Tuesday, November 30, 2010

HP and Hammond

OK...so I'm VERY behind on my blogging! That's what you get when you go out of town the week of Thanksgiving (post on that to come...hopefully this week!).

The Friday before Thanksgiving was opening night fore Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1. As you all read in a previous post, I have a certain love for that wizard and all his friends. Kind of to the point that I wish I was a wizard and could go to Hogwarts, but that's our little secret! :) Aimée designed some amazing "Team Harry" shirts for us to wear this year in honor of the last two movies coming out. We weren't the crazy people who went to the midnight showing all dressed up in capes or anything, but we were the only ones with custom made HP shirts. Oh, and I am totally wearing a Griffindor scarf thanks to a Christmas present from Kristin a couple years ago.
(J refused to wear an HP shirt, he wanted a Team Emma Watson one)

Saturday night we went to the Hammond State Championship game! Our good friend Erik is the head football coach and this year he broke the record for their division with a 5 year state championship win! Go Skyhawks!!!

Here is Josh and I at the 2007 Championship game
And at the 2010 Championship game
(apparently I did not take any pictures in '08 and '09)

Here are a few snaps from the night...

Erik and Erica, the "winning forever" couple!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kick Off for a Cure

Last weekend I spent most of my time in class...Friday after school-class from 3:34-5:00, Saturday-class from 8:30-3:30, BUT after class on Friday I met my family at Williams Brice Stadium to help get ready for the CF Kick Off for a Cure!!

Kick Off for a Cure is a fundraiser event for Cystic Fibrosis. This year we had it during the Carolina/Florida game at the Zone in Williams Brice. I had never been up there before so it was really neat. It was a giant room with a glass wall looking out on the end zone of the stadium and large screen tvs every where. I can see how much fun it would be to have these seats for a home game, not to mention the actual seats are under a covered area!

By the time I got there everything was pretty much set up. There were different food vendor all along the back walls. The food was excellent by the way...Doc's Barbeque, Papa John's pizza, Qdoba, Tronco's and Wild Wing Cafe. There was even a photo booth and an xbox 360 kinect that people could try out. In the middle of the room were tables set up for the silent auction that would take place throughout the evening.

Before the evening started we gathered around to hear our directions for the night. Aimee and I were the greeters/ticket takers at the beginning and then worked check out at the end of the night. It was great because we whole game to hang out, watch the game, and socialize. Josh did a little bar tending, dad worked the drink table, mom helped out in the silent auction.

Before the game...

(Learning to mix drinks)

(Taking care of the important things)

During the game...

(Checking out the bid items)

Right before Carolina beats Florida and wins the SEC East...

It was absolutely silent in that room. I'm pretty sure everyone was holding their breath.

Winning Kiss!!

Getting ready for checkout...

We love the Gamecocks!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Quick Trip

This weekend I took a quick trip with some friends to Savannah for Aimée's 25th birthday. When I say quick I mean QUICK! We got on the road at about 6:30 Friday night and were home by 9:30 Saturday night. Even though we didn't stay in Savannah all weekend we still had loads of fun!

Dorothy drove us in her new wheels! "Paco" as he will now be referred to as, was very good to us. He even kept us safe from pieces of flying tires on the interstate!

Our first photo-op in Savannah

Lunch at the Cotton Exchange

Awww Paris...I'm such a sucker for all things Parisian

A local candy store was making salt water taffy. It reminded me of being in Gatlinburg, TN...back in the youth group days when we went to Winterfest.

Most of our time was spent walking around the river area and chatting. Oh...and did I mention it was COLD!?!?

After our day in Savannah we decided we weren't finished hanging out so the girls came back to my house. We totally acted like we were still in college by ordering pizza at 9:30pm and staying up watching movies until 2:00. Good times were had by all!