#1,716 Football Season is Here.

Every year, my birthday nearly coincides with the kickoff of college football which means a football party at my parents’ with BBQ, red velvet, and my daddy happier than a little child on Christmas morning. We missed Clark, Amanda and Walker—they stayed home since Amanda came down with a bug. And this year the fun was dulled a little by my cold and the resulting cold medicine which kept me in a little of a fog, but being surrounded by my family and our closest friends is just about the best you could ask for 2 days before you turn 29 years old.


Mama gave me a beautiful new lantern for our porch dinner table with an electric candle inside that looks real enough to burn you. So cool! Mallorie gave me a Linnea’s Lights pumpkin candle, and Mrs. Melinda gave me a vintage sleeping gown. All excellent and thoughtful surprises when I certainly wasn’t expecting to get anything at all.

Even better—it looks like our Rebs are going to pull out the win over Boise State. Hotty toddy.

Once again, you saved the day with your sweet comments and encouragements on yesterday’s post. So thankful for every one of you.


Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Daily Journal

4 thoughts on “#1,716 Football Season is Here.

  1. I thought of you last night when I saw that Ole Miss was playing. Up here in East TN, everyone is excited for UT's opening game this weekend. Nothing like SEC football!

    Happy birthday!


  2. I love this! We'll be doing the same thing tomorrow night, cheering on our Cowboys in our black and orange.
    Hope you have a wonderful birthday friend! Looks like it is already off to a great start! 🙂

    PS. Love, love, love Linnea's Lights. I think I may have to order a pumpkin one asap. Right now I am still burning my Gardenia and it makes the house smell a-mazing.

  3. Happy Birthday! Wishing you nothing but the best! (and cake/pie/cookies, and ice cream!)

    Love the lantern your sweet Mom bought you! And, I am headed to Linnea's Lights site…

    Enjoy and celebrate YOUR day! May it be filled with happiness and surrounded by those you love.

    – Talia 🙂

  4. Ashlee! Talia! GET THE PUMPKIN CANDLE! I lit it for 20 minutes this morning and half the house was smelling like it when I blew it out before leaving for work. Thank y'all for the sweet birthday wishes!!

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