The picture was taken a few minutes after the Aztecs arrived back on campus. The Mountain West Conference Trophy was making its way around with the Seniors. It was finally Nik's turn to hold it. We were getting his picture and the Championship swag. When Brooke ran over there to get a picture also. An Alumni post ran the next day about the mini party held on campus for the conference champs. This picture ran in it. With the quote "Senior Nik Embernate takes a picture with a very excited fan" or something along those lines. Needless to say Brooke was not thrilled with it as we sent it to everyone we knew! It sure gave Sean, Brennan and myself a good laugh. And at least Nik has a very cute fan!Then this one of Nik getting kissed by the seal is just to good to not post! 2012 Football season was a lot of fun to be an Aztec fan!
Christmas would come quick (when does it not). Brennan’s parents came for the holiday from Wisconsin. Sadly it was chilly for us California people but they got out of the 15 inches of snow they left! Not sure what they thought of being thrown into the world of Vessey’s. But I personally had a great Christmas with all my family present! Everyone attended Christmas Eve mass together(next time we are all in that church again- I will be marrying Brennan. Can’t WAIT!). Christmas day we opened gifts and had some great laughs! Mom like always out did herself. I cannot thank you enough mom for always going above and beyond. To make every holiday something to remember and for hosting the Cassidy family! We celebrated Brennan’s Christmas birthday as well! We had a truly wonderful day all together!