#BigRedOne!

it’s the Monday giggles….

“Attention!!”

I know it’s Monday and normally there are important giggles to be shared; however, there’s really only ONE THING that needs to be said today and that is……

ONLY 5 DAYS REMAIN UNTIL ARMY BEATS NAVY!!

No mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great.
Duty first.
Victory!


Our son was a part of the BIG RED ONE and we were tickled to discover this year’s Army uniform  design for  America’s Game, unveiled today, represents this elite Unit with a storied history.

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of World War One so it only made sense the Black Knights would debut their Army-Navy game uniforms to commemorate the occasion —honoring the legacy of the U.S. Army’s first combat unit.
Traditionally, the uniforms of the Army-Navy game acknowledge a military event or specific unit. This year, Army stunned us again with a black and red combination that gives a great nod to the history of the 1st Infantry Division, also known as “The Big Red One” and “The Fighting First.”
Clad in all black with red details, the uniform color honors 1886 graduate of West Point, John “Black Jack” Pershing. A famed individual within the military community and those who consider themselves military history buffs, Pershing became the first four-star general in the country and commanded the American Expeditionary Forces during WWI.

Kaylah Jackson

Not only is our son a retired member of the #BigRedOne but also a former member of the Army Black Knights.  

We hold such fond memories of our own experiences at  America’s Game!   And we continue to look forward each year to watching the annual Army-Navy game.  

To say that this year’s uniforms are TOTALLY amazing is an understatement but nothing can compare to the personal pride we feel through our connection to this Combat Unit and this Team.  This Saturday our prayers will go out to all those who are nearing the end of their commitment to the BIG RED ONE, as well as to all the seniors who will be playing their final game. 

The shoulders of the jerseys showcase a black lion acknowledging the Black Lions of Cantigny and disks on the collar feature cross rifles and the acronym “U.S.,” insignias worn by enlisted soldiers in the unit. The back of the helmets, also blacked-out, feature a subdued WWI-era American Flag. The front of the helmets feature a replica of the unit patch which was used to identify the country’s vehicles from allies and enemies. It’s notated with the number “1.”

Kaylah Jackson

So, while we whole-heartedly immerse ourselves in the Season of Advent and busily fill our days with Christmas decorating and preparations 

The Big Red One hanging proudly!

may we never forget the sacrifices that have been & continue to be made…… by the brave!

On brave old Army team!

hugs n’ blessings to all those who will enjoy this year’s game!

alley-oop!

it’s the monday giggles…

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Life isn’t just about keeping score.
It’s not about how many people call you
And it’s not about who you’ve dated or haven’t dated at all.
It isn’t about who you’ve kissed,
What sport you play,
Or which guy or girl likes you.
It’s not about your shoes or your hair
Or the color of your skin,
Or where you live or go to school.
In fact it’s not about money,
Clothes, or colleges that accept you or not.
Life isn’t about if you have lots of friends or if you are alone,
And it’s not about how accepted or unaccepted you are.
Life isn’t about that.
But life is about who you love and who you hurt.
It’s about how you feel about yourself.
It’s about trust, happiness, and compassion.
It’s about avoiding jealousy, overcoming ignorance
And building confidence.
It’s about what you say and what you mean.
It’s about seeing people for who they are and not for what they have.
Most of all it is choosing to use your life.
In a way that could have never been achieved otherwise.
These choices are what life’s about.
– Nike

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35

May you find a special way to alley-oop your love ‘into action’ today…and may it have a giggle attached with it!

hugs n’ slam-dunked blessings filled with love for (all of) you !