Saturday, April 23, 2011

Apples and Bananas

Since January Nick has been volunteering at the hospital doing Spanish interpretation but this time I joined him doing something a little different. We had the opportunity on Tuesday to volunteer for Intermountain Health Care at an elementary school promoting the "Fight Child Obesity" campaign. We went around to all the classrooms where we talked to the kids for a few minutes about being healthy and exercising and then we passed out jump ropes to encourage them to be active. It was really fun and our uniforms were awesome. Here is a picture of me in mine:

Nick was an apple but we forgot to get a picture of him. Others were dressed as grapes, a carrot, and peas. The kids really loved it. One kid said, "Man there's fruit people everywhere here today!" As a future dietitian I am totally going to get some of those costumes for my kids for Halloween! We had a blast serving together!

New Curtains!

I finally have time to sew!!!!! :) So I bought some curtains back in September for our family room but they went all the way to the floor and I wasn't feeling the color. Tons of light shines through our old curtains in the morning so Nick and I decided we should get ones that block out the sun . I never got around to returning the curtains and Target won't take them back since it is past 90 days. The two panels were both floor length and were pretty narrow so I had to cut each panel in half and then sew it side by side to make two very wide panels. I then gathered it at the top to make it more ruffly. It was a success!



Saturday, April 2, 2011

Remembering My Childhood

When my mom came to visit she brought a bunch of stuff from my childhood. I finally went through the boxes the other day and it brought back so many memories. There were my band t-shirts and band CD's (which I listened to... I haven't played the flute for 2 years and probably won't ever get to play the piccolo again), my lacrosse uniforms (the nice weather is also making me really miss playing), piano trophies, projects from elementary and middle school, and a bunch of other random stuff. This picture shows a few of my middle school projects.
I don't know when I made the brain thing but all the wood things are from a shop class I took in 8th grade. That is when I was obsessed with ice cream (I seriously would buy anything that had ice cream on it) so that is why the car I made is an ice cream cone.

I had a lot of fun growing up! I'm glad I have these things and pictures to remember it all.