Johnnie deployed at the end of October when Cameron was only 6.5 weeks old. I had fun putting together and sending him many care packages while he has been gone. He will be returning later this month so to celebrate the occasion, I am giving away a special care package (in a decorated box of course!) to one lucky winner!
This is a "Share the Love ~ End of Deployment Care Package" and everything in it has a meaning:
Cameron, Dulce, and I have been going nuts missing Johnnie since he left! Our hearts are beating wildly at the thought of him coming home. He will wrap his arms around us and we will cover him with kisses. And you know that after a long deployment, someone will be getting "lei'd" ;)
Let me explain that in case you missed something:
nuts = a 4.5 oz bag of Hawaiian Host Macadamia Nuts, dry roasted with sea salt
hearts beating wildly = (similar to drinking a lot of caffeine) a 6 oz bag of Mountain Thunder Premium 100% Kona Coffee, whole bean French Roast. Kona coffee is coffee grown on the big island of Hawaii.
wrap his arms around us = a baby quilt (very popular in the Hawaiian markets) to wrap around yourself or a loved one (or to give away as a baby gift). This quilt is just like the one you've seen Cameron laying on in many photos and videos (click here or here for examples). The quilt measures approximately 41" x 50" and is machine washable (gentle cycle, low heat). It has loops on the back for hanging as a wall decoration in a playroom or nursery.
kisses = an 8 oz bag of Hershey's Kisses with Macadamia Nuts. These are only sold in Hawaii (you can find them online but the price and shipping is ridiculous) and they are creamy, chocolately, nutty amazingness!
lei'd = a polished kukui nut and seashell lei. Kukui nuts are from the Kukui Tree, which is the state tree of Hawaii. Kukui nut leis are very common here and worn by both men and women for formal and casual events.
ENTER TO WIN! Due to the high cost of shipping to foreign countries, this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents and military with an APO/FPO address, aged 18 and older. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Winner will be posted by April 15. You may receive up to 5 entries in the giveaway as listed in the Rafflecopter box below.
"Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though
you are one day further from the last time you saw them,
you are one day closer to the next time you will."