This weekend was a fast a furious weekend, but it was a fun one!
Friday afternoon Luke and I set off to the airport, to fly out to Chicago.
Here is me and Baby Tree all ready to go:
Actually first we made a pit stop in Denver to meet Luke's parents and then we were on our way to Chicago.
TU (Tulsa University) - where Luke's brother went to school and played football was playing Notre Dame. This was the first ever time for these 2 schools to play each other and at the beginning of the season when Luke found out about this he insisted that we go to the game.
And I'm never one to argue about a trip. I love traveling, even if its quick.
So Friday night we flew into Chicacgo and then Saturday morning we drove to Notre Dame.
The university is so pretty and everybody was so friendly. Everwhere we went I thought, "I wonder if Rudy walked right here?" or "did Rudy take classes in that building?" Needless to say I did not grow up a football fan but rather a movie fan and my only association with Notre Dame is the movie "Rudy" (love that Sean Astin).
We walked around the campus and got some pictures.
Here we are in front of touchdown Jesus:
The whole fam:
And in front of the stadium:
Then we headed into the stadium and found our seats. We had great seats right in front of the field:
And yes I was bundled up like it was 30 degrees outside, when really it was around 62. I am ready for that "always hot" thing to kick in while pregnant.
OK and let's talk about the seats at the Notre Dame stadium. I'm sorry, I called it a "seat" but really it was a PLANK OF WOOD. I mean look: Can you imagine your butt sitting on this for four hours??
There was a Notre Dame fan sitting right next to me and I told her I wasn't used to sitting on such a skinny piece of wood for such long periods of time to watch a football game, we are used to either very nice seats, or very nice bleachers. She was not amused and I'm pretty sure took offense. I didn't care.
Anyways, the Notre Dame band was HUUUUGE and so neat to listen to, here they are preforming:
The little leprechaun man:
And the TU flags! Homeboy carrying the "U" almost bit it about 5 times, he looked terrified, I'm glad he didn't fall but it was funny to watch.
I now need to interrupt this blog post to tell you something. I have a condition called "nervous pee". It is a real condition (diagnosed by myself) and anytime I get nervous I have to use the restroom. Badly.
Well as the seats began to fill up I got so nervous that I was going to have to use the restroom during the middle of the game and I would have no way of getting out of the stands. I mean NO WAY. I looked to my east, west, north and south and this was all is saw:
You couldn't squeeze a sheet of paper through those people.
There was no way to get out.
And suddenly I had to go to the bathroom so bad I couldn't hold it any longer (nervous pee) it was horrible. I eventually made my way out and tripped over people and touched a lot of strangers. I had the awkward choice of either putting my belly in their face or my butt in their face. I chose my butt.
Anyways, the nervous pee was well worth it because we won!!!
After the game we headed back to Chicago and spent some time downtown. It seems like such a fun city and I hope to go back someday. We ate at Giordano's Pizza. Yummm. Cute Luke with his pizza.
Sunday morning, very early in the morning, we flew back home.
It was a quick trip but so fun and we were so glad we got to be there to watch the big win!