We recently hired a new family. They have two sweet kids and I thought it would be nice to put together a little gift basket:
The wife is a scrapbooker and we have the most unbelievable scrapbook store in town so I added a small gift card for her. I also took them some pizza and there are odds and ends in the basket, including a big container of homemade cookies.
Last week was crazy. My in-laws were evacuated due to a big fire that is still burning. The fire burned over 200 homes thus far. My MIL came down on Saturday with the horses and then my FIL decided to stay. Stubborn. MY poor MIL had had quite a week, She had a root canal earlier that week and the next day she ended up in the ER with kidney stones. They sent her home and she ended up in there again. Then they had the fire and were evacuated. Rough week. While she was here, we got her in to see a urologist and turns out she had a 7.5 mm stone so he scheduled her for surgery. Poor thing. So we spent many a hour in waiting rooms. I had the sense to grab my neglected box of hexies to keep myself
occupied from climbing the walls. I can not just sit. I must do something so I stitched. Made the hours much easier to handle. And lest you think I am insensitive, my MIL was not in any pain while she was with me for 4 days. So that is how 52 hexies came to be:
And were added to my collection:
And some were stitched into the beginning of this:
No pictures of the fire because my FIL has never taken a picture in his life. No pictures of doctor's offices and hospitals because I thought that might be going a bit overboard. So hexies you get.
Everything went well with my MIL. She did not have to stay in the hospital overnight and my FIL came and picked her up. They lifted the evacuation order that evening and she was able to go back home. The fire burned less than a mile from their home and it is still burning, but they are safe. Thankfully, no lives were lost, but prayers for all of those who did lose their homes here and in Colorado. DH's aunt and uncle were evacuated from the Colorado fire the same day my in-law's were and they still are not able to go home.