Sunday, February 3, 2008

"Uncle Noah Knows Nice People"

My sweet sister, Ashley, and her family live in Missouri, and since they don't get to spend a lot of time around family, she's putting together a picture book for her little girl with photos of each member of the family and a sentence or two about what they like to do. For example, "Parker is good at spelling and football." "Aunt Megan can run circles aroud the boys on the basketball court." "Uncle Jeremy is always packing heat and is within his legal parameters to fire if provoked." The theory behind the book is that even though Abbey doesn't get to see the family very often, she'll still feel like she knows us when we get together.

I find the same principle applies with adults.

This weekend, Noah and I made our way up to Logan for the PLC/Ambassadors 25th Anniversary. One of the definite highlights of the evening was greeting a few adorable families with hellos and hugs as though we'd been friends for years, when in fact I had never officially met them. Ah, the blog. My version of the picture book for Noah's USU friends. For the past few months, I've been getting to know the Blakes and the Biggs only through their delightful blogs and the occasional comment back and forth. Between the always-good stuff Noah had to share, and their adorable personalities via blogging, I knew I was in for a treat once I finally met them - and they did not disappoint.

After the dinner, and my quick nap on a couch on the TSC's third floor (I never actually fell asleep in the student center when I was legitimately a student. This was a first for me. Maybe the outrageous chest cold had something to do with it...) we met up with the Millets for the game. In true Allison, Lindsay, Noah, Quinn fashion - we sat in that order so the boys could enjoy the game while the girls caught up on all the latest since we last saw each other (approx. 1 week ago at yoga). We didn't realize we were chatting so loudly until the gentleman in front of us recapped our entire conversation at the end of the game. Our apologies. Go Aggies.

9 comments:

Darby said...

So good to see you two and walk over to the game together. I'm glad you had a recap of the conversation. That's pretty good. And I loved the line about Uncle Jeremy packing heat! I'll steer clear.

Amy said...

You are so funny! It was great to officially meet you, and I know Todd always enjoys seeing Noah! Hopefully it won't be too long before we have a chance to meet up again.

Natalie said...

I know I say this everytime you post about the Aggies -- but really it makes me jealous. And I think I slept in the nook and crannies of that school enough for the both of us! Seriously, I never knew about sleeping in public until college. I hope you're feeling better.

Ashley said...

And I still don't know what to put for Noah. Is this your suggestion? Noah knows nice people? All righty, it's on the card. No going back. All of you have provided nothing but sarcasm for my little project! Sheesh. Hope you're feeling better. I can't believe that was your first time falling asleep in the TSC...

su-tang 3000 said...

Allison,

Learn to use your inside voice.

Linds said...

Hey, it is not our fault that our conversation was super interesting. I am sure the guy in front of us was also curious if Bailey wore her wedding ring while cheering!

AZ Biggs said...

We absolutely loved meeting you! You need to drag Noah down here to AZ so we can get to know you better!

AZ Biggs said...

We absolutely loved meeting you! You need to drag Noah down here to AZ so we can get to know you better!

Leila said...

So I know it's been forever but I wasn't able to make it to the reunion because I was on call and just saw your blog on Anne Maries and wanted to say hi!! Hope all is wonderful! Your wife looks beautiful and wonderful!