Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Reed's Birthday Miracle!

What a crazy and wonderful week we've had! First, we had some fun volleyball moments...

After being the starting setter for the first 5 or 6 games, the coaches decided they might not want to travel Reed to the UC Irvine (they're ranked #6 and won the national championship last year) game this last weekend. Why you ask? If we only knew! After talking to them, we're not sure they even know why! We were told he was going, then he wasn't, then he was, then he wasn't again! We finally found out the night before that he was going, but I didn't believe it until he told me he was in California. This was a HUGE relief since my parents had bought me a plane ticket so that I could come too as an early bday present. So we both flew down on different flights to different places on Valentines Day! haha But Reed got me daffodils (my favorite!) and some chocolate before he left!

Friday night Reed got minimal playing time, which was actually a little more than we expected him to get (there were 2 other setters there this weekend). It was fun to have my parents, Johansson grandparents, and most of my siblings there to cheer him on. BYU won in 5 games-and what games they were! They won 28-26 in the fifth game!

Saturday was Reed's birthday-and it turned out to be a good one! BYU lost the first game and the second game was only showing a little improvement. So they put Reed in to finish the job! He played the rest of the night and the games weren't nearly as close as they had been the night before. He played so well and had some very impressive blocks! BYU took the match in 4 games to be the only remaining undefeated team in the conference. It was a birthday miracle!


After the game we got to take Reed home with us for the rest of the weekend. He opened a few presents and then we had to have Mud Pie birthday cake! mmm!! We then got to enjoy Sunday relaxing with family at home before flying home seperately on Monday.

The other highlight of the weekend was that we got to meet our newest nephew, Reggie! What a cute baby! We had so much fun getting to hold him and he even got to come to Friday's match-and he slept through all 5 games! Pretty impressive Reg!

2 comments:

Gillian said...

YAY!!! I'm so glad Reed got to go to California and that he played so well! I hope that he gets to play this weekend. I'm going to try and come to the games....maybe I'll see you there!

Russell, Julie & Sadie Holmes said...

I am so sad I didn't know it was Reed's bday on sat!! We would have totally embarrassed him & sang! And how come you & the fam didn't come to the bbq... just so you know you were invited. Happy Birthday Reed!! Thanks for giving the team a gift by setting so well! Glad you got to come watch a game Brit. See you guys Friday!