First we drove to Cedar City to watch a SUU basketball game and see Austin, Crystal, Dre and Fin Ainge. We had fun watching SUU win and spending time with our friends. Dre was a little confused when he woke up and saw Mike...and was a little disturbed when Mike tried to play with his dinosaur toy. I think he warmed up to him eventually though. haha. Just don't take toys from a 2 year old okay? Crystal also made awesome pancakes and even made homemade syrup that tasted like the Kneaders stuff. AWESOME.Friday morning we made the rest of the drive to Provo. Mike met some guys to play basketball at the RB and I hung out with my friend Sarah Cummard and her baby Casey. Can I just say, that my friends Crytsal and Sarah have the cutest babies! Casey just sat a smiled the whole time we were talking.
After that, Mike and I got a tour of the new BYU alumni center from my friend Lauryn Dawes (picture below). Then we went to the Orem vs. Mountain View high school basketball game. Derek Dawes was one of the Orem coaches and my cousin was a cheerleader for Mountain View...so I had split loyalties. Mountain View pulled off the upset though, so it was an exciting game.
(me, Mike and the cousins at the high school game pictured above)
Saturday Mike and I spent some time at our grandparents house and then went to the Marriott Center to watch the team shoot around. Mike got a couple of free shirts from the equipment manager and shot around with the team a little after their practice. As Mike says after making a lot of shots in a row, "still got it babe. Still got it." haha. What would Provo be like without a little Cafe Rio....so Mike and I met up with some friends and got a little pre-game meal.
The BYU UNLV basketball was, well, perfect. It was sold out and UNLV never even had a chance. It was really fun watching a game at the Marriott Center WITH Mike instead of watching Mike. It was Mike's first game watching there and not playing. Mike was well received as many people jokingly asked him if he was going to suit up and get on the court! We miss it, but oh well...gotta move on sometime. Go Cougs!Sunday morning we headed back to Las Vegas and stopped at our other grandparents in St. George and had a nice visit and meal.
GREAT weekend. We saw all of our best friends and family. Provo, I'll miss you...but not the cold.