Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Visit From Troy

Dallas' brother, Troy, is in the Army. He is currently stationed in Germany, which makes it quite difficult for us to visit with him. Lucky for us, Troy made plans to visit us in Virginia while he was in the US for some training. He was supposed to arrive on Friday, but his plans changed and he surprised us with an early arrival on Thursday. After work, Dallas and I met Troy at the airport and made our way to our house (which was a disaster zone- more on that in a later post!). Troy was nice enough to help us move our furniture back into place and to help redecorate a little, so I wouldn't feel like a bad hostess.

We decided to eat a quick dinner at Chick-Fil-A before our English classes and Troy was more than happy to reconnect with his Southern roots over a fried chicken sandwich and a sweeeeet tea. It had been way too long since we last sat across from this face.

We then drove to our English classes, where we played a homemade version of Catch Phrase, which my students seem to enjoy and I think is hilarious. My students were all really excited to meet Troy. After class, it was Office and 30 Rock night and then we hit the sack early because Dallas and I both had work/class the next morning.

Friday, Dallas and I were both able to leave work early in order to hang out with our special guest. We picked Troy up from our house (where he'd been camping out all day) and made our way out for a tour of the great city of Lynchburg. Our first stop was Liberty's Snowflex, our year-round ski slope.

These boys are so strange, aren't they? 

We then went out to dinner at my new FAVORITE restaurant, Rivermont Pizza. They have the most delicious pizza with this green sauce on top that is to DIE for! It's not a pesto sauce, but I'm not quite sure what it is, other than fabulous. We then went home and had one mad Wii competition and some crab on a roller-skate (I think you had to be there to fully comprehend this madness).

Saturday morning we woke up early for a delicious egg breakfast prepared by my true love. Then we headed out and up the mountain towards Johnson's Orchard. Supposedly, the leaves were in their peak color on this day and the mountains were absolutely beautiful! We arrived at the orchard just in time for some fun with Easy Cheese and the Devil.

If you've never been to Johnson's Orchard, you can't understand how redneck and yet awesome this place really is. And if you ever do visit, and they ask you to "Kiss the Devil," you may want to think twice. The "Devil" is a cooking wine that is beyond spicy. The three of us brave souls took a sip...a suffered the consequences.

On our way home, our poor little Honda didn't quiet make it all of the way down the mountain, so we had to stop and give it some TLC in order to make it home. Good thing I have such a handyman for a husband! 

After we made it home, the boys made hamburgers on the grill before we made our way to the Liberty hockey game, where Liberty was playing Kennesaw State. As rivals with GCSU when I was in college, I was happy to watch as we smeared Kennesaw to a 14-0 win. I actually felt really sorry for the Kennesaw guys, because they couldn't even get one goal! But, I didn't feel too bad when several fights broke out on the ice. That is the only reason I go to hockey games. I was definitely one of those fans who stands on the seats yelling, "Fight, Fight, Fight!" 

My "Brother Husbands," as I so lovingly referred to them this weekend, (get it? like Sister Wives!) anyway...they reverted back to their childhoods during the hockey game, and I wanted to capture it on video for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the video to load, so you'll just have to take my word for it. Or check my Facebook, where I will try to load it later today. 

We had a wonderful time with Troy and we feel so honored that he chose to spend his time with us. I hope he had as much fun with us as we had with him. We love you Troy!



  1. Great post! It was a great weekend!

  2. I DID have tons of fun and can't wait to do it again! Maybe this time we can not drink hot sauce and burn our tongues off, I still have nightmares about that.

  3. What have fun weekend! I really miss those hockey games.

    Can't wait to hear about your Birthday via the blog.


  4. Emily, thanks for the comment! I was pumped to read on your sidebar that y'all are training in missionary aviation! That is SO cool! SO COOL! God bless you!


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