Thursday, January 21, 2010

Just Stuff ~ Part 3

Here we are with another "just stuff" post. :) Where do I begin? Well, if any of you were still wondering where we've been since Sunday, we were at one of our favorite places! Can you guess where????? We were visiting our good friends over at Seven Sisters. We had lots of fun and took lots of pictures.
But before I get to the pictures, a quick update on the pregnancy: I am still experiencing LOTS of "morning" (a.k.a. - ALL DAY) sickness, but I know that it is a blessing in disguise. Other than that, not much more to report. :)
We played lots of games including Phase 10, Apples to Apples, Skip-Bo and Monopoly (for those pictures go here)
Originally we had planned to only stay 1 or 2 nights, but then decided to stay until Wednesday or Thursday. So, we decided that that was plenty of time to make a pregnancy/nursing jumper for me. So Tuesday morning, we began:

First we had to trace my size onto tracing paper and cut out the pattern peices. Then we cut out the bodice, and here is Jessica, getting ready to sew it:

Here Jessica is sewing the peices together:

What? You don't think the fleecy brown is pretty? Won't that be so nice and cool in the summer? Okay, so, the above pictures is the mock-up for the bodice. :) Now we had to cut out the REAL bodice and skirt! :) Everyone helped and it took us 4 1/2 hours from start to finish. However, we took a break for lunch, and we also playes a couple games of Skip-Bo in the middle too.

Here we discussing "something" (I can't remember what :) ):

I believe that Anna was working on the skirt there, and Jessica is working on the bodice. We didn't get any pictures, but yes, I did help with some of the sewing. :)

We we all are, that evening (and me in my new dress!) :) It is so comfortable! I am so thankful that girls were so willing to teach me and help me make this jumper. (THANK YOU! :) )

And what did Scott do for fun while we were there? He played Zoo Tycoon on the computer (making absurd situations, of course! :) ) and the younger children just loved watching him. Or rather, they all loved watching each other when anyone was playing it. :)

We had such a lovely visit. It started out because we were going to look at some apartments (which we never did) and then we were going to stay longer because there was a possibility that Scott could do a signing at a Library. When that didn't work out, we didn't mind at all because it was still worth the trip just for the visit. The on Tuesday Scott called a school to see if there was any possibility they might be interested in having him come. They said they'd love to have him the next day and he stayed all day and had to go back today (Thursday), so we had to stay 4 nights! We didn't mind at all! :) We were so grateful for the gracious hospitality we received from our good friends! I ended up not going with Scott either day because of my pregnancy sickness, but he did very well regardless.
We are back in southern Indiana for 2 more days. Time to pack everything up and head to our next destination in Missouri. We are greatly looking forward to the next couple months and the places where we'll be staying. :)


Susanah said...

I'm so glad you could come for more than 1-1/2 days!!! :) It was lots of fun!

love and hugs!!


Trisch said...

We had SUCH a good time with you here! I felt kind of out of it Monday and Tuesday, but I knew the girls would pick up any slack! ;)HaHa!

Hope you are feeling well enough to "travel" and know that we love you and will continue to keep you in our prayers!

We miss you already!



Fair Maiden said...

Susannah, I'm glad too! :) It was definately a lot of fun! ;)

Thank you Trisch. You didn't seem out of it to me. :) Thanks to the Morning Soothe I managed to make it through the ride (napped most of the way). Although now I am NOT feeling well at all! Nothing seems to help, so I am just going to go to bed.

HUGS to all!!!!

Jessica said...

I LOVE your post! And I absolutely enjoyed your stay here! I only wish it could have been longer...sigh! :)

I think you should have gone with the brown. It was SO pretty!!! JK!

That purple jumper looks so pretty on you :-)

Love, hugs, and miss you!


P.S. e-mail is coming!

Leah said...

I am so very glad that you were able to come, and stay for a few days longer than planned! I am missing you, just like everybody else around here :) I will be praying for you and the baby!



Fair Maiden said...

Thank you, Jessica! I absolutely LOVE my purple Jumper! :) Thank you girls, for helping me!

Thank you for your prayers, Leah, I really appreciate them! I am missing you too! I'm so thankful that we got to stay so long!

Love and HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Purple???? Your favorite color?? Oh wait...that would be white...or is it black?? he he

It looks lovely on you! You have "the look"!! he he Remember when Daddy would tell me that I didn't have "the look" yet when I was waiting to go into labor??

Take care of yourself, darling daughter!