12.07.2010

Full Utah Re-Cap

For those who didn't know, I was able to go and spend a wonderful two weeks in Utah with Mr. Superman's family. Thank you again for hosting me!!

I know most of you have been waiting with baited breath to hear all about my fun (don't even try to deny it) so without further ado, here it is complete with major photo overload. 

I had so much fun and soaked up all the cold weather and snow that I could. After the glorious ha-ha days (where you can breath a ha-ha and see it) this 70-degree Arizona stuff is rather disappointing. We played, ate, laughed, watched movies, indulged in Harry Potter, and I got to meet The Annoyed Army Wife!! Man she's fabulous. Even my HHT (which causes horrendous nosebleeds) didn't stop me from sledding to my hearts content. 

Here are some photos which more than likely are not in order.

Olive Garden!!
Listening to Mr. Superman's sister Katie sing at a Christmas concert
Sledding with Mr. Superman's sisters Carrie and Katie at South Mountain.




Yucky nosebleed mid sledding.
Three people on a one person sled leads to....
This and this....
My back had some gnarly ice burn and my left leg and knee were pretty thrashed. My leg stayed under the sled while the rest of my body rolled down the mountain. Sweet.
First date night with The Annoyed Army Wife. We got lost in the mountains looking for a cupcake shop, abandoned hope and found a different cupcake shop, we saw Harry Potter 7 at the iMax and ended it all with a fabulous dinner at Chipotle. First photo was a fail.
Second? A success!
Seeing Harry Potter for a second time the Saturday after Turkey Day.
Headed outside to build a snowman that failed which turned into a snow fort that failed which turned into a snow tunnel.
Mr. Superman's mom at another of Katie's performances. I think she had five in a week. Insane!


Now for a quickie recap of my second date with The Annoyed Army Wife. She just happens to have that same 'gift of buying stuff because its on sale and then eventually finds a use for it' as me. She told me she had ABU fabric and I announced we should make stockings. Well we did just that.
It took me a while but I made a pattern out of computer paper, tape, a few bowls, and a book.
It's a good thing she knows how to sew because I hadn't done it in a very, very long time.
Thank goodness she had just recently made a hat with a complicated lining too otherwise we'd have been bigger messes than we already were. That is a broad use of the word 'we'.

While I was there we indulged in some gloriously delicious tortellini soup that she made (heaven!) and lots of giggles. I got to meet the chihuahuas and the bunnies. The size of Dennis shocked me. I've never seen a bunny that big. Anyway, a lot of you may have read about what happened in her post so I'll spare the details. All you need to know is it was fun. What date between two military wives with two deployed husbands would be complete without a visit from Murphy eh? None. Perhaps that is why we discovered her basement horribly flooded and had a nice run in with the high as a kite creeper chester'esk pot head who was sent to suck up all the water. I am pretty sure I have never seen anybody that high operating heavy machinery and trust me Lovelies, that is saying something. 

We didn't have time for me to completely finish the stockings but I did that yesterday and today. Here are the finished products! Try not to ooh and awe too much over my amazing picture taking skills.
  • Outside: ABU fabric
  • Lining: White fabric stitched to the green trim which are actually pieces of Army issued tourniquets. Yes, we are that good.
  • Mr Superman's Extra's: Brown biased tape around the trim and for the loop. Across the pocket are antique/vintage buttons several of which have crests and eagles. 
  • Mrs. S's Extra's: Cream lace from JoAnn's around the trim and for the loop. Cream lace also across the top of the pocket overlayed with antique/vintage diamond-esque buttons. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make my two week break amazing and full of fun!!

Family, I'll see you in Palm Desert in January.
Annoyed Army Wife, I'll see you in July (hopefullywithourhusbandsatoursides).

22 comments:

*~BrittDill~* said...

Looks like you had a great time! Stockings are soooo cute! :)

♥ Elizabeth said...

Oh... too much fun! I miss the snow so much, but am enjoying the warm weather. And what: have fun in Palm Springs when you go!

♥ Elizabeth said...

Oh... too much fun! I miss the snow so much, but am enjoying the warm weather. And what: have fun in Palm Springs when you go!

kelsey lauren said...

the stockings turned out incredibly cute! congrats on being so crafty! love the photos, glad you had an awesome weekend!

It's a Dog Tag Wife Life said...

So glad you guys were able to hang out and have some fun! The stockings turned out super cute!

A Marine's Wife! said...

Looks like you had fun in the snow! I am not looking forward to snow when we go home to MA!

Jen said...

It looks like you had an awesome time!!! :) I love all your pictures and the stockings are adorable!!

Steph said...

Sounds like a great time! I love the stockings. You look like a natural at the sewing machine.

annoyed army wife said...

The stockings turned out so cute! I love the lace on yours! And Mr. Superman's is very manly. :)

Allie said...

It looks like you had a blast!! I am majorly jealous of the super awesome stockings. Very cool. And your adventure with the Annoyed Army Wife made me giggle a little at work, mostly the stoner sucking up the water! I hope her water heater gets replaced fast!

chambanachik said...

Jealous! Looks like a blast!

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

I think meeting a blogging friend would be so Cool!

Miss L said...

I love those stockings! They look like a similar style to ones that I used to make with my mom. We made one for each of our family members :) Once I find the pattern I'm gonna make one for my guy!

Ash and Matt | A SoCal Story said...

Looks like a fun vacation! I think it's awesome you have such a great relationship with your in-laws :-)

addicted2shius said...

Glad you had fun. Loved your vacation outfits!

And the stockings are adorable!

addicted2shius said...

Glad you had fun. Loved your vacation outfits!

And the stockings are adorable!

Chelle said...

LOVE the pics! Looks like so much fun. Not sure how you climbed into the ice without freezing the girlie bits off but more power to you my love! And the stockings came out fabulous!

ginger said...

it looks like you had so much fun!! you are so gorgeous. seriously! love the blinged out stockings.
lubs!!

Team Mama said...

And if you want to come again- let me know. We had such fun with you here! Miss you lots and lots!!!

Whitney said...

looks like so much fun! i haven't been sledding, since like third grade. plus it's cool that you got to meet a bloggy friend. i wanna meet one!

Maranda said...

Awww! It looks like you had a great time!! Those stockings are fabulous! Fantastic job!!!

Kathryn said...

Wow I absolutely LOVE those stockings!!!