Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Game at BYU

 We haven't been to the BYU spring game for a few years and so we were looking forward to a fun family activity. As Cougar Club members we got to sit up in a box for the game where we were provided water and pop.
 After drinking a soda Lucas went down by the field and followed Cody Hoffman around. It was fun to watch him from above. Towards the end of the game we went down to find Lucas. All of a sudden Lucas runs by us and says, 'Cody Hoffman said he would give me his gloves!' We follow him and find out that at one point he had asked for Hoffman's gloves and he replied with, 'After.' So after the game Bryan put Lucas over the railing and Lucas ran and found him.
 He came running back to us with a glove (Hoffman said he could only give him one). We went back down on the field and asked him to sign it.
 We also found Bret Thompson who served in the Louisville mission and knows Ben. Bryan told him we were Jeppsens and that he was Ben's brother. He was great and even let Lucas put on his helmet for the picture.
We all had such a great time and now we can't wait until the fall when the football season starts!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Home Alone

Bryan had the opportunity to do some software training in Orlando Florida for a week and a half. It was a great thing for him but I have always hated being home alone. However, I have to say that although I missed Bryan it wasn't too bad. I still stayed up past 1 AM every night but not because of strange noises or because I freaked myself out thinking about all the bad things that could happen. I still checked the doors and windows plenty of times but I no longer felt the need to jam a chair under the door that leads to the basement. So what was the difference between this time and previous times? One--Lucas and I fasted that Bryan would be okay on his trip and that we would be okay here at home. Two--I have two kids who keep me busy. Three--I think I finally decided I needed to grow up and deal with being alone sometimes. Four--I decided that if someone was going to get into our home it did no good for me to worry about it. The most I can do is lock us in and go to sleep. In fact I enjoyed the late nights where I read and read and read with the light on until 1 or 2 AM.

Bryan came home last Wednesday and brought us all back a gift from Orlando. Lucas got a Harry Potter jersey, Ty a Spiderman shirt, Lynne a Harry Potter scarf, and Bryan picked out a Spiderman stocking hat for himself. We're so happy to have him home with us again!