Backstage at the Orange and White Game

Two brace faces on the field

A few weeks ago, an opportunity was presented to us for Jackson to meet the University of Tennessee, Knoxville statisticians – the guys who keep track of every yard, every punt, every point for the home football games – a career possibility that Chuck and I have encouraged for Jackson. He’s an excellent math student […]

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A couple of firsts

Jeremy's first fivek

The past two weekends served as firsts for Jeremy. Instead of trick-or-treating (which was a first in itself), he went on his first official deer hunt. He and Chuck have been planning this season for months. Though they didn’t come home with meat for the freezer, they had a ball together and look forward to […]

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North vs. South

Last Thanksgiving, when we all met in West Virginia and I drove 21 hours (each way) on my own with boys, we started what seems to be a holiday football tradition: the North versus South Game. As I recall, the 2010 game resulted in a tie as to spare little boy feelings. The 2011 game, […]

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Omen

I was all excited to make my Tennessee Vols pumpkin in early October. And then it rained. Cruel omen, no? Anyway, let’s move on to Advent, shall we? I don’t have an official wreath but I’ve printed off a number of coloring pages and art projects to teach the boys about the season of Advent. […]

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