Saturday, June 20, 2009

Trekies

We're heading to Wyoming on Monday to visit Martin's Cove and the like with our ward. We will be there for four days. I am excited for the experience even though I know I will be crying every time they tell a pioneer story. The only thing I am not looking forward to is the "tenting" as Millie calls it. I don't especially enjoy sleeping in a tent, but I'd rather sleep in a tent than NOT sleep. I'm afraid the girls will keep me up all night. Only time will tell. And no matter how bad it gets I know it will be no where near as bad as our ancestors had it!
Anyway, I am very proud of myself for sewing! I made 95% of Millie's dress (I needed a little help) and 100% of the apron. My kind mother-in-law made the pantaloons and bonnet.
We have to pack our things in buckets, so for family home evening we decorated them with random stuff I could find (I'm not a scrapbooker so our options were very limited), but it was fun.
And this photo has nothing to do with the trek but I just loved Ivy's messy face. Look at those pink lips!
And Millie has learned how to take a self portrait . . . sort of.

8 comments:

Melodie Anne said...

Oh bless you heart for doing that. I could never go "tenting" especially in a dress. I admire you for doing it and for your sewing expertise! Good luck! I'm sure it will be awesome.

kates said...

Good job on Millie's dress! I'm super impressed. Hope you have a good time with lots of sleep involved!

Katie McCaul said...

I am sure you will have fun! I love "tenting it"

Ann said...

Millie is the cutest little pioneer girl I have ever seen. It sure looks like mom and dad are going to take good care of the family on the trek. It will be fun to hear about it when you get home. You are in our prayers.

Cameron and BreAnn said...

Nice job on her dress! Looks really great. Hope you guys have fun. I've never been before, but always wanted to go...especially if you get to go with your own family. FUN!

Diane said...

She looked so sweet in her dress on Sunday. I hope you all had fun.

Lesa said...

Don't worry about the girls keeping you awake... they'll be exhausted!

Curren and Marcee said...

WOW!! You are amazing~ I am sure you will have a great time/experience. Great work on the dresses, they are so cute!