Monday, September 16, 2013

Things I Wasn't Going to Blog About...

I haven't posted forever....and there have been a few things that have happened that people have said they thought I would blog about, that for some reason or another, I had chosen not for my loyal readers :) here are those few small things...

Our Second Annual Swiss Days Extravaganza!

My cute SIL, Jenny, and I brought matching bags (unplanned) to haul all the goods in.

 Cute and colorful!

 We about bought out the Food Nanny of all of her cookbooks :)

 I love the fairy garden booth!

My sweet MIL is so generous and giving.  She was in a booth and the woman mentioned that her daughter had made this little doll so what was Nancy to do but buy it?  

It was much hotter this year than last but it was still great fun.  I ended up buying mostly clothes of all things (along with a few, fun little crafty things.)

Andy brought the kids down that night and we were able to enjoy the rest of the weekend together.
Thanks sweetie (and all of my babysitters :) for allowing me to have this fun time!

Mr. & Mrs. Pillowcases

I'm kind of embarrassed to post this next item since it didn't turn out the way I had hoped.
I have a good friend that is getting married and for her gift I wanted to try making some fun pillowcases.

I was rushed when I made them (my fault:) and I just wasn't happy with the final product, but what could I do?  I had to leave for the shower in minutes and so I wrapped them up and took them.

#1 Disappointment:  The markers bled.  I was hoping that these fabric markers I bought specifically for this project would not bleed.  Does anyone out there know of a brand of fabric markers that don't bleed at all?

#2 Disappointment:  I got into that ridiculous, vicious cycle of drawing too far off my first line and so I had to fill in to make it look like I meant it to be a thick line...etc. etc.
Next time (if there is one) I would definitely use stencils or something because I'm very frustrated with how my lettering turned out.

At least they were made with love right?!

PCMC - Diet Follow Up

Have I mentioned we've been on this diet for a year?!
I figured it was about time we saw the dietician again since it had been close to 10 months since we saw her last.
Andy was able to take part of the day off and go down with us.  That relieved much of my stress right there since I don't like to drive on the freeway.

Ben was kind of a pill in the office.  It's always sad to me when he is grumpy around other people because then they can't see what a sweetheart he usually is.  I guess we're all entitled to grumpiness every now and then right?
I had to make sure that my expectations of only being on the diet another 10 1/2 months was realistic.  I didn't want to plan on being done at the 2 year mark only to find out that they had something else in mind.
They said we could plan on trying to wean him off over the course of a few months next August.  Awesome!
According to her and the neurologist, everything looked good but they wanted to do labs and just make sure his blood was fine.
We had to take a detour to see the "Meemos" first in hopes to make him happy before they poked him.

Ben loves these fish that swim around in a big glass case on a little motorized belt.

The draw was traumatic as we had anticipated, but another visit to the fish and we were good :)

Sometimes it doesn't seem worth it to go all the way down to Salt Lake for such a short visit, especially since it seems we could do the exact same things with our pediatrician right here, but oh well.
Something good that came out of it though was that they have determined some substitutions for some of the expensive supplements that we have been having to order online.  Now we can just get a couple of them at the grocery store for much less money.  That will be nice:)


  1. Well, I think that your pillow cases turned out darling!! I understand your point, you probably had something in mind for them to look like, but just know.... No one else knows that!!! You did great! You are so creative!!

  2. Thanks for posting, always good to catch up on your life. I am amazed at your strength and cheerfulness.

  3. I'm glad you got to go to Swiss Days! Looks like so much fun for you. How many Food Nanny cookbooks did you bring home?
    I understand your angst about the pillowcases, but as Mandie said, no one else knows how you intended them to look.
    I'm glad Ben survived another blood draw. Having witnessed them, I know how traumatic they can be!