Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Carry who you Married for Carrie

Last week I was at work (and working hard...) when they announced on the radio to call in now to win Carrie Underwood concert tickets. I had tried calling in before and had never gotten through, but I thought I'd try anyways. I called and amazingly enough I heard ringing on the other line, and not a busy signal!! The DJ answered and asked if I could be in South Jordan the next day from 11-1. I was so confused why this was important, I clearly wasn't paying attention to the circumstances of winning these tickets on the I asked him why. he told me I had to compete with my husband in a piggyback ride competition at Harmon's grocery. This was the strangest competition I'd ever heard of, but after a little hesitation I agreed to be there. Yes, I realize I'm more than 6 months pregnant, and that I had work, and Harrison had school, but these were for free Carrie Underwood tickets..FRONT ROW Carrie Underwood tickets. So I called Harrison, and he being the wonderful husband that he is agreed to miss class (and a quiz...) to go with me :)

We got to the grocery store in South Jordan (after a night of strategic pregnancy-piggyback riding practice) to see that we were racing 14 other couples. Most of which had women that were smaller than me and the men were bigger than Harrison (sorry, honey) and some were even dressed in sweats--ready to run. We started to get a little intimidated, but thank goodness I married a competitive man, because he definitely was focused on winning. Probably more on the fact that he just wanted to win rather than actually going to the concert, but I'll take whatever motivation he needed.

To make this already long story a little shorter, we smoked everybody!! We won front row tickets, backstage passes, and a year's supply of Vitamin Water. haha we were laughing all day about it. Our winning was all about the take-off. The wives had to start with feet on the ground, so most started a few feet behind their husbands who were standing up. I suppose they wanted to get a running start and jump up behind their husbands. Not us. Harrison started in a squatting position and because I couldn't jump on his back anyways (I have a huge belly in the way...) I stood right behind him, and when they yelled "GO!" it was only a matter of me leaning forward and we were off!! haha, I'm still laughing at the ridiculousness of it all...but at least I'll be laughing while I meet Carrie Underwood :)
A little late, but here are some pictures from our first Halloween together:

Carving our Pumpkin

The finished product :)

Harrison doing an impression of our pumpkin friend.

We all dressed up at work :)

Our Halloween costume for the evening. Juno and Bleeker from "Juno". Of you haven't seen it, don't worry, you're not missing much. Thanks for the picture and the party Brandon and Lindsey!!


The Millers said...

I love it! Not only the fact that your husband is amazing and you guys won, but also the fact that you get a year supply of vitamin water...very nice! Also, I love the halloween costume from Juno. I didnt even have to read it, i knew what movie it was from. Very funny! Sounds like too much fun at your house!

Brittany and Dustin said...

Chris! oh my congrats! I am so jealous! I loved your costume too! What a great idea! I also knew who you guys were trying to dress up as! You still look cute preg!

Merrick said...

I was seriously going to call you and remind you that you hadn't put up halloween pictures, but I decided to check your blog, just incase. Great pictures :)

And Carrie Underwood is in two days!

EvNic said...

hey when is the concert?

Brandon and Lindsey B said...

That's seriously such an awesome story! I especially loved that you guys one a year's supply of Vitamin Water. What more could someone ask for?! :)

Thanks for coming to the party, it was fun to have you guys there!


Amy and Bryan said...

You guys are so cute! i love the blog. jealous about the concert.

Joe and Lisa said...

How funny! I wish someone would have video taped this! haha! Congrats on going to the concert! I envy you! :)

Sara said...

I was blog hopping and came across your blog. (I'm a friend of Merrick's) Anyway this is totally random (and I normally wouldn't do this) but I was reading that your husband is studying Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic at BYU and so is my brother-in-law. I was curious if your husband knew my brother-in-law. His name is Jared Young. I know... random.