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Then and now: Sports fandom 11 years later

One night in a Holiday Inn, and a three-hour drive to Houston. That was all it took to get all of us to smile again after a rough coupe of weeks. This past weekend we packed our car and hit the road for a quick getaway and much-needed family fun.

We’d had the date on our calendar for months. BYU Football was coming to Texas for a fan fest and if you know us, you know this is a big deal.

My husband and I met at BYU and spent a good portion of our early-married years attending BYU sporting events. It’s safe to say our little family legacy started here. I wasn’t much of a sports fan until I met him. And now we’re all fans because of him.

Twelve years later we’re instilling a love in our children and it’s so fun to watch it grow.

Our kids have seen Cosmo the Cougar on TV but last weekend they finally got to meet him in person. He did a backflip and picked Lil’ J up for a photo that perfectly recreates one I took with him about 10 years ago.

My daughter’s eyes opened wide when I showed her the picture of Cosmo and me from all those years ago. I thought it was from excitement, but then she asked “How could he hold YOU?!”

So it was the shock of his strength under my weight that was really admirable.

Do you have a then and now story?

What’s something you’ve loved for a long time? Does your child share the same interest? Dig up some old photos and discuss them with your child tell them some of your story. Then set a goal to recreate a photo from your youth.

I’d love if you shared it with me! You can post it on my Facebook wall, email it to me or share it in our #Cherish365 Facebook group.

This is what family memories are made of. #familytime #familyacitivies


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Tara says:

Ha! Aren’t kids just the best ego boosters? She is too funny. How fun to have recreated that picture with her!

Jennifer says:

Seriously! I’m like “ok, thanks a lot!!” haha

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