Holy War

The football game between BYU and the University of Utah is called the Holy War. It's a fierce rivalry and 2013 was the last year until 2016 where the two teams will meet. Dustin and his friend, Mike, decided to fly up with our boys for the game.

We didn't tell Nate until the morning he left. I woke him up for "school" about 30 minutes before he was suppose to leave for the airport but Dustin wasn't home yet, so I was trying to stall him from getting dressed in his uniform. I think he probably hated me as I made him clean his room, take out the trash, pack everyone's lunches, take out the recycling. . .

When we finally told him, he was in shock. He looked at us like he couldn't quite process that it was happening. He kept popping up and saying, "WAIT! I really don't have to wear my uniform?" And "So THAT'S why you said I was having a sleepover with Daven on Friday."
We sent them off and then I harassed Dustin for pictures all weekend.

Thursday they landed, got the car and went out for burgers at Cubbie's.
Then they headed to the Holy Land aka the BYU bookstore to buy game day shirts and get the gift buying out of the way and it's a good thing they did because I guess the place was mobbed by Saturday.

After grabbing some dessert at my favorite cafe, they ran by some birthday gifts for two of my old Laurels who are now at BYU.

By now it was dinner.
Nate is a HUGE salad lover, so they went to Zuppa's followed by a night at the Nickelcade!
I asked Nate what his favorite part of the day was and he said, "Spending time with my dad."

I wish I were making this up, but the first thing they did Friday morning was. . . go to Crossfit. My husband makes me laugh.  Another thing we ALWAYS do when we get to Provo -- Hike the Y!

By now I think Nate was already worn out and you can tell it in his eyes.  Dustin said he ate that entire plate of french toast.

The rest of the day was spent hanging out with our friends, the Bryners, who had just gotten into town. The boys were happy to be reunited, even if their bitterest rivalry was just about to begin.
Mike's parents graciously opened up their home to everyone and even fed them all.

Saturday morning Mike took the boys around to a few new places (since we hardly ever do much in Salt Lake). First up -- This is the Place Monument!
I did actually pack shirts that fit for Nate to wear, but Dustin let him wear his PJ shirt because he didn't want his game shirt to get dirty before the 8:15 pm kick off.

They also hit up The Pie for lunch. I don't know what Dustin was thinking taking him there -- it's a Ute hang out AND there's lots and lots of cheese, but Nate was a good sport and got to sign the walls. Finally the made it back to Provo to hook up with my Brother-in-Law Kyle who has also flown in for the Holy War.
Kyle had to do his own shopping at the super crazy Wilk, so the rest of the boys were just hanging out when Dustin noticed Kyle VanNoy, so he grabbed Nate and ran over to get his hat signed.
Lucky Nate! One more trip to Cubby's for another burger and then it was time for some tailgating!
Nate got his hat signed by some other famous BYU player, but even better. . . he met COSMO!!!  Cosmo is a in our house.
Dustin said Nate had a hard time during the game, especially when BYU couldn't manage to score in the first half. There may have been tears shed. There was also an incident where Nate and Dustin got separated on a bathroom trip, and the part where Dustin hauled all over the stadium to get Nate a BLUE cougar tail only to have Nate turn up his nose at it because it he doesn't "like blue frosting." Apparently he has a thing against artificial food coloring?
And then of course on top of that we lost (please note how Kyle had to sit between the two frenemies). But Nate perked up in the 2nd half and cheered when the Cougars scored.

We were eager to have them home the next day. Sadie kept watching the clock counting down the hours. We didn't get much swag since we're going back in just a few short weeks, but we did get our awesome game day shirts!

Nate said it was the best trip ever. I am so glad he and Dustin got some down time and I'm all ready to send them off for a repeat in 2016.

1 comment:

Lisa Brown said...

This post totally made me get on the BYU bookstore site and buy a new t-shirt for Derek :).