The places you’ve been Baby Landyn

Dear Landyn,

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”- Dr. Seuss.


When I found out I was having a baby girl, I was excited for all the possibilities ahead of you. Would you be a doctor, a writer, a dancer? Would you travel the world? Will you walk down the aisle and have your own kids one day? The dreams I have for you are endless.

But as I scroll through my camera roll, I realize you’ve already done more than most people dream of, and you don’t even know it. So here’s a list of all experiences you had with your momma over the last year before you officially came into this world.

You visited your dad’s alma mater.  Learned the words to Rocky Top. Interviewed a Hall of Famer.

Interviewing Phillip Fulmer

You went to The Swamp. Endured the hottest game on record there. You talked to Dan Mullen about his favorite Netflix shows. It sounds silly, but it’s his favorite topic.

Interviewing Florida’s Dan Mullen at the Swamp


You filmed a segment on Music Row. You shared a laugh with Taylor and another hall of famer Stinch. You got beer poured on you at the local honky tonk. You’ve officially experienced Nashville.

Filming a segment on Broadway in Nashville with Taylor and Matt

You went back to Knoxville and interviewed a boy named AJ. His story about struggling with cancer brought tears to your eyes. (Or just your mom’s, because you probably didn’t have tear ducts that this point).

Making friends with AJ Cucksey who’s battling cancer

You interviewed Jimbo Fisher. Just like your mom, you were amazed at his words-per-minute ratio.

Chatting with Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher

You visited the 12th man, where Baby Girl, you’ve already been a part of history. You walked with me for 6 hours during a 7 overtime game. You were so tired, you make me plop a seat right on the field. This is where you experience your first field storming.

The point when this momma needed a rest
Interviewing Fisher after A&M/LSU’s 7OT game

You also experienced your first court storming in West Virginia, watching the Mountaineers knock off Kansas. That’s where you learned the words to Country Roads.


You interviewed the GOAT. Enough said.

Nick Saban. The GOAT. At this rate, he will still be coaching when you’re in college Landyn. 

These moments don’t stand out because of the people I’ve met or the places I’ve been, but because you were there with you. So you see Landyn, no matter what experiences lie ahead on your journey, you’ve already been a part of so many.









2 thoughts on “The places you’ve been Baby Landyn

  1. Wow I’m so happy I found your blog! I actually work in college sports radio at Learfield IMG. It’s so hard balancing a family life while working in media. I’m loving all of your posts so far and relate to them so much! Keep up the good work!

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