On Saturday we woke up and donned our purple before heading over to Furman to watch our beloved Paladins take on the 2-time national champs, Appalachian State. While the guys battled hard and made for a good game, we were sad to see they came up short in the points category. But that's okay, cause we made some good memories at the game.
It was Ella's first Furman football game, and since we didn't have any Paladin gear for her yet, we dressed her in brown--she looked like a little football--with her purple Mary Jane socks. LOVE those things! She was, as always, rather adorable. We enjoyed walking around talking to people and tailgating before the game, and then found our way to our seats.
Throughout the game, we found good friends who had also come from afar to see the game...Danny Marshall and his girlfriend, Angela... Mivvi, my college roommate's little sister and also one of Brandon's FCA buddies, Erika, and Shelly, a former tennis standout.
We also saw Stacy Burr and the entire Earle family (Conner is one of Ella's suitors, and boy, is he a cutie!)
On Sunday, after Brandon played his violin at church, we met Danny, Angela, Craig and Brooke for lunch, and then headed to Anderson to celebrate Ashley Shockley's birthday at her lake house! We had such a good time. Rodney and Marla Johnson brought Ethan (another Ella admirer, I think) from Atlanta, and we ate some yummy food and laughed a lot. It is so wonderful to get some down time with people who we are always doing ministry with and working with.