My New Year started with a surprise birthday party in our hotel in Phoenix.  You know I must love you, dear readers, if I’m willing to post this lovely picture of myself having just gotten out of the shower.  There were champagne flutes filled with Gatorade (the boys’ choice), extra large cupcakes, noise makers and party poppers.  It was quite a birthday celebration.  I’m certain the ladies who had to clean our room hate our guts.
After a fun afternoon of shopping (it was Mama’s birthday, so we got to do what Mama wanted to do) we headed to the game.  “We’re at Oklahoma and Phoenix!” the Monkey told us.  I don’t blame him for being confused.  90% of the stadium was wearing crimson and cream.
The free chips were delicious.
They also went very well with our game dogs.
Our seats were amazing.  (I’m not sure the boys fully appreciated how good they were.)  We’re spoiling them rotten, but in a good way.  It’s not really spoiling when you’re trying your best to create life-long Sooner fans. 
They were so good that we were close enough to have our picture taken with three live astronauts that were at the game.  I have no idea who these guys are, but they’ve been to space and I haven’t.  That makes them very cool.

You know what’s really cool?  Being this close to your favorite football team.  I’ll have you know that the Sooners have won every bowl game that I have attended.  (Sunbowl, Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, and now Fiesta.)  That officially makes me a lucky charm.  By the way, I cried about 3 times during the pre-game festivities.

It was such a wonderful way to spend my birthday.  My birthday and OU football tend to go hand-in-hand.  Plan on seeing this again next  year on our Christmas card.

And then do you know what happened on our way home yesterday?

It snowed!!!!

Right past Palm Springs it started to snow.  The boys were so excited they couldn’t see straight.  I can’t tell you how many times they’ve asked me, “Why do we live somewhere where it never snows?”

It might not look like a lot, but when you NEVER get snow getting an inch is a BIG DEAL.  We had to play a little before eating at Chili’s for dinner.

I’m sure the people watching us from inside the warm restaurant thought we were crazy.

But it was worth it.

Happy new year indeed.


  1. Dawn

    Wow! What a wonderful day you had. It was like it was orchestrated by God himself. Ha!

    I can not believe how awesome your seats were. I'm green with envy.

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Anonymous

    Go Sooners! I love how you live half way across the country but still get those boys to love OU! I know, Sooner born and Sooner bred! Great seats and great pics! Leslee

  3. Baloney

    I love that you guys got to attend the game! Looks like you had a great birthday. And snow? That's just crazy! My kids are mad that we haven't had any yet.

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