Merry Christmas to Mom and Happy Birthday to Amy – and a great excuse for Terry and I to go to a Suns game!!!
It’s so fortunate for us that so many of our family members are Phoenix Suns fans because then we get to find reasons to go to games. This year for Christmas we gave Terry’s mom a personal gift certificate to either go on a weekend trip with us or to go to some kind of show or event and we would pay for it. After several months of debate, she decided that she wanted to go to a Suns game. What an awesome grandma is that, huh? It turns out that she had NEVER been to a regular season game even though she has been in the Valley since the franchise started!!! Can you believe it? We couldn’t either. So we were very excited to fulfill her request. Also, since Amy’s birthday was this week and she’s moving to L.A. and won’t have a chance to see her “Sunnies” very much any more, we asked her if she’d like to go to the game with us as her birthday present and, of course she said yes.
So, off we went to see them play. We were in for some extra treats as well! First of all they won by a huge margin. Then we got there early and were able to see Amare, Boris and Gordon Giricek warming up. And while we were wandering around before the game we walked by the stage where they tape the pre-game show and got to see some of the announcers doing the show. We also got to see my all-time favorite player, Kevin Johnson who just happened to be in town for a fund-raiser for his campaign for mayor of Sacramento. Awesome!
We all had a great time and got to see ALL the players contribute, which is amazing since they don’t always get to play.