Friday, July 30, 2010

NU/OU and NU/UT games

My little sis is currently at Camp Crimson - I don't know what this Nebraska family is going to do when we have to hear Boomer Sooner played over and over. I really hope OU wins in the south and we get to play Oklahoma for the title game in December! It would be so fun to play against my sister's school, and the NU/OU rivalry is a great, respectful one. Two years ago I went with the Nixes to Norman, and while we were there, I got to introduce Aaron to a friend of mine who went to OU, his parents and his sister at a tailgate. It was wonderful to share in the love of the game with the Sooners, and we made it to ESPN several times because of the awesome signs we made... unfortunately, the game didn't go our way. It was a fun weekend in Norman, though, with all of the Nixes reunited (even though I wasn't a Nix at that point!)

{this picture ran in the Omaha World-Herald}

{above photos belong to my sister-in-law, tiffany n.}

The OU/NU game was three days before the 2008 election, so our signage was very campaign-oriented. I am glad my husband's family are all Husker fans and love to travel to the games, since my family can't. That's the one bad thing about being in a football family - in a good year, my dad is coaching his team right up until Christmas time, and so he can't go to any Husker games, even when we're playing close to home at Baylor, A&M, UT or OU. It also made wedding planning very tough - our December wedding was held on a Sunday just in case Daddy was playing in the state championship on the Saturday before it! Fortunately for us, but unfortunately for his team, they lost in the finals the week before our wedding, and we didn't have to rent a bus and have our rehearsal dinner at the site of the 5A Texas high school championship!

I hope we get to play Oklahoma in this years Big 12 championship at Cowboy Stadium. As much as I'd like a rematch of last year's extremely disappointing Texas game, if we can beat them on October 16, I will be happy to not play them for the rest of eternity the season. Here are two pictures from last years whirlwind journey to Big D., where I drove down with Aaron's parents, his brother and his sister-in-law. We met up with Aaron's sister Tiff and her husband, who live near Dallas, and before the game we enoyed seeing Aaron's family, eating Chick-Fil-A and going to Ikea. It's funny how excited I was to do those things when I lived in Nebraska - now, living in Florida the Chick-Fil-A novelty is gone. I still enjoy a good trip to Ikea, though... . Unfortunately, my sis-in-law Shannon couldn't be there with us, but Aaron got to fly in for a 24-hour football binge, and it was the best to experience a Husker game with my love again. We went to all of the games together for the two years we dated, and when he left for grad school, it was like I lost my football game partner!

{photo belongs to my other sister-in-law tiff s. yes, i have two sisters-in-law named tiffany!}

Can you tell I'm ready for Husker football to begin?!


Chelsea Anne said...

so that first picture I noticed a very typical Emilyism and I can definitely pick you out from a crowd because when you are concentrating or focused, sometimes you stick your tongue out haha... childhood friends are forever :)

p.s. -- i seem to have misplaced your new address yet again haha.

Emily said...

The tongue thing? It's dreadful. I know. ARGHH. Blame my father, whom I inherited it from :) Will send you a message w/ the address!

rob and tiff said...

lets do it all over again.