Category Archives: About Me

That Time My Husband Was a Fathead

That Time My Husband Was a Fathead

For anyone that knows us, it’s no surprise we bleed blue. Andy and I both went to Xavier University and met there while we were Resident Assistants. I loved that school. I still LOVE all things Xavier. And we’ve done a great job raising our kids as Musketeers as well.

I looked for some college photos and discovered I’m not in half of them. I was always the photographer – which again should not surprise anyone who knows me. I also discovered that I drank way more than I remembered (or at least documented a lot of it in photos) and had such a great time those four years on campus. I had forgotten that I made a free throw during half time at a game during my freshman year to win $100. In four years of photos I had one and only one photo of me visibly wearing anything with Xavier on it. I was fondly reminded of years living down the hall from the basketball team. They really were great guys.

So fast forward a few years and three kids later, we are definitely a Xavier family. We’ve had season tickets for many, many years and just this season upgraded to 5 tickets so that the whole family can attend the games. We were hesitant but they love it and are not tired of it yet. We attend Xavier events and fundraisers. We are proud to be Musketeers. We even have Xavier artwork in our new dining room. We have awesome friends who are also alumni and we all bleed blue together.

We have other friends we love dearly – we go out to dinner, we spend time together…heck, we vacation together. But there will always be one thing we will never agree on with this one particular family. Ever. Because they are Bearcats fans. Just typing “Bearcats” makes my heart hurt. Ha! And they are big time fans with a wrapped Bearcats truck to prove it. But amazingly…we are still close friends. Crazy, right? Shouldn’t differences tear people apart? Um, no. It’s a fun rivalry. My kids always greet them with a “Boo Bearcats!” and then a big hug. If the family happens to be wearing any blue, my kids point it out immediately with a “nice Xavier blue!” And every year when the big Crosstown Shootout rivalry game comes along, we definitely cheer against each other.

But again, it’s not hateful. It’s all in good fun. Especially when you are the visiting team and therefore, watching the game from home. And suddenly the Bearcats are shooting a free throw and WHO is that in the stands being held up high in great fathead form? Donald Trump? Yes. Large Cheese Coneys? Yes. Jack Black? Yes. My Husband? WAIT? What? Um, yes. And with a UC tatoo on his face. The kids were shocked. We laughed. We cried. (His poor face!) And now we hope it didn’t end up even more defiled in some frat house later.

True friendships are about being together in good times, bad times and crazy fun shenanigans. We are lucky to have a close group of amazing friends nearby. Even if some of them cheer for the wrong side. Now to figure out how we get them back….

Is there a college team you love?

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well…last year I gave you 38 Random Things About Me. So…here are 39 more. If I accidentally repeat something from last year, don’t tell me. It will drive me bananas. I’ve never tasted Nutella. Ever. I don’t untie my running nor my workout shoes. I’ve only turned on our grill once. I grilled hot dogs.

38 Things About Me

38 Things About Me

Happy Birthday to ME! In honor of my 38th birthday, here are 38 totally random things you may or may not know about me. I got married on my 25th birthday. So Happy Anniversary to me too! My Starbucks order is a grande Chai Tea latte, nonfat, no water, 6 pump. I LOVE the smell

My Newest Observation – I’m Just Flat-Out Exhausted

My Newest Observation – I’m Just Flat-Out Exhausted

Being a parent isn’t easy. No matter if you are a working parent in the corporate world or a stay-at-home parent. I still get asked what it’s like to be at home. And if I enjoy it. And how it is different from being a working mom. Are both jobs hard? YES. Is one easier

What I Buy at Costco

What I Buy at Costco

I was eating my much-too-normal snack of PB and graham crackers when it hit me. I never did write that post about what I buy at Costco. And then I thought…do I really want people to know what I buy at Costco? But I get asked all the time. So against my fear of being

Countdown to the Ball…Here We Go Again!

Countdown to the Ball…Here We Go Again!

A year ago Andy and I had to got the chance to go to the local Heart Ball due to his company’s involvement with the American Heart Association. And then we got the chance to escape our children for the weekend attend the Heart Ball in Minneapolis last fall. Well, it’s that time again. Our

Top 10 Reasons I Haven’t Blogged Lately

Top 10 Reasons I Haven’t Blogged Lately

I know, I know…my blog is SLACKING.  Well, I’ve been a bit busy.  So here are the good reasons poor excuses for why I haven’t been blogging! We spent practically two weeks in Florida in October.  And I’m STILL unpacking and organizing all the crap we brought back with us.  Fun times and great experiences, but a

Union Pier, Michigan Here We Come

Union Pier, Michigan Here We Come

Andy and I love to travel and rarely visit the same place twice.  However, this summer we are returning to Union Pier, MI.  We discovered Union Pier in 2011 and really enjoyed our trip.  This year we are taking his parents and his sister’s family with us.  So although we are going back to Union

10 More Random Things About Me

10 More Random Things About Me

  1. I actually enjoy working out…with a friend or a dvr’d TV show.  I’m lucky to have a neighbor who will convince me to walk 4 miles in 23 degree weather.  And thanks to boot camp I now know what a burpee is.  Damn those burpees.   2. I need to work out because I