We took a quick trip to Missouri for Mizzou for 100th Homecoming! Fun fact for the day: did you know that the tradition of Homecoming originated at the University of Missouri? Our gracious friends Josh and Annie hosted us for the weekend, and we had an awesome time not only just spending time with them, but also participating in many of the Homecoming traditions. Unfortunately, we didn't have tickets to the game, but it was incredible how many of our friends we ran into throughout the weekend!
Jenny and Truman at the Columns in front of Jesse Hall...
Part of one of the floats at the parade.
Annie and Josh at Chipotle...we always have to eat Chipotle when we're in Missouri!
Us and the Greers!
Some of the friends we ran into at housedecks...
A few weeks later, we simply had to return to Missouri when the Cardinals were in the World Series! When the Cards were in the World Series in 2006, we drove to St. Louis and watched the final game outside Busch Stadium with thousands of other fans; they actually let us in for the final inning, so we got to see the final outs! It was such an awesome experience. We weren't planning on driving to St. Louis this time, but after that ridiculous Game 6 where the Cards refused to leave, we determined we couldn't miss Game 7! Besides, it was a good excuse to spend some time with our friends Ryan and Lendy who live in St. Louis. Wonderfully, the Cards won their 11th World Series and again, we joined the thousands of other fans who watched the game from just outside Busch. It definitely wasn't as cold as 2006- but it was still tons of fun!
11 in 11!
Lendy and Ryan watching the presentations on the big screen.
A sea of red!
We are thrilled we made the drive to St. Louis to see the Cards win again!
In other news, Isaac worked a ridiculous amount of hours this month and studied like a mad man. Work is going well for me, but I had the joy of developing yet another sinus infection (oh, Ohio Valley...). But I am very blessed to live in the age of Z paks and a doctor at the seminary clinic who will prescribe one for me!
We're looking forward to our trip to Swaziland very, very soon followed by some family time over the holidays! The next few months should be great!