Friday, March 25, 2011


The Housley family looks forward to their Easter Egg Hunt all year! :) Before Rory and I started dating I went on a weekend trip to Zions National Park. While I was there Rory went up to Salt Lake with his family to his aunt's house for their annual Easter egg hunt. Rory told me he was taking his cleats so he would have better grip as he ran to find his eggs. I thought that was pretty funny, but little did I know what I was getting myself into! :)

This year, however, Rory and I will not be by family during Easter. Luckily the Easter Bunny took pity on us and we had a mini hunt while we were there a couple weekends ago. :) You would think with there only being Rory, Hunter, and me, that things would be a little more calm than normal.... you'd think wrong. :) I was hunting around on one side of the yard when I heard yelling. I was not lucky enough to see what was going on because I was around the side of the house. But Rory says that Hunter was close to an egg, but he hadn't seen it yet. So Rory hurled himself in front of Hunter just as Hunter saw it. There was a nice collision and I think Hunter ended up with the egg. After Rory reads this I may have to fix this story a little bit, but I think that's what happened. :)

The reason for all the pushing, shoving, wearing of cleats, etc., is that there is great pride for the hunter who collects the most eggs. This year I don't think it has the same effect though because the whole family was not together. We missed doing it with Rhett and Julie and all the cousins. I especially missed watching the little ones have their Easter Hunt. I probably should have said that earlier so you didn't worry thinking the little kids were getting shoved around! Don't worry, there are two separate hunts. :) Boston is getting so big it would have been fun to see him really get into it this year! Oh well, I guess we'll just have to see pictures!

Rory and I were happy the Easter Bunny thought of us. I know Rory would have been really sad to miss out on this tradition. We had a lot of fun. Thanks Easter Bunny!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Jimmer Mania Comes to Vegas!

Rory and I got to go to Las Vegas for the Mountain West Conference Basketball Tournament a couple weekends ago. We had a blast! When we weren't watching great basketball we had fun around Vegas. :)
You have to get the classic Las Vegas photo!

We spent one morning at some of the outlet stores right by our hotel. Rory and I spent way too much money. But it will save us money in the future. :) I bought a couple pairs of the shoes I like for half the price I normally get them. So when I need new shoes I already have them and they were cheaper! Rory bought a bunch of new golf shirts for really cheap. He loves wearing them to work because they are pretty comfortable. I bought a cute new golf outfit. Hopefully the weather cooperates and I can try it out soon! Hopefully I remember to take a picture and I'll post it. :)

We also went through the M&M store and Coca Cola store.

Saturday before the championship game we went to the top of the Eiffel Tower! I'd never seen Vegas from above like that. It was pretty cool. The best part was that we got to watch the Bellagio Hotel fountains from above! They were so cool!

Thursday afternoon was the first BYU game! Unfortunately Rory and Hunter weren't there to watch with us. I actually flew to Salt Lake on Tuesday. I went with Jenny to visit my Grandpa Butterfield. It was good to see him. Then I got to spend the night at Jenny and Scotts. Wednesday I visited April at school for lunch. :) After that Rory's aunt and uncle picked me up and we went to St. George. We spent the night there and then headed down to Vegas Thursday morning.

BYU played TCU and the game was a little crazy. We weren't sure we had it until the game was finally over. But we won! I was just glad we won so that Rory wouldn't fly out that night and then not even get to see a game!

The second game BYU played New Mexico. We witnessed history! Jimmer scored an all time high 52 points! He beat a bunch of records and it was never a question whether we were going to win that game. It was a great game to watch!

And then the championship......I don't really want to talk about it. BYU lost to San Diego in an ugly game. That was the hardest game I've ever sat through. Especially since all week all we'd been hearing was all the fans of every other school trash talking BYU. It hurt to lose. Oh well, life goes on.

BYU got a 3 seed in the NCAA tournament! We'll take it! Now BYU had won it's first two games in the tournament beating Wofford and Gonzaga. Both were great games. BYU is now in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1981! Our next game is this Thursday against Florida! And Jimmer is up for player of the year! He's one of 4 finalists. 25% of the vote goes to fans. So everyone should text "VOTE" to 345-345 and vote for Jimmer! I think you can vote once every 24 hours until they announce the winner in April.