By: Jennifer Murray

Show Your School Spirit!

Sometimes I forget how much I love the changing seasons, until suddenly the air conditioning is off, the windows are wide open, I’m wearing capris, and I’m craving apple cider from Beasley’s Orchard. Of course, we live in Indiana where our motto is, “Don’t like the weather? Wait a day or two, it’s bound to change”, because our taste of fall is now quickly forgotten highs in the upper 80’s once again. Regardless, fall is just around the corner.

Brad and I were able to enjoy the absolutely gorgeous fall-like weather on Friday with a trip to my old stomping grounds, Butler University. Like most alumni, I have a great pride in my Alma Mater. It’s such a beautiful, historic campus that holds many great memories, and now a new fond memory.

We took a giant walk along the canal. I’ve noticed that my stamina and strength is still increasing since my months of bed rest, for which I am quite grateful. I can’t wait until the boys are old enough to get excited about all the wildlife we saw. I could picture them with grins on their faces shouting, “Daddy, Daddy, look at that turtle!” We also took pictures at Holcomb Gardens – aren’t the flowers and grass a great backdrop? I love God’s creation and beauty! Sometimes we are reluctant to take group pictures, since it’s while an ordeal to take 4 happy babies out of their strollers and arrange them without stress, but I’m so glad that we went for it this time. Even though they aren’t picture perfect, it’s just fun and natural! Our day ended with some Starbucks Green Tea. I might add, Butler Starbucks was the first Starbucks in Indiana. There’s some trivia for you.
It was great to be back on campus. My how things have changed in the 5 years since graduation!
As for the suprise, I haven’t forgotten. I just need to download some pictures.
For some crowd participation leave us a comment to show your school spirit.
Go DAWGS!

14 Responses to “Show Your School Spirit!”

  1. The Murray Crew
    September 20, 2007 at 11:20 am #

    Jen Murray, aka “Quatro Mama”
    Butler University
    Class of 2002
    GO DAWGS!

  2. Kiley
    September 20, 2007 at 11:29 am #

    You guys are awesome! I love that you take so much pride in your beautiful family and do not let the “challenges” of having multiples hold you back from the things you like to do!!!! People always think I’m crazy when I take my trio out and about with me by myself because we go everywhere…but we don’t care! We love to enjoy our days just like everyone else. It’s nice to witness such a strong family unit.

    Oh, and as for school spirit…I went to IUPUI. I do not hold too many strong tries to them but we LOVE IU!!!! That is where Doug went to school.

  3. Anonymous
    September 20, 2007 at 1:53 pm #

    Go Dawgs!

  4. Anonymous
    September 20, 2007 at 3:04 pm #

    Hooray for Butler!! And I’ve been meaning to ask…you’ve been talking about your red IU spirit- isn’t Brad a Purdue fan???

    Andrea Pulice

  5. Emily Fay
    September 20, 2007 at 7:52 pm #

    Yeah for BU!
    It was there that we met Jen, and now the campus holds many new memories for both of us….that’s where Nick proposed this past July…did you know we are engaged?!
    Love the pics at Holcomb gardens!!

    Let’s Go B.U.!!!
    Class of ’02

  6. Stephanie
    September 20, 2007 at 9:13 pm #

    Woo Hoo! Go Dawgs!

    I can just see your boys, in about 19 years, being the entire worship band on Thursday night at 9pm in good ole JH141!

  7. Krissy
    September 20, 2007 at 10:22 pm #

    Your boys are absolutely beautiful! And I am curious, it takes me so much extra time to accomplish things out side of our house because we are being stopped so frequently to answer questions about our twins…how do you ever get anything done before they start crying? 🙂

    Really enjoy your blog! Great to read your comments about your thankfulness to our God for your awesome family.

  8. Suzanne
    September 20, 2007 at 10:50 pm #

    wow beautiful pics! jen you are one hot quad momma! we totally have to meet you guys one day! i feel like yall are our long lost friends!!! the boys are lookin toooo stinkin’ cute!

  9. Anonymous
    September 21, 2007 at 10:24 am #

    Yeah! Go BUTLER!! Maybe in the years to follow, your boys will all become Butler Bulldogs, all four on the basketball floor together with Brad as the new coach!!! 🙂

    Allyson (Kiesel) Long

  10. Erin
    September 21, 2007 at 6:04 pm #

    Hey girl! You guys look great! Those boys of yours are so adorable! WOW! Isn’t great going back to BU. It brings back so many great memories and where the new lifelong friendships began. I luckily get to go back a few times a year to help advise the AXO house. Thanks for sharing your fabulous blog!
    -Erin (Peterson) Boyce

  11. Kym's Challenge
    September 21, 2007 at 7:38 pm #

    You guys are awesome, I just love your family. The boys are gorgeous. I so want to meet you all one day and the Steece quads.
    Kym/Australia

  12. Jeannie
    September 21, 2007 at 7:54 pm #

    LOVE the picture of you and the boys together!

  13. Gretchen
    September 22, 2007 at 7:59 pm #

    Jen — LOVE the natch group pictures. You’re right, they are the best.

    YUMOLA! Starbucks! Woo hoo!

  14. Denise - Biotown Quad Mom
    September 22, 2007 at 11:15 pm #

    Boys look great! We need to get together soon again! They could come ride in the combine – make sure you dress them in their John Deere clothes or little farmer clothes! LOL!! What is the big surprise? We’re almost to our 2nd birthday – WOW they are all busy! Keep in touch!

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