Monday, March 7, 2016

Go Seagulls! {Years Ago}

A few years ago I posted about how Addison and I flew in the belly of a C-17 from Germany to Georgia to see my little sister graduate from high school.

That fall Caryn started college at Carson Newman College in East Tennessee. A few years later we moved to Ohio and were finally close enough for Caryn to visit occasionally. Addison loved hanging out with Aunt Caryn.

On one visit, Caryn tried to teach Addison to cheer for the Carson Newman Eagles. The only problem is that Addison kept saying, "Go Seagulls!" The more she cheered for the seagulls, the more we laughed. Perhaps that's why nobody has named their sports teams after the seagulls.

Fast forward a few years, and Addison is nearing her own high school graduation and is picking a college to continue her studies.

This past weekend she officially announced her decision -- she'll be attending Oklahoma Christian University and cheering for the OC Eagles.

Every once in a while, I find one of her many new Eagle t-shirts in the laundry and have to suppress an urge to cheer for the seagulls.

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  1. What a great choice of universities. I know Addison will be blessed by attending OC.

  2. Congratulations. Enjoy the next part of the journey.

    1. P.S. Loved reading about your flight from Germany to the US. My Dad was in the defense force while I was growing up and this is how we used to fly to school and home each term :)

  3. What fun memories and new ones yet to come!

  4. What a memorable way to tie her future with her past. Love the story, including the original one with the flight. You have quite an adventurous streak :)



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