Monday, October 19, 2015

BYU Football Game

Nothing better than going to a BYU game with the sun belting down on you!
The other night I opened up my email and found that the school district was giving away 1,200 tickets to the BYU football game against East Carolina. The email had been in my box for about an hour and when I logged in to get 2 free tickets, there were only 62 left! I secured my 2 just seconds before all of them were gone.

Next I had to solve the conundrum of who to take. I thought about taking Mark, but Dax would've thrown a fit if I did, and Seth would've cried because everyone else was crying. Luckily, when I told Natalie about the tickets, she said, "Who are we going to get to watch the kids?" so that solved everything.
These are the awesome shirts that we got for FREE!
Two days before the game I was summoned to the principal's office (yes, really) to take a call from the Assisstant Superintendent. I wondered what I'd done, but he asked me if I'd received my tickets to the game. I told him yes, to which he responded, "Are you going for sure?" I said I was. "Any chance you're not going?" (What? Did he want his tickets back?!) I said I was for sure going to be there. Then he offered me the opportunity to represent the district on the playing field in a special ceremony at halftime. The payoff would be tickets for my whole family.

I was really excited because to take all 5 of us to the game would be around $250 not counting food and snacks. Additionally, since tickets came in sets of 2, he'd send me 4 more, bringing the total to 6, so we could take Grandpa.
It was fun taking Grandpa along!
When the tickets arrived, they came with a note explaining that the only way to get 6 tickets together was to send them all at once. I was instructed to give the original 2 tickets to someone else and they went to Laurie and Glen who really wanted to see the halftime show, too (I'm pretty sure they wanted to see me, though they mumbled something about Nate and Ty dancing in the halftime show, too).
Not the greatest pictures, but that's Nate...the furthest to the right.
And here's Ty...furthest to the right.
We got down to the game early because we had to pick up the BYU shirts that came with the tickets and get me all checked in. The boys enjoyed the game, and the $40 we spent on food didn't even seem to be all that much. It was really fun to watch Mark and Dax learn about the game and get involved with the spirit of the game. Even Seth was shouting "Go, Cougars!" every 3 minutes.
Being on the field at halftime was pretty fun, and it was especially cool as the ball was right on the goalline in front of where we were lining up. At one point I almost had to tap the line judge and ask him to move so I could see the game!
Randy is very proud of this picture! He LOVED being down so close to the field!
Best of all, the Cougars won! Their quarterback got hurt at the start of the 4th Quarter while they had a 17 point lead. The backup was horrible, so when the starter trotted out with 4 minutes left and the game tied, we were really excited. He drove them right down the field for the winning touchdown with just seconds left. It's a game I think we'll remember for a long time.

These boys had a blast at their first BYU game!
We were all so grateful when the sun went down!
There's Randy walking onto the field! We were very far away from him, but I zoomed the camera way in!
Luckily, BYU sent us some great pictures!
Randy is such an amazing teacher! We are so lucky to have him as our dad and husband!


  1. Such a fun evening for all of you!

  2. So cool!! So happy it worked out to bring the whole family!

  3. Thanks again for the tickets. We had a blast!

  4. Happy to see that you are being recognized. You deserve it!


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