Saturday, November 15, 2008


I can remember going to Utah football games for almost as long as I can remember.  Mom and Dad sent the three kids to the South end zone on the bleachers.  They sat in seats on the West side line.  Carl and Jenn were always way more into it than I was.  When Carl was pretty young, he wouldn't wear his blue coat during a very snowy BYU game.  I wonder if the people around us ever questioned my parents? (Oh, they were probably to drunk and not really family people, being UTAH fans and all - heathens!!!)
In 6th grade, I became friends with Melinda, who also went to most of the games.  For the next few years we would meet up and our main concerns were cute boys, tight ends (hee hee) and affixing pom poms to our heads.  My main focus in life then became the Jazz and I remember very little football, other than hoping that my outcast family wouldn't be ridiculed at Thanksgiving due to a UTAH loss.
Then came what has become known as my great rebellion.  I went to BYU.  Unthinkable!!!  My loving parents paid my tuition(with UofU checks) in hopes that I would one day return to the fold (they did ask who my family would be and where was I going to spend Christmas, though).   They even let me buy a BYU sweatshirt when my sister was playing UTE tennis against BYU in Provo.  I went to games, learned "Rise and Shout" and visited my Cougar fan grandparents during half-time.  (who had been known to sneak in something a little extra in their thermos to keep them warm, if you know what I mean ....GASP!) I love them sooooo much!!! I ended up working for Blue and White Sports Network and spent many fall Saturdays on the sidelines or in the truck.  I edited footage, ran cable, held mics, and wrote for a weekly sports recap show.  I thought I was true blue.
But, true colors won out.  I have returned to the fold.  We changed to DirecTV so we can watch the Utes.  I look forward to game watching parties at my sister's house.  I check the latest polls on-line Sunday morning.  And I am thinking about sending my kids to school in red everyday this week.  I am not guaranteeing  a victory because I know anything can happen, but I won't be wearing a blue coat even if it is snowing.

p.s.  anyone want to babysit next Sat. evening for about five hours?:) 

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Doing my taggly duty!

  1. Where is your cell phone? abt. 1 foot away
  2. Where is your significant other? the temple
  3. Your hair color? yucky
  4. Your mother? amazing
  5. Your father? ditto
  6. Your favorite thing? disneyland
  7. Your dream last night? can't remember
  8. Your dream/goal? disneyland or world
  9. The room your in? kitchen
  10. Your hobby?this
  11. Your fear? the economy
  12. Where to you want to be in 6 years? disneyland
  13. Where were you last night? here
  14. What you're not? organized
  15. One of your wish-list items? disneyland tickets
  16. Where you grew up? Sandy
  17. The last thing you ate? left over chicken enchilada
  18. What are you wearing? ugly clothes
  19. Your TV? always on
  20. Your pet? never
  21. Your computer? mine dinosaur Brandon's pretty nice
  22. Your mood? a little down, trying to keep my chin up
  23. Missing someone?  my hubby
  24. Your car? has a new windshield now needs to be registered
  25. Something your not wearing? socks
  26. Favorite store? Target
  27. Your summer? missed it, hospitalized, got Gracie though :)
  28. Love someone? many
  29. Your favorite color? purple
  30. When was the last time you laughed? today, I think
  31. Last time you cried? an hour or so ago
I tag Roxanne, Karin, Karen, Tracey and anyone else who's willing

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


It may be a bit late (she's probably already in bed)  but we just wanted to wish Magda a very Happy Birthday!  Ten years ago today, Brandon and I became an uncle and aunt for the very first time.  Now this cutie leads a group of twelve incredible grand kids.  I hope her mom doesn't mind me stealing this AWESOME picture from her AMAZING blog.  We love you guys and hope to see you soon!!!!