Monday, March 18, 2013

Our very own Hoosiers

Besides a very important concert, there was this VERY important game that we were all anticipating on Saturday. It was the final-four, and Borden was hoping to win semi-state and head to THE final game in Indianapolis. 

My girlies and I loaded up with our own little caravan in hopes of witnessing a big win. And I in typical form am the one loaded down with junk on every limb. Oh, and seriously what great friends do I have?? I KNOW

And 3 out of our combined brood came along to cheer.

Let's talk about the town of Borden, Indiana for a minute.

It has a population of 817

And number of tickets they sold for the game? 1600.

There were around 7000 people in that gym, and we heard it was the biggest tourney crown at that sight ever.

 It's safe to say that this small town takes their ball very serious. Or maybe it's just safe to say that Indiana takes its ball very serious.

Just about our entire family was at the game, and I sat right behind momma.

Of course I view her as my sister, but look at this picture. This is a mom. A mom who is full of nerves waiting to watch her first born play one of the biggest games of his life.

Oh, and these are just two of the greatest girls ever.  That's all.

And finally it was almost time....

I had big intentions of taking pics of the game, but nope.  Nerves have a funny way of ruining all your plans.

But I have to talk about these two sweet boys! I have never seen anything CUTER than how much they got into the game!


Oh, and then there was this one. Kept wanting me to get up and get her more candy. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? We were stuck in there tighter than a baby in the womb! And of course she pouted...

Good thing for her she found someone to giver her sympathy.

Listen, I couldn't be handing out sympathy, I had screaming to do.

And more importantly, I needed to say "SHOOT" and then fluff my hair. 

I didn't even realize I was doing that until Tracey tweeted it! But thank you Katherine for your hair fluff support!

But you guys, this game.

It, like all of their games, was a nail-biter to the end.

But they did it! I couldn't watch the end, I just looked up at Jami and Tracey and when I saw them screaming in excitement I knew they had won it. I couldn't believe it, and Jo was the first person I had to hug.

I didn't even bother to try and get down there for a while, it was just so crazy!

But after I saw Cody cut down the net, we pushed our way through the crowd to find him.

And then finally....

 It was just so good to see him and have a chance to hug him! He was disgustingly sweaty, but I didn't mind. 

All of us are just so excited for him. 

And it's this boy right here? Well, he has been his brothers biggest cheerleader. SERIOUSLY, IMA  SOB NOW.

They have won sectional.

They have won regionals.

They have won semi-state

Now all that's left is the big game. THE ONE. They are State bound!

And when I think about Borden, I can't help but think about the movie Hoosiers. Small-town school hitting the big-time. Our very own Hoosiers

Take a couple minutes and watch this clip....


Granny G said...

Oh Gosh! This made me cry!I don't even watch basketball, but I love that Borden is going to state.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I was so excited and I wasn't even there! Loved following along with you guys on Twitter, and I was happy to be there in Hair Fluffing Solidarity with you.

Tracey said...

I'm crying...again. Fantastic weekend! ❤

Jessica said...

That is so exciting. Who do they play? Do you get to go????

pambush said...

We're excited for all of you, but the clip didn't download. :( We weren't able to pull it up.

Susie said...

Congrats to Cody and the Borden team!! I was there to cheer them on!! I seen you all across the room!! To bad the second game didn't come out like I like it too though!!

the lewis gang said...

indiana basketball is serious. we don't mess around. congrats to your nephew!! :)

Jami said...

So glad I could come up to support you guys. Just one more game!!!

Hillary said...

Oh how I have CHILLS right now!! Must go watch that entire movie Friday night with my boys!!!


Anonymous said...

Gin, your the best, allowing me to relive as if I was there again. It's surreal isn't it and the little town is simply amazing, these people are unbelievable.

Jill said...

I am so crying right now. Hoosiers is one of my very fave movies of all time. I will be cheering LOUD for Borden this weekend! :)