The Hawkins Family

Friday, February 26, 2010

Show Us Your Life- What do you collect?

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

This weeks installment of Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life is about what you collect.  Wow.  I don't really seek out one particular thing to collect anymore.  Mainly because I don't have anywhere to put anything!  So, I will review things that I used to collect or occasionally collect, but still have.

Precious Moments.  My Nana Byers started us on these.  All three of us girls (Alexis, Rachel, and I) have been collecting these for a long time.  Each figurine means something...when we were baptized, a special Christmas, when we got engaged/married, graduation, etc.  They are even more special because of who gave them to Nana, Maw-Maw and Grandfather, my parents, my sisters, even Taris.  I don't have them up in the house, but it is one of the things that I wish that I would make space for.

In fact, our family loves the figurines so much that I can remember going to the Precious Moments Factory/Park/Chapel in Missouri for a tour and a great place to stop when we drove from Texas to Michigan.  (For the record, it is a fascinating place to visit and a must see if you ever find yourself in Missouri!)

When I was younger I was in love with porcelain dolls.  I would ask for a doll each holiday and Maw-maw would always get me one for the occasion.  This collection didn't last too long, but I still have the dolls.

If you ask my husband what I collect, I would guess that he would say shoes and purses.  Unfortunately for him, he has no one to really compare my collection with and if he really had someone to compare me to, he would soon find that my small collection was nothing!


Summer said...

LOL about your hubby thinking you have a purse and shoe collection! "The Hubs" thinks I do too! I did a post on it....LOL I have more designer purses than one should....I love all the stuff you collect! Super cute! Oh and I heart those heels....
Have a Happy Friday
Summer :0)

Tonia Hobbs said...

Just stumbled across your blog! My husband is in the Air Force too. We are Reserve though. I see you are a FL Girl. . . at the moment. I am green with envy. I'll enjoy keeping up with you, drop in and see me anytime. I am an AR Girl that dreams of being a FL Girl!

Kathleen said...

What about your collection of Hallmark Ornaments? Don't leave them out. Also a collection of shoes and purses is perfectly healthy. I hope that you find something to add to your collection during your travels.