Is this thing on? Hello?
This is my blog, right? I mean, I used to know how it all worked, but I've gotten just a lee-tle bit rusty as of late...
So I thought I'd check back in and let you know that yes, I am still blogging. I've got to stop using the fact that I live most of my life on the road as an excuse to neglect my writing. Writing is so much fun. It's sort of my favorite.
Anyway, I think I'll use some cell phone pictures to show you what I've been up to lately. Here's a hint: back-to-back Notre Dame football games were involved.
The first one was out in South Bend on Sept. 5, where our beloved Irish beat Texas handily. ("We're awesome," we thought. "Maybe this is our year!") And better yet, along with a whole slew of Pearls of all ages, I got to see my "bookend boys": our oldest son was there, along with his wife and four young daughters, for the epic Pearl tailgater before the game, but they headed back to their home in MI afterward since it was going to be a late one; and our baby was there, too--he got four days of leave and flew in from OK (it was the first time we'd seen him since he left home about two weeks after his ND graduation).
Here are some pictures from the ND v. Texas weekend.
|The twins wore their Notre Dame cheerleading outfits. (Wonder where they got those?)|
|He'll always be my baby!|
The game was lots of fun, and so was the pre-game tailgater; and several of my husband's siblings made it to that one, too. But the best thing of all was getting to spend time with our middle three boys, their wives, and our grandson G-Man.
I love it when in the span of two consecutive weekends, we get to see all five of our offspring and their significant others. That, sports fans, is a win-win in my book!
Now here are some pictures from the ND v. UVA weekend.
|Pearl brothers (the next generation).|
My guys are all wearing matching ND sneakers (and you can get your own pair,
with your favorite NCAA team, at Row One).
|With 3 of my 4 sweet daughters-in-law.|