Friday, January 29, 2010

Weekend in San Diego

January 15, 2010
I left Cedar City and headed down to Vegas to spend the night with Katey and Paul, my newlywed friends. We spent the night shopping (I had to get a shirt for the Chargers game on Sunday) and looking at pictures from their honeymoon trip to Cancun.

January 16, 2010
I woke up to Paul making whole grain pancakes. They were delicious!

After stuffing our faces with great breakfast foods, Katey took me to the airport so I could fly to San Diego.

My parents picked me up at the airport and we headed over to the hotel to meet up with Ryan and Missy.

That night we took a stroll around the Gaslamp District. The streets were filled with crazy football fans! We came across a ton of Jets fans... boy, were they annoying.

[Ryan and Missy]
[Thanks for the pictures Missy!]

January 17, 2010
We got up early and went down to the marina for some breakfast.

After eating we took a stroll around the marina and up to the Convention Center.

[Ryan, Mom, Dad, Me]


After some sight-seeing, we decided to head to the game via the train.


We got to Qualcomm Stadium early and met up with a few of my dads co-workers that were tailgating.

[Dad and Me]

We met up with Luke in the stadium and then located our seats. I didn't realized until we got there how awesome our seats were!

[Luke, Ryan]

Game on!

The game was exciting and frustrating... once we started loosing and my brothers got sad (or bored)

We started hoping for a rally...

[Ryan and Luke]

but it never came...

[Dad, Luke, Ryan]
Sadly, we lost to the NY Jets.

We took in the disappointment on the train ride back to the hotel.
[Dad and Ryan]

Until next year!

Thanks for the tickets Dad!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For the Love of Sports

I've been to numerous NBA, MLB, and NHL games in my lifetime and this weekend I will attend my first NFL game!

And what makes it even better is that this is a playoff game! Woot! This weekend I will be going to San Diego to see Rivers and the Chargers taken on Sanchez and the New York Jets!

I don't know where the seats are and I don't care!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Highlights of 2009

In no particular order...

-New job and the UNEV Pipeline project
I was recruited by a friend (who is now my boss) for a huge pipeline project beginning in June. I quit my old job, gave up my apartment, and lived the next few months out of various hotels. This project was hard but fun and I made a lot of awesome new friends along the way. At the end of the project I was hired on full time and moved to Cedar City to continue working.

[Jeff, Me]

- Europe trip with the hohos (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX)
Hands down one of the best trips! Don't get me wrong all those trips to Hawaii, going to Egypt last year, and backpacking through the UK were all amazing trips... but this one was with my girls!

[Katey, Emily]

-Disneyland Trip
A few hours after returning from Europe I left for CA to spend a few days at Disneyland!

[Luke, Allison, Richard, Me, Brooke, Lisa]

- Lakers won their 15th Championship
It made me happy!

[Tahnee, Tyler, Michael John, Me, Luke]

- Knowing, without a doubt, I have the best friends in the world and this last year would have been so much harder without them

- Seeing my first
Demolition Derby

[Delta, UT]

- Hiking through Arches National Park

[Lisa, Allison, Carri, Me]

- Getting my own place

- Finally hiking Angels Landing

- Winning 14 dollars in nickels while playing poker with my co-workers

- Getting to spend a lot of time in Vegas with Katey and Emily

- Staying at the haunted Kirks Hotel in Tooele and going on missions with my awesome boss


- Spending my birthday at a dueling piano bar and then in Park City

[Dana, Me]

This year has been the hardest, but one of the best years of my life.

I put my self through a lot of physical and emotional pain, but with the lows came all the highs.

I don't regret it. Not any of it. The lows showed me how amazing my friends are. It showed me that no matter what I do or what happens to me my friends will be there. How many of you have friends that will drive 6 hours just to spend a few hours with you?

Hey, mom, consider this my Christmas card picture! : )

Happy New Year!