Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Cactus Bowl

_MG_0047.jpgThere's something about skydivers that really gets your adrenaline going. Am I right?
_MG_0049.jpgSeeing the skydiver carry your school's flag,
_MG_0065.jpgand then our country's flag also gets the adrenaline going. The crowd started going nuts!!
_MG_0069.jpgOur team took the field and the rush kept going!
_MG_0094.jpgIt was so exciting to watch the Huskies take the field in their awesome shiny helmets.
_MG_0095.jpgThe helmets, however, did not help them play exceptionally well, which is what they needed to do in this bowl game.
_MG_0113.jpgThe first half of the game was quite disappointing and I had lost all hope of our team winning the game.
_MG_0129.jpgThen, as the third quarter began it looked like comeback was beginning.
_MG_0139.jpgWe scored not one, but two touchdowns!
_MG_0141.jpgOklahoma came out strong, so we had a lot of catching up to do.
Hoping for a comeback. #CactusBowl ��#GoDawgs ��#GoHuskiesIn the end, our team lost 22-30. It was sad and disappointing, but we recovered quickly with some retail therapy the next day. ;)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Warmer, Citrusy Weather

Getting ready for tonight's game. �� The barista obviously doesn't know how to spell.�� #Starbucks ☕️ #GoDawgs #CactusBowl �� #GoHuskiesWe woke up Friday morning and it was just a short walk to Mills Ave where Starbucks was filled with "Dawg" fans.  Obviously, the barista did now attend the University of Washington, so she did not know the proper spelling of the word "dawg."
_MG_0015.jpgThe Huskies were selected to play in the Cactus Bowl which was to be played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ. Knowing that Arizona has warmer weather than Denver we thought it would be fun to take a quick trip to Arizona and catch our alma mater play a little football.
_MG_0016.jpgWe grabbed our coffee and took a little stroll around Arizona State University (ASU). They have oranges just growing on campus. How cool is that? ASU just happened to be the university in which I wanted to attend. I applied and was accepted, however, out-of-state tuition was not something my parents were willing to pay, so I settled on the University of Washington and after walking around the campus it was a choice I'm glad I made. ;)
_MG_0017.jpgThe campus was pretty and green, but I just wonder what it would be like in the spring or summer. It was not however, as beautiful as the University of Washington, which has views of the lake and mountains.
_MG_0014.jpgAs we walked around we found the stadium where the Huskies would be playing that evening. We took a little peek inside and saw many people there preparing for the evening festivities.
_MG_0033.jpgThen, from afar we saw a little mountain(?) that many people seemed to be hiking, so we decided to hike it too. Three wiseman were still on their way to bring gifts to Jesus.
_MG_0031.jpgFrom the top we could see our hotel and the city of Phoenix.
_MG_0022.jpgAlong another side you could see Sun Devil Stadium. The blue skies were beautiful, especially since we had left a snowstorm, in Denver, behind.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Year's Day!

✈️We're finally leaving on a jet plane!��CactusBowl ��#GoHuskies #HereWeComeWarmerWeather #NotSadToLeaveTheSnowBehindThe evening of New Year's Day you probably could have found us at the airport excited to head somewhere a little warmer than Denver._MG_9998.jpgWhile I thought I had the weather in Denver figured out it came as a surprise when the snow was falling on our way to the airport. Our flight was ended up getting delayed and we didn't find out until we had already arrived at the airport. No worries though, we hung out at Rock Bottom and watched the ground crew throw luggage around and saw a few planes land and board more passengers.

_MG_0006.jpgOur plane finally arrived and they were so excited to get us on the plane that they forgot to unload the previous flight's luggage first. You know what that means; it meant that our luggage hadn't been loaded either. Yikes!

_MG_0011.jpgThen it was a quick 5 minutes to get our plane de-iced, or so the pilot told us. FYI, never believe the pilot when he says it's only going to take 5 minutes. It was more like 15 or 20 minutes. We finally made it to our destination and hit our pillows around 2am. Stay tuned to find out where we went. ;)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

An End To 2014

_MG_9819.jpgAfter having a house full of sick children, over the holidays, we welcomed the invitation to attend the Broncos' last regular season game.
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It was brisk, bright, and beautiful day for a football game. The cold didn't bother me too much because _MG_9821.jpg
we were given tickets to sit in the Champions Club. Woot, woot! As we made our way to that suite we caught a view of our pickup down below. Can you spot it? Ha! Probably not.
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After riding escalators, walking long corridors, and getting on an elevator we finally made it to the Champions Club suite, and we were famished. It was a good thing we were hungry because there was prime rib, an open bar, a hot chocolate and coffee area, a whole section of cheese and crackers, fruit, a nacho bar, and
IMG_0804a ton of cute, tiny desserts. Where does one start?
_MG_9824.jpgFor pregame entertainment we were wowed by the Denver Broncos Thunderstorm skydiving team.
_MG_9835.jpgThey came in from all directions.
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The Broncos then made their grand entrance through the big bronco tunnel.
_MG_9859.jpgAfter they scored their first touchdown it was good!
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Emmanuel Sanders is only 5'9", but he can catch the ball like nobody's business.
CJ Anderson came out of no where to replace other injured running backs and now he's made quite a name for himself on this squad. We love him!_MG_9871.jpg
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_MG_9910.jpgAt halftime we were introduced to former players that were hanging out in the sweet. Can you spot and name them? Some of them multiple Superbowl rings.
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Then they interviewed the skydivers and I hung out with them for a little while. They almost had me convinced to jump out of a plane with them.
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We had pretty good seats and even had a little area in which my tiny, cute desserts could sit. ;)
_MG_9972.jpgThe Broncos began pulling away from the Raiders in terms of the score, so it was a refreshing change to get a chance to see Brock Osweiler (17) come into the game for a few plays.
_MG_9973.jpgHe threw a pass, and
_MG_9983.jpgit ended in his first touchdown pass of his career!
_MG_9989.jpgThe Broncos smashed the Raiders 47-14. Go Broncos!
IMG_0825We left the game with a big high and were super excited to run into Kory Brunson while waiting for the elevator. Kory Brunson sang the National Anthem before the game and is the lead singer for the Kory Brunson Band. Last summer he played at the shopping mall near house! It was a great ending to 2014.