Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Whirlwind World Series

When Craig left for Pittsburgh the week the World Series was starting, I had no idea that the next time I would see him would be in New York City. He e-mailed me and asked if I wanted to go to the World Series with him. It was a spur of the moment, whirlwind trip. I took the red eye on Tuesday night, crashed for a few hours at our hotel near JFK and then Craig and I headed into midtown. It was so rainy and foggy. I worried all day long that the game would be canceled.

When we got to midtown, we had a yummy, warm lunch at a little Japanese place where we love to eat when we are in New York. We had gyoza and ramen. It was so good. This is a horrible picture of me, but I had to include proof that I went and in my defense, it was raining (not that great for hair).
After lunch, we shopped at the Yankees clubhouse near Times Square. Our kids can't go to college now because we spent so much money on World Series gear. We stopped at TKTS TKTS and bought tickets to a matinee play called The Perfect Crime that was recommended to us. In the words of some British tourists we visited with at the play, "it was rubbish". The new Yankee Stadium was amazing. It's so much more open and incredibly updated from the old one. We arrived early and visited Monument Park and then shopped some more. I sat down in my seat 40 minutes before game time and never left the seats again. I didn't want to miss a minute of the game. It was so much fun to be at the World Series. The only thing that would have made it better is if the Yankees had won. Oh well, they won the series a week later in game 6.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Morning After Times Two

Let the games begin. This is the morning after Halloween. Lots of candy trading going on at our house. It's also a good time for us to triple check Isaac's bag for peanut candy. If he has any, then he gets to trade it away to someone else.

This is the morning after Bountiful High was upset in the first round of the state playoffs by Bonneville. Bountiful was ranked number one in the state most of the football season. Here are three of our linemen, a wide receiver and our quarterback. Make no mistake, they are in mourning. Just because they are big seniors doesn't mean they don't cry. It was a really tough loss.