Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Forgive my absence!  After an incredible whirlwind trip to Missouri, we made it back with the flu bug.  It hit everyone that reunited in CoMo and went back to St. Louis and Nashville. L  B and I both were hit, but amazingly enough, G survived without getting it.  He was the only one!
So, finally I can share pics from our amazing weekend.  We ventured off to Missouri to introduce to G to all  my besties from Mizzou.  Lots of laughter, reminiscing and catching up!  Got in late Friday night and were up and bright and early Saturday morning to take in breakfast and strolling the campus.  So much has changed!  The J-School is completely different and proud to say of my alma mater, still remains the best of its kind.  I was so sentimental strolling the campus thinking of all the people who mentored me and taught me so much.  I am beyond grateful for my education. After picking up some MU swag at the Bookstore we dropped the babes off {G LOVED his new babysitters…thank you Miss Tina and Miss Mia!} and headed to tailgate {needed a few brews to prepare for the beating we were about to face}.  Luckily we made it into the game and were able to enjoy the kickoff, but not shortly after the rainstorm began {and did not quit!}.  Ponchos and all, we packed up and headed to our old stomping ground.  Although our Tigers got killed, it was still so fun to be back cheering on MU football {not a lot of that happening here in Nashville!}.  Oh the times they have a changed as we called it a night fairly early.  Had another big day ahead of us Sunday.  Ventured out to the Manda’s farm, and let me just say Builder and Whit have done an unbelievable job!  I want to move to their farm.  We packed all the kiddos up and went down the road for the Pumpkin Festival.  My kind of place!  Fried Oreos, pumpkin funnel cakes, tornado taters {G inhaled it!}.  I love a good festival!  Another rainstorm ensued, and we ran for the cars.  Back to the farm for some drying off, BBQ and more pumpkin treats, and then G and I had to hit the road.  B flew out that morning for a business trip to Miami {my kind of work}, so it was just the little man and me roadtripping for seven hours.  I was a little nervous, but he could not have been more perfect!  We sang and laughed together, and it really was sweet time, just the two of us.  Plus he napped quite a bit!  The little guy was worn out from playing so hard with all his new friends!  It brought me such joy to watch him so happy and getting to meet so many people that are so special to me.  Many thanks to the Manda clan for hosting us all and cannot wait to do it again soon!  Best. weekend. ever.
**Warning, picture overload {I just love all the expressions!}.






  1. Love all the pics although I did not look so hot at the pumpkin festival :) can't wait for our next reunion and glad to hear the road trip went well!

  2. Fall is so fun for the kiddos! looks like a great trip!