Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hoosier Mama


Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post. It's just for fun!

Not too long ago I was contacted by Fanatics - one of the leading online retailers of everything sports-related. Whether you're a fan of college teams or professional leagues, they seem to have gear for every type of sports fan. Right now they're running a "Future Fanatics" campaign featuring pictures of the "superfans of tomorrow."

Now, if you've read the "about me" section on this blog, the beginning of my "how I met my husband" series, or about the time we ran into Coach Crean in Florida, then you already know who this Indiana girl is rooting for! That knowledge, coupled with the fact that my high school class awarded me the senior superlative of "Most School-Spirited," should help you understand that you don't have to ask this gal twice to take a picture of my baby donning some Indiana gear!

Regardless of where I currently reside, I'm forever an Indiana girl and IU Hoosier. Because we don't have cable, I miss plenty of games...but that won't stop this Hoosier mama from raising my boy right! Unfortunately, Gabriel already outgrew the only baby-sized IU apparel we had many, many moons ago so I had to improvise. These pictures aren't the greatest because 1) do you know how hard it is to make a baby pose with an unfamiliar hat (or any hat) on? and 2) do you know how hard it is to snap a photo before your baby eagerly removes your winter hat from his head in late June? But, hey. I managed to capture these two shots...

Go Horse!
Hoo-hoo-hoo? HOOSIERS.

...which totally makes this Hoosier mama smile. :)

"I grew up believing that one person could make a difference. In Indiana, you saw that with basketball. The small town could beat the big town, like in the movie 'Hoosiers.' That is one of the things that attracts me to entrepreneurs."
-Mary Meeker


  1. Colts and Hoosiers are who we cheer for in our house too! Once an Indiana girl, always an Indiana girl :)

  2. And, he looks absolutely adorable! I will support keeping him in any Hoosier apparel you would like - knowing that I raised my daughter well - with that die-hard team spirit! Even though we all know your mother will always bleed Kentucky blue....