Labor Day 2019

I have been looking forward to this weekend all year. It was going to be the end of the losing streak to the Utah Utes, along with some other awesomeness for Labor Day weekend. To say I was crushed would be an understatement. I first knew the Cougars were in real trouble when Wilson threw that pick 6 in the first half. BYU had been moving the ball but unable to get in the end zone and then that. Half time arrived, then it all went bad. Coach Whittingham made adjustments, Kalani did not. End of story and 9 losses in a row. What hurt most is it was an ass kicking. Utah didn’t look that great in the first half either but they came out ready to play in the second half. BYU needs to find some fight and pride. Pretty sad that after all Summer that was what they gave us.

Despite all of that we had fun. Left at 8 am Thursday and stopped at Cubby’s at Thanksgiving Point for lunch. Sara and her family met us there.

After lunch we all headed for Provo, dropped off the luggage at the Condo and then to the Y. Friends to see, caught up with the kids and took lots of pics. Loved being down on the field again. Especially with our daughter. Keith’s whole family came to the game. Everyone was home for the first time in a couple years. Fortunately I was able to get enough tickets because I begged for them early and often! We were split up a bit, but not too bad. I rarely settle into the seats until after halftime anyway. Loved the stadium improvements as well.

There was a rain delay of nearly an hour with lightning. Kind of insane but we stuck it out.

Friday morning got up early for a run in the hills of Provo. Running does help relieve anger, disappointment and frustration. Yeah there was plenty of that still coursing through me. After the run began the Big Move-In for the kids. Started with shopping. Our son had most of his stuff but needed to get things for our daughter. They are both living in Helaman Halls this year. She and I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and then Walmart. Keith and our son bought her a small fridge and TV. Got both of them moved by afternoon and then took them and roommates to dinner at Chuck A Rama.

The Orem Owlz had a game Friday night so we headed there. After a long day it is just nice to chill at a ball park. I’m not particularly a fan of baseball but the view was awesome and the Owlz had a Grand Slam home run in the third inning. It was awesome! Check out this view!

It was super fun hanging out with their friends and singing Take me out to the ballgame in the 7th inning. That always makes me smile.

Saturday got up early and met friends and the kids and their friends for a hike up to the Y. It was a beautiful morning too! Afterwards stopped at Kneaders in the Riverwoods for breakfast! Was like a flash mob. We are cool like that.

Saturday included a trip to dōTERRA Will Call to pick up all the product for our Team. Had lunch with my besties then joined Keith’s family. Since this was the first time everyone has been home forever we went up to Sundance for family pics. Had dinner up there and then came back for games and fun at his parents house.

Sunday attended Church at our old Ward in Alpine with the younger boys. Was so fun seeing everyone. The Ward has changed so much. Kids all growing up so fast. Sunday afternoon got a nap then headed to Salem for an evening at Keith’s brothers home. Everyone was there and after dinner it was a night of Karaoke. Crazy fun!

Labor Day slept in till around 7:39 then went for another run. Brunch at Keith’s parents around 10. Said our goodbyes and went back to Provo to pack up. Our afternoon has been with our friends from college and their families. Planning on getting on the road around 7:00 for home. It’s been fun just hanging out with my favorite peeps all weekend. The guys have been grilling and we have been preparing the rest of dinner. Finally some good catching up time. Outside of BYU football it’s been a pretty awesome weekend.

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