Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Quick trip and an apron

Last weekend (I am so late posting this) Connie and I decided very last minute to take a trip up to Utah. My nephew, Ben was getting baptized and one of my favorite authors, Shannon Hale was having a book release and signing in the same neighborhood. Plus we got to hang out with our good friend Lauren who moved up there not too long ago. Russ decided that it would be to short of a trip to take with the kids so he stayed home. It was very nice to be able to just sit in the car and listen to music and talk to Connie. It reminded me of all the road trips I used to take. On the way up we saw this dog that was driving us crazy. It would actually get on top of the truck and just hop around!
The traffic started slowing once and we were not sure why until we saw a bunch of cows come running by the window. I had to take a picture for William since he has declared them his favorite animal.
The we saw this guy who likes to live dangerously and ran the whole way down the road with a line of cars behind him. I did not take any pictures at the baptism, but it was lovely and so fun to spend time in my brother and sister in laws home. It was Russ' oldest brother Eric and they were so nice to us and had such a nice home.
This is me with Mr. Darcey at the book signing. The new book released is called The Actor and the Housewife (I loved it - funny, sad, happy, great!) There was an apron competition and I won a signed copy of Nacho Libre.
Connie made her apron a long time ago, but I didn't even have one and I really wanted to win so I stayed up until 3:30 the night before we left making mine. I love it sooooo much. It is my favorite sewing project. Maybe because there were few mess ups and the finish product was actually what I envisioned. I even started singing From This Moment (you know - Shania Twain) to it when I finished.
I got the sweet trim from an estate sale so I know it is old and I don't know if I could find anymore anywhere. I have a tiny bit left and I plan on making a skirt for Gracie with all the same fabric.And here she is Shannon Hale. I did not think to take a picture with her but when we saw her she called us her Arizona friends (you know from when I was her assistant at Project Book Babe) and it made me happy. I hope she doesn't mind that we really are friends in my mind.

All in all it was a lovely trip and it was awesome that Connie and I made such good time and needed such little gas. It was a miracle!


  1. Wait...did you say you started singing to your apron? To bad they did not have that song at the karaoke. I love you Deb

  2. That is the cutest apron ever!!!



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