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December 2010

First Time!

Here’s the story of my first time seeing a professional football game from an executive box!

First, I have two thank yous to give for this experience.  First, when Baes told me he was going, I whined about wanting to go, prompting him to ask HIS hostess if he could bring someone…ME!  The ever most gracious Rhonda Wiser was so thoughtful in extending the offer to include me, so we were off to the races…game.

In the meantime, Amy’s plan to travel to England was altered a bit by the weather event taking place all over Europe.  Instead of taking her to the airport Sunday morning to fly out, she’d be stuck in Tennessee with me for a few  days.  A great problem, but knocked me back out of the festivities.  When I called dear Rhonda to undo my yes, she generously extended the now third-generation invitation to include my girl!  Woohoo!

Sunday morning dawned early with us preparing fudge and caramel corn to share with our tail-gators on the ride up to Nashville.

Mimosas and caramel corn
The back seat posse
Darling Rhonda and hubby Cy
The Alabama crew
Nicki, Jake, Lena, Mike, and Lena's boots
A beautiful sight!
The sweetest of suites
our view!
food and drink
more food
more drink (and our fab helper Laura)
Having a great time!
Rhonda and Cy -- keeping the magic
Some of the girls of suite 245!
some more girls of suite 245
Some of the men of suite 245
clowning around after the game

We had such a good time eating and drinking and laughing and talking and cheering.  We actually did enjoy the game, because in spite of going into the game with a 5-8 record, the Titans beat Houston 31-17, with no fighting on the field!

Many many thanks to the Wiser company, and Rhonda and Cy, for their kind invitation and all it included!  Thanks to Mikey for bridging the call to Rhonda in the first place!

It wasn’t on the list in the first place, but it will be placed on there and then checked off!  Attend a Titans game and view it from an executive box!

Thanks for reading!

The usual hectic holidays, with a graduation thrown in

A quick update on family goings-on:

Thanksgiving was fabulous:  All the guys were tied up – Jesse was on a trip, Ben was in Colorado working, Sam was in Atlanta working, so the girls and I had the traditional girl feast of wine, cheese, nuts, fruit!  The girls had gone on a 24-hour trip with Jesse to NYC and saw a couple of hours of the Macy’s day parade, and the Addams’ Family play the night before.

My girls

There was also a little shopping…

Boot night at the Jordans (that's me with my rolled up pajama leg)
caramel popcorn and beer - don't be hatin
A holiday helper...and the world's best caramel popcorn

It’s been a cold holiday season, and we even had the Tennessee version of a blizzard last night.

Cold day for poor kitty - fountain frozen solid

On the school news:  daughter Amy is transferring to ETSU in January, so she and I made a trip to Johnson City to find her an apartment (which we did with a HUGE win I will blog about later).

Son Sam, however, is transferring nowhere because HE GRADUATED FROM UT on Saturday!!

Swag for the parents - did you see the honor cord?

So with this expensive diploma, he will spend the winter….being the sleigh master at Beaver Creek resort taking guests to the restaurant on the slope.  Living in a camper.  In the Home Depot parking lot.  Life is good.

My parents and brother got to make the trip to Knoxville

Daughter Glenda is in England, where she went the moment exams were over, where she will stay until the last possible second until classes begin.  Sam and Amy flew to Colorado today; Sam to work for the season, Amy to ski for a few days.

Walking in our own winter wonderland on the property after the snow

Jesse is currently online next to me, looking for tickets to the Auburn game in January — if anyone has any leads…

Thanks for reading!

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