The turkey has been consumed as well as the pie. Everyone that visited is either home or back at school as I sit down at the laptop to come up with a topic for the week.
We had a house full and had plenty of food and beverages. And there was a few leftovers and what was left that could travel well was sent with the kids.
The reason we were together was #1 Nephew was in the Cornhusker Marching Band and the extended family had gotten tickets to the NU/Colorado game. It would have been tough for him to make the trip to the Panhandle and enjoy any part of the holiday with the Friday game. So we were voluntarily drafted to host the holiday. We had grandparents, parents, cousins and of course, the grand-dog who provided more than his share of entertainment.
The primary event of the weekend was the watching the band on Friday. It was great fun to watch the farewell musical tribute to the Big Twelve. They played songs representing the different states in the conference. It is pretty cool to watch and listen to. Those kids have to be talented to play their horns and remember their formations.
We listened to a bit of the pre-game concert in the sculpture garden on campus. The drum line starts warming up and then the other sections join in. They do this about an hour and a half prior to game. Half time was cool to watch them perform and do their formations.
We told #1 Nephew that we would watch next week's championship for the band shots. Well - his uncle will watch for the football also but I will have to watch for the saxophones. Go CMB!!