Saturday, November 30, 2013


Random things in November

This is what Kyle watches when he is home from work
Watching practice waiting to give out candy bars
Grandma Nancy had a shoulder replacement surgery
Visiting Grandma at the University Hospital
Popping in on Kylie and cousin Rachel talking and talking in her room
Kylie looks like I was bugging them, I say she needs to clean her room!
The Whittingham Cousins-they are all beautiful!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

This year the Whittinghams all gathered at Julie's house in Provo. There was so much food and 30+ people in the house including Helen, Heidi (Helen's daughter), her husband and kids, my dad, Matt, Grandma Nancy, Jack and Sondra Cravens (Ryan's parents), all the siblings and cousins. We have so much to be grateful for!  I love spending time with our family and the food is a great centerpiece.

To top the day off it was Mylie's 8th birthday so we celebrated with her!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Utah @ Washington State


Team plane-Kyle likes to sit in the back to keep an eye on everyone during the flight.

Love the movie with the team.  Free popcorn and drinks.  Morgan, Helen, the kickers, Kyle, Tyler, Brian

Caravan to the game, it takes 4 buses



View from our corner end zone seats

Brandie, Helen and I came prepared.  It was pretty darn cold!

Team comes over and sings the Utah Man Song to the fans after the game
Reporters after the game
Reading game stats while doing radio show

Brady, Tyler, and Cary are good family support

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Utah @ Oregon

This trip to the Oregon game was the wives trip.  My favorite away game of the year.
Plus all my kids came except Kylie (cheerleader for Brighton High School). Kyle's brothers 
came also, so we had great support with us.  Football gives us many opportunities to bond with
our family and friends.
Charter to Oregon
Alex, Melissa and Dawson
Great room treats
Me, Jen Shaw, Helen Buchanan, Ashley Johnson, Brandie Rudy, x, x, Jordan Andersen, Liz Scalley, Timberly Sitake, Sara Hill, Viola Tuiake
Went for a beautiful walk by the hotel in the morning before we left for the game
Jen, Sara, Me, Ashley at pregame party
Alex, Jackson, Dawson

Post game media setup
Players come out of locker room and grab a meal to take on the bus
Players handing in pads and jerseys as they leave locker room

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Arizona State @ Utah

Brothers meet for pregame moment
Kalani Sitake giving defensive a pep talk

Sgt. Kendall Black waits to surprise his wife and family at half time


           Utah Soldier Surprises Family
This was so fun to watch Sgt. Black wait for the half-time entertainment to be over so 
he could run and out surprise his wife.  It brought tears to my eyes. 

Kylie and Jacob Hill having some fun during the game.  Jacob loved to come and sit with her.
Alex is all geared up for the game.

Kyle and Coach Jay Hill getting ready for some special teams play
Nephew Jason Whittingham in post game press conference
The game was played on my dad's 85th Birthday. 
How many people does it take to jump my car?

  The game was over and all the media reporting is done, by then everyone has been long gone.  I go out to my car and the battery is DEAD!  I don't know how this could happen but it did nonetheless.  So Kyle has 2 security police with him and I have 1 with me, we have several adult male family members and a few straggling fans in the parking lot, and with all of us, we could not figure out how to charge the battery on a Mercedes.  Just what everyone needs after a disappointing loss.  It turns out the Mercedes hides the car battery behind and under the passenger seat.