Sunday, October 18, 2009

Games and Awards and Stuff

I might have to make this quick, the couch is loudly calling my name for a much needed nap. But I didn't want to let too much time pass by before I recognized an award I was given and tell you about my wonderful Saturday (8 hours with just my husband).

This last week has been a great one. My best friend from Mesa came with her family to visit. We went to the zoo, the beach, the boys played wonderfully and we just had a great time. I am sure I will post pictures and more about this during the week.

Saturday, Eric and I got to go the BYU vs. SDSU football game in San Diego. Did I mention we also had box seats! I must admit I felt pretty cool riding up the escalator that only those with box seats were allowed up, on a level where all of the staff members wore shirts that said "Elite". Plus my Cougars won! Though not as handily as I thought they should have. I even heard SDSU fans at the end saying, 'well we did better than I thought we would'. But it was still a great game and the first game Eric and I have been able to go to in a couple of years; so long overdue.
Self portrait at the game


And finally, I got an award. I received the Dragon's Loyalty Award from the football loving, California girl and very crafty Lisa at Smell the Coffee Lisa. (You should see the Halloween decorations/crafts she is making) I received this award for being a loyal commenter on her blog.

Rules for this award!

1) If you have a blog, post it on your blog with a link back to the site who gave it to you.
2) Leave them a comment on their site, email, etc. to let them know.
3) If you don't have a blog but have a website, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or other type account, post there with a link back.
4) Pass this on to 3-10 loyal fans.

I was very honored to receive this as I try to comment and show my love to the blogs I love. And I definitely appreciate that others do the same for me.

So I would like to award this to (in random order):

1) Em-at Emilisq All Because One Mom Decided to Stay Home
2) Alicia- at Boylerpf --she has more recently found my blog but has been here everyday since
3) Lourie- At CA Girl --she has been here from the start (and is my cousin-in-law!)
4) Carolyn- At Fruit of Carolyn
5) Lydia- at Babies and Bags
6) Rachel- at The Rachel Way--she is the reason I started blogging, oh and she's my sister-in-law
7) CJ Sim-at Simply Simonsons--she totally works the coupon system at Walgreens!
8) Rachel Sue- at Trapped Between a Scream and a Hug
9) Mrs. Montoya-at One Foot in Front of the Other
10) Mamma Christine-At Something Done Write

Thank you ladies for always coming to my blog and supporting me! There were so many others I could have picked too. It really is your comments and support that keep me going when I get in a blogging funk. Thanks!!


  1. Great self portrait. LOL Glad to see you had fun at the game! Are you going to watch the Chargers play on MOnday? I have not been to the zoo in so long. I want to go so bad too.

    Thanks for collecting your award. YOu def deserved it!

  2. You're so sweet! Thanks!

    Football games are always fun. Especially when you get to sit in the box seats. Something that has never happened to me, but a girl can dream, right?

  3. Lucky! I'm glad you had such a great time at the game. Go Cougars!

  4. You know what's funny??? I just found out you went to that game with my BFF, Amber Phillips! Her husband Jason works for Layton! That's so funny!

  5. so proud:-) love to see byu game pics. they make my heart happy:-)

  6. Thank you so much!

    I can't believe you got to go to a game. I am blue with envy. I'm sure it was so much fun.

  7. You absolute doll!! Thank you for honoring me with this award. I come & comment because I enjoy the posts so much so it is an easy thing to do!

    It is so great when a married couple can get away and enjoy something together that is pure fun. Your self portrait sure shows how happy you were!! Great picture ;)

  8. Eeegad! I thought I commented!!! Now I am totally mortified that I didn't. I mean here I am supposed to be a Loyal Fan and I don't even leave a comment on the very post that labels me as such. haha.

    Thanks for the award, and I have posted on my blog. Thanks also for inspiring me and for being a good friend.

  9. Awww you're the best! I must admit I'm feeling a little guilty that I haven't been the most loyal commenter the last week or two :S

    I'm having a hard time finding the right balance right now. I thought kids in school would give me more time. If anything it's making me busier!

    Thank you again. You have a great blog and it's always fun to read :D

  10. Thanks Em. I totally award this one right back to you too, because you're the most faithful commentor on my blog!


  11. I am so behind on reading comments and just figured out that you gave me an award. Thank you so much!! I will spread the love soon. Just wanted to say thanks!!

  12. You look really great in this self-portrait Em.