The Tennesse Volunteers battled the Troy Trojans on Saturday. I never thought we'd be a house divided unless Tennessee was playing Memphis, but we were definitely split on Saturday. Since it was Tennessee's homecoming, we decided it would be the perfect first game for our girls to attend. Despite how incredibly hard a football game is with a 1 and 3 year old, we are glad we did it and lived to tell about it!
We started at the Vol Walk cheering on the team as they entered Neyland Stadium.
We met the Odoms by the Torch Bearer. I love this picture only because it shows perfectly how our morning was going: out of focus, a few tears, and a whole lot of crazy!
|Finally some smiles!|
|Attempt #2 at a family shot. Caroline supported the Volunteers while Elizabeth wore red (but still cheered for the Vols with her orange pom!)|
As Christy and I took pictures of all of our babies together at their first UT game, I couldn't help but laugh at how much things had changed since our time in Knoxville. It may not be a walk in the park, but seeing these smiles is worth it!
These next 3 pictures make me laugh so much. In the moment, I was not laughing! We just wanted one pciture, but my children were less than cooperative. I'm glad we have these to sum up our experience and to prove that we were there and we survived!
Elizabeth kept saying, "Let's go watch footbal!" She was so excited when we started walking into the stadium. Bert may not have been given a son, but a cute little girl who loves football may even be better!
We enjoyed the first quarter of the game with the girls. The second quarter got ugly real quick! On the field and in the stands (i.e. Caroline was over it!)
We left before halftime started, and were almost home to Marietta by the end of the game.
|Our photo booth pictures!|
|Care Bear was asleep in the stroller before we got out of the stadium.|
|Both girls were asleep by the time we left campus.|
They might be 15 before we try this again, but I'm glad we gave it a try and got to see Troy play Tennessee. Maybe a first and a last.