Blog Slacker

I know I’m a blog slacker lately, but we found out last week that we are closing on our house TOMORROW, so we’ve been in a rush trying to pack and get ready. Plus, we had childbirth class this entire past weekend (more on that in a subsequent post). Anyways, I am blogging today because I came home last night to the greatest thing. A package had arrived in the mail (and Travis had of course already opened it). I asked him what it was and he said he didn’t really know what it all was, but I probably would. Well, I opened up these two big boxes to find that my cousin Delores had crocheted the baby 2 sets (one in baby blue and one in white) of the following: blanket, sweater, hat, bib, booties, and mittens! I was so excited (and Travis looked at me like I was crazy as I “oohed” and “aahed” over everything)!

Background story to the gift and why it is so special – Delores’ mom, who we called “Aunt Sister” & was my grandmother’s sister, passed away a few years ago, but she had always been crafty and had crocheted my parents a blanket for their wedding that I believe is still being used to this day (it was green and very 70’s, but I always loved it). When I graduated from college, all I wanted was Aunt Sister to make me my own blanket, which she did in varying shades of pink. I use it all the time in the winter when I snuggle up and read. Even though Aunt Sister isn’t here anymore to make the baby anything, it was just as special to receive Delores’ gift yesterday and see that she is carrying on Aunt Sister’s way of loving on those people she cares about. We love you Delores (and her husband Bob as well who apparently helped her with it all)!!

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2 Responses

  1. How special….we have an awesome family. Love it. Haley got blankets when she was born and we were thrilled!

  2. Very special. Those kind of gifts are so great. What a sweet cousin!

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