Monday, November 28, 2011

Ever Grateful, Ever True

After a great Thanksgiving weekend, it's back to blogging, finally.
We started off our thankfulness with a trip to West Lafayette to watch the Boilermaker basketball team take on Western Michigan. But first, we stopped by this famous Purdue establishment. I always thought it was an ice cream shop. I was wrong.

David got to enjoy a cold beverage with his little brother for the very first time. :)

Boomie was there to share the fun as well.

We moved from Harry's to Bruno's for Bruno dough and pizza. Matthew took this photo of Andrew and Jonathan with Shylah's phone.

On to the newly renovated Mackey Arena where we were happy to see this guy, all healed up and ready to play. Matthew continues to pray for Robbie Hummel every night. We might all say a prayer for his knees.

We noticed some new banners for some of our favorite guys up in the rafters. We miss you JJ and Smooge!

This is little Lewis Jackson. I say little because he's listed at 5'9", 165 pounds. Small for a basketball player, but he plays big. 

Robbie is ready to go.

Huddle up. Boiler up!

Purdue Pete cheers from a good spot during the game.

I even found Pharaoh and Cleopatra in the crowd.

The scoreboard showed a favorable final outcome for the Boilermakers.

Purdue Pete celebrated the victory.

Jennifer and Bryan.

I love it when we are able to get a sibs picture. They love each other.

And the whole gang. I love them!

Boomie and our five. For those of you who don't know, Boomie is my dad. The nickname was given to him by our oldest son, David, and was originally Boom Boom, because they liked playing the drum. It has evolved into Boomie, or sometimes the Boomster.

This is a picture of Jim, and our friend Bill Fall. He has been an usher at Mackey Arena for 44 years, 42 at the same gate. He is 94 years old, and his wife was a sorority sister of Jim's mom. We rented a house from Bill when we lived in West Lafayette. He is pretty remarkable.
It was a great game, and a fun way to spend Thanksgiving eve.

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