Although the planning for the kickoff weekend has been going on for more than six months, there is always a certain amount of anxiety that happens before these kinds of things. The amazing part of all the festivities was how genuinely happy and relaxed everyone was.
Mine and Tyler's families plus Mike ate a casual dinner at Monza the night before the boys departed. Sitting under white and blue string lights with pizza and prosecco, everyone chatted and laughed and anticipated what is to come for Tyler, Landon and Mike in the next few months. Even though the boys will be hugely missed (they already are, by me, a lot) we are all so insanely proud.