As the Wichita State Shockers vs Peoria's Bradley Braves basketball game approached, we discussed it several times and decided that we needed to stay on track with some financial goals (Dave Ramsey's Baby Step #3) instead of purchase tickets this year. Not even knowing that, week before the game, a friend asked me if we'd like her parent's season tickets for that game! Of course, we said YES! :)
When the day came, we arrived and found our seats. And Owen's snacks.
And, you know me, took a photo. :)
Then settled in to watch the game.
Well, most of us. Owen watched a little, but he climbed around a lot.
The frisbee catching dogs during half time kept his attention the most.
He was pretty mesmerized...
Until he noticed I was taking his picture...
Then I got this!! 😂
Even after being down by five at the half, our Shockers won 49-64!
There was a shoot around with the (Bradley ) team for kids 6th grade and younger after the game.
So we headed down, sporting yellow and all, to let the boys shoot a basket.
The players were really nice and joked with Miles pretending to block his shot.
They both missed their first shot, but it was fun to get out on the court.
They were allowed to shoot once at each end, so they got another try.
Cooper missed, but Miles took a big shot that time.
And made it!! He was thrilled.
Then we saw coach Marshall and I convinced the boys to let me take their picture 'with' him! Haha.
It was a great time and we were thankful to get to attend.
Speaking for a great time, Owen loved the skywalk and seeing the cars below.
We took a Financial Peace University class this fall, we'd taken it years ago, but wanted a refresher. After that, we made some changes in our spending habits and renewed some financial goals. The Shocker game is not the only thing since then that God has blessed us with when we honored our decision to stock our emergency fund instead of spend money. He has provided things that are just 'wants' not even 'needs' in some ways that have been fun for us. And so much fun to teach our kids though each situation! Thanks, God.