If you don't know our family story, Charlie and I both went to Purdue. But not together. I joke that he didn't wait for me. He had graduated before I started. But Purdue has still always been a very special place for us. We have gone to many basketball and football games through the years. We even got engaged there at the Engineering Fountain on Valentine's Day 2004.
I have a large family scrapbook with one page for every year. I love that it chronicles our family and is an easy way to watch us grow in one spot. So every September near our anniversary, we take a family picture. Since we often go to Purdue football games, we have started a tradition of taking our family picture at the Engineer Fountain - the place where our family started years ago. I love having that picture to watch our family grow and change.
I think I need a new Purdue shirt - I am wearing the same one almost every year. :)
I love that they get to play in the fountain that we used to run through at Purdue. Of course, when we were there, the metal barrier was not in the middle and we could run straight through.
As we walk around Purdue, we always tell Laci about our time there - what buildings we had classes in, what dorms we lived in, why it is special to us. When we asked her this year why the fountain was special she said "I know, I know... it's where you got married." She is completely unimpressed already! :)