Hometown Adventures – SFA Basketball on ESPN

On Tuesday, we got to be a part of ESPN’s College Basketball marathon – our men’s basketball team played against Northern Iowa in the 8am time slot. The administration of the university were really supportive about encouraging students and faculty to attend the game if possible, and it was a really fun way to start a work day!!

We packed up ourselves and Peanut and braved the cold on the walk into the coliseum. As usual when toting around my purse plus the baby bag, I opted for our convenient little point & shoot camera rather than my good camera. Sometimes the light weight weighs the most in the packing process! Nacogdoches photographer - family attending SFA basketball game. Prior to tip off, they showcased the new banners from last year’s amazing season. It was a great way to kick things off and recognize what a great job our team did last year. Nacogdoches photographer - family attending SFA basketball game. It really felt like a family affair with all three of us there, and as an added bonus, my dad made the drive up early that morning to go to the game with us! Like I mentioned about going to the SFA volleyball games, the two of us used to regularly attend the basketball games together, so it was a treat to have him come to the game as well. Nacogdoches photographer - family attending SFA basketball game. Nacogdoches photographer - family attending SFA basketball game. Nacogdoches photographer - family attending SFA basketball game. So this one’s a biiiiit too close, and a little blurry… but seriously, how cute is she??? The poor thing ended up wearing herself out… she fell asleep just as the game went into overtime. Apparently charming everyone in the coliseum is tiring work! Nacogdoches photographer - family attending SFA basketball game. The game didn’t end up how we hoped it would, but it was a great effort from our guys. A very stressful entertaining game for sure, and I think ESPN is probably pretty happy with their choice to include this one in the tv marathon. Hopefully we catch a lot more games this season – and maybe Peanut will end up awake to see the clock run out next time!

Hometown Adventures – The Pumpkin Patch

This weekend we went to the SFA homecoming parade but got there after it started… then a giant school bus scared poor Peanut with its very loud horn that got blown right as they passed us, so the remainder of the parade wasn’t exactly a hit with our little one. Sad day.

Fortunately we were able to turn the morning around with a stop at the pumpkin patch at Nacogdoches’ Christ Episcopal Church! Peanut just didn’t quite know what to make of all those pumpkins and was obviously very intrigued. She spent a lot of time walking among the rows of pumpkins, but I was able to snag a few shots to commemorate our first pumpkin patch adventure! Nacogdoches family portraits with little girl in pumpkin patchNacogdoches family portraits with little girl in pumpkin patchPumpkinPatch2014-9_WEB Nacogdoches family portraits with little girl in pumpkin patchPumpkinPatch2014-15_WEB Nacogdoches family portraits with little girl in pumpkin patch

I even got to get in on a few shots (thanks to Max)!!

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All in all, it was a fun stop and I am thankful for our sweet town for having things like this for us to enjoy as a family. Totally worth a small donation for taking photos… next year? I’m already planning to up our game and do some carving or decorating after our little photoshoot! Nacogdoches family portraits with little girl in pumpkin patch PumpkinPatch2014-28_WEB

Hometown Adventures – SFA Football

Last weekend my parents came up for a football game and it was wonderful – we got a cold snap and it was soooooo nice to wear a jacket rather than dripping sweat like the game the previous week! We loaded up a bunch of food (made by my wonderful husband), set up a tailgate spot and enjoyed the afternoon.

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And that wonderful husband of mine?? He scored major points by figuring out a way to get the Texas Tech game on the iPad. Didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, but it was nice to still be able to watch my Red Raiders while waiting to watch the Lumberjacks!

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I had both my camera and our little family camera with us, so I was able to actually be in some of the photos of the day. I’m really working on that! Gotta have proof that I was actually at all these things we do… IMG_1394_WEB

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So I have to say that onesie of Peanut’s is pretty much God’s honest truth. At least I think so! And her daddy’s pretty darn good looking too.


We decided to let Peanut in on the ribs Max made… We’ll just say she was definitely a fan. SFA Football 9.14.2014-11_WEB

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She was also loving the axe handles made by the Freshman Leadership Academy students. If you’re around an SFA football game, bring some money to buy an axe handle and help support the FLA fundraiser!! SFA Football 9.14.2014-17_WEB

This series of shots is just too sweet for words! SFA Football 9.14.2014-23_WEB

I ended up just bringing the little camera with me into the game… hauling the baby’s gear was enough for me so I opted for the lightweight option! IMG_1416_WEB

Peanut may have been more interested in the play on the field than getting her picture taken… and I have to say I think I’m ok with that. I hope she continues to love football! IMG_1420_WEB

All in all, it was a great day supporting our Lumberjacks!