Monday, September 24, 2012

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage at Lakeside

I so love being invited to various places/events to speak and had a great time today at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs! What a great group of kids!! I had a wonderful time sharing about my mom's background and my family in Chile. I hope they enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed them! :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy birthday Reagan!!!!

I know this may sound "cliche" but I seriously can't believe that Reagan is already a one year old!!! The first year of her life went by so quickly... and I know the following years will fly by too. Such a great reminder to really enjoy and savor every moment of every day. I love this little girl so much that it almost hurts to think about it. I never really understood what that meant when others talked about their love of their kids...boy, do I know now. It certainly can not be put into words. So with that, I say a very happy birthday to my precious baby Reagan Anne!!!!!!!

Her first cupcake!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Now I KNOW I'm a Hog fan

It's not that I was questioning my loyalty to the Hogs...but after Saturday's game, I have no doubt.
I really wasn't a fan of college football growing up in South Dakota (although there a lot of Husker fans). And although I attended the University of Minnesota, I was never a big Gopher fan (the Vikings have a much bigger following). But then... I moved to Arkansas. Where college football IS a way of life. At first I just enjoyed covering the games... live shots from tailgates and learning how to call the Hogs. But somewhere along the way, I became one of the fans that I once reported on. One of the fans that gets up at the crack of dawn on game days so we can tailgate all day...regardless of when the game starts. And on Saturday I realized that when the players and coaches experience a devastating loss... I feel the devastation. I am still amazed at how physically ill I felt watching that game. And all I could think about was...if I feel this bad, imagine how the players, coaches, and parents feel. It hurts. For all Razorback fans. And although that hurt let me know how much I really like the also reminds me that I will continue to stand by them and support them even when it's not as fun. Not as fun as when we're winning. Especially winning the big games. But it's still our team. And it's still our state. And they're still our Hogs. So you might call me an eternal optimist but so be it... GO HOGS, BEAT BAMA!! :)

Tailgating with the fam!