Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Blog!

As you have probably noticed, we are no longer using this blog. We have created a new one called DJ's Nook. It is private so email me your address if you haven't already if you want to see it. Also I would love those that have private blogs to send me an invited to see them again at baileysrock@comcast.net.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Holy War

As you have seen we got season tickets this year for the Utah games. We have really loved going to them. The Big Game was coming up and Jason said that he was going to put our tickets on KSL. I was okay with that because we would get $1,000. The game was getting closer and closer and he lowered the price a little, and I was still okay. The Thursday before the game I was talking to some coworkers about the game and telling them that I was going if we didn't sell our tickets. I didn't think that they would sell being so close to the day of the game. Well, later that same day after all of the students had gone I called Jason to see how work was going and he told me that he sold our tickets and for a lot cheaper than I had thought. I was not a very happy person. Okay, I didn't really want to talk to him. I asked him if he could call and tell the lady never mind, but she had already picked them up. When I got off the phone with him I was really mad, I had gotten myself all hyped up just that day to go see the game, and this was really a once in a lifetime opportunity because of the seasons both of the teams were having. After stewing for awhile in anger and frustration I called Jason back and told him to call that lady he sold our tickets to and see if he could buy her tickets. She had only needed one more ticket, she already had two, but they wouldn't have been by each other so she was buying ours and going to be selling her other two. He called her and left a message. Meanwhile, I am at working really upset that I am not going to be going to the game. I was emailing my brother telling him what was going on and he couldn't believe it either. He asked me if I was mad enough to cheer for BYU and I replied Go Cougs. Jason called me back a little bit later and told me that he had contacted someone else with tickets and was going to buy them for the same price he sold ours, actually $10 cheaper. So in the end we did end up going to the game and cheered our hearts out. It was really exciting to be there and watch the action in person. We were happy that the Utes had another victory. I am not going to lie I shed some tears over thinking I was not going to be able to go, and those that know me know that I am not the biggest football fan. But this year I have really gotten into going to the games. All in all I learned that if I really want something bad enough all I have to do is shed some tears.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Another Huge Win!

Yeah for the Utes!
We went to the big Utah vs TCU game last night, and wow is all I can say! we have been taking tracks to the games which is nice because we don't have to worry about parking and it lets us off right at the stadium. I couldn't get off work yesterday until 4:30 so Jason came and picked me up from work, and we headed out to tracks. We just barely missed a train, so when the next one got there it was getting full already. We rode up to the station where you have to change train and got on another one to take us to the University. Can you say packed? I have never been so squished in my life! Unfortunately we missed the train that was a direct route to the stadium, but we made it there in one piece. Joy wasn't able to use her ticket so we had Andy come with us. We got there just in time for the kick-off. We were on our feet almost the entire night, which is good because there were so many people there we didn't all fit on the bench. When we would sit down I would sit on Jason's lap to give us extra room. I was getting sad close to the end of the game thinking that the winning streak was over. We all couldn't believe it when TCU missed their fieldgoal attempt twice! We are really glad that Louie is on our team or those would have been made for sure, King Louie is AMAZING! Around the last couple of minutes Utah had a huge drive and were able to score a touchdown!!! The crowd literally went wild. We were then up 13 to 10, but there was enough time for TCU to make a couple good plays and score again. They were marching the ball down the field and getting in fieldgoal distance when a pass was intercepted. Wow, I haven't heard so much yelling in all my life! The field was rushed and boy did they pull off a big win! We are excited for the last 2 games of the regular season. GO UTES!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Aunt and Uncle Craziness

Jessi called us on Friday night and asked if we would want to take all of the kids to the zoo. Never having gone before we said sure and called Janica and Hilarie to see if we could kidnap their kids for a couple of hours. We all met at my mom's house around 9:30 am. We all didn't get their at the same time so we were later than we planned on leaving. Everyone seemed really excited to go trick or treating at the zoo, but we had no idea what we were in store for! We got close to the zoo and saw a bunch of cars parked on the street so we pulled into the neighborhood and decided not to even try to find a spot in the zoo's parking lot. When we parked we had no idea how far away we were. We had to take a picture of everyone against the gorilla.We ended up walking for about a mile. Which was okay because the kids got to know each other then. We had Jessi's kids (with Jessi) and Janica and Hilarie's kids, which came to eight total. They all got along well and it was nice because they mostly all had someone close to their age (except Brayden) to hang out with. So after walking what seemed like forever we finally made it to the zoo and then had to wait in line to get tickets and enter the zoo, how crazy! We had thought that we would get up their early and be home around 1:00 at the latest, but we were wrong! We ended up getting the tickets and the time on them said 11:58. So there was no way we were going to follow the time schedule we had previously thought. The zoo was a madhouse to say the least! There were so many people there it was crazy. They had tables set up for the kids to go get candy at, but there were lines to wait in to actually get the candy. So we ended up skipping a lot of candy tables and looking at the animals instead. The kids seemed to have a lot of fun, and I don't know how many times we counted to 8 to make sure we had all of the kids with us. To go from having no children to eight is a big adjustment! Thanks to Jessi when the kids were hungry or thirsty they had a jelly sandwich and water. Thanks Jessi! We walked around for a couple of hours. I think we all agreed that our favorite part was the tiger. It was active pacing back and forth and while we were standing there it jumped into the water and was swimming. That was really neat to see! When we decided to go we knew we had a long hike back to the car, but most all of the kids did great! We had Bryndee fall asleep in the wagon, but thanks to Marah it was no big problem because she held her. We only had one loss, Marah lost her devil tail. Even though the kids didn't get a lot of candy I think that they had a lot of fun. I hope so because that was our first and last time ever doing that! We stopped to get some pizza, which was suppose to be lunch, but at almost 4:00 it was more like dinner or a snack before dinner. We ate at my mom's backyard and the kids played together for a little while there. All in all I think that everyone (except Jason) had a really good time, but will not go again. I was handed all of the pieces of costumes that the kids got tired of wearing so I ended up with horns and a cape on carrying an axe most of the time.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Say Cheese!

Family is what it is all about!
We have wanted to get new family pictures for a while but as a family we haven't been able to find a time when we are all available to go out. Last Friday we found time to meet at 5:30 to take the pictures. Jason and I were bringing the camera to shoot with and we were halfway to the meeting place when we realized that we had forgotten a wireless remote to take the pictures with so we headed all the way back home. To make matters worse there is construction going on right in front of our street which makes it really hectic to get in and out. Needless to say we were there 1/2 hour late. We started taking pictures but we were chasing the sunlight. It just gets dark too quick lately. We took some good shots, but are planning on going out again. We haven't yet worked with any of the pictures yet, but we thought that we would get some on for now. After taking pictures we all went out to dinner. We had 3 tables, 2 of adults and 1 of just the kids. They had so much fun sitting with their cousins! It was a good time getting out with the entire family!Cousins just hanging out together
Grandma, Grandpa, and Grandkids
The Whole Family
The Kids
Brad, Janica, Brayden, Kailee, and Marah
Bret, Hilarie, Carson, and Madison
Kimberly and Shai

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Big Game

Wow! That is all I can say. We bought season tickets to the Utah football games this year. It has been really fun going up to watch them play. I am not the biggest football fan, but Jason loves it! I do enjoy going to the games and get into them if I am there. They played Oregon State on Thursday and it was a huge game! Oregon had beat the 1st ranked team so now we were hoping that Utah could beat them. It was a very intense game! Utah was up at the half but Oregon must have had a pretty intense talking to in the locker room because they came out fighting after halftime. Our defensive line was able to hold them to only a couple of touchdowns, but the offense just didn't seem to make any progress. It came down to Utah scoring at the last couple of minutes to tie it, which was amazing. Then they were able to hold the Beavers off and get within field goal range. With only 2 seconds left Utah was able to pull out a win. It was simply amazing! Although it was a late night, we had so much fun! We are looking forward to the next game here against Colorado. GO UTES! (Sorry mom and dad!)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bear Lake

Jason and my dad decided that we needed to go up to Bear Lake and go 4-wheeling. So they found a date where we could go. Jason and I have a time share up there so we stayed in it. It was really nice. My mom, dad, LB - Kurt, and Shai came with us. Our time share had 2 bedrooms, a murphy bed and a couch. Our plans were to take Friday off and leave right after work Thursday night, but unfortunately that didn't work. My school decided to have parent teacher conferences that night so I had to be at the school until 8:30 and we decided that we didn't want to drive up there that late and use our time share for just a couple of hours. So we left way too early on Friday. Jason and I had to take our dogs up to his dad's house. He had 5 dogs at his house for the weekend, crazy but we really appreciated it. Then we met my parents around 9:30 and went our 4 wheeling. We had a great time! Thanks to mom we had an amazing lunch at a ranger's station. We rode for about 26 miles and then went to check in at our time share. We all got in the shower (at different times of course) and then relaxed and played games the rest of the night. Jason, Kurt and Shai got up really early to take pictures out at the marina, but the sunrise they were expecting didn't happen. We went out 4-wheeling again in the same place but took different paths. This was Shai's first time on a 4 wheeler and at first she was nervous, but by the end of the day she might have become a little too daring. Luckily it only sprinkled on us a couple of time and overall the weather was really nice. We had a really fun time and were happy to spend some time together. I will be posting some pictures of our trip, but Kurt took most of them so I need to get some from him.