Summer time and small towns are the best! I love all the celebrations and chances we get to slow down and really enjoy the places we call home. I’m happy to be sharing our Small Town Summertime Sewing with a few of my favorite bloggers. (links at the end of the post)
Here in Utah we celebrate Pioneer Day on the 24th of July. It’s a chance for us to reflect on our ancestors and the strength and determination they showed as they crossed the plains and arrived here in Salt Lake City on July 24, 1847. We owe so much to them and I’m incredibly grateful to live in this beautiful valley they settled in all those years ago. Here’s a little more information on why we celebrate.
One of my favorite things about blogging is the amazing people I’ve gotten to know. For this post I met up with two of my favorite local sewing blogger friends. Melli, Karly, and I headed to Provo Pioneer Village with our crews. The Pioneer Village is a quaint little village with authentic pioneer homes and buildings. It is free to the public and volunteers in pioneer costume roam the grounds to answer questions. It’s such a fun experience!
They gave the kids a scavenger hunt list to search the village for. Boy, did that keep them busy!
The cute pioneer grandpa was eager to help!
We had to search high and low for the Mormon crickets!
This may have been my favorite sight in the little homes. It makes me super thankful for my current set-up!
We got to play with the handcart and they loved it!
If only those pioneers knew how much fun we’d be having with their precious ‘moving vans’.
They all loved pretending to be pioneers, if just for a couple hours.
And I feel in love with this gorgeous freight wagon!
The well was a hit too (don’t worry- it wasn’t functioning!).
Traditionally, Pioneer Day is another day to celebrate this country we live in too. We usually wear our red, white, and blue.
This girl loved this location shoot and kept finding more spots to get her pic taken. Always the professional 😉
Her and little Maci were quite the pair! Always camera ready!
We had such a fun night! I left with a full heart- grateful for my ancestors and for this wonderful sewing community and dear friends!
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