Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Blizzard of 2010

I was waiting for it. I was ready. We had been hearing about it on the news for three days. It was coming. I woke up at 3:50 this morning to the sound of sleet pounding against our bedroom window. I got up to look out the front room window and sure enough it was here. The power was out by 5:00a.m. Oh no! Why didn't I charge my cell phone last night? Why haven't we ever bought a propane heater? We do live in Idaho. How are we going to stay warm for the next two days til they restore power to us? Do we all huddle in one room to keep all of our heat together in hopes of surviving below freezing temps? Good thing Rob has backpacking gear so at least we can heat up food. I can't go without food you know. Does this mean no showers? Do the toilets work with no power? Oh man! I've got four boys in the house with me!

I start to doze off thinking that with no power Rob can't get ready for work so I may as well go back to sleep and worry about all that stuff later. Right now I was snuggled under my down comforter. Next thing I know it's 9:30. Taylor is watching TV, my clock is flashing and Rob is gone. What?! But there's a blizzard wailing outside! Or was there...

Well if this is what a blizzard looks like then one definitely blew through here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The game

I guess it's probably time to finish up about our trip right? Geez.

We drive to the stadium and Rob and Taylor are going crazy since the Redskins are their favorite team. They were more than excited to get to see FedEx field in person. As we park and are walking to the stadium we notice that there is quite a bit of blue and orange which made us feel a little better as we waded through a sea of 75,000 wearing red and gold. The closer to the stadium we got the more electric it felt. You could just feel the excitement in the air. The stadium is huge so as we were walking around to find the entrance we ran into a booth where you could make your own sign for the game. This is Taylor's.

Rob wanted to go in to look around so we headed that way. Man did i feel small when we actually walked out to the field. Again, the place was enormous!

We quickly found our seats and could not get over how great our seats were. Richie did an awesome job finding them for us!

The energy continued to build and by the time the game was getting ready to start it was crazy.Our guys came out to the cheers of the faithful 15,000 fans that were there and then it was time for VT to take the field. The first three notes of Enter Sandman by Metallica came over the speakers and immediately the entire stadium, minus those of us in blue and orange, were on their feet jumping. I thought the stadium might collapse. Young, old and everyone in between were cheering on their team. Here is a little preview from another of their games... VA Tech Entrance
So the game starts and during our first drive we score. Hallelujah!
Taylor was just a little excited. We all were. There was more whooping and hollering that I have heard in a long time.

 The game ended up being close towards the end but we pulled it out 33-30. It was truly one of them best games I have ever been to and I was so happy to have spent those few days with these people!
On our way to the car, which we ended up sitting in for almost an hour before we could move, we were walking along and Rob said "hey, there's Kyle Wilson". I said "too bad we don't have anything for him to sign" and he said "but we do have a camera". Genius. This just topped off the whole evening...