Saturday, November 28, 2009

BYU vs. Utah

This is the BYU band before the start of the rivalrous(?) BYU vs. Utah football game. Think we're gonna win? Let's see....

This is my good-lookin' husband before the game. Those presents on the benches are flags that someone left for everyone to wave. Pretty sure we're supposed to distract the opposing team with these. Now how is the question. I'm thinking the best way to do this is to strip down and wear them like a towel. (I'm glad I didn't try to do that before I unwrapped the flag. They were WAY too small for that.)

This is how we felt after BYU finally got on the scoreboard, even if it's just a field goal. (3-6)

This is how we felt after the first quarter. We're happy because BYU's about to score another field goal, to tie the game. (3-6)

This is pictoral evidence of BYU's second field goal, I believe. I think the BYU fans were happy, or something. (6-6)

And this is how we felt.

These are the joyous people in front of us. BYU finally scored a touchdown! (13-9)

And this is how we felt.

This is me not happy with the way things have ended the first half. (13-9)

This is Brandon's concern showing at the end of the second half as well.

These are the happy people in front of us. We scored the first touchdown of the second half. (20-9)

And this is how we felt.

This is us (me) boo-ing at the end of the regulation game. Lame. I hate overtime. (20-20)

This is the field being stormed by BYU fans after the game winning touchdown. Awesome pass from Max Hall to Andrew George in overtime. 26-23; yay Cougars!

And this is how we felt.

The perfect end to a loverly day :-)


Lately we've been doing holiday stuff. I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping, and Brandon's getting there. This week we had my birthday and Thanksgiving, and spent lots of time with family. Wednesday we had family over for cake and ice cream. This is me with my cutie niece Alex.

I figured this was also a good time for a new, updated picture of Brandon and I.

Thursday morning we went over to Brandon's mom's for Thanksgiving breakfast, which was lots of fun with yummy food :-) That afternoon, we went to my uncle's house in Sandy, and had our Thanksgiving dinner with my family and his. I don't know what he does to that turkey, but it is fantastic! Friday we went to Brandon's grandma's for dinner with Brandon's extended family. This was also filled with delicious food. After a week filled with food and way too many desserts, today we have decided to lay back and enjoy the BYU/Utah game. Here we have Evie in her adorable BYU cheerleader outfit. She's all ready for the game :-) Go Cougars!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

And it came to pass...

Today was a lovely Sunday with an even better sacrament meeting. We carefully chose our seats in the next to last row in the chapel, right next to the door for an easy escape, should it be necessary. Evie had just had a nap, and we were hoping she'd still be a little groggy, that way she'd stay put and behave. Alas, it was not to be.

I don't know how many of you I've complained to about a certain part of Evie's baby blessing, but Brandon blessed her, several times, that she would be social, be able to make friends and have good relationships, and everything that goes with turning strangers into the very least, acquaintances. Now, I have nothing against Evie being able to make friends, I just am not excited about having to keep an extra close eye on her, because she might be befriending the drug lord down the street, or the sex offender around the proverbial corner.

Anywho, Evie was anything but slow today at church, and within 5 minutes of the meeting's start, she was around the row and stealing the lady's behind us purse. Granted, it was the funniest thing to see a 2' 5" child dragging a purse that weighs 3-4 lbs, and is at least half her size, but still, I hope this doesn't become a habit. After searching what she could of the purse, Evie spent the remaining hour of the meeting going to each person individually along the back row, and offering her fruit snacks, or whatever else she nicked along the way, to the very nice and gracious souls who happened to be in her path. This was made quite simple by the fact that Evie is already aware of her assets (i.e. her effectively woo-ing smile).

Needless to say, Brandon and I did not learn everything we could have this afternoon, for we spent most of it making sure that Evie wasn't getting into trouble. And now, I'm sure I'm just seeing the beginning of a very long, and interesting string of friends that Evie will be making. Here we go :-)...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

But, at the end of the day, she's still my baby princess.

She and Brandon bond over Halo and Mario Bros. She's quite the gamer.

Behold! The full, real ponytail.

I love that she always wants to have someone read to her. Her latest favorite is "Dora and the Lost Baby Blue Bird," or something to that effect. I think she just likes having Brandon sing her the silly songs ;-)

Sorry for the naked pictures, but she's just so stinkin' cute in the bath tub, I had to share it :-)

Evie didn't really blow out her candle. But now that she's getting better at spitting and buzzing her lips, I'm thinking we'll have to do an 18 month party in March so she can get some practice in with birthday candles.

Sorry for the famine of posts on our blog. Lots has happened since July, and Evie is now 13, almost 14, months old. We had a fun party to commemorate her birthday, and all her friend, Koree, and mine and Brandon's friends and family attended. I decided that cupcakes would be the way to go, so that I wouldn't really have to worry about cutting the cake and making it look nice. Evie enjoyed her cupcake, I think ;-)

Our next adventure, which followed soon after her birthday, was learning to walk. Evie's friend, Koree, was already walking at the party, so, Evie decided, since she's a whole two weeks older, that it was time to put away childish crawling, and that walking was in the very near future. Here we have the beginning journey; Evie standing up by herself.

Another thing that we've graduated to is baths in the big girl bath tub. Evie is LOVING this. My mom recently purchased a holiday rubber ducky to fully initiate Evie into the first stage of "big girl-ism." Here Evie is enjoying her very first rubber ducky :-)

All in all, everything is going well. Brandon and I are both working, and I'm going to school. Life is busy, and Evie is growing up so fast, it's hard to keep track of everything that's new with her. She has 6 teeth now, for anybody that's wondering, and her hair is now long enough to put in a ponytail, pictures pending.

Well, that's about it for us. Thanks for reading our blog and keeping track of us; I'm trying to keep up with everybody else as well :-)