I am a true southern girl who grew up in Tennessee but now live in Ohio. I am married to my best friend Matt. I am a mom to two beautiful and sweet boys, Ryan (born June 2009) and Colton (born June 2011). We have two adorable doxies named Annabelle and Gracie. I enjoy baking and decorating cookies and cakes. I love Jesus, sweet tea, Tennessee Football, SEC football, date nights, working out, my amazing church and spending time with my family.
You are reading the blog of the new champion of Dan's College Pick'em!!! I have been participating in ESPN's College Pick'em this entire season! For those of you who are wondering what in the heck I'm talking about...you pick who is going to win the top 10 college football games each week and then rank them according to your confidence! Thanks to our friends Dan and Kristen who invited me to be apart of their pick'em group! It was been sooo much fun this season! I can honestly say I have never enjoyed watching college football and learning so much about it as I have this season! I have always liked watching college football but this season was extra fun and exciting due to the pick'ems! I must give credit to my Dad as well b/c each week I would call him and we would discuss our picks and compare notes! It's been great sharing this experience with my Daddy! He's the best! I always tell Matt he's got alot to live up to with my Dad!
Well last time I left you we were headed to Knoxville for the TN v. Vandy game! We had an amazing weekend in Knoxville a couple weeks ago! We stayed with my best friend Raych's Mom! I haven't seen her in a couple years so it was great catching up with her! They live in Sevierville right outside Knox. The game was AWESOME on Saturday! I always love seeing the sea of organge at Neyland! It's the coolest thing ever! The game started out slow but by the end I was on my feet yelling and screaming with excitement! Matt on the other hand knew he was getting beat and knew he was out numbered! haha! After the game when went to see Katie (Raych's Mom) in her show! She's an actor/singer for a murder mystery dinner theatre in Pigeon Forge! It was awesome! It was both our first time at a dinner theatre and we were truely impressed! Katie was amazing and the entertainment and food was awesome! We couldn't have asked for a better weekend!
We got to Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon...just in time to pick up our girls from the kennel! We missed them like crazy! We had 2 days to prepare before we headed to the other side of TN to Memphis to see my fam! We left Tuesday night and actually got on the road at a good time! Usually, we are running behind! I was excited to see my fam since we haven't seen them since July! We had a great time in Memphis! We really didn't do a whole lot! I cooked/baked some, ate, saw some friends, shopped and hung out with the family! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday! My mom and I shopped some on Friday! Saturday my Dad and my bro watched the TN game...seemed like it was all day long! The game was insane! It started at 12:30 and finally after the 4th OT it ended after 6pm! It was an intense and crazy game! Thankfully Big Orange UT beat KY! WOOHOO!!! Go Vols!
I will post pics from the game soon! I am sad to say we didn't take any pics from Thanksgiving! Don't worry, we will make up for it when the fam comes to Cinci for Christmas!
Today is my uhmmmm 28th birthday! Wow, I can't believe im inching my way closer and closer to 30! Yikes! At work yesterday my co-workers couldn't believe I was gonna be 28. They said I didn't look a day over 23! That totally made my day! Unfortunately, I have a presentation tonight so Matt won't be able to take me to dinner but we will do something special soon! Matt did give me my birthday present last night before we went to bed! He got me a new Ipod Nano! I'm soooo excited! I didn't ask for one b/c I have a MP3 player I got a few years ago for Christmas from my brother! It's been working well and I didn't NEED an Ipod but now I'm really excited I have one! Can't wait to download some new music and photos and I can even download videos! I might have to check out the videos since we are driving to Memphis next week for Turkey Day!
Speaking of Turkey Day I am soooo excited to be going home next week and seeing my wonderful family! I miss them dearly and can't wait to be home and hang out with them and my old friends! We will be in town from late Tuesday night through Sunday! Woohoo lots of time to have fun! I am going to try and eat well while there but I know it will be hard! Pray for me!
On a very exciting note we are going to the UT/Vandy game this weekend!!!! Go Vols! I am sooooooo excited and can't wait to see my vols stomp the vandy comadores!!!! Matt will be rooting for his Alma Mater but I will be decked out in Big Orange! We are staying with my best friend's parents! Her mom is like my second mom! I've known her since I was 14! Love her to death! I haven't seen them in a long time so it will be great to catch up! A big plus is it's a much shorter trip to Knox than to Mphs.! Knox is only about a 4 hour drive! I am so excited about these next two weeks! It's going to be great and exciting and, of course, FUN!!!
Well, Annabelle and Gracie participated in a Howloween Dog Parade a couple weeks ago! They had sooo much fun! We enjoyed seeing all the dogs in their costumes as well! Even though we didn't win we definitely had the cutest pups there! The girls were exhausted when we got home but fun was had by all! Enjoy the hillarious pics below! Annabelle - Elvis Presley