so off we went to utah dirty, stressed, and a little cranky. once we got on our way though we had a blast! we got to our hotel at about 2:00 and were so excited to have a hot shower and just relax a little before the game. we decided that we wanted to eat before the game, but didn't really wanna drive anywhere (there went plans to go to the training table), so we wandered around downtown and came across benihanas. neither of us had been to once since we were little so we decided to try it...and oh wow, it was delicious!!!
this image is courtesy of flicker...but the funny thing is that this was the cook we had...and the picture is taken from where josh was sitting
it was a ton of food and we felt bad that we couldn't take any of it home with us...but we enjoyed what we could stuff in our bellies. after dinner we waddled over to the arena to find our suite and wait for the game to start. we had no idea how great this suite was going to be. we were the first ones there and there was food waiting for us (so we were a little bummed that we had already eaten), and not just hot dogs and chips...but awesome fruit, marinated meats for hoggies, drinks, cookies, popcorn, cheeses, crackers....the works. there was a private bathroom so that we didn't have to leave the suite at halftime, and the view of the court was GREAT! we sat in cushioned seats with no one in front of us and enjoyed the game. of course i left my camera at home so i didn't get any pictures (i'm still kicking myself for this). the jazz won in overtime...it was a great game, and now i'm afraid that i won't be able to enjoy a game from regular seats ever again.
the next morning we woke to terrible weather that we had to drive home in. it made the going a little slow and scary at times, but we made it home in one piece with time left to call my parents and have them come down and help us fix our water heater. it took my dad and josh the rest of the afternoon and most of the evening to get everything fixed. we ordered pizza and my mom and i enjoyed some time to just chat (while the men did all the work).