Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Denver Trifecta

Earlier last week, Tanner randomly mentioned we should go to Denver for the weekend. After some deliberating I succumbed and agreed to making the short but long trip :) Tanner's drive for going there was sports. Major league baseball, PGA tournament and NFL game all in the same weekend. Couldn't really tell a man no to that, now could I?

Two of Tanner's friends from work made the trip with us. We left after they got off work Friday night, which was much later than we were planning. I thought it might work out good because Harvey could just sleep the whole time. Uh - NOPE. He was AWFUL. He cried for probably at least half of the 11 hour drive. Oh it was painful. It was worse because I felt SO bad for the guys riding with us. No kids themselves and neither of them had been around babies much so they weren't even sort of immune. He's my own kid and I was ready to lose it. It certainly made us glad that we would be flying home for Christmas this year.

Tanner has a cousin that recently moved to Denver so we crashed at their place while the other guys stayed at one of their parent's house. This is what we had waiting for us in our room...
I'm retarded because I didn't get a picture of their family. Tracey is Tanner's cousin and her husband is Paul and they have a 15 year old son, Aaron. It was great staying with them! It was fun to get to know them better and we were so grateful to their obviously AWESOME hospitality!

We got a LITTLE sleep that morning (we rolled in at 5am). I took a little jog that morning. Driving into the huge city made me actually miss Williston for the first time in my life ;) I usually always want to be in a bigger city. The length of time to get from one place to another was extra annoying at 5 in the morning. But they lived kind of outside of town and the run made me not miss Williston. It was beautiful and quiet and there weren't huge trucks driving all over the place and I saw this...
There's a deer in there if you can't tell. It was cool. So anyway, after that we got to go see the jet the Paul flies for work. He is a pilot for an oil company and actually flies to and from North Dakota quite a bit.

Watchu lookin at!?
After that Paul treated us to lunch at The Perfect Landing - a cool little restaurant at the airport that has big windows where you can watch the planes take off and land. It was SUPER tasty. And Harvey had his first pickle, and didn't even squirm or make a face at all. It was awesome.

After we got home from lunch, we made a pit stop at Tracey's work (a hair salon) and I got a much needed trim and then it was off to BASEBALL. Rockies vs Padres. While we were parking we saw a guy with a Utah State shirt on, so I started talking to him. I asked what they were doing out in Denver and he said baseball, PGA and NFL. Apparently the trifecta was drawing a crowd larger than just us :)

It was beautiful weather. We had great seats. We ate yummy food. Tanner had a special dad moment, being with his son at his first MLB game. Overall it was a great time. Harvey was a big hit. There was a couple in front of us that kept turning around looking at him. And during one of the breaks, Tanner and Harv and I were dancing to Bon Jovi, living on a prayer, and we got on the jumbo-tron! I've never been on one and always felt anxiety about being on there. Luckily for me, I never was exciting enough just by myself. Harvey stole the show :)

 Harvey did good for the most part. It was a late night and he didn't get a good afternoon nap, but luckily he passed out for a decent chunk of time. Enough to keep him happy, at least.

Trevor and Jon from work (Jon's parent's came too - but you can't see them here)

The next morning we were up early getting ready for GOLF. It was the last day of the BMW championship with lots of big names. I've never been to one of these and over the last few years of being married to Tanner, I've really come to enjoy watching golf and learned a lot about a lot of the players, so I was actually really excited to be there and see them and be a part of the action.

There were tons of people there. It was crazy. Harvey had a small melt down early on but after that did pretty good. He got a short little nap. We camped out on hole 4 green for awhile and watched most of the big names play through. That was cool. Then we ended up following a golfer Tanner golfed with in high school - Danny Summerhays. He was golfing with Graham McDowell and Matt Kuchar (one of Tanner's fav's). They were definitely not in the lead, so hardly anyone was around so we got up close and personal. And Matt Kuchar even gave us a signed ball of his. Way sweet!

Daniel and Matt
Hole 4
You technically couldn't take pictures but Tanner is a rebel and snuck a few. It was weird being there and not hearing all the commentating and seeing all the shots like you do on tv. It was just like watching some normal people enjoy a round of golf. I liked it.

After that I dropped Tanner off at his friend's parents house so they could get their NFL on and I went and visited some friends we made up here, who moved to Denver about a year ago, the Lawson's. Harvey was awesome and cute and fun until we went to dinner and then he had a royal meltdown. So after dinner I ended up leaving to put him to bed and he SCREAMED his head off the whole half hour drive home. Awful. And then it was a pain to get him calmed down and finally to sleep. It's our fault really - keeping him out late and not letting him get his naps, etc. I felt bad for him. But it was fun to see our friends and Tanner had a great time at the game!

Then we headed out the next morning. Harvey was a pill again on the drive home.  We made plenty of stops and took our time which was nice but then also made for just a really long drive. Really glad we don't have another one of those in our immediate future. But also really glad we got to go. It was a fun weekend and I'm happy Tanner got to experience his first NFL game and soak up some good sporting events!


  1. Totally awesome!! Except for the meltdowns, of course. Long drives are hard on kids! And I want to stay in a room that has yummy snacks left out for me; how nice!

  2. SO awesome!!!!! LUCKY ducks! although YES, long drives and meltdowns, aren't part of awesome.

  3. How fun!! Maybe one day Harv will enjoy car rides ;) Haha