Friday, September 11, 2009

I believe in Auburn and love it!

I FINALLY made it back to the lovliest village on the Plains last weekend for the Auburn and Louisianna-Tech game. Even though I've been gone for 3 years, it still feels like home and I still love it just as much as the day I left.
Only problem... I felt so old!!! Looking around at the students there made me feel ancient, but it also made me appreciate my time there. I loved being in Auburn. The school, the town, the people-- it just feels like home. Even more so than my actual hometown. I guess it feels that way because I think that's where I truly grew up. That's where I figured out who I was and what I truly believed in. Don't get me wrong, there were some hard times and a lot of things I shouldn't have done, but I learned A LOT. The process of becoming an adult and finding out what life is all about can sometimes change who you thought you were. I am so blessed to have gone through that in such a wonderful place and surrounded by so many people.

Me and Matthew tailgated with Auburn friends at the Samford Walking Trail. Lots of good conversations and a few sprained ankles took place on that trail. Definitely good to be back.

Jess and Scott: Two of my very best friends from Auburn. I lived with Jessica for the first 3 years I was at Auburn. Then, she decided she should graduate (dumb idea, Jess) and leave me. Funny story about how these two met.... I met Scott at a friend's wedding. We were both in the wedding party and Scott was my escort. Scott asked me out on a date and we went out a couple times in Auburn. He's a super sweet guy, but we just didn't click. He would come over to our apartment to hang out with Jess and I, and he and Jess hit it off almost immediately. They're perfect for each other, and yes, I tell them that I'm responsible for their wonderful life together.
Just a fun Auburn picture. I still get goose bumps and scream at the top of my lungs everytime the eagle flies and the team runs out on the field. It's my happy place. :) haha

Me and Matthew again. I'm so thankful he puts up with my Auburn obsession. He even lets me sing the fight song, the Alma Mater and Glory, Glory to Ole Auburn to him. He even let me tell him the AU creed and only told me I was a moron once. lol

Speaking of the Auburn creed... it's probably my favorite thing ever.

I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I
earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work.

I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.

I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men.

I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities.

I believe in obedience to law because it protects the rights of all. I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.

I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God."

And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in
Auburn and love it.

-George Petrie (1945)