Friday, June 26, 2009

Some of My Hope Chest Items. . .

This past year my parents thought it would be nice for each of us girls to begin collecting items and things we could later put in a hope chest. We all really liked the idea and couldn't wait to start! Whenever we find something we would like to keep for our own future home someday, we buy it. Some of the things we've put away already belonged to us, though, like the items I'm showing below. So, here are a few things I'm keeping for my own child's nursery. (That is, if God gives me any children of course! :) Most of these things were actually mine when I was a baby...

As you can see, I've decided to go with bunnies. ;)

This stuffed bunny was given to me by my Me-ma and Pa-pa, Easter of 1994; the picture was given to my Mom by some church ladies who hosted her baby shower when she was pregnant with me; and the afghan is one that my Nana crocheted for me. (I talk more about that later on!)

I actually found these little bunnies at the "pasture" sale we had last weekend, and decided to get them... not knowing my Me-ma was the one who brought them to the sale! :) She said they were always her favorite and she really didn't want to let them go. She didn't know I was the one that would end up with them though!

Now, this is one of my favorite items! The funny thing is that I also got it from the pasture sale and it was my Me-ma's as well!

This is just a little dress that was mine as a baby.

This one too!

Okay, now this is "Red River Redi".

Yes, he's a bunny too! My Dad actually got him for me quite a few years ago at a souvenier shop when he visited Red River, New Mexico. Back then I owned TONS of stuffed animals and each of them had three names.

So yeah, this one became Red River Redi. Isn't he cute?! :)

Alright, now this has always been my "blankey". My Nana made it for me before I was born. So it's definitely pretty worn! When I was probably 11 years old I asked her if she would make me another one identical to it because this one was obviously in bad condition. I wanted to have the new one to keep as a keepsake.

So here it is! . . . And now they're both keepsakes!

Anyway, those are just a few things I have for my hope chest that I thought I would share. I hope you enjoyed looking at them! Have a blessed evening everyone!
"For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth." Psalm 71:5
"May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you." Psalm 33:22
"In his name the nations will put their hope." Matthew 12:21


Lindsay said...

Hi Taylor,
I really enjoyed looking at your hope chest things!! Your bunny theme is so adorable, and I love Red River Redi! How cute. :) Once we get our job situation sorted out, I'm hoping to start collecting things too. I can't wait! :) Well, I hope you've had a blessed weekend!

~ Love,

Taylor said...

Hi Lindsay,
I'm glad you enjoyed reading about that! Thanks for commenting! I hope you and your family have a blessed day!


PS, I'm hoping to get you a letter in the mail tomorrow!! :)