Monday, April 26, 2010

the good old days: College Softball Alumni Weekend!

Back in the day I played College Softball.
At Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Best college ever.
Especially if you are in to Halloween riots.

We recently had our SIU-C Softball Alumni Weekend back
in Carbondale & I wanted to share some fun pics with you all.
Over 70+ years of SIU softball players were invited.
It was a blast to go back & reminisce about the good old days.....
great friends & fabulous memories.

Me & my sister Adie
Starting the night off at our old stomping ground,
My twin sisters, Adie & Haley went to SIU as well,
(they were freshmen when I was a Senior!!)
& crazy enough, Haley ended up marrying the OWNER of
this Pub that we spent so many fun nights in college.
Is this not so crazy?!
Kind of like a soap opera.... so try to keep up!

A group shot Friday night at Pinch.
From the left: Me, Julie, Erin, Adie, Tahira & Karrie

Tahira, (who my girls now call Princess Tiana)
Julie & I posing at Pinch.

We migrated out to our favorite patio.
My dad was snapping away for me.....Hysterical.

No one is ready, yet my dad kept snapping away.

Tahira, My sis Adie, & my Mom in the back!
Rat, Julie and myself.

Much better!

Now one with Andrea.

"Scared" or was this "Surprised?!"
Rat's idea.

And then a plain, old fashioned SMILE shot with Rat.

My mom & dad, of course, joined in on the fun!
Randy & Onda, aka RONDA thanks to Rat.
(Since my sister Haley still lives in Carbondale, where we
went to college, it's so great that we get to make these
family road trips back so frequently to visit Haley
and her husband Jimmy & their two cuties Ella & Tyler.
It's a family affair every time & so much fun!)

The next day at the SIU-C softball game.
Haley made my girls custom SIU Softball T-Shirt Dresses.
Are you kidding me?
So dang cute!
(Even though my girls would not look at the camera!)

All of the softball alumni were announced & walked
out onto their incredible new field, that was built
when my sisters were still playing there. Lucky girls.

Class of 2001.
From left...
Julie (my friend since 3rd grade) in yellow, Rat, the greatest person ever,
(especially if you are in to getting made fun of quite often)
me & then the cute & pregnant Erin!

Saturday night, before the dinner at Copper Dragon.

I love this picture of my sister Adie & her hubby Meade.

Me & Karrie. Roomies my senior year.

Rat, my sister Hales, Me & Jules.

(By the way, how cute is my shirt? Go visit my friend Erin
& have her whip you up one. She's incredible!)

Julie wiping down a few sweat drips for Rat.

Rat, was of course making fun of my necklace I made, & decided it
looked like OLIVES.
She was pretending to take a bite of them right off of Adie.

Tahira & Haley reminiscing with our coach, Kerri.

After dinner we watched a video of clips from the past 70 years.
Here is a shot of me at bat.

My sister Haley in action at third base.

And my sister Adie gunning someone out from behind the plate!

A cute group shot towards the end of the night.

It was a busy fun-filled weekend as the next day was Tyler's Baptism.

The cutie girls posing in church.

After lunch we headed up the water tower to take a look.
You can see 4 or 5 different states I believe.

Then, we packed up & made the two hour trip back home.
(We accidentally stopped to get some frozen custard.)

One of the best weekends ever!

Road trip, Family, Old Friends, Tyler's Baptism,
All you can eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes,
green beans, corn & of course, frozen custard.

What could be better than that?!


Unknown said...

1. I'd wear that olive necklace any day!
2. I just made a bunch of sweet yo-yo necklaces for an event I am vending at in a few weeks!

We shoud maybe do a a little swap of cutness! I have some headbands that would look adorable on your girls! (and their mama if she was so inclined...)

Four Fit Sisters said...

So cute!!!! I had so much fun when you were in town...wish that was EVERY weekend

Kimmie @ Hello Mess said...

Looks like a BLAST!

Happy Hodge Podge said...

would that frozen custard have happened to come from Danville IL?


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