Category Archives: My Son Nic

Wrap Up of October

We had a busy October.

My daughter Kayli and her fiancé Chad got married.

Here is a picture of their beautiful family.



These se two came home from Arkansas to attend the wedding, it was great to have them home again.


We had a small reception with a little karaoke action.

That’s my son Nic, my aunt Marilyn, and me singing for the crowd.


It was a great night with lots of family and good friends!

Then we had Halloween, of course.

Here is a shot of Hudson with his ghostly gourd.


Kinsley, Kennedy, and Michael are showing off their Jack-O-Lanterns.


Hope your October was great, too!


More later………………Sally

Nic’s Graduation

We have had another graduation in our family.

My son, Nic has graduated college!

Three down and one to go.

Here he is with his buddy , Colt.

I made him a pretty impressive present.

It is a lei made of $$$$$!!!

It was very simple to make.

You just take some thin ribbon, make a circle out of it like a necklace, then tie 3 or 4 dollar bills together in little bundles with more ribbon.  All you do next is attach the dollar bundles to the ribbon necklace and fluff them up.  You can use any amount of $ that you want.

I used ones!!!!

I am very proud of my baby.

He will be coaching football at the college that he just graduated from……………

and selling insurance door to door.

Be ready for the knock!

More later……………………….Sally

Nic’s Football Banquet

So sorry I haven’t been posting a lot lately.

  I have been very, very busy.

  I will be posting  as much as possible in the next few days to try to catch up.

 Big Ran solved my camera to the computer problem that I had, so pictures of the cruise are coming!

Sunday after we got back home from the cruise Nic had his football banquet.

Mom and I went to it.

We had an Italian buffet and strawberry shortcake.  It was good.

Here is a far away picture of Coach Partridge giving out some awards.

Nic picked out our table to sit at and he decided to sit close to the food and not so close to the award stage.

That is Nic standing up front after he received his award.

Nic and his girlfriend Meagan.

Nic was very happy to receive his jersey.

Here he is with his MVP award.


  That’s right!!

  He got the Defense MVP award for the first game of the year when they played the National Champions Pittsburg State University!!!

He makes a Momma proud!!

More later………………………..Sally

Nic’s Last Football Game


Nic Burrell in MWSC vs. NWMSU


Northwest Missouri State spotted Missouri Western a 16-0 lead but battled back to win Saturday’s NCAA Division II playoff tilt in St. Joseph. The Bearcats outscored the Griffons, 27-7, in the second half to advance to the region semifinals against #2 Midwestern State, out of the Lone Star Conference.

Gallatin grad Nic Burrell played every snap on defense for the Griffons and registered eight tackles, including one for loss. The MWSU senior linebacker also spent a busy afternoon dropping into pass coverage against the Bearcats’ best receiver, #4 Tyler Shaw.

 For every tackle #36 had this year you could hear some where in the audience, “YEAH NIC!!!”,  from his very proud momma.

We were blessed this year to get to go to every game, away and home.

Here are a few pictures of some of his fans.

His girlfriend, Megan.

His sister, Kayli.  That’s Big Ran in the back ground.

His nephew, Hudson.

His Grandma and Grandpa Burrell

His sister, Kamille and Megan

The Griffon and his sister, Madison

His sign holding niece, Kennedy 

There were many other fans there, too.  Tom, Alan, Brice, Bill, Steve, Bobby, Bob, Jimmy, Mitch, Bradley, Stephanie, Aaron, Justin, Gracyn, Dianna, Mike, Kelly, Michael, Tony, Nana, Bailey, Marty, and Marcus just to name a few.

 I’m pretty sure Coach Partridge is telling Nic what a great job he just did!!!

It was a great ride!!


More later………….Sally

Go Griffons!!

The Missouri Western Griffons are in the playoffs!

Not only are they in the playoffs, they are hosting a playoff game for the 1st time ever!!!

Setting the scene:
The Griffons will look to extend their winning streak to eight in a row this weekend when they take on the 10th ranked Northwest Missouri State Bearcats in St. Joseph, Mo. in the first round of the Division II national playoffs.  Western is has not won eight games in a row in the history of the program. This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams in the past two season. This marks the second straight season that the two teams have met in the first round of the playoffs. Western lost last years contest 28-24 last season in Maryville, Mo.  Both teams have been ranked in the top-25 in three of the last four meetings and are both ranked in the top 25 for the second time this season when meeting.  Western snapped an eight game losing streak against the Bearcats in the last meeting.  This marks the highest seed the Griffons have been ever in the playoffs as they were 6th in 2006 and 6th last season. The Griffons come into the contest with a 9-2 overall record and 7-2 in MIAA play.  Western has won a single season high nine games for the sixth time in school history as they have done it in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. Western is 5-1 at home this season winning their last five home game after falling in the season opener against Pittsburg State.  The Bearcats are 9-2 overall which includes 4-1 on the road. The Bearcats hold a 21-11 lead in the series which includes winning last seasons playoff game 28-24 in Maryville, Mo. last season by a score of November 20, 2010. This will mark the second meeting between the coach Partridge and Adam Dorrel in the past three weeks.


 My son, Nic #36 is the one beside the coach with his jersey half way pulled up.  Apparently, his the hottest one on the team!

You can go to to check out all the rest of the scoop.  



More later………….Sally

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