The next two you can see how nervous Randy was. I must admit I was nervous for him. He had an acceptance speech to give and he hadn't even practiced on his wife or family or at all as far as I knew. Well, much to our amazement, Randy gave one of the best acceptance speeches. I think it was the best, but I probably never paid that close attention to the others in the past. So in all fairness, I will call it one of the best. Needless to say, I had tears of pride streaming down my face. Of course, I had to include this one with Randy holding Natalie (in the cotton field at Frogmore Plantation) in the background especially since I can't link you to the article right now. Maybe they will get it up on their website and I will be able to do that later and yes, she is "cheezing it" and this is one of the images theychose to use for the magazine. She is wearing her denim overalls. It just makes it all the cuter that they are her LSU overalls!
The family behind the photographer. Well this is everyone except B. She had a ball tournament and coudn't come on this trip. We missed her, but we understood. The people who provide my husband with the opportunity to grow as a ginner, the Tanners.
The formal photos: the photographer with the ginners (actually they have other titles too like President of the Association and executive vice-president). I am not sure how I ended up in this one!
The Ginner and his family: Our family was there to support him. We were very proud! Natalie and I must have been the most proud---we semed to have the biggest smiles. What is it about guys and those smiles w/o teeth? I have observed this for a quite a while and I have noticed that most boys start smiling like that around the age of two.
Of course, she is cheesing it up, but I am just glad that she is cooperating and actually looking at the camera. LOL We had a great trip to Memphis. We were planning on taking Natalie this year anyway...before the whole family decided to come to support their dad, "ginner of the year". We felt like she would enjoy everything. We all had a good time visiting as a family. Natalie was so well behaved at all the events and special dinners. I was so proud of her for that. You never know what dinner will be like with 2 1/2 year old. Cari enjoyed shopping. Cameron enjoyed visiting with his dad and I know he beamed with pride while haning out with his dad. Randy enjoyed all congratulations and compliments on his speech. Of course, as a mom I always enjoy spending time with my family away from home when others are cooking and cleaning.
Natalie also enjoyed meeting the Peabody ducks, seeing the gin show and her big highlight seeing "Go, Diego, Go" Live and the carriage ride back to the hotel after the show. I will try to post more of her activities to her blog soon.
But that's it for now. I must get back to work. I have a session in a little while and then lots editing, ordering and tax stuff to do. So it's back to work for me. LOL ~~jami
P.S. FOR A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON OUR TRIP TO MEMPHIS VIEW NATALIE'S WORLD: http://www.lalalanataliesworld.blogspot.com/