I’m Back

Hey guys it’s been a long time since I have posted anything but I just wanted to let everyone know what’s going on with me now. So I am now 16 about to be 17 very soon. I am a sophomore in high school now. School has been going great for me this year. I made A-B honor roll for the 2nd quarter. I am still playing sports – right now I am playing soccer, basketball, and cross country. I just got my permit so I am now driving. I can tell you mom is really enjoying having me be able to drive now. I have started looking at colleges and I have a few that I really like. Hope that got everyone caught up.

Bryan & Tina’s wedding

Our dear old friend Bryan married his longtime girlfriend Tina at the beach so we went down for the weekend and a mini-vacation – lots of seafood, old friends and even got out on the water in Beaufort.

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UNC vs San Diego State

Had to go to the UNC-SDSU game to see the stripe out! Night games at Kenan are just so gorgeous – there is no place more beautiful for college football. My dad showed up and hung out for most of the game which was a nice gift too.

Early on…

Everyone in their seats…

Heels pull out the win at the last second

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More puppy photos

Lilly is six months old now! And still crazy but as sweet a dog as we’ve ever had!

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UNC Football ladies clinic

We went to the UNC Football ladies clinic again and Hayley brought her friend Taeylor. Really fun night with lots of interesting speakers, great food and a behind the scenes view of things.

They were happy to see Coach Fedora again …

… but the real highlight was seeing Caleb Pressley**

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**If you don’t know who Caleb is, read this or just watch his hysterical ESPN interview:

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July 4th

We went up to Blacksburg again for the July 4th holiday. Jeff’s grandmother Faye is now living in Blacksburg full-time so it was nice to see her. Hayley took a selfie with Jay and her great-grandmother Faye that still cracks me up. Jeff, Hayley and his folks ran the Shawsville 5k again. They came in 4th in the fastest family category and got their photo in the paper. Hayley and her Grandma Sharen both picked up hardware in their age groups. We also got to see Jeff’s folks new house that is under-construction – it’s going to be really nice.

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First school social of the year

Starbucks run with friends before first social of the new year…

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Basketball and soccer pics

I still have a pile of photos from cross country, basketball and soccer seasons to post but I figured I’d at least post the official team photos from basketball and soccer from Hayley’s freshman year at RTHS.

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Two great old photos…

I have about 200 photos to post, mostly from Hayley’s high school basketball and soccer seasons… or July 4th… or whatever, I’m just way behind in general. But in the past 12 hours, I’ve got two old photos of ladies I love (my mom and my mother in law) and I had to post them because I’m so charmed by them both (you should begin humming The Way We Were by Streisand now and don’t make any jokes because everyone should know I’m obsessed with that movie).

joanne at dianne's wedding
My mom is on the right side, in the light pink top with the darker pink floral skirt before a friend’s wedding in 1973. Thanks to Facebook for this one, the poster was the bride and added, “your mom was always such a wonderful part of EVERYONE’S life. So funny. Actually, her whole family was hilarious and I think all her many friends would agree to that.”

sharen and karen with parents and grandparents
My mother-in-law passed this one on to me last night with this story, “this picture that was sent by the daughter (baby on the left) of lifelong friends of mom and dad. The picture is of the Douthitts and mom and dad with mom holding me and Karen as a toddler. The two on the right are “Pops and Frances”, my dad’s parents. Karen or I had never seen this picture before. Cliff and Inez Douthett met my parents while they both were dating, then married, then had children about the same age. When we were young we used to drive to Texas (where they moved to) for visits. Then Mom and dad and they used to travel together when we kids grew up and moved away. Just interesting history. Cliff and Inez are still living. They had a very long friendship.”

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Nana & Poppy visit

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