December 12, 2011

My Christmas List and some memories

well it seems after saturday night, i actually could compile a christmas list.
you know, with me having kids and all, it isn't about me.
it's all about the kids.
so my list...nada.
that is,
until saturday night.
what? you don't know what happened saturday night?
have you been living under a rock?
Robert Griffin III won the Heisman.
He is from BAYLOR University.
what? you didn't know that BAYLOR is my alma mater?
have you been living in a ditch?
oh my goodness, I can not even begin to tell you the pure joy and excitement that led up to that moment.
Walt and I have been season ticket holders the past three years.
i can count on one hand the number of home games we have missed in three years...and for the last two years, we have carted our children to almost every home game.
obviously we didn't buy season tickets because Baylor football was so amazing,
we bought season tickets because
and now having a HEIIISMAN winner (no, that was not a typo)
oh my goodness,
it just gives me goosebumps.
a well, deserved winner, I might add.

This moment right here, it's unbelievably believable. It's unbelievable because in the moment, we're all amazed when great things happen. It's believable because great things only happen with hard work. The great coach Art Briles always says great things only come with great effort, and we've certainly worked for this.

That's right, everybody associated with Baylor University has reason to celebrate tonight. To my teammates, I'd like to say thank you. As we say, the hotter the heat, the harder the steel. No pressure, no dominance. We compete, we win. We are Baylor. Baylor we are, Baylor we'll always be, but it's up to us to define what that means, and this Heisman Trophy is only the beginning of that process.

To Baylor nation, I say this is a forever kind of moment, and may we be blessed to have many more like it in the future. God has a plan, and it's our job to fulfill it, and in this moment we have.

Do you know how many times he said "We" in just that little excerpt? TEN TIMES.
I'd like to think that since I am a part of "baylor nation" that part of that speech was written for me...
that little baylor fanatic that carts her children to almost every game.
that supported her school through the loses and the wins..
and loves baylor just the same.
that is so unbelievably proud to say that we have a HEIIISMAN trophy winner
because he DOES represent ALL that baylor is about. wish list..
since I WILL be going to the Alamo Bowl
to see my team,
and that HEIIISMAN winner play...
nothing too fancy..
just a precious little shirt...
no words, but speaks volumes

a pair of super man socks...with a cape

and a chance to see the HEIIISMAN trophy winner play for BAYLOR
hopefully not the last time...
but I must say, I've seen him play quite a lot.

and in honor of RG3....just some of my favorite BAYLOR football memories from the last three years...
people have always thought Walt and I were crazy to bring our girls to all the games..
I think it is pretty neat that both of my girls
have seen Baylor "Rise Up" and defeat all the odds.
and of course,
they've seen, first hand,
a HEIIISMAN winner :)

lots of pics...but only because we go to LOTS of games!!
me and my favorite season ticket holder!!

elosie's first game...
heeeeeey, sic'em


Baylor vs. RICE
sic'em with Aunt Poco
Baylor v. Kansas
Baylor v. Tech state fair

george's tent

eloise sic'em with her fav. OU fan
the boys making fun of the bjorn!
raising her right
happy bear
baylor v. OU

Baylor bowl game 2010

season opener 2011
had to get common grounds
eloise and her bff, pat
oh look, we've added a new bear to the family
emerson's 1st baylor game
she's taking it all in

huh? i don't know if I like all this football, every SATURDAY?!?
Walt and Matt...true fans

hey...sic'em Emerson!!

Baylor v. OU
we didn't actually make it to this game...
but we were with friends...
quite possibly one of the greatest moments of my life.

baylor homecoming
my two baby baylor thetas!!
tuckered out
this is what football is all about!!


kinsey said...

you can imagine that we were pretty excited as well! our littles have been to several games too! stella is only 4 months and has been to two :-)

anyway, i was not planning on getting scott a gift....until RG3 won, and then that shirt is the first thing that came to mind! we are SICK that we are moving right before the bowl game and can't go :-(

Sue said...

Cute shirt! Where did you find? That would make for some cute pics to all wear those shirts with the superman socks, ha! Aww, love my favorite Baylor game partner. Can't believe how fast the last 3 years went...what a ride it has been! Baylor we are, Baylor we'll always be. :)

Jenette said...

Awww, this is so cute!! Love the girls in their green and gold!!

Raquel said...

I stumbled across your blog when looking for heisman shirts. I L-O-V-E the bear heisman!! Can you tell me where you found that? I have seen a couple of them and have been looking like crazy but I have no clue where it is from. Thanks!

Sic Em!!