Monday, June 08, 2009

Fun family weekend....

My oldest son Mike lives in South Bend, Indiana.  (graduated from Notre Dame and found a job there).  He's doing great.  We couldn't be prouder of him.

He has come home (3 hr. drive) for many of his siblings' events. (Confirmation, graduation, plays, etc.)  He has complained that he comes to see us, but we rarely come to see him.  I told him we need to be invited.  So he invited us!!

We drove down Friday and came back Saturday.

Dinner was waiting for us when we arrived.  Mike and his roommate had set it all up outside so we could enjoy the nice weather.  Spaghetti with delicious sauce.  Fried sweet potatoes, roasted asparagus and a fabulous spinach salad with walnuts, cranberries, and blue cheese.  One unsuspecting sister actually discovered she likes blue cheese.  It was a great dinner!

A trip to South Bend is not complete for us without a visit to the magnificent basilica at Notre Dame.

Mike and his brother Jim ran in a 5k run on Saturday.  The finish line  was in the stadium at Notre Dame.  I don't think I've ever watched the finish of an organized race like this.  It was fun!  Of course, I had my camera all ready to hit the video button as one of my sons crossed the finish line.  But.... as my family is screaming, "There they are.  There they are!"  I'm looking all over the place seeing no familiar runners until after they had crossed the line.  LOL  Oh well.  got a picture afterwards.

For lunch we packed sandwiches and had a picnic on campus.  Fun.  Notre Dame has a beautiful campus.

And it is always my desire when I'm on ND's campus to say a rosary at the grotto.   To say it together with members of my family?  Well, that's the best.

It was a great weekend.  Thanks, Mike!!!


Suzanne said...

Aw, Rosemary! THAT was wonderful!
I loved the pictures too! It is a beautiful campus..thanks for blessing it again with praying the Rosary..THAT could not have hurt. :)
Love you!

Mary O'Hannigan said...

Hi Rose!
You were there and we were here~now that 'aint right! What a great weekend for all =0)
In Notre Dame, Still,

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Suzanne, yeah, I prayed for conversion for the school, among other things. It is indeed beautiful, in many ways.
Mary, I know!! How ironic. I know you can do it any time but I did light a candle for your family's intentions. You guys were on my mind. Hope you had a great weekend. We must get together.

Mimi said...

Wonderful photos! It looks like a great weekend.

Barb, sfo said...

Oh, thank you for posting that beautiful picture of the Basilica...I really took for granted those days when I could go in there ANYTIME I WANTED. (Yes, I took advantage of it). I know that Jesus is there in any church, but the beautiful ones just take my breath away.

What a great weekend you all had together :)