Gratituesday: Awesome Quilt and Painted ToesBy
Over the weekend we were blessed to go to Kansas for a family reunion. This reunion happens once a year and has become one of my favorite weekends. We always look forward to catching up with aunts, uncles, and cousins. The kids run and play non-stop during the entire reunion. It is awesome!
One of the best parts of the reunion each year is the “craft auction”. Each family brings items they have made, and we all drool over them for hours before the auction starts. (I took some of my Homemade Vanilla!) My dad happens to be an auctioneer (very handy!), so on Saturday
we all fight over who gets to buy what he auctions off each item. The money raised during this event pays for the reunion food and facilities, as well as provides extra money to give small scholarships to college aged cousins. It’s a perfect idea and we all enjoy it so much.
Well, one of my aunts had worked for months creating this incredibly fun Disney quilt, and was generous enough to donate it for the auction. There’s something so sweet about taking home items hand-made by a loved one. And when I saw this quilt, I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. We love Disney at our house, and I know my aunt must have spent hours making this treasure. I was so happy when I won the bid that I almost felt like a little girl. I stared at it all the way home…
Instead of trying to figure out which of the boys gets to have this quilt, I believe I have decided that the quilt is mine, made just for me by my Aunt Millie. I may be nice enought to let the boys look at it from time to time though. ;)
And hey, look what else I got at the auction…
I have a cousin who offered to paint a special design onto the big toes of whomever won the bid. I have never gone to have my toes done, and well, the thought of having my cousin do it for me was just too much fun to pass up! Therefore, as soon as the auction was over, I got to plop my feet down into her lap and have a lovely visit while she made my toes pretty. It was a blast!
I am so grateful for our weekend, and even more thankful that I am a part of such a wonderful family.
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