Tuesday, November 04, 2014


It's taken me way too long to blog about this awesome weekend our family enjoyed just a couple of weeks ago.  Two Fridays ago, we took the little people out of school just after lunch and headed north to Arkansas. 

On the way up, we always stop at this rest area and take a picture of the fab four with the Arkansas sign.  We have been doing this for the last three years since we have lived in Mississippi, and it is so amazing to see how much they have grown in just such a short time!

Of course, I had to jump in and have my picture taken with the little loves, too! David's parents live just south of Little Rock, so we arrived at their house just in time for supper and a celebration of Papa's birthday. 

Saturday morning, we donned our red and black and headed out to War Memorial Stadium for the match-up between the dawgs and the hogs.  Thankfully, these two teams don't see each other very often.  It is no fun being a divided family.  However, lucky for me, our party of six all agrees to call the dawgs.  For now.  We did not have tickets for the children to the game, but we wanted them to experience game day and the dawg walk, so David's dad graciously drove the children down and took them back home while we enjoyed the game.  Here we are all ready to call the dawgs!

And this is the crowd at the dawg walk just as the team is pulling up on their buses.

Coach Richt was the first one off and was so gracious to greet the crowd! Too bad for us that we were on the wrong side of the line-up, ha!

Coach Bobo, the offensive coordinator greeting the fans. 

Coach Pruitt, the newest defensive coordinator for the dawgs. 

This Michael Bennett, wide receiver for the dawgs.  David and I actually got to meet him after the game because his father is a pastor is ATL, and he and David have become friends at a leadership conference they have been attending together over the last year. 

Carter was front and center as the players were walking through, and he got a couple of high fives and hand shakes from them! He thought it was so cool!

So exciting!  Carter has been to a few Georgia games with David while we were living in Atlanta.  I love that he is growing up watching the dawgs, too!

After the dawg walk, Papa came back to get the children, so David and I could head into the stadium to find our seats.  We sat with the Kelly family, JK, Jennifer, Eli and Colt.  They graciously gave us our tickets to the game, and we had the most fun being with them, even if they are hog fans!
This is Jennifer, JK's wife.  I always enjoy being with her and her sweet family.  JK and David were in each other's weddings and have been friends for a long time.  I am so thankful to have gained her for a sweet friend, too!

Love that big G waving across the field.  Going to the game wasn't quite like being in Athens, but is sure was nice to call the dawgs in person!

He's pretty much my favorite in all the land.  It was such a treat to go to the game with him.  We are definitely taking a selfiie while the rest of the people in our section were calling the hogs!

Before the game, we got to see one of David's greatest and oldest friends, Stephen and his family.  We just happened to run into them at the dawg walk, so fun!

Here we are after the game! It was so much fun to see the dawgs pull out a W!

David's sister, Cari, and her husband, Cory, were at the game too.  They joined us after the third quarter when a lot of people had cleared out. 

Sunday, we went to church with Papa and Gigi and the Calhoun cousins before heading back home to Mississippi.  Look at all those sweet faces!

And before we knew it, we were crossing over the mighty Mississippi heading back home after a great weekend in Arkansas!