Friday, December 24, 2010

The Vegas Bowl and Stuff

This year Mike and I didn't get each other gifts. Instead, we did things for Christmas, as in, we went to the Vegas Bowl for Mike and he took me to see White Christmas at Pioneer Theater Company for me.
The Vegas Bowl.
Let's just say I was extremely disappointed to drive ALL that way for the team to not show up at all in Vegas.
If you ever attend a game at UNLV, I hope you get to go there when it's not raining. The parking structure at the stadium isn't paved, so we were a muddy mess by the time we reached the stadium.
The game was a disaster. Boise State killed us! 3-26.
But Mike took it all in stride and was a really good sport about the beating(better than me! I was MAD (still am)).
And so ends the 2010 season for the Utes. With their 13 bowl game winning streak defeated.
Stupid Boise.
Mike took me to see White Christmas on Christmas Eve. I really loved it. Made me want to dance! And it wasn't only me who was feeling the music. Every time there was an upbeat tap number, the baby was moving around like crazy! She must have been tap dancing inside my stomach.
She must be a stage diva in the making already.
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

I Think this Baby is the Lucky One . . .

And I don't mean because she's coming into our family (of course not! If anything, she'll be LUCKY to survive!).

Let me explain:

This last Friday was my company's work party and my first year celebrating with SC&M.

Our Christmas luncheon, held at The Little America, was delicious, and even though the entertainment was definitely a bit long for me (and NOT Christmas related, by the way (who planned that?!)), it was still fun to not have to be at work for a while.

So, apparently, at SC&M they do a prize drawing every year at the Christmas luncheon. And there were some really good prizes! A lot of cash was given away, Jazz tickets, laptops, and the ultimate prizes, 2 flat screen TV's.

Well, being me who never wins anything (okay, okay, so, yes, when Crack and I went to San Francisco she won 3rd row tickets to Wicked, but again, SHE won, not me. And then when Wicked came here last year, yes I won 3rd row tickets, but I went down and tried EVERYDAY, so the odds were that eventually I would win those, but other than those two examples, I really never win anything. Ask anyone in my family, we're just unlucky that way.), I was completely surprised when they pulled my name out for $100.

$100 great! I'll take it!

I sent Mike a message saying, "I won a $100, but that means I'm out of the running for the flat screen TV's."

He said: "Give it back." (Yeah, right.)

So . . . then there was more "entertainment" (and more yawning from me).

Then they did they drawings for the big prizes: laptops, TVs, big $.

And they put all the names that had already won back in for the big prizes.

So, guess what happened?!

I won a flat-screen TV.
Can you believe it?!

I know. Me either. I had to the give the $100 back, but who cares?! A flat screen vs. $100?
Tough decision.
It must be the baby.
How else do you explain something like that? The "Rookie' at the firm wins. Although, Mike wonders if they were secretly bribing me to make sure I stay after the baby is born.
P.S. Do you like the Santa on the side of the screen → ? I think he's hilarious! A hillbilly Santa with red eyes and only 2 teeth?! Definitely made me laugh.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mike's Birthday

Yesterday was Mike's birthday.
And he was really sick. Poor guy.

So, we didn't get to do any of the fun and exciting things I had planned for him. Like visiting Zoolights at Hogle Zoo. Or taking him out to BBQ (his favorite thing).
All he really wanted to do was watch this: The claymation episode of Community.

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!

Epic fail.

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

The Rivalry Game

Ah, yes. The BYU/Utah game arrived at last.

Remember last year's game?

I went with Mike down to Provo and was viciously beaten at corn-hole, lost my lucky earring and had my red scarf stolen! And then that solider stood in front of me for the whole entire game! Not to mention that we lost!

Last year really sucked.

But 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.

I know.

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.


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

Day 3 of Our Trip to California

Day 3.
While waiting for Tom, Stephanie, Heidi & Jessie, Mike and I took a ride on the fire truck. Where we met Alfred:
He told us all sorts of stories during our ride (we were the only ones on the truck). And I got to ring the bell!

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.
Once again, we missed seeing my friend Jared, because he was off doing an Independent Film (and yes! He really does exist!). Too bad.

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.

And I played the pregancy card for the first time. We had been walking all day and my back and hips starting hurting (for pretty much the first time ever) and there were these empty benches at the back of the pack of people that were roped off, and I went up to the Disney girl working there and told her that I was pregnant and couldn't bear to stand up anymore and might we sit on the benches? She let us right in.
I felt guilty about it, but not guilty enough to give up our seats.
My family is going to Disneyland at the end of January for our Christmas this year, and I'm afraid that I'm going to have to get a wheelchair just to get around!
The World of Color show was amazing! Until . . . the show ends and everyone claps and then . . . they put up an advertisment for Tron: Legacy. Mike said it totally ruined it for him. What a ploy, to sneak in advertising when least expected.
So, that was Day 3 of Our Trip to California.
We came home the next day, so that is also the last of Our Trip to California.
The End.

Day 2 of Our California Trip

Day 2.
It rained.
So we visited an Aquarium.
See the storm coming in?
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!

Stupid California.

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

Day 1 of Our Trip to California

So . . . we went to California.
For what else?

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:

And I took this one for my sister, Jennifer:
Then we ventured to the place Mike was the most excited to go:
Yes. Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles. After we ate, everyone was kind enough to help me search for this:
Audrey Hepburn's star.
Isn't it beautiful?! Yes, I will admit that Mike gave me a wet-nap to clean it off with before we took the picture. I wanted to get down and take one with me in it, but the street was WAY too dirty (L.A. is gross).
Then we went to the Cinerama Dome.
To watch this:

Which was VERY cool on the huge Cinerama Dome screen.

And that's Day 1 of our trip.

Stay tuned for Day 2.