We had a GREAT time yesterday! Oh man.
So Nathan's dad got several tickets to the OSU/UCLA homecoming game in Corvallis. 6th & 7th row on the 10 yard line, on the alumni side. Oh, they were amazing seats! We were surrounded by hard-core fans, which just made the game even more fun. The score was tied at 19 up until the last 49 seconds, when the Beavs made a touch down...I am SO glad they didn't go into overtime, because I don't think my heart could have taken it. Not to mention my voice...there was a little yelling and screaming going on. What? I get into games. So sue me! I felt a little bad for Kate and Eliot, who were sitting right in front of me, ha ha ha.
After the game, Nathan and I waited out the post-game traffic jam at my grandparent's RV, along with my parents and my aunt and uncle. It was great to spend that time with my family, especially my aunt and uncle, who we hardly ever get to see. We finally headed home, back to the boys, after a much-needed relaxing day.
The boys, on the other hand, got to spend a fun day with their Grandma Jan. While I did miss them, it was great to have that time with Nathan, without worrying about being on baby duty. Very rarely do we get more than about 4 hours sans-baby together, so a full day was a real treat. Do I regret not spending Halloween with the boys? Yeah, not really. They really wouldn't have enjoyed the whole going trick or treating scene, and we'll be ALL over that next year.
What a day. I don't know about Nathan, but it was EXACTLY what I needed.
And now a couple of photos.
But the best part? The surprise on my family's face when they saw the effect of losing 17 lbs on my body. Another was when I held a medium OSU sweatshirt loaned to me by my super fit aunt in my hands (the one in the photo above), and wondered if I would be able to fit in it. I haven't been able to wear a medium sweatshirt since high school. I put it on and it fit perfectly! Success! My self esteem was at an all time high yesterday. What a good feeling!