Laura counted down the days to the Father-Daughter Dance as though it was a major holiday. Truly, it's hard to overstate her excitement. Tim wasn't exactly as enthused, but he did a good job of feigning it for Laura, who for her part had been practicing moves for weeks. As we all knew would happen, the actual event entailed much more of her running around with her posse than time spent between the two of them. But, she declared the event a success, which is all that matters!
After a few years of (sort of) patiently waiting, Danny finally made it to the hallowed grounds of Notre Dame. He and Tim made their way for a basketball-filled weekend, and it was a rousing success from start to finish.
They flew in on a Saturday and made straight for campus, where one of the first stops was to The Rock, where they succeeded in getting their hands on a basketball and shooting hoops for 45 minutes. Evidently this was one of the major highlights for Danny.
Eventually they caught up with Demay and his daughter Giuliana, cruised around camps and ultimately witnessed a nice victory by the Irish over Florida State.
Fortunately the next day they saw another victory by the women's hoops team, so it was a winning weekend in all senses of the word. They even scored on the weather, which was in the balmy 50s in the middle of February!
We'll get him there for a football game one of these days, but I think it's safe to say this was an excellent introduction.