dgn! dgn!

honestly, i don’t think i have been back to downers grove north since i graduated. maybe once? i really can’t remember. high school was quite meh to me. i liked it, i was very involved but i was so beyond the conventional mentality of the student body. buuuttt, i was a very different person back then {weren’t we all?!}, so insecure, so waifish, so melancholy. i was trapped in a stereotype and desired to break free. i knew there was so much more to life, people, and experiences waiting for me out there. i wanted to live it, find it, and have fun.

anyhoo, life’s journey has been a good one. i did {and still do} experience some amazing things. i think back and giggle at the little girl i was in high school and appreciate my life’s twists and turns that have led me to where i am today. being married to an amazing husband and having a beautiful daughter.

hc mentioned to me that hinsdale central and dgn were playing each other on a friday night and asked if i wanted to go. of course! hinsdale happens to be the school my brother in law, terry, had graduated from and obviously, my sister kim graduated from north! so it was going to be a fun rivalry!

we met up in downtown downers grove to have dinner at a place called another round. it was alright…it was a dirty bar with bar food {not my kind of place} but it sufficed in stomping out our hunger. olive was fast asleep {amongst the crazy noise}. we perused the menu and i finally decided on fish and chips.

it actually took awhile to receive our food. by that time, olive had woken up and was a bit grumpy. we tried to feed her dinner but she was not having it! she was more interested in what the kids were doing than consuming any of her baby puree!

we were finally served our food and we noshed away. olive preferred to eat my fish and dirty rice off of auntie kim’s plate! so, i fed her so. after we ate, we were finally on our way to the game…woo!

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[reagan, grace, and bennett entertaining themselves]

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[someone is awake]

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it was interesting to see the newness of the school and nostalgic to see everything old and still the same. the north side was buzzing with excitement and chock full of peeps. it was super crowded and exciting to be there. there i was, with my husband, my baby girl, and my stepdaughter…a bit surreal and cool.

 we were waiting for the rest of my family to get there. kim text us that her and terry were on the hinsdale central side. as we were walking over, we bumped into thuy and walked our way together. it was a bit more quiet and less crowed over there, which was much easier with having olive.

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[football!]

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[love the boy in the cubs hat]

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[dgn vs. hinsdale central]

we watched the half time performance, we played around, and we socialized. it was great being back. it brought back a lot of fun memories! i was really glad to be there and it was funny to see how small and young all the kids are. the super cray cray part?? olive will eventually attend dgn! just like her momma! the kicker? she would be the class of 2031…whaaaaa?!!!

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[olive doing pull ups on the fence]

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[that’s all folks!]

once it started to drizzle, we were out. besides that, it was getting very, very, veryclose to olive’s bedtime, so we had to scadaddle!

i had a wonderful evening with my famille and a fantastic time visiting my old alma mater!

xoxo

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