This year Mom, Beth, Tia, and I were in attendance. No Courtney as mentioned before. Mom thinks its best not to mention Swiss days to those who miss out. But any hard core Swiss Days fan has an internal calendar that knows when Swiss Days rolls around. For example, on my mission I always had to say "Okay, I missed Swiss Days, spill! Who went? What did you buy?" Because Mom wouldn't mention it to me otherwise, I suppose out of respect.
This year we found a lot of good stuff! There were the usual hundred stalls of dried flowers in old windows and a bunch of really foul dresses that looked like they were from 1983. Mom asked if she had ever looked like that. I had to tell her yes and remind her of the dress she had made and stenciled all our names around the hem. I did, however, assure Mom that she looks nothing like that now. She's stylin'. And I suppose really, that she was stylin' then. But luckily fashions change.
We supported Tia in her decision to buy a $110 Nativity from the Gourd Ladies. It was awesome and we figure it makes up for the fact that she spent all of $5 during her first 2 years of Swiss Days combined. I bought a sweet Christmas tree collage of sorts made out of fabric. Mom bought one as well.I also bought some Halloween blocks that said "Trick or Treat" and had a spider web and a jack-o-lantern. We almost lost our breakfast when we saw a rather large woman with a wedgie that almost swallowed her entire pair of knit shorts. It was intense. But even that disturbing image couldn't ruin our experience. Beth and I went nuts over the cutest little girl shoes with polka dots all over them and some of them even had little squeakers in the heels so when our munchkins walk we could hear them. But we just couldn't justify paying 30 dollars for shoes when our own Target footwear rarely runs over $20. We also died over the most darling little dresses with aprons made from vintage linins. They were $89 which is more than 9 times over the budget Joel allows for Clara's clothing. But the dresses were the most adorable things ever created!
We finished off the day with a chocolate dipped strawberry shake, onion rings, and a train burger from Dairy Keen "Home of the Train" in Heber. Then we headed home with our fabulous purchases and our heads dancing with images of the things we didn't buy, but want to copy. Wish us luck in that endeavor.