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.
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.