Friday, October 30, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 59 - More on JMU Gameday

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Remember last week's photo? Well that was taken this past spring so I decided to update it with how it currently looks with the pretty purple/yellow mums!

Now for my Willy Nilly's:

I took a few videos and I apologize for the shakiness, I felt like I was holding the camera steady ha! But you can get a sense of the excitement!






Now I hope you will play along! Post 5 random things, can be anything at all and link back right here. Visit others and have fun! Thanks!! Have a great weekend and a safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Signs, Signs & Some Good Fences @ The JMU Homecoming Game

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Getting things set up and ready to go!
A glimpse of some fall colors over there to the left ;)
Touchdown! The crowd goes wild!

(This has been a series which started on Monday if you want to go back to the beginning!)

Linking up with Signs, Signs & Good Fences

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

JMU Homecoming Game Continued

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Meanwhile inside the stadium:

Stocking up on some JMU merch...
Ashlyn ran into her friend Officer Conley...

Then she ran into her almost-brother-in-law (the brother of her boyfriend of more than 3 years) who is a Marching Royal Duke...

Got our seats and signs and we are ready!

More tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Through My Lens - JMU Homecoming

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Random people heading to the game...

My people heading to the game...

I don't know what he is singing but he appears to have a few fans...

A lonely Marching Duke...I wonder if she's getting nervous?

The opponent...

Yay Dukes!

A C.U.T.E. fan!

My crew...

Music for the tailgaters...

A long line to the port-a-potties...always...

Come back tomorrow for some photos inside the stadium! Linking with Mersad's Through My Lens

Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday Mural - Graffiti

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A bit of graffiti spotted on our walk to the stadium...sadly JMU lost 59-49 but it was exciting none-the-less! More photos on the game coming up! Linking with Monday Murals

Friday, October 23, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 58 - JMU Homecoming/ESPN Gameday Edition

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Yes, this photo might look familiar to some because I used it HERE back in May but it is the only pic I have that features JMU's name! For now!
Saturday is James Madison University's Homecoming game. Most of you, or some of you know that Ashlyn is in her senior year there. I'm so excited that we are attending Saturday's game and they were chosen for ESPN's College Gameday sooooo my Willy Nilly is going to be all about that bass game day stuff!

1) First things first...on a serious note...I, like others that knew him, either personally or through our blogs, am missing our Birdman ...he always made me laugh with his witty comments or triggered a memory with his blog posts...Rest In Peace are missed by so many...

2) Quad Talk from The Breeze (funny that this is the name of their newspaper when that is our last name!)

3) Newsworthy!

JMU Tweets about Gameday!

A picture Ashlyn tweeted...JMU is playing the Richmond Spiders

Well that's it for me this week! I hope to have lots of pictures and talk of a JMU victory for Monday!! Now it is your 5 randoms, link up and visit others!! Have a great weekend!! Look for us on ESPN ;)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Good Fence - From The Backyard

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These are from the back of my yard and there's Ozzy :)

Linking with TexWis and her Good Fences

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Dogs & Elvis Love The Roanoke Go Outside Festival

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Continued from Monday....the Outdoor Festival is dog friendly...yay!

Is that Spuds MacKenzie?

Elvis is alive and well in Roanoke, Virginia

Let's go!

This one was a little apprehensive about jumping, but did it in the end!

I would love to bring Ozzy but I can see it now, he would be pulling me all over the place...I hate to admit it but he's not so well behaved at times but that's ok because I love him to pieces!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Through My Lens - Roanoke Go Outside Festival

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Continued from yesterday...
The boys had fun climbing the rock wall...

They also had fun on this bike race simulator....can you believe they each scored the exact same time?

It was fun watching this guy cross the pool on a tight rope...


Have you ever seen a tent like this? I haven't!

The hammock display was very popular..mostly among kids swinging in them ;)

The object of the Go Outside Fest is to get people outside and live a healthier & active lifestyle. Stop being a couch potato because there is so much fun to be had outdoors! Linking with Through My Lens ...Now go outside and do something fun!

Monday, October 19, 2015


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I saw this old bus at the Roanoke Go Outside Festival on Sunday. We've been almost every year since the beginning, I think we missed 1. The first time they held the festival there was hardly anything going on, you can see that HERE and it was then called the Roanoke Outdoor has sure gotten bigger over the past few years! See 2013 HERE and 2014 HERE

What's a "Swurfer" you might be wondering? Check it out HERE. Looks fun!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 57

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Read Mountain Starz vs Central Academy Patriots @ Central Academy Middle School . Fincastle

Today, Thursday, these 2 guys had their last middle school football game. # 16 & 18. I was upset, showed up a half hour late. Game was supposed to start at 5. Got there and it had started at 4:30...some knew, most didn't. Our schedules said 5 but the lady at the gate taking our money said they changed it last month. Mass anyways, Central Academy is our rival, same county. There's 2 middle schools here in Botetourt County, Read Mountain (us) and Central Academy (them)...we won, 26-0. Way to end the season. The boys have to ride the bus back to school as a team. I met them there. Braden came out after changing and I asked where Dalton was and Braden tells me he went to run 1 more hill, 1 last time....I was half sad about this momentous occasion (football game) but held it together but seeing him run a last hill with a few football buddies made me so sad. I have found that with these two boys, lasts truly are lasts. With Ashlyn and Christian I always knew I had two more to enjoy one more time with, but these 2 are my "one more time"...I'm feeling a bit sappy tonight so.....I'll take you through Braden and Dalton's football years for my Willy Nilly:

This was in Georgia. We had just picked up their gear for their first year of football. The year is 2007. Obviously they were pretty pumped to try it all on!

Same year as above but ready for a game! Our first team, Walton County Bengals!

Our first team here in Virginia, The Bulldogs...2008

We've been on the Panthers a few times so this might have been about 4th grade?

Last year of rec football, 6th stop high school football....not a clue where the time has that's my randoms this go's your turn! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others! Have fun and have a great weekend!!

If you still want to see more football pics, of these two little guys or Christian, just type "football" in the search bar up top, you might remember some of these!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence @ Jeter Farm

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Jeter Farm . Roanoke

I left without getting a pumpkin. You get a free little pumpkin with your paid entry but it looked like they had all been picked over. I had planned on getting a couple of pumpkins from the pile above but the boys were thirsty and ready to leave and I was pretty easily talked into going home. I stalked that dog there trying to get his picture but he didn't like me I guess. Kept ignoring me.

Linking with Signs, Signs & Good Fences