Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sweet Treats

We got a special package this week from

one of my ABSOLUTE favorite bloggers

on the planet:

Grandma J!

ladyLook what she sent us!

Some delectables straight from California.

abba zabba 2abba zabba 4  Kaish, Jonathon and Shoshi were

super excited for sugar.

abba zabba 3 And so was Gary.

He loves Grandma J!abba zabba 1Your Weekly Reader’s Digest Joke : )

A Dubliner proposes to his girlfriend on Saint Patrick’s Day and gives her a ring with a synthetic diamond.
"You cheap bum!" she yells. "This isn’t even real."
"I know," he says. "But in honor of Saint Patrick, I thought I’d buy you a sham-rock."

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66 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I haven't had an Abba Zabba in ages!

April said...

I've never even heard of Abba Zabba. What in the world is it?

Lolli said...

What a fun, fun package! How great!!

Grandma J said...

I'm so glad you got your candy, and that the guys liked them. They look so cute! I can't believe they aren't available anywhere but CA.

I love Gary....and of course you guys too.

Cecily R said...

I get excited for sugar too!!! Woo for Grandma J!!!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I love sweet treats but trying very hard not to overdose on them. I don't want Diabetes and read that sugar feeds Cancer cells so really working hard at cutting down on it. Great header on your blog, too!

Thanks for commenting on my blogs.

Buckeroomama said...

I've never heard of Abba Zabba. Is it like a Snickers bar?

(I see you've been playing with Photoshop...?) :)

noexcuses said...

Abba Zabba!!! Takes me back. They were a part of my youth! You can still get them through World Market. My first job was at Knott's Berry Farm. I grew up exactly one mile from it!!

Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Care packages are the best! And how I love Knott's Berry Farm jelly. It's been a LONG time since I've had some of that. :)

Mighty M said...

Where were you a little while ago, Hannah was having a fit going "but mom I NEED SOME SUGAR!".

Funny joke - perfect for March!

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Yum Yum!!
Sugar is our Best Friend!

The Incredible Woody said...

Yay, Grandma J!! She is such a sweetheart:)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love it-

Cloudia said...

This super fun post brought me happiness. Thank you-


Aloha, from Hawaii my Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Elaine A. said...

My hubby LOVES Abba Zabba! :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Getting packages in the mail is the BEST!

And Drew's header photo is stunning. I checked it out and WOW, that is one sweet baby girl!

Hope your weekend is great.
xo

Ellemes said...

Doesn't everyone love a good package? What a great grandma you have.

Tracey Axnick said...

Great post - those pics are priceless!

Kimmy said...

I've actually never tried that candy before. What a great treat though. How nice :o)

BTW....loving the new header!!!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I love a good care package!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, comments make my day and I really appreciated yours :)

Dan said...

Care packages are always good.

Honey Mommy said...

I have never had an Abba Zabba! I'm sure they are tasty though!

Kelly said...

Sugar is always good, though I have no clue what an Abba Zabba is.

Pam D said...

Well, how yummy is that? Care packages are just the best, aren't they? Yes, your boys look VERY happy with the sugar... yes, they do!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, I haven't seen that candy in a long time!!!!! LOL, that is so funny!

Glad the kids enjoyed it!

Chris said...

THAT is a classic joke! I'm going to tell it at work tomorrow :)

Of course they were super excited for sugar -- they're kids!

The Boysenberry Jam makes me hungry for pancakes....

myfluffybunnies said...

Grandmas send the best stuff, don't they? It's almost as good as an in-person visit. =>

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Never heard of a abba zabba, but they look pretty excited about them.

Erin said...

Abba Zabba.....WOW! I think I lost a tooth eating one of those...when I was like 9, and I haven't had one since...maybe I need to get one!

Ohhh and I LOVE Knotts Jam! SOOO good!!

debi9kids said...

I have never heard of the candy, but get Knott's jam. YUM!

PS LOVING your header! How did you do it???

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Yay for Grandma J. Californians sure know about good goodies!!!

Frau said...

great joke love it and the happy smiles.

Busy Bee Suz said...

How sweet...sugar in the mail!!!
I hope they were not home on another snow day with a sugar high!!!

Dot O said...

Really sweeeeeeet! Never heard of Abba Zabba but I'm sure they're good!

Anita Johnson said...

The treats are making my mouth water and I'm so glad I'm not the only one who reads Readers Digest!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Yummy! You just gotta love that Grandma J!
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Queenie Jeannie said...

I've never heard of those - how fun!!

You have an award over at my place...

The Non-Student said...

Just checking out your blog. Your boy is gorgeous! These pictures made me smile so much. Looking forward to following you. :-)

4 Lettre Words said...

Awww...what a fun idea!

Shoot me your address and I'll send Kaish something yummy from GA!! (Seriously.)

mamamia said...

enjoy your sweets!

Heidi said...

lol! love the joke! :)

Molly said...

I've never had an Abba Zabba, must investigate this further!!!

Lisa Anne said...

OMG Abba Zabba is the best. be carefull not to break your teeth though!!!! I love the knotts jam too. YUM!

Rudy Rukus said...

Great post. Love your new flash header it looks great!!

chasity said...

your blog is fantastic!
love that 'girls grow' post...
so sweet and touching.

thanks so much for stopping by and offering some helpful hints.
so nice of you~
have a great weekend~~~~
chasity

Sarah said...

Those boys are just too cute. I want a package from Grandma J!! How fun :)

Suki said...

Becky I am in love with your blog header!! Drew did an amazing job on that.
I just thought I step by and wish you a happy Friday. I hope you had a gorgeous week.
xoxo

Run DMT said...

LOL Love the joke! My oldest will think that's the funniest!

I've never heard of Abba-Zabba bars. Were they good? Can you hook me up with one? ;-)

Trudy said...

How very sweet for Grandma J to think of you...aren't packages just the best?!

Mark said...

How did I make it so far in life without ever hearing of an Abba-Zaba? Now I need to go find one of these things. I'll do the laundry later.
m.

Krystyn said...

Oh, packages with candy and goodies are the best...clearly, they all enjoyed them.

Millennium Housewife said...

Just wondering if you'd lend us grandma J? xx

RR Mama said...

I want some of that jam! Have a great weekend!!!

amy said...

Oh goodness, I love ABBA ZABBA's and it has been years since I've had one. Fun pictures.

Mesina said...

:O! I haven't had an Abba zaba since I was a kid! ooh they were soooooo yummy!! What a lovely package to recieve - so uhh, where's mine?

Mama Zen said...

Cute post!

Wilde said...

Sunrise, sunset. I must say each is beautiful--in its glorious colors or even if softly gray--with a tender realization of our traveling together under this big, big sky. Happy mothering, hugs and love.

Stacy said...

I went to highschool in CA and have never heard of ABBA ZABBA! How terrible that I missed out on a locals only treat!

Love your new blog layout!

Pink Flower Photography said...

Thanks for the comment! It was great hearing from you! I hope you have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Caitlyn

Justine said...

I've never heard of that candy. Is it any good?

I love love love the pictures you take of the kids. Your love for them actually shines right through your camera lens.

Justine :o )

Dianne said...

yours is the 2nd post I've seen this morning about gifts from Grandma J
she sounds so cool

Puna said...

What a nice thing to do. It looks yummy. Happy weekend!

Los said...

Ha - Sham-rock!!!! I love it!

And, I also already love that candy bar even though I don't know what it is!

Almost all the snow is melted, we have a few "piles" of snow on our lawn from where I shoveled the driveway, but that's about it ... it's amazing that such a large amount of snow can melt in such a short period of time, isn't it?

Unknown Mami said...

I used to love Abba Zabba!

Mrs4444 said...

I love that joke! My mom will, too! :)

Mrs4444 said...

Thought I'd let you know that I called Mom and told her your joke--She LOVED it!