Thursday, November 11, 2010

Last Minute Road Trip

Saturday I took an unexpected road trip to Kansas City!! I packed my bags quick...
Had some cereal in my favorite bowl...

And my sister, Mindi, and I hit the road!! She had a wedding to go to and I was going along for the ride & to surprise my friend, Jenna, who lives in KC!

We had a few snacks along the way...

Some healthy...

Some, not so much! ;) The 4+ hour trip flew by, I always enjoy sister time!!

Our first stop was the Legends at Village West Outlet mall!!

Mindi made friends with some "animals"!!

We couldn't shop on an empty stomachs though! We made a quick stop at Five Guys, a new try for me!

I got the "little" burger, but there wasn't much that was little about it! ;) But it was one good burger!

Mindi's got the little burger too...but went "all the way" with her toppings!

Word the wise, if you go to Five Guys, get the regular fries! Our little container was overflowing. We barely made a dent in them!

We shopped the afternoon away and I made a quick call to my friend, Jenna. She had NO idea I was in town and was TOTALLY surprised!! I love surprises!!!

We met up downtown at The Plaza for some more shopping. It was EXTRA fun to see her because she recently got ENGAGED!!!
For supper we hit up one of my favorites, Cheddars! We had their homemade onion rings...LOVE these!!
And I got the chicken tender wrapper! I think they changed something on it though 'cause it wasn't the same as past times. Why mess with a good thing?!?!

We enjoyed supper and met up with my sister from Omaha, Stef, who was also in town for a wedding. It was a fun girls night! Oh and Jenna asked me to be a bridesmaid!!! Can't wait for your big day Jenna, you're going to make a gorgeous bride!!!
Sunday involved sleeping in, more shopping, and Mindi & I made the drive home! We didn't get back till after midnight though! I was one tired girl!! It was worth it, such a fun weekend!

Hayden, the Monkey!

On Halloween Hayden and Wendi came up to hang out for the day!DSC09267

We did a little shopping and stopped to meet the Millers!   DSC09260

Isn’t he just the cutest monkey!!DSC09265

We spent the evening passing out candy & enjoyed some chili & cinnamon rolls! I think Hayden was happy to be rid of his costume at this point!DSC09272

Iowa Hawks vs Michigan State Spartans

I felt like the game was a complete repeat of the WI game, 2:30 start and we ate at the Vine again! Good plan though! :)

Afterwards we made the trek back to the stadium, ready to cheer on the Hawks! We played the #5 ranked team, Michigan State.DSC09231

Since it was so close to Halloween, Herky (our mascot) wore a costume!DSC09230

He wasn’t the only one though, check out these people, they were teeth, a toothbrush, & toothpaste!DSC09225

Bumble bee!DSC09227

Spiderman & look, even Waldo!DSC09233

Kyle’s favorite, a whoopie cushion! lolDSC09237

Anyone know who this guy is? He kinda makes me laugh!DSC09241

Ok back to the game! ;) Our team came out fighting, half time the score was 30-0!!!DSC09232

We ended up winning 37-6! A great win, over a highly ranked team, and especially good after our bummer loss last week!DSC09243

After the game Kyle and I made the trip home. On the way we stopped for supper, Subway!

t’s so much more fun to drive home after a win, compared to last week’s game! We got home and I crashed! Felt great!

Iowa vs Wisconsin Badgers

Kyle and I did a few last minute things around the house Saturday morning and then hit the road to Iowa City to cheer on the Hawkeyes!!! Game time wasn’t till 2:30pm so we didn’t have to leave at the crack of dawn!

We decided to forgo tailgating (easier not to have to pack all that food, supplies, grill, etc!) and go out to eat for lunch before the game. We went to the Vine, close to the stadium and lots of TVs! ;)

After lunch we walked to the stadium ready to cheer on the Hawks!DSC09094

We played Wisconsin. If you know anything about college football, WI beat the #1 rated team the week before. We knew we would have our hands full. DSC09098

The good part of the game is that it only rained for about 10 minutes, tops! DSC09103

The bad part, we didn’t win. :( We lost by 1 point!!!!!!!!! I think Kyle went through an entire box of tissues, j/k! He was quite bummed though! Hoping to finish out the season with NO more losses!

Mark & Jenna Visit

Our friends, Mark & Jenna, from Kansas City came up for a weekend. Mark was in a wedding so we enjoyed the day, Saturday, with Jenna!

She was excited to meet Hayden!! Don’t you just love his little “booty” running socks!  DSC08953

Hayden hardly made it through the visit, he was one tired boy!DSCI4262

Jenna parent’s came to town for the day, so we all went out for supper! They are just too sweet!DSC08959

Wendi joined us for supper too!DSC08961

After supper Wendi & Hayden called it a night, Jenna’s parents headed home, and we got ICE CREAM!!! Pumpkin to be exact!! Mmmmm good! :)DSCI4264

When Mark was done with his “Groomsmen” duties he met up with us! LOVE this couple!DSCI4265

He was SO hungry! ;)DSC08964

We met up with a few other friends! The girls…DSCI4274

And the guys!DSCI4271

Good times w/great friends! Wish you guys lived closer!!!DSCI4270

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