Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ready for Some FOOTBALL!

We are less than a week away from the official kickoff to the college football season and I couldn't be more excited!
As most of you know, I went to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and as with most SEC schools, it's all about the Fall and football!
It's a BIG deal even when you're not in the town where your alma mater is.
Every year the Charlotte area SEC school alumni associations come together as one for a 'Kickoff Party'.
This started many years ago and I have only missed a few over the years.

This year was extra special because it was Shelby's first time!
Our alumni group went all out to make us standout in the crowd by hand painting this Tiger eye for our tent.
Great for photo ops, even for my Virginia Tech Hokie hubby.
One of our alumni members owns Painting with a Twist here in Charlotte and was nice enough to be on site giving everyone a chance to do a little painting.
Just like last year our Arkansas fan friends met up there with us.
Shelby got snuggles from Miss Katie.
New to the group this year was Missouri and Texas A&M.
Little weird but welcome to them!
My little Tiger.
Shelby was one of MANY babies there this year.
A fun family event.
Now bring on the games!!!!!
Does your town do something like this either for SEC, ACC, Big 10, etc??


Anonymous said...

I love your dress! It's so pretty :) It looks like you guys had a great time. That's really neat that they had a place to paint - the tigers eye turned out great!

Charlotte Hayes said...

Ahh how fun! I LOVE football season too :) So fun you brought Shelby - if she's hanging at these events at this age she is going to grow up to be so cool! Haha

<3, Charlotte

starnes family said...

San Diego has a big bash each year.....but we never make it down. Crawfish boil, too, that A&M peeps throw. Ugh.

Love the Tiger eye. Great celebration! Can't wait til next week.

Allena said...

Gig 'em!!!!!!

Allena said...

Gig 'em!!!

Jordan Cole said...

I know this is against my football religion being a Gamecock fan in the SEC but she's adorable, in her little outfit!

Alayna said...

Omg josh had a roy's tshirt lmao! Whoooo pig soie.

Alayna said...

Lmao on josh's roy's tshirt. Whooo pig sooie!

donna said...

How fun! Beautiful family pics. Can't wait for college football to start!!!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Very cute and fun. Shelby just looks adorable and I love your dress. You rock those colors. I can't wait to dress Little H in her Kentucky smock. I can't get Lallie to wear a smock to save my life anymore. :( Sad day in the SLPS household. Yay for football season!!! Bring it on!

Jess said...

This is such a fun idea! I love Shelby's little LSU dress, and you Momma had an adorable dress on too!

Ashley said...

this is so foreign to me! but it looks like so much fun.

April of Smidge Of This said...

Shelby ... so darling (as always).

That dress is perfect for tailgating season! I totally need one for ECU games!

MCW said...

Southerns and their football! I've never seen anything like it...I'm sure if I went to a school with a great team I would be the same!

Courtney B said...

I wish!! I swear, my town is so L A M E! This sounds and looks like so much fun! Shelby looks adorable in her outfit!

Monica said...

What a neat event! Glad to be part of the SEC now. #gigem

PS Shelby is adorable. Love her LSU smocked dress. Preciousness.

Tricia said...

This seriously looks so fun!! I know Rob is going crazy waiting for kickoff of the new season. Forget getting him out of the house on Saturdays. :) And again, LOVE your dress!

Nicole Marie said...

her dress is so cute!

Sara said...

I always miss this event!! UGH! Love the sign in front of the Arkansas tent. LOL!

Shelby is the cutest little Tiger!


Sara said...

Plus--your dress is cute! I saw a lot of Garnet/Black version on Thursday. Where did you find it?