I can't believe how long it's been since I have updated! I have so much to blog about too, but the time has just gotten away from me! I've got loads of photos and stuff to say about Madi's volleyball season, our puppy Chloe (we get her on Saturday), and a fun girls trip I had in Oregon last weekend! But, I first need to blog about our trip to Redlands to see Tyson and attend the first football game of the season! Madi had other, more exciting plans for the weekend (an over the top sweet sixteen bday party of a friend), so she didn't go with us, but my brother Kevin went with Carl and I. We left on Thursday night and drove to Vegas where we got a smokin' deal on a room at The Rio. From there it was a quick 3 hour drive to Redlands the next day. By the time we got to the campus and browsed the bookstore, Tyson was done with his classes for the day. We got to spend a little time with him (raise his dorm bed, and move the fridge, and do his laundry for him), before heading off to Ontario to check in to our hotel. While Tyson had 'walk throughs' with the football team we spent some time at the mall picking up some items Tyson needed (more socks and boxers!). We were able drop by the campus again later than night to drop off the items. It was soooo good to see him! He already looks older and more grown up to me! And tan! He looked very tan to me as well! All those days in the California sunshine I guess! We spent the next day hanging out at Huntington Beach which was a lot of fun. It was a bit overcast and cloudy, but still fun to walk in the water and watch the local surfers! After a few hours the sun was shining and it was beautiful! We headed back to Redlands for the big tailgate party and football game! With Tyson only being a freshman, we knew his chances of playing in the game were pretty slim, but it was just great to see him out there in uniform! He was so excited! The game was great and the team is awesome! They manhandled their opponent easily! Which turned out to be a great thing! Late in the 4th quarter Tyson got in the game! Sooooo cool and I'm so glad we were there so see it! He had 3 carries, the first one being for a gain of 7 yards! He looked great out there! After the game he was beaming with excitement! So great to see!
Last weekend, they beat another big opponent and Tyson got in the game at the end again! Sadly, we weren't there to see it, but that's okay! We are going back down for the Homecoming game on October 25th. Madi's 16th birthday is the 23rd, so it will be a fun birthday trip for her! GO BULLDOGS!