Monday, September 26, 2011

FUN weekend!

I think we've been "practicing" for our move to California lately, b/c we have been on the ROAD doing some traveling. 2 weeks ago, Jake, Cole, and I visited Beaufort AND then headed up to VA (pictures to post at some point), and then this past weekend, all 4 of us headed to Greenville, SC to see my cousins Anne Marie and Mark. I know everyone thinks I'm so excited to move back to CA .... and don't get me wrong, we DO love it out in CA, but I've always prefaced our love for CA with the fact that we hate being so far from family when we are out there. One of the nice things about being here in Columbus, GA., is that we are so close to lots of different family, so it has been great to benefit (and continue to benefit) from that!
We were so pumped about getting to see a Furman game. It is Mark's first year coaching at Furman, so of course we are Paladin fans!!!
We arrived Friday night after driving through Atlanta traffic - and after the boys played for a little bit, they quickly passed out ....
We woke up early Saturday morning to a DELICIOUS breakfast prepared by Anne Marie (eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, etc). YUM! The game was at 1pm, so we decided to explore downtown Greenville for a little bit before getting ready for the game. We first went to a children's park downtown .....
THEN .... saw all of the fountains. The boys LOVED this (as you can imagine).
Why not let them get a little wet?! You only live once, right?!!

Jake posing w/ the pig at the Children's park.




After downtown Greenville, we headed out to Furman to do a little tailgating before the game. Of course, when you are family to the coach, you get to enjoy the parking space. They are big time.

The Paladin Walk into the stadium. A little "Friday Night Light-ish" as they slapped the "F" on their way into the stadium for warm ups!
Family picture before the game .... well, an attempt at one.
There's Coach Moehring in the black shirt!!!
Putting on his headset


Getting pumped!
Jake was enjoying it all - and cheering away!!
There's the Paladin - on the horse. Let's just say Cole was a huge fan of this.
See Mark in the black .... coaching it up!
It was hot - and bright!

YAY - they won!!!!!!!!!!

After the game, Jake waiting for the players (plus, he wanted his chance to go through that tunnel) :-)

Mr. and Mrs. Moehring after a FANTASTIC Win!!
Jake giving "daps" to the players! He thought this was awesome!!! I absolutely LOVE this picture!!!!

The Paladin Entrance!!

After the great win, Anne Marie made an awesome pot roast that we devoured .... the boys headed to bed, and the rest of us watched the Vandy vs. South Carolina game (who am I kidding, though?! I slept) :-( Sunday morning, we got up and went to brunch at Tommy's Ham House before heading back home. Tommy's Ham House is such a great spot, owned by a Furman alum. We all had such a FUN weekend with Mark and Anne Marie - and wish we weren't moving so far away, so that we could make that happen more often! So thankful for them ... and happy and excited about their life in Greenville and all the exciting things ahead.

3 comments:

PCrooks said...

Thanks Allison, a wonderful shout out to my hometown. I love Greenville,SC!

AnneMarie said...

We had so much fun with y'all!!!

Jill said...

That's so cool you were in Greenville. We live in Spartanburg, only about 25 minutes north of there! (Scott and I have both worked in Greenville in the past too). I didn't know your cousin was the coach at Furman, how cool. If you ever make it back this way again before you leave for CA let me know, would love to see ya'll!