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Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Sad Ending...

After a season of ups and downs we were exciting going into the BYU - U of U game. A month ago we thought we didn't stand a chance in this game. This morning we were optimistic that we could at least give them a good game. We were right. Both the defenses were out in force. The offense had a had time getting first downs and yards. At the half it was BYU 6 Utah 0. We were feeling pretty good but knew we still had another half to go.
         At the very end of the third quarter Utah made it on the board for the first time. BYU was at 13. Quickly in the four quarter Utah scored a touchdown. We were only up by three. Then a field goal by us. We were stressing. It seems they always are in the rivalery game. About four minutes left in the game and some blown plays and blown calls Utah makes another touchdown and takes the lead for the first time in the game. BYU gets down field and there are four seconds left. Mitch Payne, the great senior kicker, gets ready and .. a Utah defensiveman got through and jumped on the ball. We lost in in the end by one point after having the lead. It was very very sad. We were so close just a few missed plays here and there kept them from victory. Next year they well meet again September, now that they aren't in the same conference. We will be ready then to find the win once again. Be prepared.... :)

Black Friday!...

Black Friday is huge at our house. My sisters both buy newspapers on Thanksgiving so we can all have ads and we start the search. We make list of what we want on each store and compare. That night after dinner is over we make plans with relatives. Find out if someone is going somewhere else and see if they could get your list. Then we make a plan for breakfast. We always meet together for breakfast after the doorbusters are over. Around ten or eleven. The last two years we have gone to Britton's. It is a great small restaurant in Union Square by my house. It's very good and the people are friendly. Last year we also started a tradition of getting pedicures. Perfect after a long morning of walking and waiting. We had been out since almost midnight when Walmart opened and the line at Target for over an hour. We were well ready for some relaxing. The pedicures were amazing! We went to Pella on 94th, my favorite place to go. It was perfect. After that we were ready to go some more. A few more stores and home again. With little sleep and sore feet we went home happy. I got a bunch of new DVD's, a weakness of mine. Band Hero, a soft pillow, and many other small things. So much fun. We love Black Friday!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I needed to post something for an english class so though this story is from February I thought I would share this one.
            It was a long weekend so my sister Hilary and I decided to take a trip to Disneyland. We decided to make it special by taking Tori with us.  Tori is Hilary’s best friend. Hilary met her when Tori was only six and Hilary was working in her classroom. She is now sixteen, hence taking Tori with us to Disneyland. What better way to spend your sweet sixteen.
                Something else special about Tori is that she has Rett Syndrome. Because of this she is in a wheelchair and doesn’t communicate the same way we do. Still, when she wants you know how she feels she’ll tell you.
                We went to meet the princesses that first day. First came Snow White, she smiled and was happy to see her, but not overly. Not was Sleeping Beauty. Tori reacted the same. Last was Cinderella. That girl’s eyes lit up. She was smiling so big her face had to be hurting and she was ‘talking’ and giggling. One of the symptoms of Rett Syndrome has to do with losing control of your hands and they will often clap or move their hands to their mouths or such. Tori was so excited her hands clapped together again and again.
It was the same with Mickey. Tori charmed him with her smile just like every guy she meets. She had this way of looking at boys and giggling. When she laughs you just want to laugh with her. The boys were wrapped around her fingers, from Mickey to waiters, they never stood a chance.
Disneyland is one of my places. It is so much fun. With Tori it made it all the more magical.