Friday, June 29, 2007

It happens

So the trip to Texas was an over all success. I was able to have a greater appreciation for Texas (not much), make some new friends, and most importantly talk to Alison's Dad. You're wondering what her dad and I talked about? well I will let you take a guess!
He said I was a fine young man who was raised well and made his daughter happy! So stay tuned for more details from "the Holy Land" and "Golden Child"


The kitchen. Pretty nice.
The Serving area! As you can see the Gourmet Chef takes pride in his work!
The great Dining Hall! So was a 4 hour wait! ;)
Alison's dad told us this was "Top 50 Texas BBQ" places to eat! To be in the Texas Top 50 for BBQ is an honor since BBQ places to eat are as abundant as baptist churches in the south. The Rakes Family took care of me while i was visiting so no worries mom!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

High School Football

High school Football and BBQ that's what Texas is about! Maybe you can see me maybe you can't! This is the local high school football field! Nice artificial turf with play clocks in both end zones of the field! To the right you can see the red chairs in the stands which is special booster seating. Notice the two story press box! one level for coaches and coordinators the other for Alumni and big time boosters! You can't see it but on the other side of the field they have bleachers about the same size with a coaches box for the away team and fans! Also very nice! Think you would see this in Florida...Heck no! So this is just the playing field...don't even get me started on how nice the practice field and player facilities are!

This is the entrance to the field for the players and everyone else i guess! I just took this since Alison died her hair red and the sign says it all! To the right is one of the buildings only used for football players along with 2 practice fields that are pretty nice with all the works!

This is the sign to the locker room! The school has two separate buildings for the football team! one is special locker room and the other looked like coaches offices! So i asked Alison's dad about this team thinking they must be really good to have all this! Come to find out they were 0-10 this year! So this school is really sorry and they have awesome things and ALOT of support and money going into them! I can't even imagine what a winning high school football team's field and facilities like! The whole trip i was obsessed with seeing a high school in Texas to see if they really are spoiled and treated like "Gods"! This impression just comes from watching the TV show "Friday Night Lights" ( i recommend it)! Good times!

Texas trip


After much driving and talking we finally made it to her home at around 1am! We would have been there sooner but so many gas and bathroom breaks later! Once in Texas Alison took me to see the Texas A&M stadium! She must really love me to drive almost two hours just to see a football stadium!
Texas A&M stadium is not as "Holy" to me as THE SWAMP so i had no problem jumping on the field and taking a quick picture! Alison still doesn't have that Hostetler blood in her for sneaking into sports complexes or on fields but it will come to her!

Alison forgot to turn off on our side exit! So we ended up in Waco,Texas! Home of the Baylor Bears! It was really nice but still nothing like the swamp! So we spent this day soaking in some college football in Texas! I did a whole nice long blog but deleted it since it didn't turn out right! I will do more about my Texas trip on the things that matter most there....High school Football and BBQ!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Andrew, Bama (jesse), Jeff (me)
With our powers combined we give you


So 2 months is in the books for Alison and me. Every month we celebrate our anniversary or whatever you call it! So it was her turn and it was a huge surprise! She took me to "Fun Works"! Before the date even started she was off to a hot start because she "stole" mom's recipe from her blog for chocolate chip pumpkin cookies and made me a batch! Best way to win me over is threw my stomach! Then for dinner we went to a cute Italian restaurant which was nice and had an enjoyable meal! Thinking the evening was over she surprised me and we had some fun at "Fun Works"! We first did batting cages which was fun! Then the competition set in and we did the Go-Karts. she got a head start and i couldn't pass her no matter how hard i tried! the worker that was there saw the competition that was going on and intervened when asked and with a remote slowed her car down enough for me to come bump her and try to pass! She then yelled at him when she found out what was going on and sped away. I tried not to end the night on a bad note so we did putt putt golf but that didn't go so well for me! Lets just say my mind was focusing on other things at the time! She got a hole in one and i got an 8 on a hole and that was the end of me! I pray she lost the score card! So overall it was a great anniversary celebration! I love her and she makes me happy! I always said any girl i date for more than 2 months would be the one i marry and we are past 2 months so stay tuned! ;)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Shane Matthews

Exercising is so rewarding! I finally convinced Alison to come run stadiums with me at Florida Field and it was worth it today! As we arrived to the stadium there was about 200 kids on the field. They were doing drills and just playing around (it looked like alot of fun)! Alison didn't want to run since so many people were watching but we did and to help break the ice i tripped on a step and it helped ease her nerves. Alison and me ran the student section and she made it! On our way out i told her we should go into the locker room so she could see the Gator head and the national championship trophies! She was scared of getting yelled at and kicked out but i convinced her it was in the HOSTETLER blood to get into sport's places we weren't suppose to be at. We got in through the weight room and i showed her around then got into the HALL OF FAME HALLWAY! It was awesome! After we looked around it was time to go home! On our way out i noticed a guy standing next to us that looked familiar! He kind of reminded me of a former UF QB. I didn't think it was him until someone said "hey Shane come here for a sec.." Alison told me not to go bother him but it was my duty being a HOSTETLER and GATOR FAN to meet him! So i went over and made small talk which seemed like forever but was really 20 seconds! He loved it when i said "yeah, you use to sling the ball all over for 500 yards a game"...he smiled and said "yeah that was me!"....not exact words but that's how i am remembering it! So I have met another Gator Great! 3 QB's a WR, a basketball player and i just need to run threw a few coaches and I'm done! So it was a Gator Day! the GOLDEN CHILD once again solidifies his place at #1

here is Shane's status as UF's QB....Spurrier's first "student"

Matthews set 50 school and 19 SEC records while playing three seasons under Steve Spurrier. He compiled a 28-8 career record as a starting quarterback, including a 19-4 mark in SEC games. He guided the Gators to their first official SEC championship in 1991. After an excellent 1991 season, he finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting.

Monday, June 11, 2007


It was finally time to retire my old cleats and get a new pair! this is the new pair i have invested in to start running all over Bama and Andrew. I ran for 3 Touchdowns, 3 Interceptions (2 returned for TD's, and threw about 8 TD's! We have high scoring games! Hopefully this blog will please the natives! As for spelling...BLAH! The cleats are white so i will have to use a toothbrush on them to keep them clean! When i was in seminary i had my mom buy cleats for me for memorizing the WHOLE joseph smith story! those cleats last from 1999 all the way to cleats ever! Everything else is life is good and i think i got the idea of how to blog...we will find out if this works....EVERYONE I AM GOLDEN! By the way....Cleats were kind of i bought some Under Armor....Alison has a picture....I look ripped!