We're Hitting the Road.....

October 14, 2009

We are getting ready to head out on a little trip.......and might I add that the "boys" in this house are very anxious for our little getaway. They have been talking about it for weeks and the time is finally here......we are hitting the road tomorrow for a fun filled, action packed weekend.
Any guesses where we might be going??

How about a small hint......

Take a look at the photo below courtesy of Bus!nessweek.com

12-university-of-notre-dame[1] courtesy of Businessweek
Did you figure it out???

No.....Maybe you should look at the little guy below, I bet that will help:)

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Yep....you guessed it...we are headed to South Bend, Indiana to visit the University of Notre Dame where we will be meeting up with the rest of the "Gaelic" family.

Pat's parents are renting a house right off campus for the next few weeks and we are all going out to attend some of the upcoming games. If I forgot to mention it before.....they are DIE HARD FANS!

Each year, Pat tries to make it to at least one home game. I have gone out once before, but this will be the first trip for Nick and Sarah. Nick is so excited he can barely stand it. He had never attended a professional or college football game. Sarah....well she is still convinced that we are going to the beach....she equates visiting "Grammy and Pops" to our trips to Cape Cod. She is in for a rude awakening when we arrive in South Bend.

We are all set to go.......in addition to all of our ND attire, we pulled out the winter gear....hats, scarves, gloves, and winter coats. We are hoping we won't need them, but you never know!!

I probably won't get a chance to post/blog until we get back next week, so I thought I would share a little cuteness in the meantime......

Fall Vibrance wm
We had a really cool weekend and had to layer up to go outside. The trees are really changing color......it is so beautiful!!! Give it another week or two and the leaves will start dropping like crazy. It will be lots of fun for the kids and it makes for great pictures, but it sure stinks whe you have to clean them up in your yard....

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Just playing around with some layouts.....Since I actually mastered photoshop and blog design, I have decided to layout/design our Christmas Card this year......I have a couple of ideas running through my head.....but we'll see how it goes.

Okay my friends.....I am out of here. I only have one more thing to say......


GO IRISH!!!!!!!


48 comments:

Kam said...

yay for you all! have a great and safe time! can't wait to see all of the photos you will surely take! and these are beautiful btw!

Sandy Toes said...

Have fun! what a beautiful picture above...wow!!!!

sandy toe

Jodee Leader said...

How exciting! Enjoy every second of your getaway! I can't wait to see the beach pictures! HA HA! Sarah is a hoot! Travel safe!

P.S. My boys will be soooo jealous! Cory would kill to go to a game there! Have fun!

Lucy said...

Have a super fun time! I had forgotten how crazy it gets there. It's a big game too. My dad will be there too. I'm sure your parent's house is right next to mine. Too bad we couldn't meet! Can't wait to see your pics!!! Love your fall pics of Sarah. I'm jealous you've mastered Photoshop...I'm trying to learn more and more about it...where is the time though!?
P.S. My parents were married in that beautiful church in your photo! Safe travels and GO IRISH!

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

GO IRISH!!!! Doug is going to be SO jealous! Have a wonderful time! I'm sure it is going to be just beautiful in South Bend.

We've got to get Briana to a game one day!

Norah said...

Have an AWESOME time!

Aspiemom said...

The photo's are beautiful and I love your newest header!

Have a wonderful time!

Missy said...

Have a GREAT time this weekend!!! Nothing in this world like college football...LOVE it! So good catching up yesterday!
Love the pics of Miss Sarah. Fall bokeh at its best :)
Safe travels!

Missy said...

Forgot- LOVE the new fall look of your blog! :)

Marcene B said...

Hope you have a great time with your family Lisa! Sarah looks like a little angel in these photos.

Marla said...

Wahoo! Hope y'all have a blast!!!

Love the pictures of Miss Sarah, she's a doll!

Robin said...

You guys are going to have a blast!! Love the fall pictures. I think we skipped fall this year & went right into winter...brrrr! Enjoy the game!!

Rachel said...

Have a great trip! You are smart to bring your winter clothes - it is COLD here in the midwest!

Have fun!

Gail said...

I KNOW you will have a blast...Nick will love it all...how exciting for him! Warm clothes are in order back here..brrr it's chilly right now.

Safe travels and take lots of pics!

xo

Patricia/NYC said...

Have a WONDERFUL time!!!! Be sure to take some photos!! (lol, I'm sure you don't need that reminder!)

GREAT photos here, as usual!

day by day said...

Hey Lisa!

How fun to be going away and what a beautiful time of year to do so!!

Have a wonderful time!!!!

love,
Michelle

Wanda said...

Love the lay-out - your Christmas one should be gorgeous!

Have a great time!!

Lisa said...

Oh how fun! Enjoy!!! Great pictures as usual! : )

Colleen said...

Have a wonderful trip with your family!!!!!!

Jboo said...

Wow - a road trip to ND! Have fun! Cool photos! Hope you have some nice weather!

janet

M3 said...

Have fun!!

(And keep an eye out for some of my crazy relatives -- I'm guessing at least a few of them will be at that game.)

Kate said...

Have a great trip!!! Sounds like fall fun at it's best!!!

Love the pics...would you believe I bought Lia some black boots to do a photoshoot this fall...going for a retro feel...but just haven't gotten to it yet...maybe this weekend...cute!!!

Talk soon!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Have a great trip..
Love the photos..
Can't wait to see the photos from your trip..
Great job on the blog..
Hugs..

The Things We Carried said...

Have fun! I know you will show us the trip through your eyes :)!

Kim said...

I love the new look! Thanks for all of your help tonight! I can't wait to test it out.

Have a fun time on your trip, it sounds like a lot of fun!

Melissa said...

What beautiful pictures...I am loving her dress and scarf! ANd I love your new fall look!

Courtney said...

Love the new pictures. Have a great weekend!

Marla said...

Have a great weekend! Go Irish!!!

Colleen said...

You guys will have so much fun!!! We love going to ND games...we have not taken the girls yet...We are BIG time Irish fans!!!
Love the new look...I have still no mastered the whole blog thing...one day.
Talk to you soon : ) Not too much longer until Philly.

Leslie said...

Hi Lisa.....Miss you girl.
Sorry I haven't been around lately.
Your blog looks so nice, but your pictures are the Bomb!!!!

Can't wait to see what the fall colors bring into your photographers eye. I love what I see already. Your Awesome.

Safe travels my friend.

Casey said...

GO IRISH!! Hope you all have a fun time!!! The pictures are darling!!

Steffie B. said...

have a wodnerful time....I know you will have that camera of yours just a click'.....love the new blog look and I can't wait to see what you create for your card....

Hugs and safe travels...
Steffie

jenbusymom said...

Hi Lisa,

I hope you have a wonderful time! The new header looks great and so do the cuteness pics, I can't wait to see your card this year!

GO IRISH!

Jen

Jennifer said...

Have a great trip! I love the pictures of Sarah. I can't wait to see your card!

Belinda said...

Have fun on your trip! Jeff is a huge ND fan and went to a game last year.
so you have mastered Photoshop & blog design! WOW you are good! I wish I was as computer savy as you!
Belinda

Our Complete Family said...

Lisa, Have a wonderful getaway!
I love,love, love the pics you put with this post.
I am amazed at how much you can do with photoshop and the blog... WOWZERS!!!
xo Les

Felicia said...

Enjoy your time with your family! Take lots of pics :)

Denise said...

Hope you had fun! You will see by my post that I never did get to use those dresses and will mail them back with a little gift for your trouble! Let's try to catch up next week~

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, I hope they win Lisa! GO team GO : ). I LOVE the pictures of Sara. I can't even take the adorable ness : ). So, funny story, I thought I lost you for a while. I knew I had saved you to my favorites list but I just couldn't find you anywhere! I finally found you today under a different name in my favorites... Lisa. This was funny to me since I barely have anyone saved on my computer by first name : ) Oh well. Now I found you and I will NOT lose you again.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Hope you have a fabulous weekend...I cannot wait to see all of the pictures you will take! I miss all of the pumpkins and leaves that are so many different colors. And ohhhh to feel some cool wind out of the north! lol

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Have an awesome trip and remember... photos, photos, photos... I know... not hard for you :)
I am jealous and don't forget that...

Ivy said...

HI Lisa,
Oh how pretty that town looks. Hope you get lots of fall pics! GO ND! RAH RAH RAH!

I just love your new fall look here:)) Come on down and redo my blog will ya?

Seriously have fun and a safe trip. I really miss you so next time you stop over...stay a while girl.

PS since I've not been blogging, when I come on over here you're photos just keep getting better! Love the expression on Sarah's face...she's so stinkin cute.

Talk to you next week, have fun and relax!

Love ya,

Ivy

Jeni said...

How FUN!!! Your Irish lost yesterday but they still played good and sure came back in the end.

delucchi family said...

Hope you have lots nad lots of fun, esp Nick - look forward to eharing all about it!
Love jules
xxx

Mimi said...

Beautiful photos, Lisa, and I have to say, I'd love an outfit like that!
Now I've to go Google that place, and see what game you're on about, is it some Irish football team? Baseball? Hurling?

Bridget said...

Hope you had fun in South Bend! Nothing like an ND football game - we watched it on TV! hope you guys had a great fall weekend - your pics are cute as ever!

Hope all's well!

~Bridget

Kate said...

Oh my gosh Lisa. I just saw your fb comment and had to come back and look again at these pictures. And you are right...same dress! I truly didn't even realize! I had been eyeing up a dress on etsy and then never ordered it...and then saw this one at the Gap and loved the 60's feel to it with the boots. Of course, Lia refused to take off her coat for the most part...so I didn't really even get any good ones with the dress. I adore the Gap...I love their rewards program...it seems like a get a nice little certificate almost every month...and I don't even spend that much there! I guess great minds think alike!!!

Kate

wife.mom.nurse said...

speaking of delight...i still absolutely delight in your photos. You are my favorite place to come and take in pure photographic pleasure.

You are gifted.

~Julie