Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This weekend we are venturing to my old stomping ground, Knoxville, for the highly anticipated UT versus Florida game. I have to admit, after what happened last year and how we've looked so far this season, I am a little skeptical of our boys and what they are capable of, but I am a die-hard UT fan and never give up hope. It's like when everyone doubts us, we tend to rise above the scrutiny and perform better than we ever thought, so I am keeping my fingers crossed in anticipation that my glass-half-full attitude will pull through and we'll come home Sunday with another victory under our belt.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
For my generation, September 11th is the day we stop what we're doing and remember exactly where we were when we heard the horrific news of the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. It's been 7 years and to this day, I remember in full detail my actions that day and just how I felt when I learned what had happened.
I woke up that morning (a Thursday) and went to my 8:10 Biology 101 class in the University Center (UC) just like I did every Tuesday and Thursday. And I remember walking through the hall and seeing the two towers on the TVs and not knowing what was going on. Then when I got to class, a friend told me what had happened and my mouth dropped... I was in complete shock. I remember everyone being really quiet that day and everyone pretty much keeping to themselves.
So here we are, 7 years later and though it's sad to say, this type of occasion is what makes people realize just how proud they are to be an American. I am thankful for the United States and all we stand for as a nation, I am thankful for the people who risked and gave up their lives that day so that others could live, I am thankful for the men and women who serve our country day in and day out so our way of life can continue, and I am thankful for family and friends who make each day on this earth worthwhile.
Of course we all have differing opinions about a variety of topics including war, the economy, healthcare, education, and ESPECIALLY politics, but even now in the middle of our election year, I am glad candidates can put their differences aside, even if only for one day, to remember a day when we all stood as one against the foreign enemy. I don't know why people care to cause harm to others and I will never understand their actions, but it does give me hope about our future and just how much we have to be thankful for. God Bless All of You- We Will Never Forget! OXOX
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
So you can go ahead and add my boyfriend to the injured list for now... this past weekend we were hanging out with friends Friday night and Roy was on the back deck when he fell down the back steps. Yes, laugh if you will, because at first I didn't believe his injury was as serious either, but he said he knew exactly what had happened as soon as he fell (because this has happened before), he broke one of his ribs =(. The deck was slippery because it had recently been stained and it was drizzling that night... obviously we now know those 2 don't mix. So he took a tumble and hours later after waiting at the emergency room, they told him it was official- he's out for the count for 4 to 6 weeks. He's getting better everyday and just taking it easy, but please keep him in your thoughts because we have a lot of travels ands trips coming up and I need him back in tip-top shape ASAP! Pictures to follow (after his pain medication had kicked in...)
Friday, September 5, 2008
So, we begin our trip and as we're driving down I-65, the boy car pulls over and says the steering wheel column is smoking= Rachel's car is donezo (for the trip at least)... so here we are waiting for AAA to come pick it up and haul it off- next thought... how are 7 people going to fit in car?
So then we decide everyone is going to ride in my car to Birmingham (this is where we were meeting Christian and Bev with the other car)- see the following pic (you can't even see out the back window of the car, but never fear, my cornhole boards are strapped to the top of my Jeep)
Here comes Gray's Towing from Columbia (p.s. what is even funnier is that Rachel and Ryan's last name is Gray-kinda fitting, huh?? hehe) Us playing Honky Honk with Truck Drivers waiting for the tow truck- oh the things we do to keep ourselves entertained =) Our 1st Night at the Beach after Dinner- Our 2nd Trip to Seaside Together!
Roofop Party Before the Bar!!
Photoshoot on the Way to Bud N Alley's
Look at our Hot Boys!!I Caught him with a UT hat on- GOT YA!! At Shade's Watching Football- and Rory has his Gameday Shirt On, too!