To cap off a good Wake Forest football season, they were invited to the 2017 Belk Bowl in Charlotte at Bank of America stadium. Our family of four and Grandbob were the only ones able to go but we weren't going to miss it! The Deacs had played - and won - in the Belk Bowl in 2007, the year the kids were born. I remember my parents were in town and Dad went with Drew and Bob to the game and mom and I stayed home with the babies.
10 years later, on Friday, December 29, 2017, they went back to the Belk Bowl and won again! They played Texas A&M on a crazy cold day in Charlotte. What might not have been so bad if you were in the sun, was a very, very cold day because we were in the shade the entire game!
Wake came out asleep at first and was down 14-0 in the first quarter. Things turned around and the Deacs were on fire on their next 5 possessions, taking a 31-28 lead into halftime. In true WF fashion, they gave up the lead in the end of the third quarter. The Deacs stuck in there and battled to end it with a win and a final score of 55-52. Whew! What a game!!
Will had started in with a cold a day earlier than the game and he ended up not feeling too great during the game. I also think he was extremely cold. The boy has not one ounce of fat on his body to keep him warm. Hand warmers in his shoes and gloves seemed to help and he rallied a bit in the fourth quarter so we could all stay and watch the game.
Lindy spent most of the game reading a book. I'm not sure if she knew she was at a football game and she never once got cold out there.
We spent the night with Grandbob and it took us all evening to warm up! GrandBob got Drew a little cake so we could have an early birthday celebration. It was a fun day!