We had such a great time in Utah over the Labor Day weekend. We arrived in Midway, Utah in the middle of the night. Something like 2:30 a.m. Put up our tent in the chilly and damp dark. Played hard. Shopped hard. Roasted giant mallows. Smelled bad. Looked bad. Walked a lot. And talked, and talked, and talked. When my family gets together, we all like to stick together. Where one person goes, we all go. Fun stuff. Papa and Grammy were definitely missed this year. I think it was the first time they didn't go to Swiss Days in probably 30 years. It wasn't quite the same without them.
Here are a few pictures of the great weekend.
I went about 2 years coloring my hair red with black. Then I decided it was time for a change. I wanted to go all the way red so I tried that. I wanted it to be the color of Allison Iraheta's hair.
It was almost the right color. Thing is, the red fades way too fast for me. I felt like I needed to go in every 3 weeks and have it re-dyed. Too expensive. So I switched again. To this...
Boring. Brown. Simple. Adia flipped out, "You ruined your hair Mom! It's black!" Like she was going to die or something. It's not black. Just dark brown. Silly girl. Jake really liked it. He said it reminded him of...
...Kristen Stewart? Pshssst. Whatever!
I love to sew. This weekend I made two dresses. The first, which I will not post a picture of, turned out darling but I made it WAY too small. So much for using my dress dummy. Evidently I need to learn how to use it right. I will post a picture of the dress when I can actually fit in it. The second one I whipped together in about an hour flat. Top to bottom, including tracing the pattern, laying and cutting it out, and sewing. (I even impressed Jake.) Easy peasy. I got the FREE Maxi Dress pattern from here. I made mine longer than the original pattern. It is super comfy and I want to make about 10 more. All different patterns and colors.
1. down sleeping bags
2. audio books (for listening to while driving)