I get this...alot. Even family members ask me all the time....why in the world do you cheer, root, and go crazy over the University of West Virginia??
Texas is my home. And I am proud to call Texas my home and I am so very proud that I was born in Texas! In fact I am the only one in my family born in Texas - which makes me even more proud to be a Texan!!! I never want to leave Texas - Texas is a State of Mind!
As much as I love Texas....I love West Virginia. West Virginia is where I am from - my roots are buried in West Virginia. Most of my relatives still live in West Virginia. This is where it started with my Mom and Dad.
That's why I am a WVU fan! Let's goooooo Mountaineers! Me & WVU Mountaineer at the Fiesta Bowl in 1986Me & Christin (my best friend since 2nd grade) at the Tostitos Bowl in January 2008.At home in October 2006
Starting him early! Here's John in December 2007!
Here's some pictures when Mom and I went to West Virginia in May 2003. What a trip MOM!!!My Mom (in red) and her sister Irene. Some WONDERFUL WV Hotdogs - chili & coleslaw!!!!This is my Mom and three of her sisters! From left to right is Magaline & Irene, Mom, and her baby sister Barbara.The State Capital in Charleston - the dome is gold! It is really beautiful!! For my Mom's 70th birthday I bought the WV state flag that flew over the capital on her birthday. It was great!This is beside the cemetery. There are creeks, rivers, and lakes - everywhere!This is me and my cousin Rusty....on my Dad's side. Here's Mom with my Sandy girl. She is pregnant with Katie! Sandy and I are cousins from my Mom's side.Mom with my cousin Teresa. Here I am with my 3rd cousin Timmy.
I have 12 Aunts and 12 uncles.
I have at least 39+ first cousins.
And at least 58+ seconds cousins....I am closer with my 2nd cousin since Mom and Dad had me so late in life!
To say I am blessed...is an understatement.