Sunday, February 27, 2011

It's Your Choice

BYU played SDSU yesterday (great win Cougars!!) and I was reading on about "The Show" (the SDSU student section at the basketball games) and the different views about them.

"The Show" is know for being loud, distracting, supportive (of their team), and a little controversial. According to, SDSU staff was worried about the student section not being classy during the BYU game. The Aztec head coach asked the students to be respectful to the BYU players and fans and to avoid religious slurs. This all stemmed from a game last year when an SDSU fan brought a sign that read "Which wife gave you mono?" (pointed at Jimmer who was dealing with the virus at the time). According to some reports, Jimmer saw the sign and laughed.

I love this. Yes, Jimmer could have been offended. He could have given that fan the bird. He could have jumped into the stands and punched a fan in the face (*cough cough Ron*). But he didn't. He laughed. He didn't care.

Being angry and getting offended is our choice. Why cause a scene? Why get angry? I've been to tons of BYU sporting events where the opposing teams fans end up chanting "F*** the Mormons!" (clap clap clap clap clap) at the end of the game. But you just shrug it off. Getting mad and causing a scene will only make it worse. Why sink to their level? Don't give them the satisfaction of letting them know they got to you.

Hey Jimmer, thanks for being awesome!!

Go Cougars!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I'm An AUNT!

Missy (my sister-in-law) had her baby today!! Congrats to the happy parents!!

This kid is going to be so spoiled!!

I love him already!!

P.S. BYU (7) beat SDSU (6) today : ) What a great day huh?!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tribute to Luke

My little brother is entering the Missionary Training Center (MTC) on Wednesday so he can prepare to serve a two year mission for the LDS Church in Billings, Montana.

I'm gonna miss this kid so much but I am so proud of him! Not just because he decided to give up two years of his life to serve the Lord but because of what an amazing guy he has become.

[Luke in 2004... on a cruise]

[Luke in 2006... football stud]

In Luke's mission farewell talk he mentioned how he was happy that we are so close even though there is a large age difference (almost 7 years) between us. He also mentioned that I am an example to him but I want him to know that he is such an amazing example to me. Luke, you are selfless, funny, smart, nice, caring, and all around such a great guy!

[Ryan, Luke, and me in 2007... sibling love]

Luke, I will miss you while you serve but keep in mind that when you get back we are heading straight to Disneyland! With a stop at In-n-Out, of course!

[Luke and me in 2009 at Disneyland]

Good luck brother! Just remember that we love you and we are all cheering for you!

P.S. Happy Birthday!