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Monday, May 30, 2011

Our Fun Anniversary Trip

Last year Brent and I were working for Platinum. That job had some serious ups and downs. One of the "downs" was their attendance policy. You had to pay them to take days off. Brent was working Monday-Friday from noon to 11:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. So, we didn't get around to celebrating our anniversary last year. This year, we celebrated x2 to make up for that.

Brent left work a a little early. We were planning on going straight to Logan, but we decided to go look at the puppies at Bird World, just for fun. Those puppies were very cute and we got to play with them for a few minutes.

We drove to Logan and checked into the Best Western Weston Hotel.
We actually had a pretty decent Hotel Room.

We got dressed up for dinner. (We packed at separate times. We didn't mean to match, but that's just what happens when you've been married for two years.)

We went to Olive Garden



Enjoyed a lovely dinner. We had the NICEST waiter.

We went back to our hotel after dinner. We went swimming in the pool, took a walk down the street we used to live on, watched some TV, ate our take out dessert from Olive Garden, and drank sparkling cider in plastic hotel cups. 

We woke up Saturday Morning, took SERIOUS advantage of the free breakfast, checked out, and went antique shopping at some of our favorite old haunts.

We drove to Lava Hot Springs via the Scenic route. I didn't realize what a cute little town Lava was.


Lava was lovely. We had dinner at a cute local diner and had another fabulous waitress. We soaked in the hot tubs, watched some tv, and passed out in our beds due to exhaustion. We drove home the next morning and went with my parent's to visit the grave site of my Grandma and Grandpa in Morgan.
 This is my Grandma's grandparents.
 This is Indy in the car, keeping us all entertained.

 My grandma and grandpa.

It was a lovely memorial day. Here's to many more years with my darling husband!

Friday, May 27, 2011

2 Years!

It's been two years since our happy day.
Then and now

We've had a lot of ups and downs, but I can't think of anyone else I'd could do it with.



We actually get to celebrate tonight. Last year we were working a crazy schedule and our anniversary kind of went by uncelebrated. We're making up for it this year!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shirt Refashions

I just got two shirts at old Navy for $2.50 each. I thought this would be a good opportunity to try my hand at some refashions I'd had my eye on.



Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sugar Cookies

  • Brent and I made sugar cookies last night. Brent had a ball making his into crazy shapes. We have a crown shaped cookie cutter that Brent manipulated into a few dinosaurs. I have had a few requests for the recipe. Here it is!

For the Cookies: (I suggest cutting this in half, I ended up with about 70 cookies)

  • 2 Cups Sugar (I always use raw sugar/organic sugar)
  • 1 Cup Softened Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 5 Cups Flower (I used White Whole Wheat, I also threw in a tablespoon of Vital Wheat Gluten)
Cream sugar and butter. Beat in eggs, then sour cream. Add 1 cup flour along with soda and salt. Beat well. Add the rest of the flour. Mix well. Chill for 1 hour before rolling out on a well-floured surface. Cut in desired shapes and bake at 350 for 11 minutes.

These made very moist and just sweet enough cookies.

Then I frosted with this buttercream:
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP milk
Cream butter, milk, and shortening. Add a little powered sugar at a time until desired consistency.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wicked Weekend

This weekend I had the opportunity of a lifetime.

My fun aunts and cousins planned a Wicked Weekend for moms and daughters.

On Friday afternoon, Mom, Melissa, Michelle, and I all piled into the Buick. We drove the 5 1/2 to Boise and met with the family.We had a fun night of visiting, manicuring, and snacking.

The decorations really set the mood








Saturday morning we went shopping and had lunch at the mall.

We went back to Breya's house and make some cute necklaces.
 

We got ready for the show and had a mini cousin reunion!

Debra made this little witchy hats for us. They were such a hit at the show! People were asking us where we bought them.

The hosts surprised us with this "broom" to take us to the show. It was so awesome. It really took this experience to the next level.



The inside was just as cool as the outside!
Grandpa got a sneak peek of limo. We'll have to get him inside next time.








We were quite the spectacle when we arrived



The matching witches hats made it easy to find the members of our group. We actually had people stop and ask to take our picture.







  

My many attempts at getting a decent picture with Melissa....

We were being "wicked" in this last picture

The awesome stage.

My hat and special green fingernails.

Our post-show quiz for newbies.

(I'm more like Elphaba)

Sunday Morning we were gifted with these cookies from Alane.

Who was sad it was all over....



This weekend went above and beyond my expectations. I was just blown away by the show and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the company of my extended family.

I can't wait for wicked to come to Salt Lake.