Sunday, November 26, 2017

All About Rugby, Soccer and Family #1

Several weeks ago, Hubby and I decided that there was just too much going on with our Indiana family that we didn't want to miss.  And basically, that was all it took to throw some things in the car and let the family know we were coming.

This photo and however many more it takes will give you a brief over view of that trip.

If you have been following my blog for very long, then you know to expect lots and lots of pictures of grandchildren.  So, here we go.

We arrived in Granger, Indiana on Thursday, October 26 in time to attend our grandson's Rugby game against Notre Dame on Friday.  Now, the ND campus is in South Bend, IN, less than 10 miles from where our son and family live.  Grandson is a 5th year senior at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.  You will recall that he played football there for four years.

Now, he is playing Rugby!  Actually, he prefers this to football and is really quite good.  We really don't understand what goes on in this game, but is it very exciting to watch.  Brutal, violent, and never dull.

Confession!  It was so bitter cold and the wind was blowing so fiercely that I didn't even take my camera.  I knew my fingers would want to be in gloves buried deep within my coat pockets.  I borrowed the two pictures below from the WMURugby Facebook page.

Any one even remotely familiar with Notre Dame knows about the Golden Dome seen in the distance.  And from the flags, you can tell that the wind was whipping.

The boys were lined up for the national anthem.  And then the fun began.  Jackson scored at least one Try (touchdown) and was so exciting to watch.  We won in the final seconds of the game which had us all on our feet, but ready to escape to warmer environs.

The next day, Saturday, we left early for Trine University in Angola, IN to watch our granddaughter play in her final home soccer game of her freshman year.

The campus is lovely and the soccer field is so well kept, nestled beneath the beautiful fall foliage. 

Trine is a DII private liberal arts college with high academic standards and requirements for entry and gives no athletic scholarships.  However, about 85% of the student body play some sport.  So Savannah fits right in and couldn't be happier.

It was a bitter cold day in Eastern Indiana and we were all bundled up and couldn't believe these girls had to be out in shorts.  But, that's the nature of the sport in this part of the country.

Nevertheless, we went prepared.

That's our girl, #6

She is a diva off the field but on it, she's a force to be reckoned with.

And isn't she a beauty!

The Fall colors were in abundance and I loved this scene outside the restaurant on a hill we enjoyed warming up in after the game.

I love this picture because it says so much about the beautiful relationship these three siblings share.  Jackson loves his little sisters and they absolutely adore him.

And this is our Indiana family.

I will take you north into beautiful Michigan next time.
This is the link:  Rugby, Soccer and Family #2
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.

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