Friday, July 20, 2012

Becoming Irish {Countdown to Notre Dame}

Joseph, Zachary and Peter at Sacred Heart
In one month, Zachary will have a new address, and we will drive back toward home on our first full day without our oldest son, as his life at the University of Notre Dame as a member of the class of 2016 begins.  A resident of Knott Hall, Zachary will form new friendships and join a pseudo family of sorts with whom he will spend his days and nights, meals and Masses during his freshman year.

Zac and Angus as dueling Leprechauns

Irish swag given to Zac by his Irish Godmother at graduation
Prior to Zachary's departure, a few things to keep us busy include:
  • Notre Dame swag, check
  • Contact new roommate, check
  • Jump through mandatory hoops, including, but not limited to:
    • physical exam and proof of vaccinations, check
    • complete online alcohol awareness course, almost check
    • transcript with final grades, check
    • first tuition payment... almost check
  • Set departure date and itinerary for the family road trip to Notre Dame, check
  • Pray without ceasing, check!
Godfather-Uncle Peter and Godmother Aileen with a silly Zachary at graduation
Your prayers welcomed, encouraged and appreciated.

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