Monday, September 28, 2009

The Luck of the Irish

It was a great day of tailgating on Saturday, even though those pesky Irish got lucky again and the game ended in disappointment.
We had a fun group of friends and family sharing in the day. We missed David and Shylah who were attending her cousin's wedding. Hopefully David put on his happy face at the wedding and didn't let on that he was missing a big game. :)
Andrew and Darci brought their friends Matt and Shelly from Louisville along with their two girls, Abbi and Makenna. Matthew and Abbi got started on the fun with a little game of corn hole.

That lasted until Matthew spotted Tyler, to which he made a bee-line to a hug. Tyler and Matthew go way back. In fact, Tyler was there when Matthew was born. They were glad to see each other.

Tyler brought his parents, Rick and Kelli, his girlfriend Sammi, and his brother Kyle. It was great to see them. Here Rick and Jim are deep in discussion, while Kelli and Darci do some catching up. Kelli broke her ankle on the way to Andrew and Darci's wedding and spent the entire evening painfully watching from a chair. She was not about to miss their big day! We are happy to see her back on her feet.

Here is Kyle, checking out the food table. He is a freshman at Purdue this year, and he and Adam are both learning about college life while their parents are learning how it feels to have an empty nest.

Adam's girlfriend Alli was with us as well. She attends a school in Bloomington. :)

We had plenty of good food. Also stopping by were Adam's friends Aaron and Chris. Tyler's sister-in-law Amy and a couple of her friends joined us as well. It was great to see everyone.

There was some intense corn hole going on.

Darci and Tyler decided to compare bellies. Darci is due in January. Not sure about Tyler.

Matthew had to try on Tyler's Iowa Hawkeyes hat. His daddy didn't like it too much, but we know how much Tyler loves the Hawkeyes. We'll cheer for them as long as they're not playing Purdue. Tyler was happy by the end of the day when the Hawks got a victory over the Nittany Lions.

Tyler and Sammi.
Andrew, Matt, and the kids: Matthew, Makenna, and Abbi. The kids got to go with Hannah the babysitter since the game was so late.

Matthew giving Aunt Fer another smooch goodbye. He's good at that.

We cheered the team on the field. Joe Tiller was in the press box, and led the crowd in Shout before the start of the fourth quarter. He was even bustin' some moves up there.

It was a great day until those last few minutes of the game. We do like to win, but we know that the fun we have together is the best part of Saturdays in the fall. We'll be back. Hail Purdue!

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