Saturday, September 12, 2009

B.Y.who??

Yeah, if you didn't know who we were before, you do now. How often does a 20th ranked team beat a 3rd ranked team? (apparently about every 20 years because that's the last time BYU had an upset this big). I think it was the happiest day of Jason's life (right up there with our wedding day and birth of our children) to actually be at the game. I think he may have even shed a tear. Even though I didn't go to the game, it was definately a happy day for me too because I got to hang out with my favoritest older sister, Janessa. They just moved to Texas where her husband got a job as an accounting professor at TCU (he just graduated with his Phd from the University of Iowa, pretty amazing), so it didn't take much convincing to get Jason down there to visit them the weekend of BYU's opening game with Oklahoma at the new Dallas cowboy's stadium. My sister and I have always been so close. When we were young we had to cross a two lane road while walking to school and every time before we would cross we would hold hands and say, "if you die then I'll die too" (sorry, Janess, I had to steal your story because it's such a classic :). Every night before we would go to bed we would say, "sorry for being mean today, do you forgive me?" As we got older we would sometimes fight over clothes, music or pop tarts, but we were always the best of friends. It's so hard living so far away from her so I always look forward to every chance I get to be with her. We got there Friday afternoon and loved spending time with her adorable kids (especially little Conner that I got to see for the first time. Serious cuteness with facial expressions to die for.) in her beautiful new home. That night we went out on the town where we ate dinner at the "Fuzzy Taco" which thankfully the food was much better than the name. It had a "Wahoo's" kind of feel to it, so I was happy. Then we walked around the TCU campus where Ricky gave us an insider's tour. It was such a beautiful night and so nice just walking around together and hanging out. We started Saturday off with a walk around her beautiful neighborhood (where I was scoping out dream houses where I could someday live by her), a delicious breakfast then a girls' shopping and lunch day. We had strict instructions to be back by 3:00 so that the boys wouldn't miss a single minute of the game. Obviously they had an incredible time at the game. They came back in the best mood (it made us wish we had spent more money on our shopping trip earlier :) and Jason has been on a BYU high ever since. When they got back they had to watch the whole thing on the internet again and Jason's also watched it several times on our DVR since we've been home (which I am forbidden to ever delete). I'm so glad he got the chance to go. Janessa and I opted to stay home with the kids (mostly because we thought BYU would get killed. O ye of little faith).We had a fun pizza and movie party with the kids, watched chic flicks, did craft projects and just had fun hanging out talking. We were sad to be heading home the next day, but were excited to get back to the kids. The Martinez's were so nice to watch our kids all weekend. We watched their kids for one night a couple of weeks ago and my kids were in heaven. (It was funny because I took them all out to get pizza and a movie and while we were walking Kylie told Mia, "let's pretend like we're sisters, because you know, Chinese and Mexican are pretty much the same thing". It's funny because she's not even Mexican, she's like one-fourth Cuban). Thanks Matt and Julie and thanks so much Janessa and Ricky for an awesome weekend!!! We loved every minute of it and can't wait to see you guys next summer! Go Cougs!

8 comments:

Kelmarie said...

I love this post. I was reading it out loud to Jeremy, while watching BYU KILL Tulane today. GO COUGARS!!! You and Janessa are really close, and I love that. You guys sort of came as a pair growing up, and that's a good thing!

Janessa said...

What a great post. I love the way YOU write! That was the best weekend ever!!! I only wish it didn't have to end. We've just got to convince Jason that he wants to live in Texas:) You have a couple of pictures I'll have to copy. You don't mind, right? I'm so glad the boys had such a great time at the game. Yes, we did have little faith. Next time our motto will be "Shop like it's a win" then we'll just hurry and do some returns if they loose:) Sure love you! Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Jodee said...

No words... I still can't believe we were so close yet so far away...
:(

Michelle Y. said...

Ha, ha I love Janessa's comment about, "Shop like it's a win." I loved seeing the cute pictures of Connor and Maddox.

洁 玲 said...

BYU! BYU! BYU! That is so awesome you were that close to the action! I'm jealous Jason was at the game!

Amber! said...

Soooo, here's the real question: Who is Ricky going to root for during the BYU v. TCU game now?

Chelsea said...

FUN! As usual you are like Houdini and manage to pack in 2 weeks worth of fun into 2 days. I love the picture of the babies in the stroller in their jammies. And I had to laugh at the Fuzzy Taco!!!

Julie and Matt said...

OK, I'm finally getting around to checking your blog. Awesome pics! What a fun time you had! We LOVED watching your cute kids, because Cubans and Chinese are almost the same!