Neutral Territory

September 17, 2009 at 8:48 am (Road Trips)

dallas 009

We decided to take a little road trip up to Dallas over the Labor Day week-end. We thought it was important for Afton to experience a little thing we like to call BYU Fooball! This was much more successful than Samuel’s introduction to college football last year!

Afton wasn't so excited by the big finish!
Afton wasn’t so excited by the big finish!

I have to say, everything about this year’s trip was better than last year’s trip (except that we didn’t get to see Mike and Ingrid this year!).  The game was on a Saturday so there was no rush hour traffic, we got to see Greg (and I think it was a worthwhile trip for him!), we got to see the new Cowboys Stadium, we got to celebrate Granny’s birthday, and we got to stay an extra day because of the holiday.

Doug and his brother Daniel
Doug and his brother Daniel

Apparently because this game was in Dallas it was considered neutral territory. I’m not quite sure on the exact math, but I don’t think being outnumbered almost ten to one is really “neutral.”  Although, the blue shirts were easy to spot in the sea of red!

Alec surrounded by Sooners
Alec surrounded by Sooners

Outside the new stadium
Outside the new stadium

The stadium was crazy. We were in the highest section, but you could still see everything really well, which might have had something to do with the largest hanging hd screen in the universe. How big was it, you ask? Let me put it this way, there is a cheerleader from Oklahoma who is seriously wishing that she had done a better job shaving under her arms that morning!

The screen takes up half the stadium!
The screen takes up half the stadium!
up close and personal
up close and personal

I’m sure it would have been a great day no matter the outcome of the game, but the fact that BYU beat Oklahoma just made it all the more sweet. It’s nice to be the underdog some times. Although, I think Greg probably lost about a year of his life wit all the screaming and stress! I also have to give kudos to the Oklahoma fans. They couldn’t have been nicer after the game. Lots of people congratulated us, and one sweet old lady came by to tell us that her daddy told her, “Never bet against theMormons!”

Greg about to have a heart attack!
Greg about to have a heart attack!

Doug’s parents watched our older kids, which was especially nice considering that it was granny’s birthday. Doug’s sister Amy had a little lunch gathering before the game which gave our kids a chance to play with their Dallas cousins. Our kids also had a great time back in Richardson playing with some of the Memphis cousins. It was a packed week-end, but it was definitely worth it!

Granny multi-tasking with Afton and Hieu
Granny multi-tasking with Afton and Hieu
Hieu loving Afton
Hieu loving Afton

 

Samuel and Khai

Samuel and Khai

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3 Comments

  1. ingrid said,

    Thanks for the shout-out! Wish we were there too!!! It looks like everyone had a great time…including your little mini-me! She looks like a beautiful little Sarah! I can’t wait to meet her SOON and I love her little dress! SO hip!

    By the way, is that Matthew or Alec in that pic?

  2. Trisha said,

    blah blah…I could not pay attention. BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL!!! More pictures of Afton, in cute dresses, please??????? Oh and the boys are not so bad either! : )

  3. Aimee said,

    We don’t see very many pictures of your little babe. She has grown up so much already!! We wish we could have been there with the family that weekend. Looks like ya’ll had a lot of fun!!!

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