Hey everybody! I spent a long weekend in Indiana and spent all day yesterday driving back to Nashville (by myself with a 1 month old who still eats every 2 1/2 hours, and a dog – gah! They were both so good but my gosh was that a long trip!) so the Grateful Heart linkup was postponed a day but I’m here! So sorry for anyone who was planning on linking up your post – feel free to link up any time this week!
Crew sure has done a lot of road-tripping since he was born and while I’ll be so glad to stay put for awhile now, I’m so grateful to have been able to go “home” to Indiana again for one of my all time favorite traditions: the annual Father/Daughter Purdue football game. If you follow me on Instagram and/or Snapchat, you got an inside peek at the hilariousness and awesomeness that went down on Saturday. Our boys played terribly, though they did win, but my dad and I still had the best time (we always do). Family traditions are my absolute fave, like in all the land, and I couldn’t help but think about how I might start my own one-on-one time tradition with Crew someday. I’ll have to wait and see what his passions are and if we might share any of them, or if he might let me enjoy a few with him 🙂
(Guys. Is he not just the CUTEST?!)
Just like my mom and I have our own things we love to do together (like running errands or watching really bad movies – watch out now haha. The BEST!), I love that my dad and I have this thing together. It’s much more than watching the game though, of course. It’s all of the other traditions we keep within this one big tradition – like drinking super spicy bloody marys (if it doesn’t burn your lips, it’s not hot enough), or people watching The Breakfast Club (which is basically a thing at Purdue where all the students wake up super early – like 6am – and head to the bars… in costume). It’s also heading to the fraternity house as my dad tells me more stories I haven’t heard yet from his time as a FIJI while I watch all the current FIJIs and wonder when and HOW I got so old. I don’t know how we don’t run out of “the good ol’ college days stories,” my dad and me, but each year it seems like we each share a new one… and they just keep getting worse and more epic haha! So fun to reminisce, you know? I loved my college days – definitely a time I would relive, if even just for 24 hours!
This week, I’m giving extra thanks for my dad and our Purdue tradition! Love you, dad!
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