Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Trevor had to work both the day before Thanksgiving and the day after, while I had a relaxing 5 day weekend. That being said....Trevor got up at like 3 in the morning on Friday. I know-way to early for the normal human being. Anyway, he usually can function just fine. If he gets at all tired he just pops a piece of gum in his mouth, rolls down a window, or turns up the music. This day though, nothing could do the trick. He could not keep his eyes open. Eventually he made it through the day, but he said it was rough. That's when he said it must have been a turkey hangover.
Thanksgiving day had a totally different affect on me. I hear that one of the cures for a hangover is to have another drink the morning you wake up from being drunk. Maybe that is what I was thinking. Anyone that knows me, knows that Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday. I don't really like turkey all that much. Stuffing is overrated, and pie is not that great. This year was another story. I didn't feel like I ate all that much at either of the Thanksgiving dinners we went to, but the next three days were a different story. I seriously ate all day Friday and Sunday and all night Saturday when we got home from the game. Monday I didn't know what to do with myself at work. I was going through food withdrawals!
Now I am stuck daydreaming about mashed potatoes and gravy, apple pie, cheeseball, hot rolls, and ham. When will the madness stop? Hopefully not 20 pounds later.....
Monday, November 26, 2007
For those of you that weren't there, this game was played on U of A's football field. There were instant replays and the refs on the field had microphones to tell us what the calls were. It really made it feel like the big time. This game came down to the wire. It was tied up at the end of the 4th quarter so they had to do overtime. They put the kids on like the 15 yard line or something and they get 4 downs to try and score. We won the coin toss so we chose to go second. Arizona Lutheran scored a touchdown and then the extra point. Now it was our turn. We scored a touchdown as well, but here's where it got tricky. Do you kick for the extra point and tie it up, or go for the win with a two point conversion? We went for the win.....and it WORKED!!!! It was so exciting. My cousin Sterling played one heck of a game. We were so proud! Back home people were listening to the radio and I guess my cousin Julie said that one station was saying towards the end that they were going to have to get a shovel to dig this kids head out of the ground after a really hard hit by Sterling!
Those boys could not have been more excited, and I don't blame them. It was such an awesome game. No one thought we would win. We were ranked like 9th, but they did it. One of my favorite things was write after they came off the field I saw Shad Bride say, "where's my mom and dad?" They wouldn't let the fans out on the field so they were lined up along the fence. Shad's parents were just a little farther down and they rubbed his sweaty head and hugged and hugged. It was so cool.
This team is also a young team. There were only a few seniors. The one picture is of Sterling and Randall Raban, two seniors with their golden football trophy! The one near the beginning is of Sterling and his dad hugging after the game. Now both Sterling and his older brother, Preston, have won a state championship. I wish everyone could have been there. These boys have come a long way. They started the year 0 and 3. They came together and did service projects each week as a whole team (mormons, catholics, and everything) to work on unity. They committed Coach Morgan to not swear around them, and Coach Garcia to not chew around them. I think that because of all those things they were blessed.
Way to go State Champs!
Monday, November 19, 2007
The next day Trevor called the store we got the bed from and luckily they said they would replace it for free! We were so happy. We seriously didn't know how we were going to afford a brand new bed, they are so expensive. We even were told that we could pick out something different if we wanted. I always like to change things up, so it was a temptation, but we ended up keeping what we had.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
This week I found a love story about a New York guy. I guess he was riding the subway when he saw the girl of his dreams writing in her journal. He tried to find her when they got off the subway, but in the hustle and bustle of everything she was lost in the crowd. He turned to the internet for help. He created a website to try and find her. He drew a picture of her, posted his phone number and email and then asked people to pass on the website to anyone they could. He got all sorts of feedback! People were overloading his inbox with messages like, "I'm not the girl you're looking for, but I think you are adorable...pick me instead."
Finally a girl found it, and knew that it was her friend. She emailed this guy, Patrick with a picture and her confirmed that it was her! Talk about finding a needle in a haystack.
For those of you that are a little on the cynnical side you are probably thinking, "what a freak!" but for those of you that are a romantic at heart like myself you'll think this is the ultimate romantic gesture. I checked out the website and thought it was pretty funny. The site is posted below for all of you to see. When it uploads the top part will say that he found her, but the bottom is the original picture he drew. Way to cute!