ball state



Tim and I took the boys on a trip down memory lane this weekend by attending Ball State’s Homecoming. We wanted to show them where it all began, and we hadn’t returned in years.

In fact, I remember the last time I was on campus I was largely pregnant. I was there for a recruiting effort with Accenture. I got the most pitiful looks from students…as if they were thinking…that poor girl got knocked up and she still is taking classes. I guess I still looked young enough to be a student. I can assure you…NOT anymore.

We went to the football game, drove around campus, bought t-shirts, tossed a ball around the Quad, and most importantly, ate Greeks Pizza. We showed them the Subway where we had our first date (it was all Tim could afford, bless his heart). We drove them past our off-campus houses where all kinds of ruckus occurred.

The very best part of the trip was witnessing the attention Briggs craved. We held hands all day long. He hung on my shoulders, clung to my waist. At one point, I felt him brush my hand up against his cheek. All the while asking interesting questions about the ‘older teenagers’ that lived at college ‘without their parents.’

Tim said that someday the silence in our home will be deafening. I concur. For right now, I will keep the deafening loudness. It won’t be long before we are sending our ‘older teenager’ into the world. God forbid he does all the crazy s**t we attempted!

I took the following images on my phone camera…not exactly high quality but it worked.

6 Responses to “ball state”

  1. Betsy Roeder Says:

    Looks like a fun trip… I can’t wait to take Drew back to OU someday. I don’t know when you have time to get it all in-your kids, grandpa, the business, the blog! You are unbelievable!

  2. Suzy Says:

    I like Gage’s smile!?!?!?!?

  3. Lisa Says:

    Oh my how fun!! I need to do that with the girls. Our house looks pitiful. It sure felt like a castle in its own way back then.

  4. Suzy Says:

    I remember that house. I remember the melted crayon pictures Tiffany created that hung on her walls. I remember wanted to drink beer sooooo bad the night you graduated when I went out with you ladies!

  5. Jamie Says:

    Oh my god! Is that Jackson St.? — What happen… a dump! But, how we thought it was fantastic, our first place.

  6. roman Says:

    What a great story. I am trully impressed. Keep doing good job amigo

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