Other Utah Adventures

Four weeks is a long time to spend away from my husband and home. However, it was wonderful to see my parents, siblings, cousins, and friends and share in some great experiences. Some of these great adventures included

watching the partial eclipse of the sun in our awesome neon glasses,

and doing an antique show for Heritage Days in Spring City. It is in the old school building and is lots of fun. 

We got lunch from the German bakery down the street and they had sheep cupcakes (sheep are like the official animal of the county). They were so cute, especially the tootsie roll faces!

Aaron was able to flight out for several days for my cousin’s wedding. She got married in the Jordan River Temple. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, and the sealer (LDS leader who performed the marriage) was an old family friend of the groom’s. He was the funniest old man and stuttered a lot. He did make some wonderful promised, like even if your kids all are hippies and do drugs like his wife’s family, as long as you are faithfully as a couple and keep your marriage promises, all of your kids will be saved and be together after death. I sadly did not get many pictures of the day, but I was able to get some of the temple, including them coming out as a newly married couple, and one with my mom and sister.

It was great to spend time with family and friends and I am so happy for my cousin and her husband. I can’t wait to visit again!
Tommie

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Temple Square

One of the wonderful things about the internship in Utah was the proximity to Temple Square. Officially, the Church History Library is part of Temple Square and is just across the street from the Church Office Building and the Conference Center. There are underground tunnels that run all over Temple Square, but sadly I did not get to go into any of them. We would walk through Temple Square on the way to lunch or the Museum, which was wonderful. I also got to spend one evening just enjoying the temple grounds and taking pictures. It was so wonderful to just wander and spend some time looking at the beautiful buildings and grounds. But, I will stop talking and let you see what I mean.

I love Temple Square and the beauty of it all. And sorry for some of the over edited pictures, I went a little crazy on the editing. Until next time, 
Tommie

Embroidered Baby Onesies

My cousin is having a baby girl at the end of August. She will be the first grandbaby, and thus is very spoiled. Lots of family was already in town for a cousin’s wedding, so there was lots of fun and tons of presents (people apparently love babies more than newlyweds). I knew that I wanted to do some embroidery for her and something small because they will be moving in the coming months, so I settled on doing several onesies. I used five 0-3 month old onesies and 3 3-6 month ones. The patterns included Mollie of Wild Olive’s Merry MateysLittle Owls, and Curiouser. I used four of the five Little Owls, the Pillaging Pirate from Merry Mateys (I thought he was a peg legged owl), and the Mad Hatter from Curiouser. I also made up two patterns roughly based on Dana’s sprinkle shirts. I did a “K” since my cousin and her husband’s last name is Kelley, and I did a heart. Out of all of them, the heart is definitely the most girly, but hopefully they can use the others for their next children as well.

 

These were so much fun to make, and made my daily bus right more enjoyable. And I finally successfully completed a french knot. I am super excited to get some additional embroidery done this summer and try some new techniques. Enjoy!
Tommie