UF Homecoming Weekend

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This past weekend was one for the books as my family and I celebrated UF’s homecoming! Our weekend was packed with Gator football, family dinners and priceless memories!

Kev and I started off homecoming with the homecoming festival and parade. This was the first time that there was a festival, and we really enjoyed it. There were different vendors and sponsors at the festival with freebies. The highlight was running into our  sweet friends Hannah and Allison, pictured below.

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Not only was there fun carnival-like activities at the festival, but there was also orange and blue kettle popcorn! The kettle popcorn smelled absolutely delicious, but the line was very long, (and I may have been slightly impatient) so we left empty-handed.

After the carnival, we headed over to grab seats in front of the stadium to watch the homecoming parade. I have always enjoyed watching the parade; ever since my freshman year when I was able to participate in it myself. I will never forget the feeling of riding down University Avenue in the back of a flat-bed trailer spreading the Gator spirit. This year Kev and I joined our friends, Paulette and Chris, to watch.

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Next up, the UF Football game vs. Vandy! I always enjoy watching a football game, whether it’s good or ugly. This game was especially fun because I got to watch some of my friends take the field as part of the homecoming court. And even though they couldn’t hear me from the stands, that didn’t stop me from cheering.

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I’m already looking forward to next year’s homecoming weekend!


It’s Fall Y’all

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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall,” – F. Scott Fitzgerald.

I couldn’t have said it any better myself; I just love Fall. It’s a season that I look forward to all yearlong and hate to see end. It’s one of new beginnings and reminiscing on past moments –  that crispness in the air brings back so many memories.

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Memories of my family visiting North Carolina and fall festivals.  To road trips with my dearest friends and hiking in Tennessee. To making fall decorations and baking delicious treats. And to carving pumpkins and going on hay rides – just to name a few.

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Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite time of the year.  To get into the spirit of things, 1. I consult my favorite magazines for inspiration. 2. Look through old family photos taken during the Fall and 3. make a Fall Bucket list to remember all of my favorite fall activities.

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch
  2. Decorate pumpkins
  3. Drink apple cider (or make it – if I’m feeling fancy)
  4. Paynes Prairie picnic
  5. Newberry Cornmaze & Hayride
  6. Fall decorations
  7. Baked pies and pumpkin goodies
  8. Front door decorations
  9. Go to a Fall festival
  10. Football game

So far I have a few things crossed off the list already, including a miraculous Gator football game!  More Fall loving to come in the next few weeks!

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