Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wofford at the NCAA Tournament

Wofford made history this past basketball season.  If you haven't heard of Wofford, then you might just want to move onto to another blog now, but you're missing out on a great family.  Little ol' Wofford College from Sparkle City, SC (real name: Spartanburg, SC), made it to the NCAA tournament!  But going back a little bit further, the Wofford Terriers won the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament.  That was a first for the program as well!  By winning the SoCon Tournament, that gave them an automatic spot in the NCAA tournament. 

Here's a little fun fact for you (which we gladly shared with the Maryland fans sitting in front of us at the tournament): Wofford's student enrollment is about 1,500 students!  We gave the University of Wisconsin a run for their money (and I would like to point out that they have over 40,000 students!).  When I attended college there 2002 - 2006 (no I'm not ashamed of my age...yet), we were pushing 1,200 students.  At that point, we could say that our average SAT score was higher than our student enrollment.  Given the fact that I chose Wofford for it's academics, I just love that little piece of information.  My husband, on the other hand, who was a member of the basketball team, hated that fact.  My husband is a smart man, but I guess that little tidbit of information took away from the sports side of the college.

Anyways, back to the game, it was very close and unfortunately we lost by a few points, but we were ahead by a few points with about 3 minutes to go.  Coach Young and his team had a great game, except for the loss.  If the game winner was determined by the enthusiasm of the fans, then Wofford would have won hands down!

This was our view prior to finding some unused Temple University seats from the game before us.

Our new seats put us right behind the Wofford team bench and looking at the main Wofford crowd.  Don't they look good?!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


A joyful occasion, full of joy, very happy, delighted, glee, or any other adjective for JOY!  I'm so proud of my good friend Sarah!  She is about to graduate medical school in May, and she was just matched to her residency in Greenville, SC.  I couldn't be more happier because Greenville is only 1 hour from Asheville!  But seriously, what a tremendous accomplishment, so Congratulations Sarah!  And in honor of you, here is a picture of you and Zach!  I can't believe this picture is now 1 1/2 years old, we'll have to get some new shots at your graduation!  Love you!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kentucky: Home of the Unbridled Spirit

I traveled around the state of Kentucky for about 1 week a few weeks ago.  I just love their state slogan - it's fun to say in an extremely southern/redneck accent (go on try it....hey, don't make fun of me, I was in a car by myself for hours on end).  Unfortunately it was gray skies paired with brown/tan/beigeness for 5 out of my 6 days there.  Thankfully the sun and blue skies appeared on my last day right before I went crazy  - it made my drive home much happier!  These pictures were taken on a short unplanned detour on the way to a gym in hopes of finding some scenic sites.  I was somewhat pleased with this 6 mile detour on a very country road.  I was hoping to find horses, and one of those old stone fences that you see all around the Lexington area.  But I was no where near Lexington, so lucky you, you get to see a barb wire fence!