 2008

Goodies from Australia...

The other night..I was chatting with one of my photography buds..Renee Oakenfull, who is a fantastic photographer..and a rocking designer of all things...check her HERE..Anyway, she was helping me..AGAIN..with some photoshop stuff. I made the comment that I wish that I could somehow repay her..for all the energy she puts into me..which is ..A LOT! I told her I'd send her a big box of American yums..and she said, "How fun..we'll so the same!!" Anyway, we got the kids involved..they were so excited they could hardly stand it..went shopping, packed it up..and shipped it away! We were both a bit surprised to find that it cost us nearly $60 to ship it..ACK~! The shipping costs nearly as much as the food...

Day after day, my kids asked...did it come yet..and according to her, hers did the same..Finally..the box arrived..it was better than Christmas...they COULD.NOT.WAIT!


Just snapped a few shots of them opening the box..SOOC of course..how I would have loved to spent an hour making them real pretty..but right now, it's just not going to happen...not stellar photography..but you can see the excitement on their faces..which is what it really is all about..





The Vegemite was SO funny...I knew what it was...but being that everything in the box was a sweet treat..Adler asumed that the Vegemite was too.. He popped it right into his mouth and took a squeeze..OMGosh..I was laughing so hard...


I'm thinking by the look on his face...he wasn't a big fan..


Now it was Sayler's turn..check out Adler..he just cracks me up..



Thinking...Sayler's not loving it eihter...I talked with Renee today and she told us the proper way to eat Vegemite..on hot buttered toast...I'll give it a go in the morning..but thinking..hmmm...I'll let you know..


And Piper..not sure what's going on here..not loving the Tim Tam maybe? The others LOVED them..so yummy~!


This was by far the favorite..we all LOVED it..the bag is GONE...




One of the things that Renee really wanted to try was a Twinkie...when we went to buy them..Sayler questioned me as to what a Twinkie was...because she had never had one either! We put a few in the box..and somehow...when her back was turned..her kids ate the Twinkies...all of them...she was so bummed! So Renee..I promise...soon, you'll get an entire box of Twinkies..all for you~!

Thanks so much for sending the stuff...Raygan was SO funny...putting all the little leftovers in little baggies..telling them...We'll never have this stuff again..so we need to pace ourselves...

From us to you...muwah...love you~!

13 comments:

Jodi McDonald said...

That is soooooo funny - yep the vegemite takes some getting used to - we do grow up with it. Promite and marmite are similar - english version. The absolutely best way to enjoy a Tim Tam is to bite off a little both ends - place a bit in HOT coffee (adults only) then suck up like a straw - the insides melt and then you eat - just divine. Enjoy your treats.

Sharla said...

That is such a fun idea - I love your children's faces as they test out everything. I bet they'll remember that forever.

laura vegas said...

this is so cute megan! the photos are perfect too ... really capture them in the moment! and just love the facial expressions ... too funny!

i had an online friend that sent me some candy from new zealand. only problem? it arrived during the middle of our heat-wave summer ... and was totally melted ... like soup. i felt so bad!

Blush said...

those faces crack me up....like what the crap it looks colorful and fun but it taste like prunes

Ren said...

omg! Their faces are SOOOOO funny! I can't believe I forgot to warn you about the Vegemite!

Thank you guys SO MUCH! It's been fun. I've posted over on the vibe blog too. My photos don't measure up to yours but I DID get them to hold off long enough to actually get some photos first.

PS - Jadzia want to make sure you know that she loves Raygan's shirt - lol

Jess said...

How fun! I want to find a friend to do the same. I love the moments captured

Deneen said...

That sounds like so much fun and what a great experience for the kiddo's too! Love that you captured their expressions.

Amanda said...

sayler's face is cracking me up!!! you're so spoiled!

Susan said...

Love their reactions at the vegemite :). My sister used to eat the stuff with a spoon!

Can We Be Frank said...

OMGosh!!!!!!!! I seen this post and just had to show my dh. I loved the Tim Tam's, but that Vegimite is probably the most nasty thing I've ever gotten near my nostrils. I couldn't even get it to my lips. I hate when dh opens it in our house, that smell just lingers. Just wanted to let you know that your post and photos SOOOOOOOOO made my day!
-Kaz

Laureen said...

oh my...the boys will be so jealous if they see that milo! Aren't the timtams the best? They sell them here now - started about three weeks after we got back from australia! Enjoy...all but the vegemite of course!

kd said...

That looks like the best time ever!

Robin said...

Such a fun post! I love the expressions. Can't stop laughing:)