Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Family Heirloom

We just got back from a family vacation to Branson, a tourist attraction about 1.5 hours away from where we live. Justin's parents drove and met us there, and we had the blessing of being able to spend 5 days with them there. It was SO much fun, and I plan to post several blogs about our time there once I get the pictures ready.

While we were there, we had our family Christmas together, and we are so blessed by the generosity of our family! There was too much to be able to post about each gift, but I wanted to write about something very, very special that Justin's mother made for him.

Justin is a BIG fan of UK basketball, and he has been for his whole life. There is a long tradition of wins and championships, and we're very proud to be alumni of that school. Throughout his teen years, he amassed a large collection of t-shirts commemorating UK's national championships, conference championships, and trips to the NCAA tournament. His mother saved these shirts, and this year she sewed them into a quilt!
Some of these are even shirts that Justin got when he actually attended these games, and some of them he wore for a while before his mom snatched it for her collection! She also used two more shirts to make a pillow to go with it!I think it is so beautiful and special, and it looks so fantastic hanging on our office wall! It will be a family treasure that we will pass down to Elias. Thank you, JoBeth!

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