Thankful Sunday! A Toast to my Friends & AR Colleagues in St Cloud Minnesota

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Thankful Sunday! A Toast to my Friends & AR Colleagues in St Cloud Minnesota

Steve & Liz Baklaich


www.phoenixpropertyshoppe.com

 


Imagine my total surprise when I walked up to my front door and
there was a package from Liz & Steve Baklaich!

I wondered what it could be? So I hurried into the house and opened up the package.  It was kind of heavy so I wasn't sure what they had up their sleeve!  It was packed really well with lots of bubble wrap so it took me awhile to open the first package.
 

Homemade Raspberry Jelly!  Are you kidding me?   I love homemade Jelly!
 

It reminds me of growing up in St Cloud Minnesota. My Grandma had a huge raspberry patch and she let us pick our breakfast of berries when we stayed with her.  And she made the best homemade raspberry jelly too!  
 

When I saw the jelly that Liz made (sorry Steve I think it was her) I was so excited!  She also sent along 3 other fun homemade jellies, cinnamon/apple, jalapeno and hot yellow pepper!  Liz grew up here  in Phoenix and moved to St Cloud to be with Steve.  So she knows her hot jellies!! And we're so glad she does! We've been enjoying the jellies every morning since they arrived.
 

What a lovely way to warm my heart and I wish I was there to give them a big hug! 
 

This gift folks is so very indicative of the wonderful relationships so many of us are creating within our Active Rain Community. Never in a  million years when I began my AR journey in 08 did I imagine the gift of solid relationships with great people all over the USA and Canada.

 

A huge thanks to Liz & Steve Baklaich of Saint Cloud Minnesota!
I can't wait to meet you in person when I'm home for a visit!

 

 

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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Anna--What an awesome gift! We were through St Cloud and Alex today on our way to Moorhead....so many nice Minnesotans along the way. Enjoy your jams....that "hot yellow pepper" one looks interesting. :)

Feb 26, 2012 06:57 AM #13
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Debbie Walsh
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I didn't realize you were from Minnesota either.  What a lovely lovely way to brighten your day!

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Feb 26, 2012 07:30 AM #14
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Anna it is always a delight to get a gift, and homemade jelly from an AR friends sounds wonderful.

Feb 26, 2012 07:50 AM #15
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John M. Scott
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Anna, my neighbor across the street left me some homemade wild blackberry preserves that she made at their 2nd home in Ukiah. Always fun to receive such thoughtful gifts.

Feb 26, 2012 08:11 AM #16
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Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
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Debb it was such a fun and unexpected surprise!

David - absolutley!

Lenn how fun.  And yes edible is always a treat!

Kathleen it becomes more so week after week. Amazing community.

Kathy it is icing on the active rain cake. So nice of Liz & Steve to think of doing so.

Vanessa - warmth and kindness touches us all:)

Margaret now that sounds good. I'll have to try that while watching a bit of the oscars tonight!

Hey Steve - there is the man!  I had a feeling Liz was the canning goddess with a 'helper' on the side! Hey it was fun surprising you too!  My sister was a good sport to help me out. And yes...we'll meet either in AZ or MN.  Thanks again....we are sooooo sooooo sooooo enjoying the jellies!

Evelyn well aren't you a sweetie - thanks for that compliment!  Takes one to know one!!!

Teri - I've got a sister in St Cloud and a brother in Alex...I know that road to Moorhead. From another Minnesotan who knows what Minnesotans are made of.  And that's not hot pepper jelly!!  LOL

Debra - tried and true Minnesota gal.  And yes it's been brighten our day for many days now...and we still have some left!  Nice cake:)

Jennifer especially when it was so unexpected!  It has been such long long days since Jan so it was quite the treat to find it on the doorstep!

John well you know what I'm talking about.  Just down home goodness in every jar. Made with love!

 

 

 

 

Feb 26, 2012 08:36 AM #17
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Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
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Anna, 

Love that thoughtful gift of home!  How fun and what a Top Banana team they are!

I am smiling just thinking of you enjoying those jellies:-)

All the best, Michelle

 

Feb 26, 2012 09:08 AM #18
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Ed Silva
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Anna, it's always a great day when a package comes from a family member, even if there's no blood connection, but an ActiveRain connection

Feb 26, 2012 09:12 AM #19
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WHAT AN AWESOME DAY THIS MUST BE TO RECEIVE A GIFT.... I LOVE MINNESOTA THE PLACE OF GOOD MEMORIES LAUGHTER FUN AND JOY.... ST CLOUD IS A BEAUTIFUL TOWN MY FAMILY LIVES NEAR THERE STAPLES BRAINERD MOTLEY CASINO ASEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH. FOLKS UP THERE ARE FRIENDLY OPEN AND GIVING.... MISS IT THERE HAVE A BLESSED DAY

Feb 26, 2012 10:00 AM #20
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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Raspberry Jelly and homemade and sent as a gift -- the perfect trifecta!!  And the Hot Yellow Pepper Jam -- WOW  (is there such a thing a Banana Jam??  I'll have to Google that.  LOL)

Feb 26, 2012 10:52 AM #21
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Brenda Mullen
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How absolutely wonderful Anna!  So cool the relationships we build here in the Rain...true friendships that are sure to last forever :)!  Tell us how yummy that home made jam is!!!

Feb 26, 2012 11:12 AM #22
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Joan Whitebook
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Anna -- now this is something that will improve anyone's "tude"... Hope you enjoy your surprise and all your AR family and relationships.

Feb 26, 2012 11:47 AM #23
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Jerry Newman
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Anna,  I know you enjoyed your wonderful surprise gift. It wonderful to have AR friends like that.

Feb 26, 2012 11:53 AM #24
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how thoughtful and sounds and looks delish.  I have made jelly, but never jam.

Feb 26, 2012 11:58 AM #25
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Elizabeth Baklaich
Virtual Assistant to Steve Baklaich RE/MAX Realty Source MN - Saint Cloud, MN

Hi Anna,

We wanted to send you something from the heart after the support, help and the wonderful banana surprise. Glad you are enjoying them :) Please let us know if you are coming this way and we will definitely be in touch if our plans bring us back down to AZ. Have a very happy and prosperous 2012.

Thanks for the pull back into AR.

 

Feb 26, 2012 12:01 PM #26
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KAREN THOMPSON, GRI, REALTOR
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Yummm!!!! I could just eat that picture.  How nice!

Feb 26, 2012 01:10 PM #27
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Michael Setunsky
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Anna, what a pleasant surprise. You just can't beat homemade jams and jellies.

Feb 26, 2012 10:27 PM #28
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Sandy Acevedo
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Hi Anna, how great is that? It is so nice to receive gifts, but homemade is always best. Enjoy! 

Feb 27, 2012 12:05 AM #29
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Belinda Spillman
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Anna,  That is so nice.  I make peach preserves almost every eyar when the western slope peaches are ripe and yummy.  What a nice surprise for you.

Feb 27, 2012 07:23 AM #30
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Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
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Michelle - yes Steve and Liz are awesome people.  It's about 5:12 am here and it's time to make some toast and enjoy that jelly!  YUM!

Ed absolutely. AR members are family.

Feb 27, 2012 08:13 PM #31
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Laura yes MN is full of great down-to-earth folks and friendly to boot!  Must be in the water!!

Carla - the pefect jelliefecta! And there must be a banana jelly!

Brenda - it's amazing. I haven't had homemade jelly in forever!

Joan - it's a blessing for sure. AR community is full of just about everything!

Jerry - it certainly is! What a gift!

Tammy - thoughtful, very thoughtful.  That's the two of them!

Hey Liz - great to see you here!  Your gift is heart felt and I'm still enjoying it now. In fact in about 10 mintues I've just got to have more of that delicious rasberrry jam.  Thanks again....it was so sweet of you! And I was so surprised!!!

Karen - good stuff!

Michael - I know now.  I'll have to learn how to make some.

Sandy - it's a real treat for sure!

Belinda - oh my I remember the peaches from CO.  Yummy!  I'll have to get some recipes and learn how to make some too!

Feb 27, 2012 08:21 PM #32
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