Tuesday, June 7, 2011

so what if we got a little Jimmered

I couldn't tell you the first thing about basketball. 

Ironic for a girl who grew up with the last name Hoopes.

Yet any self-respecting BYU alum knows who Jimmer Fredette is.

When we found out Jimmer (and Jackson Emery--as well as the entire BYU basketball team) were giving a basketball camp in Utah--Jackson knew immediately what he wanted for his 12th birthday. 

So we flew to SLC.  Just me and the only [not foster] son. 

"What could be so great about watching a short-ish pasty slightly dorky white guy play basketball?" {methinks}.  Then Jimmer played a little basketball.  Not a dork.  Recant. 

Now slightly starstruck, I amused myself by snapping shots here and there, videotaping Jimmer doing his drills in front of 400 mesmerized kids until I was politely asked to stop taking photos and go upstairs where the parents were supposed to be sitting.


Sims Family said...

Something he will remember forever and tell his grandkids about. :)

Ashley said...

It was so fun to have you here! Although Shelby made me promise that next time Ellison was coming for sure. :)

Becky said...

Best birthday present ever! Lucky guy!!! We are headed to just plain ol BYU BB camp next week. I'm not telling my kids what they missed out on. :)