Chilly Game in Tally

This past weekend Jamie and I made the trip up to Tally for our annual FSU tailgating and Noles game.  We had a great time, even though it was chilly and Jamie’s team didn’t win.  While we were there we got to see Maggie (Jamie’s cousin- who is a Marching Chief), Holly (Jamie’s youngest sister) and our friends Sean and Stephanie- thanks for letting us crash at your place guys. We enjoyed the game, I was bundled up even more than this picture shows (it was in the 40’s and breezy), and Jamie got to use his big lens to take some pictures during the game.  All-in-all it was a good time, but I am glad to be home. 

Maggie in the stands with the Chiefs during the game

Maggie at the pre-game Skull Session 

Jamie and I keeping warm at the game

Anniversary and a USM win!

Yesterday, was the USM vs. UCF football game- and we WON!!!!  Woohoo!!!  I was doing a little happy dance all day.  I love the fact that we won, especially since it was against UCF (whom I hate with a passion) and so many of my colleagues and students were talking trash all last week.  I kept my mouth shut, knowing that we were down a few key players and I didn’t want to have to eat my words.  All of these things make the victory sweeter- I wasn’t trash talking last week (and the UCF fans were), we were down two key players (one of which is our star running back), it was their homecoming, we got to tailgate, the tickets were free and well, we won!!!  I think this calls for another WOOHOO! I think that I will leave my header up for a little longer to enjoy the sweet taste of victory and I am going to be sporting some Southern Miss apparel to school tomorrow, just to rub it in.

I have attached a few pictures from tailgating.  Jamie’s family- Mary Sue, George, Uncle Mark, and Aunt Holly all showed up at my house Saturday morning wearing Southern Miss shirts, it was a great surprise!  We looked very official when we were tailgating.  We had a big crew out at our site, the four mentioned above along with Aunt Nancy, Uncle Bob and Grandma who joined us for the food and pre-game festivities.  Nan and Jeremy were able to join us as well, so I was not the only true Golden Eagle among us.  Nan was a real trooper, she sat through the whole game and made the walk to and from the car with little complaint (which I am not sure that I could have done).  Leyton, from what it seemed, enjoyed them game too and I am sure that it made his Daddy proud to know that he attended his first Southern Miss game while still in the womb.

Pre-Game Tailgating

Yum-Yum Good!

Parents to be and fellow Eagles

Me and my supportive hubby (his team was playing too- he was checking the score from his phone)

Me and the beautiful Mama

The Final Score

Us at the game, after the sun finally went down.
On another unrelated topic, yesterday was our anniversary.  “Which one” you may ask since we got married in July.  Yesterday was the three year anniversary of our meeting.  Jamie and I went on what you can call a blind date to Ker’s Wing House, it included Jamie’s dad George, Lisa and Fernando Vazquez a friend/colleague of mine and her now husband.  Lisa was the other half of our introducing duo along with George; actually, she asked me one day at school (probably during my planning period which I quite often spent in her office) if I would be interested in meeting a guy. I said “Who?”, kind of sceptically and she replied “Do you remember Mr. Perreault?” (dear old dad was an Assistant Principal at UHS when I was there) and I said of course.  She said well his son, Jamie.  I jumped at the chance, I knew he would be a catch and well, the rest is history.  Actually, what I really said was “Sure, what could it hurt- the worst that could happen is that I don’t like the guy and you never know I could end up marrying him.”  Well, little did I know I would marry him- a mere nine months later.  So every year on the 8th we go back to celebrate in style, I have included a few pics from our stop there too- enjoy!!

The Anniversary Crew

To the TOP!!!

I know that I have already posted today but… SOUTHERN  MISS is playing UCF this weekend!  I am hardly excited at all.  I made the header months ago and have been waiting until the perfect moment to post it and I think that a week long celebration is appropriate.  I really, really, really have a strong dislike for UCF- actually they make my blood boil and I do a happy dance every time they loose.  I promise that I am not competitive it’s just that I don’t like the knights (not my wonderful friends the Knights- love you Nan and Jeremy) the UCF kind… So, I really hope that we will be able to kick some booty (despite our current record) this weekend.  Either way, it will be a blast, I haven’t tailgated for a Southern game is soooo long!  Man I miss the days when you would walk up to a friends tent and they asked you if wanted a coke and when you said sure they would ask you what kind… long story- ah memories.  

I will post pics of the festivities when I get some.

Soon to be Mama, Nan!

My dear friend Nan is going to be a Mama, really, really soon!!  It is just over a month until little Leyton graces us with his presence and I am so excited!  Can’t you tell with all of the “!”?  This past Saturday I hosted a shower for Nan and the little guy out at her place.  I am not sure that hosting a shower at the guest of honor’s house is really PC, but I wanted for everyone to not have to drive too far.  Her husband is a saint and cleaned the house before everyone got there, I really do feel badly about that- sorry Jeremy.  It was a great time, the ladies in attendance were such a hoot (Nan is blessed to work with such great people) and I had a ton of fun decorating and planning for it.  I have attached a few pics for you to enjoy however, if you would like to see more check out my picasa site at

Some of the table decorations

The Diaper Cake

Me and Nan (and Leyton too!)

Nan and Jeremy (her wonderful husband & soon to be Daddy)