Sunday, October 12, 2014

Our Weekend

I think we just had the most perfect fall weekend ever. Beautiful weather, football, family time, and plenty of pumpkin fun :)  We spent all day Saturday up at Notre Dame (or as Abby calls it, "The Irish").

While we were there, we met up with one of my younger sisters, Kelly, and her boyfriend, Paul. Now, Paul had come over earlier in the week and asked if we were for sure going to ND...because he needed a photographer....because he was going to propose!!! (insert about five billion smiley faces and exclamation points!).  So, we found the perfect spot in front of the Golden Dome, and Paul pulled off the perfect surprise engagement! She never saw it coming :)

She said yes!! :) Congrats Paul and Kelly!!

I'm so excited for them, and it was great getting to see it happen! They've been together since high school, so Paul has been around our family for awhile now...he is a great guy and I'm glad my sister found him! :)

After that, we did the traditional game day events, said good bye to my sis and her fiance ;), and headed over to Recker's cafe on campus to watch the game. When we got there, Abby was thrilled to see they had ice cream and started chanting for it. A nice young man came over and gave us his college ID and said he'd like to treat us to ice cream because Abby cheering for it was too cute. Seriously, how awesome is that?!  Thanks random college student - you made her day! :)

We stayed until right before halftime, and decided to head out. Abby was conked out in the front of the stroller, but here was our view in the back:

Happy little Timmy :)  Why? Because Notre Dame is still undefeated!!! :) GO IRISH!

Sunday started off great because the kids slept in until 8 am (instead of the typical 5 or 6 am wake up call). So after church, we decided to head to the zoo one last time. It was all decorated for Halloween...and we had to stop and get a picture by every painted pumpkin. Right when we were leaving we found this one:

To say Abby is obsessed with Rapunzel is an understatement. She was so happy to find 'her girl' today! :) What a fun day! Now we are finishing up laundry and watching some football...doesn't get any better! :)

Hope you all had lovely weekends - here's to a fun week ahead! :)


  1. An on campus proposal - how dreamy!! It's so fun that you got to be there to witness this special moment for your sister. I saw someone propose at the Grotto one time and it was so romantic :) Love all the Fall colors on campus. Thanks for sharing your pics so I can live vicariously through them - haha! Seriously uNDefeated is pretty exciting! Let's hope the team works on ball security and has a great week at practice so we can keep on winning :) Go Irish!

  2. That pumpkin is fantastic! Great pictures!

  3. Go Irish! We are HUGE ND fans...what a special place for a proposal :-)


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