Bison go with Ka-Rip

We got married at the start of our senior year in college…that was 11 years ago. Recently we headed back to campus for our 10 year reunion.  It is always a little weird to be there now. I felt like I should be sitting on a random bench with my journal somewhere, but instead I was watching kids run crazy. I liked college, but it wasn’t ‘the greatest years of my life’. I much prefer these years….

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ISO 100, 1/2000, f/2.8

ISO 100, 1/2000, f/2.8

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This just makes me smile…welcome to the family Little One!

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ISO 100, 1/640, f/2.8 ~ ISO 100, 1/400, f/2.8

iPhone pic

Hey girl, when did you get so old and big?

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The older he gets, the trickier it is to capture a natural smile. I treasure it when I do. Being his mom is such a gift.

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Our visit ended with lots of sitting on the Golden Bison….also known as ‘riding the Bison’ to them. That might have broken some kind of school mascot code, but really if you put a Bison head that low to the ground what do you expect Alumni kids to do?

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Bison, go with Ka-Rip:

Ka-rip Ka-rap Ka-riplo typlo tap

Oh! Oh! Rincto lincto hio-totimus

Hopula scipula copula gotimus

Chink-to-lack Chink-to-lee

Ka-willa, Ka-walla, Ka Victory

Oh! Oh! Hoogula choogula choogula can.

Ragula tagula melican man

Let’er go rip, let’er go ruse

Tingula Tangula, turn’em a-loose

Zip! Bang! OBU!

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  • Jamie - Fun idea to visit with your family. Thanks for the camera settings!

  • Jamie - Love the look on little one’s face in that last picture…. she is such a doll baby. So excited to see what her future holds. God is so good!

  • Elizabeth - What are Firecracker’s boots? Besides adorable?

  • Joy - Zip bang – OBU! Can it really have been 10 years? Glad you got to go, and I am sure there are worse things that have happened to the golden bison!

  • boboliang - i am so gald that you have a good heart.I am student in china and i away attention in your blog.i like your photos so much

  • Will @ Bright.Bazaar - the snaps of all your little ones enjoying the fall leaves is beyond adorable! Such a lovely family day out. 🙂

  • Rebecca - Boy I hear you about college — good, but don’t want to go back 🙂

    By the way, where in the world did you get Firecracker’s AH-mazing boots? I need some of those for my girls 😛

  • Jacci in Ohio - That must be a surreal experience. To have your family on your college campus. Looks like it was SUCH a fun family time 🙂 Love the photos of Little One in all the hubbub!

  • Tracy A - I thought I’d never learn the words to that song! It has surprised me the places that people have yelled for me to go with Ka-Rip! Happy 10 years…so glad to have met you both then.

  • Liz - Love the photos! I’d also LOVE to know where those boots came from:)

  • Jenni - Thought that looked like OBU!Spent lots of time there, whether it was church camp or visiting my boyfriend who was in college while I was still in high school (gasp!).
    Fun memories. Now I live in California…

  • Jill E. - Little One looks a little overwhelmed and shell shocked in these photos!

  • Rachel Denbow - Zip, Bang, OBU!

  • Jess - My University mascot is also a Bison!

  • Kara M - We are too old! 10 years? Oh dear! I agree though. I much prefer these years to those. Not horrible years, but these are just better!!

  • Ashley - These pictures really made me smile! I went to OBU too and I haven’t been back in a while. Great pictures and Go Bison 🙂

  • elizabeth H - ahhh…capturing your oldest naturally, that makes me smile.
    I’m having such a hard time in this area.
    love those sweet girls & their matching boots!!
    college days seem so long ago. sigh.

  • Jackie Gilbert - I have been continually blessed by your blog – especially your faith and strength throughout Little One’s adoption process. Thank you for being such an encouragement to your readers! My husband and I are both OBU graduates, so you can only imagine how thrilled I was to come across this Bison Hill post! 🙂 May God continue to richly bless your family! -Jackie