Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Football Frenzy

If you hate football, you probably had a pretty boring weekend, but around here, it doesn't get any better than opening weekend of college football. It all started with Anna's Jr. High game on Thursday night in Mayflower. It was a beautiful night. We met some friends there that are originally from Pine Bluff. The Chambliss' moved to Mayflower a few weeks ago and their twin boys, Madison and Bradley, are playing on the football team.(Madison was Anna's very first boyfriend at Trinity Episcopal School in Pine Bluff) I can still remember takin
g a picture of them when they won Valentine King and Queen of their kindergarten class!! It was so funny to watch them be re-introduced after 7 years!! Anyway, we had a great visit with some old friends and it was really good to see them after so long. To make the night even better, WE WON!!

Friday night was our first highschool game of the year, so we couldn't wait! The weather was "if-fy" with the threat of thunderstorms, but the rain held off and it was a perfect night for highschool football. Gran and Papa went to cheer on the Panth
ers too! It was good to see all of our friends and socialize! AND WE WON!! The HOGS won too!!! Does it get any better? I don't think so...well, maybe if Ole Miss had lost, but, oh well....

The rest of the weekend was filled with lots of food, football and some work in the yard. Anna and Jake had Trey and Brandon come over....Jake was in heaven because Brandon is the quarterback of the Jr. Panthers and Trey is running back, so needless to say, all Jake wanted to
do was play football! The boys were great and tossed the ball with him.

I have often thought that when it is 70 degrees and breezy outside that I'd love it to stay like that year round, but I do love the change of seasons...there is just something about a new season that makes me look forward to what is to come. Right now I can't wait till there is a little chill in the air at night so Joe and I can light a fire outside and talk about our day. And I know in February I'll be ready to plant flowers and get the pool ready for summer! Maybe if I hadn't lived in the south all my life I'd see things differently, but I think living here fits me perfectly.

Jake gets his football equipment tonight at 6. He is so excited to start practice. His girlfriend, Hailey, is cheering, but we're not sure which team she is cheering for....hopefully it will be The Steelers!!

Bye for now....


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