Sunday, September 30, 2012

Busy Fun Saturday

This weekend has been one I have been looking forward to for a while. I ran my first half marathon in the morning and it was the homecoming white out game. To make everything better part of my family came up to be here for the day!

I signed up for the Layton half marathon about two months ago. It's been nice having something to work towards and getting into a different kind of sport in my life. I convinced Brad's best friend Matt to do it with me and it was so great having him to do it with. I was really nervous but I really did love it! The course was so pretty and it helped running with Matt so we could keep pushing each other to the end. I also loved that my family stopped and cheered us on at a couple spots along the way and were at the end waiting for us. My official finish time was 2:01:02. Its better than what I wanted so I was way excited....but honestly I was just happy that I made it. I will say that by body is definitely feelin it today though.

 The game was so much fun! Earlier this week I bought 11 white t-shirts at the book store for both sides of the family that were going to the game. It was awesome to see the stadium all decked out in their Aggie white! It was a good game and it feels good to be 4-1! Seriously though, how long has it been since Utah state has had that record? Hopefully it continues and we keep our rain as best team in Utah as we head down to Provo this week to play BYU!








Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Birthday and Colorado

Yesterday Brad turned 24! Poor boy started out the day waking up at 5:30 to study for his Organic Chemistry test and then early morning film and meetings for football. After the early stress of football and classes I surprised him for lunch with his favorite Chinese food from Royal Express. The owner recognized me when I came in to get the food (we go there a lot ) and was so excited when I told her it was Brad's birthday she piled up extra food for him. :) We had lunch together and he opened the gifts I got him. One of the surprises I made him was a poster with 24 "Reese's" (reasons) Why I Love You. Reese's are his favorite candy and it was fun thinking of all the reasons why I love him so much.



After more class and football we were able to go over to Brad's parents for a big birthday dinner. It was Jared's birthday Friday so it was fun to celebrate them both with the grandparents there  as well. Dinner was amazing with all the boy's favorite foods. Then dessert followed...Both Grandma's, Teresa, and myself all made favorite desserts to share....We were definitely full by the end of the night.



Birthday boys...So cute!!


Colorado Road Trip
This weekend Utah State played Colorado State on the road. Teresa, Scott, Jared and I started our trip Friday afternoon. Since it was Jared's birthday we stopped at little America for ice cream and in Rock Springs, Wyoming at a nice restaurant for dinner. We drove the rest of the way to Fort Collins, Colorado in the morning. We killed time shopping at an outlet mall and my in-laws spoiled me by getting me a new skirt and running top for my race Saturday. It was so fun to be at the game and watch Brad play. There were a few rough points in the game, but overall the Aggies played well. A win is a win and it is nice to have a 3-1 record.


The only sad part about going to an away game is we only see brad for 10 to 15 minutes after the game, then he is back on a plane with the team and home before we are. Still it was a way fun trip and I was so happy to be able to go and support my boy! Go 86! :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Football!

Football season is finally here! Playing at a division one level takes A LOT of time and commitment....I am sad not to be playing Volleyball this season, but I have been looking so forward to actually go to the football games this year to watch Brad. Last week was the season opener against Southern Utah. After the first quarter we were up 21-0, without SUU even gettinh a first down. The final score was 28-3. Not the most exciting of games, but Brad played really well and it was a good way to start the season!

This last weekend was against the University of Utah and hopefully everyone knows by now that we won! It was a crazy and exciting game! My mom and sister Megan decided last minute to drive up for the game and it was so fun having them here. We were down near the band close to the field and ended up standing and cheering the whole game. The stadium was sold out and fans from both schools were out in full force. 

In the first half we made some great plays and were up at half time 13-3. Utah came back in the second half and tied it up in the 4th quarter 20-20. With two seconds left in the game Utah missed a 53 yard field goal to send the game into overtime. Our quarterback scrambled for 24 yards on the second play and we were able to score. Utah States' defense played really well and held them off to win the game! It was so stressful at the end but an awesome feeling to beat a Pac12 team at home on ESPN. Megan and I were ready and joined all the other students rushing the field! Once we were on the field I thought for sure there was no way we were going to be able to find Brad but after a few minutes we found him and were so excited to celebrate a great win for Utah State! It was a good night to be an Aggie and definitely a win we will remember forever!

Back to School

Well it has been two months since I last wrote a post and a lot has happened. Mostly I am just depressed that summer is over and school has begun. There is good news though because that means Football season is finally here and this is my Senior and final year of school! To be honest summer ended for Brad after our trip to Vegas in July because football camp started and he was gone all day, leaving me home by myself. During this time I decided to pick up a couple new hobbies.

chair pillow
First, I have always wanted to learn how to sew. No, I have never used a sewing machine, and no, I never took Home Ec classes in high school (I'm from Vegas people). I don't have these huge goals to be a crazy seamstress or anything but just knowing how the machine works is something I want to be able to do. So with the motivation from my sister Heather and help from my awesome mother-in-law I have completed a few projects this last month.
 
Christmas quilt!

kitchen window valance

Second, I am officially calling myself a runner. Alright, not to an extreme, but it was really hard this August to not be in Volleyball two a days while Brad was at Football. So I signed up for my first half marathon coming up Sept. 29th. Its turned in to being a little more expensive of a hobby than I thought, but I really have loved training! My farthest run was 10 1/2 miles this last Saturday and it didn't kill me so I am excited to get this race done and maybe even shoot for a marathon eventually.


The best event to take place this August was that I was able to fly to San Antonio for Molly's sealing. Molly joined the Burns family last September and was adopted and sealed this August. Ever since I married Brad I have felt so lucky to become an Aunt and to have so many fun nieces and nephews. It was such a special experience to see Molly all dressed in white smiling up at both of her parents in the sealing room. It was a very special day to be a part of and I felt so blessed to be a member of the gospel and to have the promise that families can be together forever!