And on Christmas Eve I got pictures of my brother Dave's family's stockings.
Dave's childhood stocking had Rudolph on it. My Mom made him this grown-up one later, and it's covered with Celtic knots and celestial bodies. She also made Michelle's; Michelle is from Seattle so Mom gave it a Mount Ranier theme. She also loves soccer, hence the button that dots her "i".
I believe these three were store-bought, with the names added later. We were having so much fun I actually forgot to ask about them!
But this one I know about. Their fourth child, Freya, was born just this month, on December 1. I think we are all touched by this because she is (probably) the last cousin/grandchild in the Younce clan, and she shares a birthday with the first, Tona's son Thompson (see this post.)
|Hazel holding Freya when she was about a week old.|
My Mom created her stocking, a yellow and gold sock with appliqued nativity fabric. And the best part is, Mom happened to make a trip recently to see Maren's and Tona's families before Christmas. She took Freya's stocking with her and had each granddaughter (girl cousin) do a part, so they each contributed to it. My girls also helped when she got back. So that's a little special aspect of her stocking that represents how much we welcome her and love her.