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Monday, November 10, 2008

"Heirlooms we don't have in our family. But stories we've got." Rose Cherin

What an awesome weekend. We arrived very late Friday night and when I lay my head down, I felt like a tiny fairy resting in the most delicate of flower. Crash – I was out.

The game was great! My nephew made two significant tackles, one in the first quarter and one in the fourth. As the announcer said his name, I wanted to jump up and down and cheer. (I didn’t. I know what it’s like to be a teen and I refuse to be the embarrassing aunt!) Nonetheless, the Huskies won by a considerable margin and their record is 34-0 -- their first undefeated season in 30 years! They have two more games in the playoffs (I wish more than anything that I could be there) Take State, Huskies!

It was so cold sitting in the stone stadium. I could not believe I could forget about such cold. Thanks to my sister I had ear warmers and a blanket to sit on. And thanks to my neice I got to walk around to keep warm!

My niece turned 3 yesterday. We didn’t get to stay for the real party, but we had our own family party before leaving. She got lots of “princess” presents. She is adorable. Even though she is somewhat shy, we had some moments together. I read her an Arial/Little Mermaid book and we danced to the Backyardigans. My heart broke; however, as we pulled out of the drive to go home, she was standing in the window crying. I could see her little mouth saying, “Don’t go! Don’t go”, her face pressed against the glass.

Between undefeated football games and nieces standing in windows, that’s enough to make you pack up and move next door to them! God willing, maybe one day. I thank Him for those He gave me to love! (That includes you!)

4 comments:

lynnrush said...

NICE!!!! Sounds like a great weekend. Football and cold go together, don't they? I alays hated that. No matter how many blankets and cups of hot chocolate, I was still always freezing. LOL

Glad you had fun with your family!

gzusfreek said...

Too cold. I can't believe that it was so cold. The game started at 1:00 p.m. The sun went behind the mountain and burrrrr.
I remember most of our High School games were on Friday night! I was a drummer in the marching band - crazy cold. But fun.
My marching band days were some of the best. We were number one in the state of Colorado and went on many trips for competition -- Oregon, California, etc. Good, COLD times. Thanks for your comment!

Avily Jerome said...

That sounds like such a fun time!

I'm glad you got to spend some good time with fam. Aren't kids the sweetest!?

Just when you think you're going to pull your hair out from frustration, they go and do something REALLY adorable, like stand at windows crying when you leave, or randomly saying "I love you, Mommy."

gzusfreek said...

Exactly Ajerome! And your kids are absolutely adorable! I do not have kids, and I think that makes me extra close with my niece and nephew!