Thursday, March 31, 2011

A "Movie Theater"

With our church schedule being late this year, a few challenges arise. The biggest of course is Preston's nap schedule (he typically takes his nap from 1-4pm), but then there is the problem of keeping the kids all clean ALL MORNING LONG. That is hard and means no outside playing most of the time. It also results in a messy house by the time we leave for church, but what can you do? This past Sunday the kids were restless and driving us crazy so I told them to go get a blanket and make a fort. They made one in the dining room and then came into the family room where I was ironing and made what Ella told me was a movie theater. So, I gave them some popcorn and they were happy until it was time to get ready for church.
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And even though this little guy has been much more independent and defiant lately, he is just still so dang cute!
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We also noticed that day that our caterpillars had changed into their chrysalides overnight.
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Ella had been saving her money for a long time and we went to Claire's on Saturday for her to go shopping. After MUCH deliberation she picked these best friend necklaces which she decided to give to her friends Shea and Naomi (she kept the pink one for herself). The girls and I then went to Tutti Frutti for a special treat and I LOVED it...I want to go every single day now!
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Video of the Game

I forgot about these short clips of the game...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We Saw Jimmer!

So, we all know who Jimmer is, right?! We knew we wanted to see him and had originally hoped that we'd get that chance during the Final Four games here in Houston, but things of course changed towards the end of the season. We were still hoping though and when they made it to New Orleans Mike was watching ticket prices closely. They were still a little pricey for Thursday night's game, so we were planning to go Saturday. Then late Wednesday evening ticket prices dropped and we started talking about whether or not we should try to get to the game the next night. I was hesitant, not because I didn't want to go, but because asking someone to watch 3 kids overnight in the middle of the week is a lot. Luckily for us my good friend Emily was more than willing to do it...what a woman :-)! We bought our tickets and Mike talked to Chrissy and Zach who ended up driving out from San Antonio that very night to leave with us the next morning. The kids had a blast with Emily and her kids and we were able to witness Jimmer in person. The game didn't go our way (which led to the sobs from Ella over not being able to see BYU on Saturday), but we are even more glad that we were able to go that night and see his last game playing as a Cougar. My other friend Katie outfitted Mike and I in BYU gear so we could look like the super fans we wanted to be. We had decent seats, but during half time we moved down courtside to some AMAZING seats...I don't think I can watch a game any other way again. It was such a fun night!
and in case you haven't heard this song...
the "official" video is here and it has some super funny moments in it.
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this guy just made me laugh 
(and remaining pictures are by Mike...he's the sports photographer of the fam)
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Jimmer's girlfriend is 2nd from the right
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we ran into this guy and his brother before the game, they were down from Indiana and I thought their sign was clever!
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it's blurry, but here is Jimmer's fam...his brother and parents
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Even the Florida fans gave Jimmer a standing ovation when he left the game.
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Ready to make the sad six-hour drive home :-(.
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While we were driving, cheering, feeling sad, and then driving again the kids were having all this fun at Emily's. (thanks for the pics!)
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