H-O-K-I-E-S…Hokies!

8 Oct

Virginia Tech is a big part of our lives.  It’s where Ryan and I met, fell in love, and got engaged.  Some of our best friends and favorite people are also Hokie Alums.  Blacksburg will always be a second home to us and the gorgeous Tech campus will always take my breath away.  But there is nothing like the feeling of being in Lane Stadium for a Saturday football game.

This will be our 2nd football season since 1999 that we haven’t been to a single game.  On Saturdays you can usually find us streaming a game from the computer onto our TV, which is fine but not quite the same.  You can imagine our delight in finding that the game was going to be on ESPN all the way out here!  

So we decked out our couch in maroon and orange.

Snacked on “Sid Dip” (which is what Ryan’s family calls salsa con queso because of a family friend, Sid, who always made it).  Kind of makes you want to rename it “Sid Dip,” too, huh?

We cheered, took a siesta at half time (because we have an 18 month old), and when Tech started stinking it up in the second half we realized that we forgot to put out VT barbie, who is somewhat of a floozy, but she’s cheered with me for 12 seasons so it’s cool.

Number 59 was not amused.

And when the game turned into a real nail biter we got off the couch and cheered and trash talked and curled up into the fetal position.  Okay that last one was just me.  Until we emerged victorious and Abigail emerged from a 3 1/2 hour nap!And it was fun to pretend for a minute that we were back in beautiful southwest Virginia watching the game munchkin-free….but then again she’s a pretty cute future Hokie…So wherever you are and whoever your team, may you have a happy football weekend, too!

 

 

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6 Responses to “H-O-K-I-E-S…Hokies!”

  1. Heather Cavaliere October 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    awwwwwwww i love that a brooks shoe is in the background of that last pic, i love abigail as a hokie…and not sure if i should admit this, but I love VT (the Floozy) Barbie…she’s my favorite VT fan besides ya’ll of course!

    • Sarah October 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

      I wear those shoes all the time. The other day a lady asked me how I liked them in the grocery store which of course had me telling her the story of those shoes. :o)

  2. Emily October 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Vt barbie!!!!!! So thankful she came out!!!! Love 59 reaction to her 😉 wish every hokie could have been there for this one!!!!

    • Sarah October 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

      Haha! Wasn’t that a lucky picture! I didn’t realize it turned out that way until I saw it on the computer.

  3. artoornstra October 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    We used to watch hockey a lot when we lived in Michigan. We had a few friends who were followers of the Detroit Red Wings and my husband is from Canada and grew up with the Oilers. It’s hard living in Oregon where no one watches hockey and there’s not a ice rink anywhere! The sports culture is so amazingly different in parts of the country.

    • Sarah October 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

      It’s so true, but you never really think about it as being so regional!

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