Monday, July 20, 2009


(tabittle) is what we use to refer to The Ohio State Marching Band. It stands for The Best Damn Band In The Land.

This past week has been the best medicine for a lonely girl...we went to Ohio for a family reunion. We could hardly miss Steve when we were getting hugged and kissed by at least 75 or more family members we haven't seen in a long time.

In 1946 my Grandpa Moseley was the Drum Major for The Ohio State University. This past weekend we got the royal treatment....because of my grandpa's wishes to take us on a tour of the university's bandroom they opend up the gates for just us. It was so cool being there with my grandpa and for my kids to be there too.

We even got to go into the stadium! There is Ethan, Claudia, Ben, Madi and Caty.

Look at the sweetest little Buckeye ever...there is Aunt Laurie holding baby Eva.
Update: the baby buckeye is Eva Onalee...I was asked by ummm... you know who(Aunt Onalee) correct my blog. :-)

We got to go down the hall in the stadium that shows pictures of each of the Drum Majors from the beginning to present day. And Uncle Richard being funny taking my picure while I was doing theirs.

In the trophy case they have an old picture of my Grandpa (Bev Moseley) doing his thing over 60 years ago. My Grandpa is still one of the judges when it comes to Drum Major tryouts...he is 82 and still loves loves being a part of action.

Me, Ben, Madi and Grandpa Moseley in front of the trophy case in the hall.

Oh there is Ethan...Eva's big brother....looks like a future Buckeye to me.

This was definitely one of my favorite stops during the reunion...Steve wants to come back for a football game when he gets home from Iraq.


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am so glad that you all had such a fun weekend, surrounded my your family!! Looks like a great time!!


Sandy Toes said...

How fun!!! Looks like you all had a great time together.
sandy toe

Anonymous said...

I thought her name was
Eva Onalee!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!!!

Brittany said...

That is so awesome that you and your kids got to experience that with your grandfather! Mine is no longer with us and I miss him everyday and wish my son could experience neat things like that with him!

Everyday Gourmet said...

I am glad that you are having such a fun time at your family reunion! I love the new hair color too. How was the drive to Ohio? We miss you guys! I am glad you are getting to see lots of relatives.

Our Complete Family said...

Jeni~ I'm so glad you had such a fun trip! The royal carpet treatment behind the band scenes must have rocked!
You are so lucky to have a Grandparent alive to share stories with B and M. That is incredible!
You look darling in the pics. So glad to see you in some, too!
Glad you made the trip and glad you're home safely!
xo Les

Shannon said...

Sounds like a great week with family! I love that name Eva too! What a cutie!

betty in nc said...

Well that just rocks!! (even though I'm not an Ohio State fan..cough...choke) I think it is a great memory that you and your children will carry with you for a lifetime!!
My Grandfather graduated from the University of Alabama in 1930's and was a very active alumna serving as president in the 70's. Whenever we would go to the campus it was always a special treat. I keep those memories close to my heart. His 98th birthday would have been next friday and I'll be wearing Bama red in his honor.
What a great story and great times for you and your kids!!

Ross and Jill's Blog said...

I just think this whole post and story and everything is so awesome!! What a neat experience for you and your kids!