Monday, November 15, 2010

A Florida/Georgia Tradition

Every year since I became a gator in 2003 I have made the trek to Jacksonville for the Florida/Georgia game.  There are so many memories that have been made surrounding that game…mansions on the St. John River, crazy hotel nights, the Landing, Gator wins, and great friends through the years!   This year was no different.  The tailgating for this game is a people watchers dream.  I continued to snap pictures throughout the day of the crazy things we saw and experienced.  

We headed out at 8:30 and got to our stomping ground, Parking Lot J after 10 to set up shop.  This years tailgate spot was the best one yet.  See how no one could park to the left of our tailgate, so we were free of feeling squished.  We tailgated this year with our friends Mark and Heather!  They are a great couple the only thing wrong with them is that Mark is a Georgia Bulldog fan.  That made for some interesting banter throughout the day.  pics 4 141

So here are the things we saw this year:

1.  We watch a wife smash into the back of her husbands car.  He got out and kicked his hard, kicked, her car, and then proceeded to yell some profanities that ended with what were you looking at?  It was a sight to see and we can thank our sweet tailgating spot for the view. pics 4 142

2. We had Robin Hood in our midst if any damsel was in distress.  It would be an interesting rescue because the outfit was a bit short.    

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3. The Pride of the Sunshine drum line played for us.  Heather and I had to get a picture with them. 

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4. Fred Flintstone  and Bam-Bam were ‘gatored’ out for the game!

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5.  I got to see my cousin Jeffrey!  He used a Facebook picture I upload of our tailgate to find our tailgating spot. It was so good to see him and hear about what he has been up to!

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6.  The City of Jacksonville has this golf card sized  ambulance that was so cute!  Glad no one we knew had to see the inside of it though.


7. We ran into Zach Galifianakis on a yacht in the marina!  He had “Carlos” with him! 

IMAG0289  Heather and I want to do the Florida/ Georgia game in style next year.  We have a goal to rent a gorgeous yacht and party in the marina with the high class crowd!


8. We had the #1 gator cheerleader in our section!  He had his pom-poms going the whole game.  He was up jumping and dancing…I swear there is always one crazy by us every year!   IMAG0292

9.  The GATORS won!!!!!!!  (Sorry the picture is blurry)  34-31 baby!  We were thrilled to finally be cheering for the gators again! 


It was a great time!   Any good tailgating stories? 


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Sweetest Pumpkin!

A few weeks ago Uncle Adam and Aunt Nen had the honor of partying with the world’s sweetest pumpkin!  Annabelle and her BBF Allie Claire hosted their first annual Pumpkin Party!  We had the best time enjoying the children in all their excitement. 

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This little one has no clue how much we love her! 

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Oh wait she does!  This picture makes my heart smile!

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On Friday we had this ‘Sweet Pumpkin"'’ come for a little trick or treat with her friends. 

They were are only trick or treaters this year, but definitely the most important!

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Hope you all had a wonderful spook-free Halloween!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Brother Love….

I went home to Tampa a few weeks ago for a glorious three day weekend!  Adam stayed home and hunted all weekend so mom and I were able to shop, shop, shop!  I slipped away on Sunday before heading back home to see my long lost brother Stephen and meet his precious girlfriend Kelsea!  Side note: I unfortunately don’t have the best relationship with my dad and that means I miss out on seeing my 2 brothers and 5 sisters.  Stephen who is the oldest is able to get away easier than the rest of the Kimball brood.  Let me just tell you its was amazing to see him and hear about all that has been happening in his life.  He is an artist and is aspiring to attend Ringling College of Art and Design after he graduates from high school.  I enjoyed him sharing about his life and seeing how he is becoming his own person forming his own ideals and thoughts about life.  We have plans for the next time we go home to do something fun!  He suggested “Boing”Jump Center” that has trampolines covering the floor and sides!  I can just see Adam jumping around…haha!  

Good times and many memories were made

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