Monday, December 24, 2007

Las Vegas Bowl Recap

Well, here it is, almost 3:30 PM on Christmas Eve, and I'm sitting at work. I was the lucky one who got to work Christmas Eve this year. Oh well...

Anyway, this last weekend, I went down to the Las Vegas Bowl, and my first comment is that it was so worth the $150 it cost me to do it.

BYU played decent in the first half (mostly the second quarter), but didn't score a single point in the second half. Even more frustrating was the last possession that BYU had in the first half. They were pinned on their own 8-yard line with about 20 seconds left. I said to Justin, "Just down the ball and take an 11 point lead into half time (17-6). Instead, BYU decides to run the ball. UCLA strips the ball from Unga, recovers it, then score on an 8-yard touchdown pass. Three point lead instead of 11! I was sure that was going to come back to bite them.

The second half BYU was never able to get very good field position, and couldn't sustain a drive long enough to score. UCLA was in a similar position, but their field goal kicker was good enough that he hit a 52-yarder to make it 17-16. Anyway, then it got down to UCLA's last possession from their own 2-yard line with 2 minutes left. Frustratingly, they were able to get enough little by little to keep the drive alive. Then, they were able to get a 30-yard pass play down to BYU's 10-yard line. They ran 1 more play to get the ball right in the middle of the field. They then let the clock run down and called a timeout with 3 seconds left.

This is where it gets exciting! 28-yard field goal to win the game. BYU's defense got so much penetration trying to block that kick. Ethan Manumaleuna was able to leap up with perfect timing and get a hand on it. The ball still went forward a little bit, but not enough to go through the uprights. The stadium went wild. All of us in my group were screaming and jumping up and down. It was so much fun.

We went down and ran onto the field with about 10,000 other BYU fans. Pure pandemonium, but well worth it.

We went and spent the night at the Palace Station Hotel, then drove home Sunday morning. What a fun weekend, and even more so by the exciting end to the game.

Friday, December 21, 2007

I'm Going to the Las Vegas Bowl!

So about a week ago, a family in our ward called and asked if we wanted to buy some Las Vegas Bowl tickets off of them. Well, I called some buddies to see if I could find 3 other people that wanted to go as well (There were 4 tickets). I was able to find 3 other people to go with me, so tomorrow morning, I'll be heading out to Las Vegas. I am so excited. This is the first BYU bowl game that I've been to. I know, that's sad knowing how much I love BYU football. We'll probably be driving longer than we will be staying in Vegas, but it is so worth it.

Go Cougars!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Snowball fight

So, this last weekend with all the snow, we decided to go out and have a snowball fight. Here is a video of it. Fun times!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The joys of being a Mom

I was going through some new and old pictures of the kids the other day and it was so fun to reminisce about the "joys" of being a mom. So here are some of my thoughts:

I love them no matter what....

Even when they are silly and out of control and.....

when they make messes.

There are those days when I feel like this and want to pull my hair out. But all in all, being a Mom is great!
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Say Cheese!! Nathan is getting into that cute stage of smiling and gooing and I am loving it!!! Kaylee can really get him to laugh. There is just something about a baby smiling that makes everyone in the room happy. A baby's smile is just pure joy and happiness and is contageous to all. So I wanted to share these pictures so that you can catch the happy virus and SMILE too :)
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Monday, December 3, 2007

Early to bed...

Yesterday, we went to dinner (late lunch) at my parents house. We ended up leaving at about 5:00 PM. Kaylee and Aaron both fell asleep on the way home. I asked Stacey, "Should we just put them to bed now?" We both thought about it for a while, then decided that they could both use it. They were in bed by about 5:15 PM. We were worried that they would wake up at 3:00 in the morning, but they both slept until about 7:00 AM. So yes, they slept for about 14 hours!

It was kind of funny, after we put them to bed, we didn't know what to do. Usually we put them to bed, then go to bed ourselves, maybe watching some TV. However, at 5:30, it's a little different. We ended up just going out and organizing some of our digital pictures, etc. We then had some ice cream, and went to bed.

They both needed the extra sleep, as they both had a very late night last Friday, staying up until at least midnight. I also figure it's a good way to start off the Christmas season, as there are so many times that we don't get much sleep. It was funny, though, to put them to bed so early.