Well, this year I decided it was time for another Easter hunt. I had an advantage over the year my basket was hidden in the dryer. This time I knew exactly where to look. That didn't necessarily make things easy, since the item was located in the very back of our storage room. But I was a woman on a mission.
From the outside it looks like a rather dull cedar chest. But when you open it up, it magically transforms into a treasure chest filled with pieces of Hammond family history.
There was something in particular I was searching for, packed away safely in a plastic bag, where no harm could come to it.
I pulled it out, hoping the combination of the cedar chest and plastic bag had worked in keeping the items safe. They had.
I was anxious to go upstairs and look at my find in the light of the day. I wasn't disappointed. It was every bit as beautiful as I remembered. Perfect stitches lovingly knit over 30 years ago by Jay's mom. A gift for our first-born child.
It is time (finally!) to pass this on to its original recipient. Yes, Karsten and Diana are expecting their first child!! The baby is due at the end of July. When I asked Karsten if they had a name picked out he told me he thought they would just wait and see what Kate and Will named their baby, and give their baby the same name. I'm pretty sure it was a joke.
Perhaps this explains the reason I am so anxious to move. Happy Easter!