Monday, August 9, 2010


It's that time of year again.
The beginning of the end. It came so quickly.
Somehow the Summer flew by again.
I didn't even go to the beach, didn't make it to any farmer's markets. I don't have a tan...
but I'm ok.
The leaves will soon change. The cool breeze will blow while I wear comfy sweaters and eat chili.
And...fall will be in full swing.

Training camp always marks the end of summer and the beginning of Derek's favorite season...FOOTBALL!

We made our annual trek to BEARbonnais last week to watch the guys practice.

After the hour or so drive, we were ready for all things blue and orange.

Maybe a little TOO much blue and orange!!!

The Hills joined us again this summer (while Jenny was at work).

They know this is serious business, so they were ready to take pictures, get autographs, and cheer on the Bears with us!

We watched them run plays.

And do drills.
(These guys are HUGE! I wouldn't want to get in their way!).

Some of the guys stuck around after practice to sign autographs.

And some even took pictures with us.

It was another great day at ONU

Dave, class of 1996,     Jake, class of  2024,    Abby, class of 2026

It was a busy, but fun day.

Have I mentioned before on this blog that I really like Jay Cutler???

We didn't get his autograph this time, so I now carry a silver sharpie with me everywhere...just in case I happen to bump into him.
I'd have him sign my insulin pump!
You think I'm kidding...but check my purse next time you're with me.
It's true.
...and now you think I'm crazy!

If I did see him, I'd give him a big hug (after he signed my pump of course)

Then I'd pat him on the butt and say..."Now come on Jay! Let's go get some touchdowns!"

...and so another season begins!


  1. does anyone else have "Bear Down Chicago Bears" in their head after reading this?

    great pics and thanks for sharing.
    i can't believe it's already football season.

    Hill kids are HILARIOUS!! we ran into them yesterday at the State Fair and Jake was playing w/ Baby Frank's legs (baby was in the backpack carrier on frank's tummy) and making Baby Frank laugh so hard :)

  2. NOW I have the song in my head :)
    Can't believe the summer is already over :(
    We LOVE the Hill kids! We often joke with Jenny and Dave that we are going to give them our kids to raise until they are hopes that they are as funny and entertaining as Jake and Abby!!!