Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Very Quickly

I just wanted to say hello to everyone. Last week, I hosted 3 soldiers (my brother-in-law and two of his men) who were up here for laser eye surgery before going back to Iraq in a couple of months. Apparently eyeglasses and war do not go well together. (By the way, they really encouraged me in the Quilts of Valor area, so now I have even more motivation.) We had 12 extra people in our house for Christmas. It was a blast, but very busy. We had a family picture made with all 18 of us on Christmas Eve. Christmas morning was delightful with 10 kids and 8 adults.

Back to getting the house back in order. There are lots of dirty sheets and towels.

About the Quilts of Valor project, the soldiers said it was nice to know that the people at home had their backs. They were touched that strangers would work so hard to make something to comfort a soldier in his/her time of need.

8 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Wonderful! What did the soldiers say about the quilts? Cool!

jenclair said...

You really had a full house! Looking forward to the picture of all of you. I wish we had done that...we had 18, too, but we didn't get a single one of everyone together!

Deb Geyer said...

Let me echo Debra; What did the soldiers say about the quilts? Inquiring minds want to know!

Kay said...

I hope you'll post the pictures! And thanks for the word about the Quilts of Valor.

Kim said...

I was hesitate to commit to the Quilts of Valor but your post caused me to re-consider. I loved to hear more.

Deb Geyer said...

The comment the soldiers made about strangers spending time on something for them is a comment that I have heard before. Isn't it interesting? They give time or even their lives to protect us all. I figure the time to make a few quilts is the least I should do!

Rian said...

Very motivational, the comments from the soldiers. Thanks for sharing that.

I can't imagine the chaos and cacophony of 18 people! It must have been wonderful!

Rian said...

Very motivational, the comments from the soldiers. Thanks for sharing that.

I can't imagine the chaos and cacophony of 18 people! It must have been wonderful!