Friday, December 24, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Alas, we went up to get BBQ take-out and it took so long, we missed most of the episode.
I couldn't even get him the one thing he really wanted for his birthday!
Oh, well. Next year.
Happy Birthday, Baby!
(This is where a normal wife would gush about how great her husband is and how she can't live without him and he's the love of her life and blah, blah, blah . . . oh, ugh. My gag reflex is extremely sensitive these days.
Oh, wait . . .
All that stuff is true.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Remember last year's game?
Last year really sucked.
But this year . . .
Oh, THIS YEAR!
To say it was a tense game would be an understatement. And I have to give Mike credit; he figured we were going to lose, but he was in a pretty good mood anyway.
He kept cheering when the refs would give BYU a good call.
It's like an alien pod-person was sitting next to me.
The game didn't go so well for Utah in the first half. Actually, for the first 3 quarters.BYU was ahead at the end of the 3rd quarter 0-13.
Mike has always said that God is a Notre Dame fan. And since Notre Dame humiliated us so completely earlier this year, I think He must have been giving us some redemption for that failure.
How do I know?
Because the Utes scored 17 points in the 4th quarter.
So . . . the score is 17-16 and BYU has the ball. All they have to do is get within field goal range and the game is theirs.
A VERY TENSE, NAIL-BITING, I THINK I'M GOING TO THROW-UP THAT DELCIOUS COWBOY CORNDOG I ATE EARLIER MOMENT.
BYU sets up the ball, preparing to kick a field goal, 1 second is left on the play clock, WHEN . . .
BRANDON BURTON blocks the field goal attempt!!! I literally think my heart stopped beating.
I kept waiting for the officials to tell us it hadn't really happened. That we didn't really just win the game with a blocked field goal attempt with 1 second left.
But it did happen.
The Utes defeat BYU 17-16.GO UTES! And with that victory, the regular season comes to an end. Not a bad record for the Utes: 10-2.
Mike thinks we'll be going to the Las Vegas Bowl.
We'll see if he's right.
Monday, November 29, 2010
So, being in a certain condition, I wasn't allowed to go on some of the bigger rides, so while Mike, Tom and the girls went on Space Mountain, Stephanie and I took a ride on the Carousel: Which I hadn't been on since I was a kid, because Mike thinks it's a waste.
Disneyland was actually pretty crowded this time around. Not as bad as last Christmas, but still not as good as it was when we went the same week 2 years ago.
The Toy Story 2 ride in California Adventure always has the longest line. Heidi, with her snazzy 3-D glasses, waiting to ride: My favorite part this time around?
While everyone else went to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (another no no for me), Stephanie and I went to see this: Yes, Michael Jackson in Captain Eo has returned to Disneyland!
Jessie bought a new hat: And Stephanie and I pushed our way to the front of the line to ride It's a Small World:
One thing I would recommend, but I didn't take any pictures of, would be to go see World of Color show in California Adventure. It's like the fountains at Bellagio on crack. It's a water show that has projections of Disney movies.
I thought it was never supposed to rain in California?!
Oh, wait. That's Camelot.
Tom insisted that when it rains in California, it's just a drizzle.
Well, this was no drizzle. This was more like going through a car wash.
We hit the mall to find warmer, dryer clothes (what! Aren't we in California?!) and dinner.
And look at what store they have there! No, I didn't go in. I just marveled from the sidewalk, because wearing all my Utah garb and having been rained on all day, I looked like a vagabond and definitely not classy enough to walk into Jimmy Choo! They would have laughed and turned me away!Then we went to the game. Again, Jen is probably jealous, because we went to Heaven without her!
Notice how intent everyone looks (except Jessie, of course). The game wasn't going so well in the first half.
And it rained. And rained. And rained!
But the Utes pulled out a victory in the end (finally! After the last 2 games, I was starting to lose hope!).
Final score: 38-34.
And that's Day 2 of Our Trip to California.
Stay tuned for Day 3!
Friday, November 26, 2010
The Utah Game vs. San Diego.
Tom and Stephanie were kind enough to take us on a tour of all the hot spots in Los Angeles:
Where we walked along the Hollywood Walk of Fame:And one of my very favorites:
We went to Grauman's Chinese Theater and compared footprints with the stars.
The Harry Potter cast. Gene Kelly
Of course, Judy Garland.Look! My hands are the same size as hers! And Natalie Woods.
Jessie got her picture taken with Samuel L:
Which was VERY cool on the huge Cinerama Dome screen.
And that's Day 1 of our trip.
Stay tuned for Day 2.