Sunday, December 13, 2009

Army-Navy game

I know I owe you all many updates on the happenings of the Grube home, including a 5-day cross-country trip that landed Eli, Roxy and I in Maryland for a few months. But Saturday was a big day. So I need to share.

I grew up in a Navy family. A family that holds the most important day of the year as the Army-Navy game, the biggest football rivalry in the world. Or at least that's what I was led to believe growing up. This year as no exception.

Maybe....

First I must explain. Being from a Navy family and rooting for Navy all my life means that switching teams would be a hard thing. But I'm now married to the Army, so what do I do?

Well, according to my dad it's easy. Because he and Jim made an agreement back in 2003 when Jim asked for my hand. At least this is how the story goes...
I could marry Jim if I root for Navy until I've been Army longer than I've been Navy.
So if I was married at 26, I can root for Navy until I'm 52. Then I have to switch sides. That'll be in 2030.

Did you follow that? Jim often reminds me that I'm allowed to change allegiance anytime before that. And I think I've already started to cave, actually. But don't tell my dad. Besides, it's not my fault. This little guy might have convinced me.


Because Jim has made me promise to never put Eli in Navy garb.

Ever.

So while we all piled into my parents' living room to watch the game on Saturday, everyone wore Navy shirts except for one. And he was the cutest of all.

12 comments:

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

He sure was a cutie! And he really did his part cheering Army on for the first half of the game... I think things started to fall apart for army when he took his nap.

Lindsay Wilkins said...

Haha! That's great, what a sweetie! It's just too bad all his cute-ness couldn't save Army for the 8th year in a row.

Thanks for your comments on my site! :) I agree with you--I think we should be neighbors and make things together and hang out while husbands are away. Maybe you should just take a trip to Hawaii!

Susie said...

With such a cutie - how could you NOT cheer for Army !?!?!?
But - it would be like our grandkids cheering for the Ravens??? No way! I understand your situation.

Anonymous said...

Ack! I gotta get my hands on that little cutie. It's killing me. Thanks for making my day with the post. Love you girly. DR

Angela said...

Oh Karen, Too Cute! I just can't wait to meet him!

nest4ever said...

And did he change your dads mind?

Anonymous said...

Good job son! I miss you, but it warms my heart that you were rooting for Army. You are getting so big. Love you.

Dad.

Happy said...

Love your dad's reasoning! Can't believe I got to hold the little Army rooting cutie!

Kerri Smith said...

He's so super cute! I'll never forget when you lived in State College and I came home to you holding our TV antenna up in the air in order to get a clear picture, then you'd drop it because you were cheering, and it would get all fuzzy again.

Christie said...

I love the first photo of Eli holding up his number one finger just like the fan finger! Cutie patootie!

Keeping Up with The Joneses said...

Karen! Eli is SO cuuuute! Love those cute lil shoes he's wearing!

erin w. said...

he's absolutely adorable, army clothes and all. ;-)