|Assisting the sophomore moving company, Tim and Peter haul Zachary's gear out of the van at Knott Hall.|
Car door-to-door hospitality provided by the Notre Dame parents’ club delivered cold water bottles, campus maps and driving directions to the nearby superstores for any last minute shopping needs. Eager sophomores greeted us as we finally pulled up the front entrance of Zachary’s new home at Knott Hall. Whisking Zachary off to sign for his room key, his new dorm-mates unloaded Zac’s belongings from our van and delivered them to his new room on the third floor.
|Zac and his new roommate, Joe, rearrange the furnishings to their liking as Joe's parents look on.|
|Zachary and Joe in their new room in Knott Hall at the University of Notre Dame.|
|Matt, Zac, and Drew at the campus ministry-sponsored picnic lunch on Freshmen move-in day at ND.|
|Bellingham moms unite on the grounds of Notre Dame; Vicki, Bridget and Diane.|
Many booths set up to provide insightful leads for students and parents on campus, we collected treats and freebies while learning about the various campus services, work study options and extra curricular offerings. Anxious to settle in to his new dorm room, Zac took us up on our offer to do a bit of running around in town on his behalf. Had we known we would need to visit four stores before a box of thumbtacks could be found…
Reuniting for a walk to the family friendly dinner served at the dining hall, we were blessed to find five seats all together right next to Zac’s new roommate and his parents. Although the noise level in the expansive space made our attempts at polite conversation fairly futile, just sharing a meal all together hit the spot. Our paths parted after dinner as Zachary rejoined his dorm activities and the four of us made a visit to the Grotto in time to pray the sorrowful mysteries with the faithful crowd which assembles there every night at 6:45.
|Joseph, Peter and Tim light a candle and pray for Zachary at Notre Dame's Grotto.|