Thursday, September 12, 2013

BYU Beats Texas!

Last Saturday was like crazy busy.

I wanted to start off the day with a run. Because Corbyn was at the Fathers and Sons Campout with Rog, I didn't want to push the double running stroller with only Peyton in it. I got the single running stroller out of storage (it was in the way way back), but then I couldn't figure out how to put the back wheels on. I even found the owner's manual online and tried to find a video on YouTube. I finally ended up borrowing Bill and Mariah's running stroller. Of course when I got home Rog and Corbyn were back from their campout (earlier than I expected them). So I should have just waited and Rog could have watched both kids while I ran without any stroller at all. (Hindsight is 20/20!)

We went over to Bill and Mariah's for a pancake lunch. (Bill had been in charge of making pancakes for the Fathers and Sons Campout and had a TON leftover!)

Then Rog and my dad went golfing while I got all the food ready for the tailgate party. I made pulled pork sandwiches with homemade rolls and coleslaw. While the rolls were rising Corbyn and I went to Walmart to get a few things. (My mom stayed at our house while Peyton napped.)

I barely got everything ready in time to rush off to the tailgate party!

{Bill and Mariah with Charlotte in her cute BYU outfit.}

{The kids and me in our gray BYU shirts!}

In the middle of our tailgate party, a huge crazy storm came out of nowhere! My grandpa, mom, cousin Taylor, Rog, Corbyn, Peyton, and I all crammed in my grandpa's car while everyone else went into the stadium to take cover. We were listening to 102.7 to hear what was going on, but then my grandpa's battery died. We had someone jump it, but we didn't want to use the battery on the radio, so we were kind of in the dark about what was going on.

Rog, my mom, and Peyton weren't going to the game (we had the adult session of stake conference that night and our bishop had made it clear that Rog was to attend), so they went home when the rain died down a bit. Corbyn was using Rog's ticket, so he stayed with me. He was bored in the car and my phone was almost dead, so I couldn't entertain him with that. We found a break in the storm and went into the stadium. Luckily Rog had grabbed a poncho at the last second, so Corbyn stayed dry.

We found my dad and Jared under the stands and hung out with them. Corbyn was again easily bored and started complaining that he was hungry. At that point they announced that the game would start in 50 minutes, so at least we knew an end was in sight! Jared took the poncho and went back to his dorm room to get us all sweaters to wear. I didn't have any money, but my dad bought Corbyn some popcorn that kept him entertained and helped fill him up.

The game finally started and we couldn't have been happier! Corbyn didn't like wearing Jared's sweater because it was obviously overly large on him, but he would let me me cover him in it like a blanket while he sat in my lap. His favorite part was looking for Cosmo and cheering at the end of the fight song. For having an unexpected 2 hour rain delay, he did great!! It was fun hanging out with just my little buddy!

At halftime we decided I should take him home and bring Rog back. Unfortunately for Rog, nothing very exciting happened in the 4th quarter, but at least he could say he was there for part of the game.

Texas was ranked #15 and after our depressing loss to Virginia, we didn't think we had any chance at all. But Taysom Hill (our QB) had the most amazing game ever and we ended up beating them 40-21!! It was by far the best game we've had in a very long time!