Saturday, November 13, 2010

An Eventful Week

Usually, my life is pretty predictable: Go to work from 9-5 every day, come home, make dinner, watch sports, run some errands... just your average life. Not so this week! On Monday night, someone broke into my car. They bashed in my back window on the driver's side. DJ and I could not for the life of us figure out why they would choose my car to break into. It's a 2004 Hyundai Elantra with Wyoming plates and bald tires. CLEARLY it is not the nicest car on the street. Even DJ's truck had all of his sports equipment in the back seat. We couldn't think of anything missing from mine. Later that day, my mom called me at work and asked me if I was missing my temple bag. My immediate response was that I wasn't, but as I thought about it, I realized that it had been in the back seat of my car. I usually keep it in my trunk, but the last time I went to the temple I just threw it in my back seat afterwards and forgot about it. Here' a picture of my temple bag:
Now you might have an idea why someone stole it. It's a purse. Clearly, they thought they were going to get some money out of it. They were obviously disappointed with what they found, because my neighbor, a police officer, found my temple bag abandoned on the sidewalk a few blocks from my house. My initial reaction when I realized my temple bag was stolen was a completely sick feeling. The contents of that bag are sacred to me, and I was so worried about what someone would do with those things that are so important to me. I was so so grateful that my neighbor found the bag, and even more grateful when I got home and checked the bag and found everything still there and perfectly intact. There were pieces of glass all throughout everything, but it was easy to shake it out and wash everything. All in all, it was a crappy experience, but we're glad it wasn't worse. All we had to do was spend some money to fix a window. It could have been much worse.

The beginning of the week wasn't great, but the end of the week made up for it. On Friday, DJ entered a contest at BYU. There were 25 people competing, and they had to do different tasks with basketballs. First they played "Simon Says" while dribbling, then they did figure 8's with two basketballs, then they threw the ball up as high as they could and caught it behind their backs. After all those challenges, there were only two people left, DJ and one other guy. The final task was to see who could spin a ball on their finger for the longest. DJ has been doing that since he was little kid, so that was an easy win for him. Since he was the last man standing, he won a 32" TV! We already have a TV that same size, so we're going to sell it. We basically ended Friday with $350-$400 more than we started the day with, which is awesome! DJ was presented the TV on the basketball court at halftime of the BYU-Fresno State game on Friday night. It was a lot of fun to see my hubby down on the court with our new TV! They kept the camera on him for an awkwardly long period of time, but I got some pretty good pictures of him from the big screen in the Marriott Center!

I'm so proud of my basketball-playing hubby! Sometimes loving sports as much as he does pays off big time :)


  1. THAT IS CRAZY--on both counts! SO AWESOME that DJ won that contest. Nice work! I guess you know how you are going to pay for that car window now, huh? :)

  2. Oh, now I understand that post of DJ's that said "Today I am thankful that my Dad taught me how to spin a basketball on my finger." That's really cute.

  3. Yeah, Meggie, I figure that since we had a pretty positive attitude at the beginning week we got blessed at the end of the week :)