Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Senior memories...Remember when?

So I lost my senior yearbook when I moved back home. Don't know what in the world happened to it. Ms. Pitts from OHS was kind enough to not charge me and gave me one to have. For Meagan and Lauren...Ms. Pitts was who we knew as Mrs. Stone. Don't know what happened and I didn't ask. Anyways I was super excited and instantly looked at our pictures from yearbook and our senior year. Then I flipped over to our Senior Prophecies, Quotes and Memories. Boy the things I had forgotten about:

Krispy Kreme nights - I remember a certain few of my close friends riding in the back of my truck as we drove through the drive thru to get doughnuts. Oh the looks we got!

Leadership Camp 99' - The car ride up to Columbia, TN with Tommy, Rel and Jenn. We started off great and had a good lunch at the mall in Nashville. No matter what anyone says we even came up with the idea of our senior shirts! Superman equals Seniors - "Don't mess with the S!" It was our idea and Rel, Jenn and Tommy know it too! Anyways somehow we went the wrong way and our trip which was supposed to be 5 hours ended up being 8 hours! Oh how fun...although we did jam out to Summer Girls the whole way. Thats right we rocked the LFO!

American Studies - Do I really need to go into this? And yes Rel we will always think you were there with us! Didn't we sneak you along? Thought you were in some pics with us? Lol! I know you have heard it all the time, but you WERE there...in spirit at least! Mrs. Ireland and Coach Akins...some of the teachers who touched our lives when we really didn't know it. I miss being able to talk to them and hear them bicker like a married couple or have Mrs. Ireland stare in awe at...oh who was it...can't remember but whoever it was that was asleep and drooling! Good times...small town projects and the history of Chattanooga! Also something about the confederate cemetery? Allyson help me out with this one! I loved every minute in that class.

New York trip - Horrible Sardi's food, the best pizza ever, chunky bbq sauce and me wearing Jenn's purse in Baltimore where we did have to stop and take a picture on Gay Street! Fudruckers...or was it Fudpuckers? Either way it was one of the coolest places to eat. Amish country which was so-so and foakleys and folexes! Having our room rolled and not even knowing it. Sneaking into Mel and Jenn's room with Mrs. Ireland and Mrs. Ratledge next door! Didn't they come to the door? I remember hiding behind it...maybe I dreamed that. Pictures on the streets of New York with Jenn and Tommy's sunglasses! Also being a trooper and walking 20 something blocks back to the hotel with Mrs. Ireland and the girls! Also the best bus rides we will ever have.

There is PB and OJ, spitting off of bridges, blue underwear, pantyhose shopping and just being "one of the girls guy"! Late night pizza and Barnes and Noble nights. Meagan's parties and watching the cheesiest horror movie over and over...CANDYMAN! I remember picking up my gym clothes and having a nut fall out...Jenn never let me live that down. Watching American Pie at Jenn's and Tommy and I having a stuffed animal wrestling contest with Jenn's teddy bears! Our sayings like "kiss me" or "mine does tricks!" Things I don't remember like the mermaid or jacuzzi doozie! What are those? Don't remember. Anyone remember P.P.H? Had it written down but can't remember. Finally the Irish-Japanese tag team as Tommy and I were dubbed by Mrs. Ireland. Being their for all our Ooltewah girls when they needed us the most was the most important! Sorry I let you girls down...

These are just some that came to mind. If you can remember more let me know. I love to catch up. Hope I get tons of comments...good or bad. Love you all.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Oh how she learns new things everyday...

It amazes me how quickly she takes to doing things just like I do. She loves to stand in the bathroom with me and brush her teeth while I brush mine. She loves her toothbrush and has even learned to fake spit. The downside is it is on the ground since she can't reach the sink, but we will work on that. It is so amazing to watch her grow up. I cannot believe she will be 2 in just a few months. She is still my baby, but she will be a big girl before I know it. What am I saying...she already is! Oh how time flies when you are loving someone with all your heart.

Football season is so close...

I am so pumped that football season is about to begin. College football for that matter. Yes I know that this a blog about my daughter and I, but believe me...she will be a football fan through and through! I think my friends like Rel, Lauren and Meagan can attest that there is nothing wrong with girls loving football! As you can see from below I am a HUGE USC fan. Weird I know since I live in Tennessee, but then again I always hated the whole "you live in Tennessee so you have to root for them!" philosophy. Believe me I don't have to root for them and I don't. Well not normally, but since they are playing UCLA to begin the season...Go Vols (for one time only)! It is hard to find USC stuff around here, but that is what the good old internet is for! When she gets a little older, I cannot wait for Maddie to sport her USC t-shirt along side her daddy. That will be a moment to cherish forever. Her Uncle Victor and cousin Koleton will be proud of her as well. For now she can just look at me when I cheer and laugh at her crazy daddy. But truthfully she loves to copy everything we do so maybe she will cheer right along. Better make sure I watch what I do when they mess up! Lol! Anyways let me know what you think about football and daddy's lil' girl. Am I right or wrong?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Priorities can just hit you in the face...

Sometimes your priorities in life can just creep up on you and other times they can hit you in your face. I read an article today about Steven Curtis Chapman's family and how they are recovering from their tragedy. For those who don't know the story, his son accidently hit his sister with the car he was driving. She died and the loss was just a tragic one for the whole family. It broke my heart when I first heard about it and just made me appreciate every second I have with my little girl. The article I read today was about how they were coping with the loss and how their strength has been lifted by God's grace. I am not too ashamed to admit I teared up when I read it. I dont' know how they did it except to be comforted by God. I would be crushed without my daughter. I worry about her everytime I lose sight of her. I have to trust that she will be taken care of when I can't be around. I guess the reason why I am saying this is to just remind me people to take the time to tell the ones you love exactly that. For the parents, just cherish your babies like I cherish mine. Not trying to preach to anyone, just getting it off of my chest.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Anniversary Party and the little munchkin...

This past weekend we attended an anniversary party for some family friends. It was Maddie's first taste of high society...but she cared more about climbing and cheesing! That's my girl!

Well here goes...

Well I have decided to join the blogging world. I figure it is a good place to catch up with old friends and give my daughter a place to become famous...just joking. But I do want to show her off so people can see my little mini me! It will be great to see how she grows on here. Check back for more.