Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What's this you ask?

Oh, nothing much. Just my totally awesome husband bringin' down the house at the University of Utah game!

A few weeks ago Mark told me that he had entered his and my name into a drawing at the University of Utah credit union for a chance to "shoot for loot". If they draw your name they give you tickets to the game and during one of the time-outs you get the chance to go down and shoot for loot. Well they drew MY name and called me and I said "can we pretend you drew my husbands name instead and he could make the shots for me?" and the guy said YES! I couldn't believe that he let us do that, but I was SO SO grateful that it could be him and not me! So we got to go to the game and about 12 minutes into the first quarter we started to make our way down to the court. He had 30 seconds to make 3 baskets. A lay up, a free throw and a three-pointer. If you shoot the lay up you get $50 and a chance to shoot a free throw, if you make the free throw you get $100 and a chance to shoot a 3 pointer and if you make the 3 pointer then you get $150 so there is a chance to win $300. He was really hoping that he could make the lay up and the free throw really fast so he could have a chance to shoot more times for the 3 pointer if he needed it. Did he need the time? See for yourself! (sorry for the screaming lunatic in the background....wait a minute, that's ME!)



Seriously, is he INCREDIBLE or what? There is absolutely nothing this guy can't do. I was so proud of him and it was so much fun! He seemed nervous until he got the ball in his hands, then he just looked like he was taking care of business, and that's just what he did! The guys that were helping us with where to go and rebounding the balls said that's the first time anyone has made them all in a row like that and asked him if he played college ball, they were so impressed. We figured out he made all 3 shots in 12 seconds, wouldn't it be nice if we could make $300 in 12 seconds every day?!! The very next morning oddly enough is when the laptop went from broken spacebar to dead keyboard and when I called him in tears he said we could use his winnings to buy a new computer, which is sitting under the tree until Christmas day. Husband, I love you and you totally ROCK!!! You want to watch it again, don't you? I know, me too! Here I'll save us some trouble and put it right here again. :)

20 comments:

Cade said...

What a terrific post! Mark your the MAN! And Melanie glad to hear that you have a new computer..... on Thursday.

Cindy said...

Wow, that is awesome! How exciting. He does look very relaxed in the video.

Brandi said...

How cool is that!
I wish I made 300 bucks in 12 seconds! Way to go guys!

Peggy said...

AWESOME! You rock, Mark! (And lucky you, Mel for your new computer)!

Merry Christmas, you guys!

Peggy said...

Oh and by the way, my blog has moved. We're now at mamas-homemade-muffins.blogspot.com

Dena said...

That is so cool! I will have to tell Rob. He will be so impressed!

Miller Family said...

So Awesome! I was cheering for him the whole time. I can't believe you haven't said anything lately. So much on your mind! Okay, we LOVE the fun things from last night. I know Mark ROCKS, and so do you!

AD said...

Go Mark! That was amazing! How fun that you were able to catch it on video!

Merry Christmas!

PS Your card was adorable! My kids each asked who those darling boys belonged to!

DIANE said...

Couldn't happen to nicer people. Maybe he could help the Jazz this year. They have a ton of injuries and really need help.

Judy Francisco said...

I want his autograph.

Danielle said...

How cool is that? Awesome! Hope you have a Merry Christmas, and enjoy your new computer!

Karina said...

You da man, Mark. And Melanie, the Christmas card is beyond adorable. You have the cutest kids on the planet. I'm just sure next year I'll do Christmas cards :-)

Becky said...

Congratulations! That is awesome. Couldn't happen to nicer people.

Reggs said...

Oh man, Mark is making all the other husbands look like total losers!! LOL! He is awesome!
I had to laugh when I saw you posted the video twice. I would, too.

Trish in Texas said...

I had to laugh, too, when I realized you really DID post that video twice. Hilarious! Way to go Mark!

SM said...

Ok, if you guys aren't the sweetest, funnest couple EVER, I don't know who is!! Congrats on the awesome job winning the loot!!

SM said...

Oh yes, and THANK YOU for the card! SO FLIPPIN CUTE! We were lazy and never sent any out! Sorry!! :)

Shill and Company said...

He is the MAN! Seriously, that was so impressive. I love hearing you cheer on your guy!

Brandi said...

Hey Melanie
I was reading Heidi aloi's blog and noticed a comment you posted about printing out your blog...I just wanted to let you know that "blogs to books" is one that you can try. Here is their web address if you are interested:
http://blogs2books.blogspot.com/
I've downloaded the program, and got it to find my posts, but I haven't tried prining it out yet. Hope that helps.

Gwen said...

That was the coolest!