We celebrated Collinmas on Saturday with my parents by opening gifts and then attending a UNT men's basketball game that evening. What is Collinmas, you ask? It's when we all mark the celebrated birth of that hubba hubba honey of a man, Collin Mangrum. He marked his birthday on Dec. 11 and though far apart, we all felt the joy of the occasion. Hot Rod (here with Collin last month after an SMU game) came up with the naming of the holiday last year when we started our new tradition of a UNT basketball tree. He said we should celebrate Collinmas and keep it in our hearts. :) So, the tradition was born. And, while Collin left UNT and defected to SMU, we still love him regardless.
We had a chance to meet SMU basketball Coach Matt Doherty, who was kind enough to visit here with Hot Rod and shake our hands, too.
And, while he's No. 1 in our hearts, he is also No. 1 for SMU. He had his very own Collin Mangrum Fan Club with me, Army of Dad and Hot Rod. The other two kids were at relatives' homes and missed the festive event. We did do the wave for Collin and had the pleasure of sitting with his folks during the game.
Of course, these are but a few of the wonderful photos I took of him playing. I have a good with him tossing that mop of hair, too. *heart beating faster*
There was the obligatory muscled arm photo and him putting up a 3-pointer.
And, this one was just for me. I told his mom he was appeasing me for coming to the game by pretending to tie his shoe. This one's for you Mrs. AoM, he was thinking. I'm positive of that. He's gotta throw the old lady a bone for being the head cheerleader of his fan club.