Cortney Takes Africa

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Cortney is off to the airport today about 11. She is looking at about 18.5 hours total on a plane.

She will leave Ohio at 1:20pm Friday and arrive in Africa at 9:40pm Saturday. (Africa is 7 hours ahead of us)

Keep up with her trip on her blog; http://www.cortneytakesafrica.wordpress.com. I really hope she will update for us haha!

Be safe, Cortney. Can’t wait to see you in 2 months. Love you

Cortney is Engaged!
Engaged!

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I hate Goodbyes

My best friend, Cortney leaves tomorrow for Africa. She will be gone 2 months. 2 months without my best friend.

You can read about Cortney’s adventures here: http://www.cortneytakesafrica.wordpress.com

In honor of her leaving me let’s take a look back;

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HS trip to Virginia

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HS graduation

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College!

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Happy 21st Cort!

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Typical

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OU Sibs weekend

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Hanging out

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Bachelorette Party

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Wedding Fun

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Nashville!

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Stuck in the trunk

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We love the Bengals! WHO DEY!

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Kiawah!

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New Years 2012

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Dinner

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Flying in Style

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Night out in Charleston!

I love you Cortney. PLEASE be careful and have fun.

On top of her leaving, she just got ENGAGED to Tristan, her bf of about 6 years!!!!!!!

Please update your blog and Skype as much as you can 🙂

Weekend

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This weekend went way too fast. Well they all go fast!

Went over for a cookout over at Cortney and Tristan’s place on Friday (Cortney has been my best friend since about 8th grade). I drank way too much Riesling and Fireball Whiskey. If you have not had Fireball you are missing out. It is a cinnamon whiskey. Goes down like candy 🙂

Had Pure Barre on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Both classes kicked my ass. I am getting so much better at everything and really starting to notice a difference in my body. So worth it.

Saturday night was awesome. Went with the family to the new Columbus Casino (Hollywood). I lost all my money. One of the guys I work with is in a group called “Touch” and they performed at the casino! A bunch of us from work went up to support him.

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They are such a fun Motown group who sing so many old classics along with some new stuff. I mean how awesome are those gold suits?

Here is a clip I found on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmoo6BdwYH0 (The gentleman I work with, Spoon, is the one with the solo parts)! They may be on the new TV show coming to NBC called “The Winner is” starting in July. Keep an eye out! 😉

Finished the weekend off by playing our first 7.5 combo match with my Mom as my partner! We lost but we played really well and had fun.

Sad it is Monday but next weekend is going to be so much fun! Tim McGraw concert with Cortney followed by a night in Put In Bay together for one of our friends Bachelorette parties! I have a feeling I will not be drinking for a while after this weekend. Yikes.

How was your weekend?

Team Jack is #SuperDuperAwesome

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Jack Hoffman is 7. He was diagnosed with brain cancer on April 22, 2011 after suffering a Grand Mal seizure. He has had two major brain surgery’s. He is currently on a 60 week chemo regimen. After the first surgery, he asked to meet his favorite Nebraska Cornhusker, runningback Rex Burkhead. No one knew it would turn into one the greatest sports friendships anyone has seen.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/bengals-rb-burkhead-on-new-team-still-working-to-help-7-year-old-cancer-patient-in-nebraska/2013/05/11/f23014d6-ba62-11e2-b568-6917f6ac6d9d_story.html

http://www.cincyjungle.com/2013/5/13/4326530/video-rex-burkhead-and-jack-hoffman-inspire-many

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They became fast friends. Rex said he knew once they met he would be a part of Jacks life forever. Rex ran for TD’s and Jack received chemo. Although they were many miles apart, Rex kept Jack close wearing his “Team Jack, Pray” bracelet during his games in Nebraska. When asked about Rex in an interview, Jack simply said “He is my best friend.”

Jack became an ESPN/Internet sensation when he ran for a 69 yard TD in the Nebraska spring football game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPj7nI4MCnQ No one told those players to clear the benches and meet Jack in the end zone. They just did. When asked about how scoring the TD felt, Jack said “Super Duper Awesome”. Rex was there, watching from the sideline. He graduated and was waiting for the draft in April.

Thank you Rex for bringing awareness to pediatric cancer. You are doing so much more than you think. The Hoffman’s and Rex recently went to meet President Obama in the White House because Obama saw Jack on ESPN’s top 10. (Jack was #1 on the Top 10).

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This story is even better because MY Cincinnati Bengals drafted Rex in the 6 round. We need him. The city of Cincinnati needs Rex. On and off the field. Cincinnati welcomes Team Jack with open arms.

Team Jack New Jersey!

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The Bengals announced the official signing of Rex Burkhead on 5/13/2013 with head Coach Marvin Lewis saying he hopes Rex will have a key role on the offense! Bring on Team Jack to Cincinnati! http://www.cincyjungle.com/2013/5/13/4327210/bengals-announce-signings-of-rex-burkhead-sean-porter-terrence

http://www.bengals.com/media-lounge/videos/Rex-Burkhead-in-the-Locker-Room-51013/309c2a3a-6df0-4324-82ef-61d478c661c8?campaign=cin%3Afanshare%3Atwitter

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Please follow Jacks Story;

Twitter: @TeamJackHoffman
Facebook: Team Jack
Website: TEAMJACKFOUNDATION.ORG

Oh and Jack, can you help me out with something? Is Rex single? He is pretty cute 🙂