Sunday, August 23, 2015

Friends at the Fire Game...

It is always a treat when Finn's best friend comes to visit! These two net when they were just 9 years old when they played for the same soccer club. He moved to Canada a few years ago, but despite the distance these soccer obsessed boys have remained as close as ever! They have been inseparable over the past week...playing soccer, video games and just hanging out. We just wish he lived a little closer!

Schamrock Scrimmage...

Yesterday the Shamrock soccer season kicked off with a fun set of scrimmages and a cook-out. It is practices chance for all the boys to play against each other while the parents watch the games and chat on the side lines. With two or three games every week and rigorous daily practices for the next few months it will be all business from here on out! Shamrock Pride!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Falling Water...


It is no secret living in Oak Park has taught me to adore the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and I have always wanted to visit Falling Water.  Although it was a little (okay a lot) out of our way we headed to the remote site to see the home considered to be one of Wright's masterworks.  Nestled on top of a waterfall this mountain retreat did not disappoint.  It is one of the most breath-taking properties I have ever seen,  A must see,  Happy I can check that one off my bucket list!


Eating Our Feelings in Philly...

 As soon as we left Emma we drove straight to South Philly for the breakfast of champions: a whiz wit cheesesteak, of course! We were starving after moving Emma in and quite surpirsed to discover were were not the only people eating cheesesteak at 10am! Suffice it to say, Leif and I will remember eating this particular sandwich forever.  


Morgan Hall...


Emma is tucked away on the 19th floor of her very swanky dormitory at Temple University in Philadelphia.  It was such fun to see her start setting up her room before we kissed her good-bye.  I wasn't as sad as I thought I would be; these are such exciting times for Emma it was impossible to be anything, but excited as she starts this grand adventure!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sibling Love...

He has lived with her for his entire life.  These two are thick as thieves and put on a couple of very brave faces for this monumental good-bye.

College Bound...

Emma requested ribs, baked potatoes and green beans for her last supper at home. It is hard to imagine she won't be back at our family table until it is time to carve the thanksgiving turkey. Bittersweet times around our place. Of course it does not help matters much as I keep finding pictures like this one in drawers around my house.
 Oh...and this guy isn't too crazy about her plans to move 800 miles away either! We know Emma is going to have an amazing time, but wow are we going to miss her!

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