Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The CATS are BACK!!!

YAY for a new basketball coach for Kentucky! It is about time!! I have grown up a huge UK fan especially because my whole family went to college there (except me! ha!) and my grandpa and uncle played basketball there. Honestly, growing up in Kentucky makes it hard to not be a fan-especially if you love sports. 

When I was younger I couldn't wait to go to the games or even watch them on TV. My family was always either at the games or hosting some sort of party to cheer them on. Some of my favorite memories are sitting with my sisters and cousins at the top of Rupp Arena (because our parents and brothers got the good seats) and cheering on my favorite players-Derek Anderson and Ron Mercer. The players seemed so old back then...and now they seem so young! 

The past few years of UK basketball have been rather depressing, so a change was definitely needed. I was definitely glad to be in Africa for this particular season. NIT!?! I mean, really? Never thought I would have seen that day. Well, in honor of our new coach, John Calipari, I celebrated by putting Micah into his UK outfit. 

I'm all geared up and ready to play!

Micah's first word besides "mama" and "dada" was ball, and he loves to play ball-especially with his Daddy. We are in high hopes that he will be a baller one day for either UK or UNC (for his Dad)...either way we are good! :) I almost called Coach Gillispie and asked if he needed a sub!

He is the cutest fan ever and I'm thankful that he can now sport this outfit proudly. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Kentucky. I can't wait to take Micah to a game one day with Nani and Poppi! Paul even said that it makes moving back to Louisville a little more tempting...ha! 

This season still isn't over for Daddy's team. So for now, we are cheering the UNC Tarheels all the way...and of course anticipating what next year may bring for both teams!


Lauren Williams said...

From thad. Well I am glad to see you so excited and happy to welcome our coach Cal! I am sad to see him go, but who would not be sad to see the greatest coach in basketball leave their team(yeah that is right Paul, way better than d. smith or roy williams). I look forward to watching him turn things around at UK and make it the place and program it is supposed to be! Get ready for some incredible recruits as well. They will only stay one year, but that is better than none!Hope things are well for all of you. Micah looks great and get ready to win a National Championship really soon! Go Wildcats....Go Tigers! we miss and love you guys

Blair said...

Now that's what I'm talking about! Love the new outfit, Micah. And I don't blame you for being hesitant til now to put him in that thing. He does look good in blue though. Go Cats!

Eric Smith said...

Micah is adorable, I love Kari and Paul both dearly . . . but I have to confess that I am a little embittered about the loss of my coach to the Wildcats. I need to call Thad for some emotional support!

I love y'all and really enjoy looking at your blog with Candace!