Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Football Clinic

We just got back from the BYU spring football clinic and scrimmage. It was a fun time the kids had fun being on the field and meeting their favorite players. We got autographs and pictures from Jake Heaps (the new QB from Washington) and Harvey Unga, mine and Rilee's favorite player. It was cool to see them up close and for the kids to meet them. then we got to watch some practice and a scrimmage. It was fun to slightly quench my football cravings and enjoy the gorgeous spring day.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

DC / New York in February.....Why not?!?!

Here are some pics from our last trip to DC and New york. We went to DC for our annual Chick-fil-a seminar and since we were right there we jumped a flight to New York and met Cass and Danielle for a fun couple of wintery New York days. I loved DC and my favorite 2 things were the Lincoln memorial and the Star Spangled banner exhibit. Both had quite a reverent feel to them and I had to reflect on my love of our country and the blessings we have because of the forefathers and the patriots that gave so much that we can have our freedoms today. I wish we had more time in DC to sight see and I hope to get to go back some day to see more.

New York was next and we arrived to a blizzard and cold! It was cool to see the sights. We saw Ground Zero, FAO Schwartz toy store, the Statue of Liberty, Time Square, The subway (Where we treated to a pole dance by Cass and Danielle!), the Smithsonian, Central Park and many other places. We saw 2 shows, Billy Elliot and Mary Poppins. I liked Mary Poppins believe it or not! The trip was a success and although I could live without another trip to New York, Becky Loved it there and wants to go back for sure. Maybe next time I can sneak in a football game to make it funner for me!! enjoy the picks.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Disneyland, Graceland.....and Little Rock?

Our family went on a trip a few weeks ago to Disneyland/Southern California and then after 5 days there we flew into Memphis to meet Dan and Chelsea for a day then we drove to their home in Little Rock. It was a long trip but we had a good time. We spent 3 days in Disney then one in Universal studios and then one in Sea world and the last at the beach. We had fantastic weather and no crowds at any of the parks. We fed dolphins and Rays at sea world saw Shamu and allot of other cool sea life. Our favorite thing at Universal was the Back lot tour and the Shrek 4d movie. Memphis was fun we saw Graceland and the Civil rights museum both were cool and we even at BBQ on Beil street. Then we went to Little Rock and visited the Andersons. It was fun to see them and just hang around. We went to a park and to a BBQ joint called the Whole Hog, it was a place after my own heart and I wish there were more BBQ places like that in Utah!! Here are some pics I hope you all enjoy!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Watch more pigskin, Eat More Chicken!

I just got back from a fun trip to the Chick-fil-A bowl in Atlanta, GA. I went on the trip with my Mom, yep that's right my mom. (She is football fanatic in case you didn't know) We were gone for 3 days and had a great bowl experience. We got to see the world of coca cola, the bowl parade, go to a fan fest with 39,000 other fans and see the bowl game in the Georgia dome. The game was between Virginia Tech and Tennessee and was won by Virginia Tech. It was cool to see the Georgia dome and the traditions of the schools at the game. We had fun at the parade seeing the many groups of the twirling teams that Georgia had to offer my favorite was the team of 50-60 year old ladies. I had a ball and think it is way cool that my mom was willing to come with me and she must be the coolest mom around and she did good for a woman her age. Thanks to Becky for getting us the tickets and staying with the kids so we could go. Love you babe!! And I hope to keep up the tradition of going to a bowl game maybe next time I can go see my Cougars play.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

BYU-Utah Game

This Past weekend was the annual Rivalry game at Lavell Edwards stadium. What a great game it was!! It was a overtime win for the Cougars and a great game. It was Rilee's first BYU-Utah game and she was excited all week long! We had to pick her up from the Culleys where she had a fun sleepover the night before. It was funny to see the Culley kids all dresses up in their Utah gear (except Grace of course cause she is TRUE BLUE!!) and Rilee and Grace were sitting there in Cougar Blue!! We went to the stadium and Rilee was counting BYU and Utah flags all the way there and keeping a tally. (BYU won that too!!) At the game she was bugged by the Utah fan behind us and kept asking me to tell her to be quiet. She was really enjoying the atmosphere of the rivalry. After the overtime win she looked up at me and said "Dad lets rush down onto the field!" Even though we have upper bowl seats we made our way to the field and over the fence we went. She was jumping up and down and smiling from ear to ear. Then she got to touch Manase Tonga and a few other players and watched Max Hall get carried off the field. She still smiles about the experience when we talk about it today. Thanks Rilee for being my little BYU buddy and going to the games with me. I love You.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Parade 2009

Today was the Halloween parade at the kids school. I always enjoy going over to see the kids parade around in their costumes and see the other creative costumes that are always there. This year Rilee is the Headless Horseman. Ashlee is a Hipee. and Kyller is a Cowboy. Tonight is the anual Pickle Halloween party and the kids are pumped to go as always. I also enjoy this particular party because everyone dresses up and it is fun to see all the families in their costumes! Happy Halloween all!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bronco Show

Yesterday me and Rilee went down to Ken Garff of Orem to watch the Bronco Mendenhall Radio Show. It was at our friend Brian's car dealership so we thought it would be fun to go see it and maybe get a autograph or two. Rilee and I entered some drawings and filled out a Ask the Coach question form. As the show started we listened in and on the first commercial break Rilee went up to Coach Mendenhall and got him to sign her jersey and my football!! She was way nervous at first but Bronco was very nice to her and she was beaming from ear to ear when she came back and sat down. That was worth the drive right there but then it got even better!! About half way through the show the producer came over and asked Rilee if she would come up and ask Bronco her question live on the radio! She was happy to do it and was once again grinning from ear to ear! What else can I say but...

-Finding a babysitter for the other kids...difficult

-Driving to Provo in rush hour traffic...Painful

-Listening to kids fight the whole way...terrible

-Seeing your little girl that happy...PRICELESS!!!

What a great night that we will both remember for a long time! GO COUGARS!!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm Back!

Since may last post was months ago I figured I was due. We have been busy as usual. Lots of fun outings during the summer and now with football season in full swing we have been keeping busy with the cougars and I have been enjoying any and all games I can see! I have enjoyed going to the Y games this year with alot of different people and look forward to the rest of the season! Yesterday We had a Anderson Halloween party at our house because Dan and Chelsea are moving to Little Rock, only for a year we hope, so we won't see them on Halloween and so we had a excuse to have a early party. The kids loved decorating cookies and carmel apples and dressing up in their costumes!

We are still trying to sell the house but not having much luck. I am loving the fall weather so far but dreading the winter months to follow!! Lets hope this post will motivate me to do some more sooner than 3 months later!!