Much needed blog update!


I can’t believe how long it’s been since I have updated!  I have so much to blog about too, but the time has just gotten away from me!  I’ve got loads of photos and stuff to say about Madi’s volleyball season, our puppy Chloe (we get her on Saturday), and a fun girls trip I had in Oregon last weekend!  But, I first need to blog about our trip to Redlands to see Tyson and attend the first football game of the season!  Madi had other, more exciting plans for the weekend (an over the top sweet sixteen bday party of a friend), so she didn’t go with us, but my brother Kevin went with Carl and I.  We left on Thursday night and drove to Vegas where we got a smokin’ deal on a room at The Rio.  From there it was a quick 3 hour drive to Redlands the next day.  By the time we got to the campus and browsed the bookstore, Tyson was done with his classes for the day.  We got to spend a little time with him (raise his dorm bed, and move the fridge, and do his laundry for him), before heading off to Ontario to check in to our hotel.  While Tyson had ‘walk throughs’ with the football team we spent some time at the mall picking up some items Tyson needed (more socks and boxers!).  We were able drop by the campus again later than night to drop off the items.  It was soooo good to see him!  He already looks older and more grown up to me!  And tan!  He looked very tan to me as well!  All those days in the California sunshine I guess!  We spent the next day hanging out at Huntington Beach which was a lot of fun.  It was a bit overcast and cloudy, but still fun to walk in the water and watch the local surfers!  After a few hours the sun was shining and it was beautiful!  We headed back to Redlands for the big tailgate party and football game!  With Tyson only being a freshman, we knew his chances of playing in the game were pretty slim, but it was just great to see him out there in uniform!  He was so excited!  The game was great and the team is awesome!  They manhandled their opponent easily!  Which turned out to be a great thing!  Late in the 4th quarter Tyson got in the game!  Sooooo cool and I’m so glad we were there so see it!  He had 3 carries, the first one being for a gain of 7 yards!  He looked great out there!  After the game he was beaming with excitement!  So great to see!

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Last weekend, they beat another big opponent and Tyson got in the game at the end again!  Sadly, we weren’t there to see it, but that’s okay!  We are going back down for the Homecoming game on October 25th.  Madi’s 16th birthday is the 23rd, so it will be a fun birthday trip for her!  GO BULLDOGS!


7 thoughts on “Much needed blog update!”

  1. Paris - September 25, 2008 9:46 am

    So cool that Tyson got to play, and that he did so well! How exciting to be there! Great pics of you all! I had such a great time with you on your trip to Oregon. So thrilled that I finally got to meet you!! Wish I could have had more time with all of you girls. xoxo Paris

  2. Christina - September 25, 2008 4:31 pm

    I am jealous of you. I haven’t seen Tommy since I dropped him off! Tyson looks awesome in his uniform!

  3. marlo knox - September 25, 2008 5:51 pm

    Hey Girl!! I waited for you to call me!! LOL I’m so glad you enjoyed your weekend in Cali. Very cool that Tyson got in on the game. He looks great. Hopefully next time you’re out here we can meet up.
    xo, marlo

  4. shauna - September 25, 2008 7:51 pm

    Love that photo of all of you! you look gorgeous!!! Tyson does look older, handsomer, tanner and happy!!! 🙂 how exciting to watch him play college football. very cool. loved meeting you while you were in oregon and i repeat the sentiments paris said, wish we would have had more time!!! i can’t remember the last time i laughed so long and hard. my sides still ache!

  5. Jean - September 26, 2008 8:53 am

    Yay! I’ve been waiting patiently for an update from you. Great great pics of Tyson! That’s super that he got to play already. I still can’t believe he’s in college! Did you love Huntington Beach? I think thats the live beach they show in all of our “American Eagle” stores here. Nicole wanted to go there, just because we see it all the time. And Madi is turning 16 already? Will you throw a big bash? Nicole just turned 15, although they are both sophmores. Can’t wait to read more of your updates about Madi and her sports and I want to see pics of your trip to OR!
    Hugs to you, Ali!

  6. Angie - September 26, 2008 12:16 pm

    So cool that Tyson is getting some playing time. I know you are so proud! Miss you already and wish we lived closer to each other.

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