Friday, March 2, 2018

Kenson, Christmas and Quilts

Even though these last few months have been busy, I haven't taken time to post about them.  Truthfully, I sometimes find it hard to take the time to record my life.  I'm just too involved in living it.

Of course, the big news has been this little man, Kenson Clayton Burnham. What a sweet addition to the family he has been.  I cannot get enough of those big blue eyes.  He simply melts me. 

This melts me, too.  Watching your children love their children is a joy that cannot fully be expressed.   To say Kade is smitten is an understatement. 

Damen's family is flourishing as well.   
The kids are growing so fast!  I can't believe Mason is old enough to be losing his teeth.  

Doesn't he look like a little Abercrombie model?? So cute!

Maddie had her first day of pre-school this year.  She was so excited.  

I just had to put this one up for grins.  She is such a little devil sometimes.  She DID NOT want her mom to wash this off her face!  

She is my little buddy who has absolutely no problem telling grandpa that I am her favorite.  Matt and I get quite a kick out of that.  

I don't have too many pictures from Christmas but I did take a few.  Damen doesn't pose for too many photos so I'm posting this one for posterity. Here we are at the Bell Concert on Temple Square.  It is my favorite event of the season.  

Christmas day was filled with fun.

Even Matt couldn't contain himself.  (Not really, I made him pose like this.)

Luckily, we had some good, wet, pre-Christmas snow.  Perfect for snowman building and sledding. 

I finished this quilt just in time for the holiday.  It's my homage to the "ugly Christmas sweater" and I had some serious fun putting it together.  

This one is a definite keeper.  

It was the perfect showcase for all the retro and vintage Christmas prints I've collected over the years.   

I even adore the back!  I am a sucker for word fabric and when I found this fabric with the words from favorite Christmas songs it was a match made in heaven.  

This is my other big finish. This one is going in the fair.  
I actually finished the top quite a while ago but it has hung in the closet for over a year because I was terrified to quilt it.  I love the pattern so much, I didn't want to ruin it with subpar quilting.  

Finally, I just decided to go for it.  I'm really proud of it, as it is my first time quilting feathers.  

And I did some whimsical, little detail work on the dresses that I like very much.  

And again, a perfect word fabric for the back. Definitely, another keeper.  

One of my favorite scriptures in the Book of Mormon that seems to sum up my life neatly is found in the Book of Jacob:

"time passed away with us, and also our lives passed away like as it were unto us a dream..."
Life is good right now; simple, happy and filled with family.  I don't take that for granted.