He nailed it, meaning he’s pretty dang good, and they won the game keeping their undefeated streak. I loved having my sis-in-law Julie sitting next to me explaining all the action (honestly I’m horrible at football I tell you!).
We sat on these bleachers that were somehow on stilts built into a mountain side so that canyon breeze was nippy coming through and we felt a little like we were in Antarctica. (I think the biggest thing I learned on this trip is that we sure are wimpy desert-dwellers.)
Loved getting to give Micah a hug at the end and run off to my sister Saren’s boys’ game later that night to meet up with her family and Lucy who had gone home with them from Provo.
They were playing their big rivals so they held the game at Weber State University to hold the crowd and it was quite a game.
Their team hasn’t won against these big rivals in years so the pressure was on and there was so much excitement in the air.
…which escalated when they won in double over time and it was so fun to be in the middle of all that whopping and hollering and jumping around in delight.
We went home to their house along with a crowd of friends and ate cookies and talked until late. It seems that every time we go to Utah we stay with my parents so we don’t get the chance to just be one on one with this family very often and we sure loved it.
The next morning Grace and Claire had the opportunity to go to school with their cousins.
Claire was over-the-moon excited about this little dealio, and she and her cousin found the perfect school uniform from Eliza’s closet to help her fit in.
Obviously we couldn’t get enough:)
We were starving by the time we got back to we treated ourselves to this:
…and these two came to join us mid-way through all that deliciousness to tell us all about their day at high school together:
We all met up at Waffle Love after that which all those kids were so mad about.
And we visited this awesome art house right down the street from Saren’s house, crunching these gorgeous big leaves along the way:
I think they are so beautiful, even with the wrinkled, faded colors. (more about my leaf-love HERE)
Next stop for our last night in town was Dave’s sister Julie’s house.
We didn’t get any pictures at their home, so I’m posting this one in lieu of that, to say that man alive I love this family.
They played a pretty great game and I think we might have been good luck charms because every game we went to was a win 🙂
The sun was out and the sky was beautiful lighting up the mountains of gorgeous fall as a backdrop and the world was just so crisp and clean.
This kid was a star and he and his team played such a great game to win their semi-finals.
This is a football family for sure and we so loved being with them.
We hugged them goodbye and headed to meet my sister Saydi who happened to be in town at the same time. But en route made a quick stop to hug my dear high school friend Maureen.
Those girls up there are lucky to have that extra “aunt.”
Then we got to catch Saydi and her husband who were in town.
And when there is one or more Eyres around we all just feel compelled to gather.
I love it.
My brother from Provo and his family came up to Salt Lake to drop off my other brother Eli at the airport (the one who was in town from NYC who we hung out with a couple nights before). They met up with us and Saydi and Jeff…
…and then Saren and her daughter came to gather as well.
I love those folks with all my heart.
We also snuck in a visit with Dave’s cousin (who I call my cousin too, love her so) Heather.