Since I have moved to Texas I have tried to experience as much of the Texas culture as I previously heard about through one of my favorite shows Friday Night Lights. So, my husband indulged by showing me new foods (which have definitely added to my waist line), and new experiences. About a year ago we experienced our first Friday night football game in Rockwall/Heath. It was so much fun!! I sort of understood the hype as the field I fixed my eyes upon looked like a college stadium (and it was only High School).
This weekend, we headed out to College Station to visit some friends, and to experience what Aaron said would be the true Texas football experience… college football. We started the day by parking ourselves at an A&M tailgate where we feasted on chicken and waffles and Jell-O shots. I don’t think we could have picked a better group of people to experience tailgating with! They had it all figured out! They had their tents, satellite so they could watch the pre-game festivities on TV, waffles irons, chips and snacks, a shoe organizer that held all of their necessities/emergency items, and they maroon chandelier to set the tone for the day! I soaked it all in. I talked to Jana about her wonderful set up and she said that a few years ago her and her friend made a list of everything they wanted in their “dream tailgate” one day and they have just about everything now…minus the motorized ice chests (so that they can race, of course).
When we headed into the stadium, I was blown away!! The stadium looked like a pro stadium. Granted, I don’t have much to compare it to. I have only been to the Wildcats Stadium in Tucson, Arizona (like 10-12 years ago) and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. But, I thought the Rose Bowl was amazing… this stadium was definitely one of the best college stadiums. Maroon subway tile lined the tunnel entrance and when you looked up there was a giant A&M all lit up on the ceiling. I can’t even describe it… you just have to see it. I learned all about Yell-leaders, the collie dog mascot, and the 12th man. It was such a fun game and I am so glad I got to experience it with Aaron. Kathy and Jason, thank you so much for the tickets! It was a weekend I will not forget! And, D’Ann and Jo Allen, it is always fun to see you! I can’t wait until Vegas!
Some other things that happened this week…
- Family reunion with Aaron’s family! It was so much fun seeing everyone and eating homemade ice cream!
- Gunnar had to wear the cone of shame, but Gus was there to comfort him.
- BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) starts tomorrow and I’m so excited! I love that it helps me spend time with the Lord on a daily basis.
- Aaron and I have gotten to play lots of tennis and go out on the boat!
- Next week we are headed to NYC to celebrate Aaron’s 30th birthday!
There is so much to be grateful for and so much to look forward to! I hope you are all doing well as you settle back into the routine of things. I know so many people are sending their kiddos or loved ones off to school and I hope it is off to a good start! Have a wonderful week and I’ll talk to you soon!