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A Day on Campus….Through My Eyes

Riding along WM
Sorry, I don’t mean to bore anyone, but I wanted to do one more post to document our trip to Notre Dame last weekend. My previous post pretty much summed up Game Day, so this one is going to focus on the day we walked around campus. Well, some of us walked….as you can see, little miss thing, got a ride for a majority of the day.

Touch Down Jesus WM
Here is the library, also known as “touchdown Jesus” When you are in the stadium, you can see him overlooking one of the end zones, hence the name!!

Infront of the dome wm
Pat and the kids posing for a shot in front of the dome. Nick looks thrilled, doesn’t he?? He loved being on campus, just hated to have to stop and pose for the camera!! I told him I needed at least one….and that is what I got…..ONE.

Rooftop shot of the Basilica WM
The tippy top of the Basilica. I took this shot from the stadium!

Basilica, the way I see it WM
We were just about to go into the Basilica and I looked straight up and thought it would make a pretty cool photo!

the alter wm
It is a beautiful church…..probably right up there with St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Basilica Chairs on the alter WM
As we made our way up past the alter, they had these pews on either side. I thought they were very different looking… intricate. I also loved the reflection of the window on the wood banister.

There were a couple of other things I wanted to take pictures of in there, but just as I snapped this one, Sarah yelled out REALLY LOUD…..”Mommy, I want a snack” Needless to say, we left the church within minutes…….

Pick me up WM
Do you see this happy face?? She got her snack and was ready to head to the incredible bookstore! But not on her own two feet…….

Me and Uncle Mike WM
Uncle Mike is smitten by Sarah…..and all she had to do was glance in his direction and he swept her up off her feet and carried her to our next destination.

Mike is Pat’s twin brother. We don’t get to see him all that often, but Sarah is really taken by him. He has a way with her that I just can’t explain……

My husband always talks about the twin bond….and how it is almost like a sixth sense. They always know if the other one is in trouble or has something going on in their lives, even if they aren’t around one another. Sarah is very much a Daddy’s girl…..and I think she picks up part of that twin brotherly bond. She loves all of her Aunts and Uncles, but we both see her eyes light up when Uncle Mike enters the room!!

We did make it to the bookstore, but as you can imagine the day before the game it was PACKED….like sardines in a can!! I was really disappointed that I did not take my camera out because you are never going to guess who was in the bookstore?? RUDY…..the real deal!! That was pretty cool to see him….especially after watching that movie so many times.

After the bookstore, we all attended the pep rally which was wild. They had Joe Theism@nn as a guest speaker and a former football player Rocket Ishm@el……by the time these gentlemen exited the stage, the crowd was JUMPING!! They were really hyped!! It was such a great weekend for our family…….I am glad that we made the trip with the kids… was worth every second of the drive to see the look of awe in Nick’s eyes! Hope we get to make it out again next year:)

Have a great week.. We had a test run of Sarah’s costume this weekend……I will be posting pictures in a day or two.

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  • Felicia - Awesome photography and what a sweet bond between Sarah and her Uncle MikeReplyCancel

  • Love Letters To China - Simply beautiful photos…ReplyCancel

  • duchess - What a great experience. My husband & son would love to go to a ND game – and see Rudy to boot, no way. Great pictures, too.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - So many great pics….of precious people and beautiful buildings and grounds!ReplyCancel

  • Marla - Love all these shots! What a gorgeous campus!!

    Have a great week!!ReplyCancel

  • Gail - These are all gorgeous Lisa….love the one of Sarah and her uncle…how sweet that they have that kind of relationship! And the indoor shot of the pews is stunning…love the reflection and perspective…

    Have a great Monday!


  • Lisa - You would NEVER bore us Lisa!!! The pictures are beautiful! That is so cool that you got to meet Rudy!!! I actually got to meet him once too. I just had to tell him that my hubby had the same name (we didn’t have any kiddo’s then). The movie Rudy is very special to me. When I was in the hospital after giving birth to my son, the movie Rudy was on TNT all weekend. So as I sat there holding my newborn, Rudy, I was watching the movie and loved it when they would shout “Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!”. Too funny!ReplyCancel

  • Football & Fried Rice - What a sweet trip!! And getting to see Mike too! I almost couldn’t stand Sarah’s outfit – does it comes in MY size??????? Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - These are beautiful!!!!! Addison was sitting here looking at pictures with me and she said “hey did you give Sarah my new boots”. She got up, ran to her room and came down and said “Nope, mine are still in the closet”. LOLReplyCancel

  • a Tonggu Momma - *gasp* Notre Dame football BORING?!?!!! Never! Off to go watch the movie Rudy now…

    (beautiful photos… beautiful family… as always)ReplyCancel

  • Patricia/NYC - STUNNING photos!!! GORGEOUS family!!! Looks like it was a fabulous trip!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzie - What a beautiful campus shown through your beautiful photos! Glad ya’ll had a good time.

    Can’t wait to see photos of Sarah in her costume :o)ReplyCancel

  • Robin - It looks like you guys had a GREAT time!! Beautiful pictures… really love the pictures inside the church. I can never get my exposure balanced enough to get any shots worth saving. I love Sarah’s boots… they look super warm!


  • Lisa (Briana's Mom) - GORGEOUS photos!! Oh my! That campus truly takes my breath away.

    I have to show Doug this post. He will love it.

    He says if Briana wants to go to college at Notre Dame one day, we must move to Indiana a few years before because we can’t afford the out of state tuition – LOL!! Let’s hope she gets a big scholarship, shall we? :)ReplyCancel

  • Aspiemom - Nice pics. I like how Sara has clicked with her uncle!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy - Oh Lisa I have always heard how incredibly beautiful that campus is and your pictures proved it!! Absolutely breathtaking. And could Sarah get any cuter!!!!

    It is funny that when I started reading your post the very first thing that came to mind was…RUDY!!! So how cool is it that you really got to see him…awesome!

    Love and blessings, KristyReplyCancel

  • Jboo - Oh wow — what a cool campus! Would love to get there someday — your photos make it come alive! Sarah is such a cutie! Love that Nick let you get 1 photo! Hope you have a great week!


  • day by day - Hey Lisa!

    Oh, these pictures are gorgeous!!

    I get that look from Ryan whenever I try to get a picture of him. lol!

    I did not know your husband was a twin….how cool is that? And I absolutely agree that Sarah most likely picks up on that and feels extra close to her uncle because of it!

    Have a great week…hooray for sun over here, huh? : )


  • Norah - You can’t bore me with your photos! Silly : )ReplyCancel

  • Steffie B. - Beautiful images Lisa…..glad you had a wonderful time…..Miss Sarah looks very stylish in her boots…..Fia loves her boots too! 😉ReplyCancel

  • The Things We Carried - Your posts are NEVER boring! Beautiful picts and it is a cool thing with twins!ReplyCancel

  • 3 Peanuts - Lisa,

    Your images are absolutely stunning. REALLY! You have a gift. My favorite if the pews. LOVE it!

  • Wanda - Bored….never! Your pics are gorgeous as usual. What a sweetie pie your Sarah is atop everyones shoulders. Looks like such a fun-filled week-end.

    Can’t wait for custume pics. I have several here to choose from too. Hmmm…..ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Beautiful pictures. I can’t wait to see Sarah’s costume!ReplyCancel

  • Missy - These shots made me gasp!!! I love seeing pics of ND! I also love seeing your entire fam…just wish you’d get in a shot or two :)
    The one of Sarah smiling at the camera, with Pat’s arms in it… OMG!!! I LOVE HER FACE!!! Such a baby doll.
    Your weekend sounds and looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Jo - It is a lovely campus. I’ve only been there once but as with most, the history is amazing.

    Hey, why bother walking when someone is offering to carry!


  • carolinagirl - love the photos! sarah’s outfit is adorable…love the “boots with the fur”!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sharie - Beautiful photos…I was looking at the picture of Nick cracking up thinking “Boy he looks thrilled” and then I scrolled down and read your caption:)ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - Lisa,

    I just love your pictures!! I especially love the one of Sarah and Uncle Mike…how special. That would be a perfect Xmas gift framed for Uncle Mike!!

    Sarah is always dressed so cute! Enjoy it while you can, cause soon enough they find a “mind” of their own, and then want to pick out all their own clothes….even in the stores!!

    Have a great week~~


  • Jodee Leader - Wow! What a fabulous campus! I bet you could have walked around for hours!

    I love the twin bond concept. How sweet!

    Cute pictures with Uncle Mike too!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Really great shots…you have shared it’s beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Twincerely,Olga - wow! What a beautiful place!!!Thanks for sharing!Your family is beautifulReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Wow, what great pictures of the campus. I especially loved the intricate details inside the church! And that Sarah… well, she is just major cuteness. How adorable is her outfit!?!

    I hope you are having a great week!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Toes - What amazing pictures!!! You are such a good photographer!
    sandy toeReplyCancel

  • Wanda - Lisa,

    Came back to just “stare” a bit more. You changed your Logo. I really liked it before. I’m crazy about it now Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Dita - These images are spectacular. The cathedral is simply amazing and that shot of the altar in particular is really something.

    I just LOVE seeing Pat with the kids. Your family is so beautiful…the only thing missing here is YOU!

    Looks like you had a WONDERFUL time!ReplyCancel

  • Faith Hope Love Photography - I love this post! She is just such a cutie….and why would you walk when they will carry you 😉 My girls are the same way. I just love your style in her clothing too…something my girls would have. What memories..ReplyCancel

  • Deb - Your pictures on the campus are awsome Lisa! I have not been to ND….but it looks beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • jenbusymom - I can tell by the pics you were in your glory with such great photo ops! They turned out great!ReplyCancel

  • Life with Kaishon - I am so glad you documented your trip so well! I totally understand about Nick getting tired of pictures. Sometimes I leave the camera home just because I know the kids get so sick of it being ever present!ReplyCancel

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