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Thread: My Son came home for Christmas and I gave him his quilt!!!

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    My son joined the Navy last November and came home on the 18th for the first time in over a year. DH and I went to his boot camp graduation last Jan/Feb and had not seen him since. He's here only until Saturday night but I have enjoyed having him home for 2 weeks.

    I took these pictures about 20 min before posting them. It was a gorgeous day out today.

    Wil wrapped in the quilt. He decided that he did not want to shave while home cause he is tired of shaving every day. He shaved his head the day before coming home as well.
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    Son Wil with his quilt and daughter Jen holding Wil's quilt
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    he looks happy to be home and thrilled with his quilt!

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    So glad you got to spend special time with him..... and you can tell he REALLY loves his QUILT!!!


    Great Job it looks realy nice!

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    Beautiful quilt and good looking young man too!

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    Beautiful quilt - I bet he loves it!!!!

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    Beautiful quilt. Does he get to take it back with him or is that not allowed? Nice looking family!

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    Your quilt is beautiful! I know your son must love it so much!
    And I know you are so proud of him.
    I remember going to my son's military graduation and then he was stationed in California. We're in Alabama so he was always far away. He went to Korea after California. I always cherished his visits. He's out of the Army now and is a police sergeant. I love having him and the grandkids close to home.

    I love your quilt!

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    Beautiful! And look at that smile! You can tell he just loves it!
    Isn't it nice having the kids around?

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    Thank you everyone. No, he will not be taking it back with him yet. He is still in training and living in barracks. We are hoping (praying) he will get stationed in a squadron in San Diego come May or June or so. Then he will be only 3 1/2 hours away and we can see him now and then. When he gets to his duty station then he can have it with him. I still need to add the label to the quilt but got it done in time for him to see it, and test it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Beautiful! And look at that smile! You can tell he just loves it!
    Isn't it nice having the kids around?
    I am loving having a couple of them home. I figure 2 out of four home for a couple of weeks is still wonderful. My daughter Jen, came up for the day, she and her husband live in La Habra Heights, in the LA Area. She came to say goodby to her baby brother.

    My DD #3 is home for 3 weeks on break from College. She goes to school in San Diego and can't wait for Wil to be stationed down there, then they will be able to spend time together.

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    Awesome Son and Awesome quilt......Our son is home too and I am loving it!!! Another Navy Soldier and now he will be with the Marines he hadn't been home in 3 years...sure is hard on us Mom's

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    Day after Christmas we went to MIL's house and took these pictures.

    DD #2 & 3 and DS
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    Everyone except DD # 1 who is in Iraq. Her husband is on the left side of the picture. Jen's husband is next to her.
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    My girls wanting to join in the Christmas fun. They are not allowed in the room without being invited which doesn't happen with the tree up. They knock everything over with their tails!!!
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    I love the quilt. Great pictures of the family. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful quilt, love the colors, perfect for a man. Great lookin' family and be sure to thank them for their service to our country. :D

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    What a nice looking family you have! The quilt is beautiful and I'm sure appreciated too!

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    The quilt is gorgeous, your family is lovely & I just want to smooch those dogs you have! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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    So glad you have your son home for the holidays. He's a handsome young man. His quilt is wonderful and I'm sure he will treasure it. Great job, Gayle! :thumbup:

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    Oh beautiful family pictures, and your sons quilt came out beautiful! :)

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    Gayle,
    This is a gorgeous quilt. I love the colors. I've seen the pattern before but can't remember what it is called or where I saw it.
    I know your son must love it and your very proud of him.
    Muriel

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    What a beauty that quilt is! I just love the colors and pattern! Your family is just as pretty! I know your holidays were happy!

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    Thank you everyone for all your kind words. I had fun making it. I let him pick out about 4 of the fabrics and I took it from there. He also approved the pattern before I started. I have really enjoyed having him home for Christmas. I wish he did not have to leave again so soon!!!

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    What a great looking family you have! Beautiful kids! You done good! :)
    Love the pups! They are soooo cute!

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    A beautiful quilt for a beautiful son, enjoy him all you can while you can :D

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    Good looking man and good looking quilt too !!
    Enjoy his stay . Give him a hug for us all !!

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    sooooooooo cool. He looks like my David when i gave him his.... King Wil :D

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