A huge moment for me as a blogger


You absolutely will not believe what happened to me. Yesterday during dinner my mom and dad said they had a surprise for me. They gave me clues like “geography,” “MG” and finally “the ducks” which made me think about Oregon and then about one of my readers Michelle Guerrie who lives in Oregon! She sent me a BIG box full of food and other things for me to try and to have! All because she enjoys my blog!

My mom carried the box into the living room and opened it up and everyone in our family “oohed” and “aahed”. It was amazing.


First I found a 15 page letter from Michelle! It had a picture of Michelle and pictures of her family and of the farm that some of the food came from. She also included recipes and art pictures. I will definitely try every single one of those recipes I think. One in particular that looks so good is called Indian Chickpea Coconut Curry. Mmmmmmm.

A lot of the products in the box were new for me and that I’ve never had before so I will definitely review some of them. Some of the things were dark chocolate, vegetable broth, new granola bars, teas, lots of different kinds of nuts and herbs and something called Smoothie Cracker Bits! Also, there was a vegan cupcake book. In a recent post I said I don’t like too much sugar all at once but I think I will like these a lot. There were 75 different cupcake recipes! We can also make them into mini cupcakes which could be good. The photos in the book were very pretty.


Also in the box were two matchbox cars. It’s a good thing because I really like matchbox cars and I can put them with my collection of matchbox cars and race them. One was a Lightening McQueen car and the other was a race car with number 10 on it.


Then after I got all the stuff my mom noticed that a box that said Tea Forte wasn’t really a box of tea. There was something wrapped inside. We opened it and there was a HUGE crystal!!!


I felt very special. I looked at the bottom and it had the word Max written with a heart under it. I really like crystals. When I did summer camp I went to a museum and cracked open a geode and found crystals inside. But this is by far the biggest one now in my collection. It is very beautiful and you can see through it.

This was one of the best days of life. Thank you Michelle Guerrie!

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  • michelle guerrie
    September 6, 2014 6:27 pm

    You are welcome, Sweet Child. It was so much fun putting that box together! I especially like crystals, too. You are indeed special. I bet your brother is pretty cool, too. Here is a fun recipe to try–it is delicious!

    Oaxacan Horchata

    6 cups water
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 cinnamon stick
    1/3 cup almonds
    Seeds of 2 cataloupes, washed
    Juice and zest of 1 lime

    1. Put 4 cups water, sugar and cinnamon stick in a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a medium flame and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the color changes to light brown. Let cool completely in fridge.
    2. Boil 1 cup water and pour over almonds. Let sit for 5 minutes, and then peel off skins. Discard water and set almonds aside.
    3. Combine melon seeds, blanched almonds and 1 cup of water in a blender. Blend well. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher. Pour the cinnamon syrup through the strainer. Discard the solids that remain in the strainer. Add lime zest and juice, and serve over ice.

    Makes 4-1/2 cups
    Recipe adapted from Amalia Vazquez, Tierra del Sol
    Photo by Robbie McClaran

  • nospampam
    September 7, 2014 4:46 am

    Michelle, as Max’s grandma, I only wish I had been there to see and share in the excitement! Max is, indeed, a very special person, and it is wonderful to have you acknowledge that for him. I am sure this will always remain as one of his special memories in life. And I suspect this will also add to your store of special memories. You have truly paid it forward. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • michelle guerrie
      September 15, 2014 12:36 pm

      🙂 You are most welcome, nospampam.

  • nospampam
    June 15, 2015 6:49 am

    Michelle, Max & his family are so very excited about this week. Thank you for doing this for all of them! They will be taking lots & lots of pictures for the rest of us to enjoy. I know you’ll have fun with them and it will be a memorable week for all.

    • Demo
      June 16, 2015 5:47 am

      Hi, NoSpamPam.

      Yes, I have been really excited, too! We had so much fun yesterday. I think the boys will remember the farm!

      I am still going over in my mind what to make them for dinner! I want to cook so many things for them but have only one night! Max and Henry are adventurous eaters, which is so refreshing for boys their age. Jeremy and Meredith are just a delight.

      Whose Mama are you? Jeremy or Meredith?

      Have a wonderful day!

      Smiles, Michelle


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