28 October 2011

Friday Night Football

In honor of today being Friday and in honor of me wishing I was sitting in the stands at a High School football game enjoying the fresh air, the bright lights and a numb bum… I’d like to re-live our last night we had in the U.S.A. before we left to travel to Jordan.

It was the very beginning of September and - sad for me – the temperatures were still more like humid Ohio summer rather than crisp cool Ohio autumn. But it didn’t hinder our enjoyment, to be sure!

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The stands were full that night but we found seats in a front row and my daughter had plenty to look at.

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Like the band for instance! I am a band geek and I’m not afraid to say it. Seeing bands at sporting events is always one of the highlights for me.

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It didn’t take long for Grandpa to take H on a little walk. And then Aunt Wendy helped Sweet N text all her friends.

Cause that’s what you do at football games, right?

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Oh yeah. There was some football being played too.

:)

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Looks like Grandpa found a snack for the kiddos. Ack! Look at that sweaty head!

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Ooooh, they’re warming up for half-time!

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And this girl was warming up for some kind of popcorn eating contest – at the rate she was shoving the stuff in her mouth she was certain to win… (and scare her Uncle to death too!)

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The show!

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More show!

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Applause!

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We stuck around for a drum feature during the third quarter. Percussion features are the best.

Then we said some really tearful goodbyes (don’t think about it Mom-in-Law!!), put our kids in jammies on the front lawn of the High School and drove them home for their last night of sleep in the U.S. for awhile.

Later we heard that we had missed, like, the GREATEST comeback in the history of High School football.

Bummer.

In any case, it was a great way to spend our last evening. I remember it so fondly and am so thankful that we could fit in this bit of good ol’ American ‘fall’ fun before we said goodbye. It’s the little things like spending time with family doing normal things like this that I miss the most.

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