Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Keepsake

Who would have thought that almost 40 years ago when my mom bought this pretty pink outfit, that all three of her girls would wear it and all three of her granddaughters would wear it.

This is me at three months.

This is Sarah at six months.

My Nana knitted an afghan for each of us when we were babies. We each still have ours and have used it in these pictures.

After Kristina took Grace and Annie's picture in the outfit, she made this collage for my mom. I was happy to be able to add Sarah to the group. From left to right, Kristina as a baby, Grace, me as a baby, Annie, Kyla as a baby and Sarah. What a treasure!


  1. Oh, my gosh! You know I LOVE this kind of story, Katherine. That little outfit and afghan have graced some beautiful little ladies! I know this delights your Mom's heart! What treasures!! How fun when you will see them on the next generation (NOT for a long, long time). ;)

  2. Oh my goodness! What treasures you have in that outfit and the afghan. That collage of photos is absolutely priceless, and I know it must warm all of your hearts when you look at it. =)

    I think Sarah definitely has your baby blue eyes. Made me wonder if your dad calls her "Little Blue." =)

  3. Now that is just so so sweet. I LOVE the collage Kristina made your mom. Absolutely perfect! What a sweet little outfit and blanket. Thanks for sharing such a special little treasure with us.

  4. Aww, that's so sweet girl! That's a perfect picture of Sarah bear for the collage! I was just thinking over Christmas how we needed to get a pic of Sarah in that frame with the rest of the girls! :)

    I like Amanda's suggestion of Dad calling Sarah "little blue" - that's a cute nickname for her!! :)

  5. Wow, a treasured keepsake indeed! That's amazing that the precious outfit has held up all these years, and it's even more special to see the generations of Eckel girls wearing it. I can only imagine how much your sweet mom is loving that gift! I think you've started a wonderful tradition that can be continued for years (and generations) to come!