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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