Friday, January 14, 2011

We are the CHAMPIONS!

We won!  We did it!  And it was AUsome!!

It really was such an amazing experience.  The whole weekend...there was just something in the much excitement and I'm so glad we were able to be there.
This was Saturday morning before we left.  I was so sad to say goodbye to my little guy.  We missed him so much but I do think we made the right decision in not taking him.  I think he would have been miserable.  But it was seriously hard and I won't be leaving him again for a long time!  My Dad and Kathy were great and kindly answered all my texts and phone calls with questions about what he was doing, how he was sleeping, eating, etc.  (Well, mostly Kathy...Dad thought I was being crazy.)

Jon and Sarah arriving at the airport.  We held up a sign for them.

This billboard was right across from our hotel.  How cool is it?!

Once everyone arrived Saturday night we headed out for some dinner. 

I can just hear my brothers laugh looking at this picture.

Our hotel window

Sunday we headed to the stadium.  There was a really cool shopping center right next to it so we spent the day there.

We went to a really cool dueling piano bar Sunday night.  It was packed with fans for both teams so most of the night was spent yelling our cheers at each other.  It was really fun!

Monday, headed to the stadium.

We saw Aubie!

Our group...not sure why I thought it would be a good idea to look directly in the sun for the picture...well, I guess because I was wearing sunglasses.  But this is the only one I have of the whole group from game day.

With our tickets...yay!

This guy was awesome...but he didn't quite have the Heisman pose down.

The mountains in the background were really cool.

The eagle flew during the national anthem...and EVERYBODY commented on how AUsome it was.  All the Oregon fans loved it.  I don't care who you pull really is something.

Hitting the field...fired up and ready to go!

4th quarter

WE WON!  And I don't think I've ever cheered so hard in all my life...I thought my arm might fall off from shaking my shaker.

Celebration time.

And of course, it wouldn't be an AUBURN victory without a little toilet paper.

SO happy!

There was so much orange and it was beautiful sight.

I had to include a picture of our "white war eagle winner's wagon"....It is missing some of it's embellishments in this picture but it was great cruising around all weekend in a minivan...seriously, that thing was nice.

It really was an unbelievable trip. 
It's great to be an Auburn Tiger!


BeLLa said...

Woo Hoo ~ We're No. 1

Going to the national championship game was truly incredible fun! It was AUsome to hang out with so many Auburn fans. And the excitement of the game was consistent with our whole season.

Thank you so much for all that you and Keith did for everyone!

WAR EAGLE ~ xoxo

H2's Mommy said...

These pictures are AUsome! So glad you all had a great time and pulled us through a big win! WAR EAGLE!
I love you!

Amanda said...

I'm so glad that you guys had so much fun! So jealous and wish we could have been there with you guys cheering our boys on! War Damn Eagle!

Kathy Jo said...

I couldn't wait to see you pics and they were AUsome!!!! I am so glad that you all had the opportunity to go...but even more glad that we had the opportunity to keep that precious angel, Sawyer! He was sooooo good he entire weekend!!! His laugh brings so much joy to my heart!! I didn't mind the texting or calling, but you know your dad had a few quick comebacks for ya! His first spend-the-night with Nonnie and Popsy...the first of many to come!!!

Love to you all!!!
Kathy (Nonnie)

Ashley said...

wow!! looks like it was an experience of a lifetime. so cool. love u

morgan823 said...

Looks like so much fun!! WAR EAGLE!!

Amy said...

So jealous! I kept thinking how I wish I was there as I was watching the game! Glad you guys had a great trip.

Our Southern Front Porch said...

HOW FUN! Love all your pictures! See you guys next weekend!

Brother said...

Best weekend ever... War Eagle!

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