Saturday, November 20, 2010

One More to Go...

Today, I am thankful for traditions.  
Every family makes them, intentionally or not.  My family has tons, like playing pitch, or Christmas Eve Mass, or Mom and her Candy Cane pens, or hauling out everyone's most embarrassing stories when  we're all together (Carey family--Kate's got a new one by the way.  Reference The Goblet of Fire when next we meet).

Russ and Vivi have a Hawkeye Tradition!  Every football Saturday, they hang the Iowa flag together...

...and then go and make our Hawkeye windchime swing...

...and yell, "Goooooo Hawkeyes!"

Traditions are the silly little things that help connect you, that make you smile, that make you feel like part of the family.  And while I am betting that she is the only person ever to hang a Hawkeye flag while wearing a pink hippo hat (it's cold here, yo!), I know she is not the first one to enjoy a tradition with her family.  I am excited to see what other traditions our little family forms!

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