Hey, remember that time I forgot to blog about the Iron Bowl? Me neither.
Basically, it was super cold and setting up the tailgate required me to wear this…
We were better prepared for the cold this time… bringing numerous blankets and even an electric blanket!
Rebecca’s husband Robbie stopped by.. Yes, we allow Auburn fans!
Really.. the love between these two…
We always enjoy some good interaction at our tailgates…
Mark and I were rocking our crimson.
Hubs and I had a wonderful time, albeit, cold at the game. Not much to say about the game. We won 49-0.
My Iron Bowl outfit consisted of a cream sequin top, crimson velvet blazer, houndstooth sparkly scarf and my wedge boots.
Next up… the SEC Championship game!
We headed to Tuscaloosa Friday night, since Alabama was playing Texas A&M.
We ended up going to watch the Tide opener in basketball. While I don’t care for basketball, I took one for the team and went so all the boys could go. I spent most of my evening people watching the fans that would go up to Trent Richardson in the stands and get his autograph.
Hubs and I watching some Hoops.
We got up at 5:00 to go set up the tailgate. I normally go run at this point, but decided not to, since I have the sickies. I haven’t ran all week and it just ticked me off.
We stopped at Panera where I saw they have poser blue cups.
B Lee has come back into our lives after a hiatus… he enjoyed a Starbucks muffin at the tailgate.
We have priorities…
Yep. Priorities with Kirk Herbstreit.
I was trying to get my vitamin C in to help my sickies.
Hanging with all my friends….
Just kidding. More people actually showed up.
Philly and myself at the game…
One of my favorite parts of the Pre-game is our video sequence.
We did a Veterans Day Half Time performance..
Can I just say that I was against inviting Texas A&M and Missouri into our conference? And obviously with good reason. Going into this weekend, I had no clue who “Johnny Football” was. And I wish I still didn’t. That kid is elusive and a Houdini in some situations. He left me completely dumbfounded. We had our chances to win that game and kept making stupid mistakes. At least we still have the SEC Championship to look forward to, as long as we beat Auburn.
I am here to tell you, that breaking down a tailgate AFTER a loss is terrible.
I felt deflated.. like the tent.
B Lee is hanging with the satellite dish
We have the sads.
We ended up driving back Saturday night. I had a photo session with the sweetest family and then worked at the store.
How was your weekend?
My weekend started with an almost 11 mile run. It was 10.84 miles.. It’s bothered me all weekend that I didn’t just take another run around the block. It was only supposed to be 10. Just call me overachiever.
My hip was pretty mad about it, too. But I just told it to shut it and put some ice on it. I’m trying to remember to step up my icing and stretching game.. but I am forgetful if it’s not hurting me at that moment.
We went to Tuscaloosa for Homecoming and finally got to eat at one of my favorites restaurants.. Nick’s in the Sticks. Yep. That’s the name. It’s a hole in the wall and it has about 7 tables, so you need to get there early or be prepared to wait. Luckily, they make these delicious drinks that make you forget your name as well as how long you’ve been waiting to be seated.
We got up around 5:30 to go set up the tailgate spot.. we love the new spot! I helped J set up, and then I went for a recovery run.. It was cold and windy and my hip hurt. I did about 2 miles around campus.
Apparently, I am a terrible judge of what temperatures actually mean… Everyone kept saying mid 50′s. So, I thought a long sleeve shirt with boots, tights, and a skirt would be sufficient warmth. It was not.
I found myself scrambling for another pair of tights and thankful that Ashley had enough sense to bring extra gloves. And also that my husband has a jacket fetish because he brought an extra.
I’ve been saving this skirt for Homecoming. It’s Judith March.
Houndstooth tights are where it’s at!
This is really what I looked like most of the day.
No tailgate is complete without mimosa’s courtesy of Marian.
Even my brother in law stopped by on his golf cart…
Kyle was in rare form… and very happy to have his Snuggie.
And Justin came by! He actually lives in Texas these days, working for those Aggies from Texas A&M. Glad he got to see a Homecoming game!
Hubs and I trying to stay warm during the game. We made the decision to leave at the beginning of the 4th quarter to go back and start packing up the tailgate and I am so glad we did!
Of course J befriended a 9 year old boy with a sweet hat…
After working Friday, we packed up the tailgate stuff..
We almost forgot the tv.. whoops.
I tried this and it’s amazing. It caused me to stay up entirely too late…
We got up around 5:30 to head out and set up the tailgate stuff and I went for a quick 3 mile run..
Gotta love those Denny Chimes
In front of the stadium… excuse the awkward eye balls.
Oh.. we have a tent. We changed locales this year, and we really dig the new spot.
My outfit… with a gorgeous background…
My SIL’s brother (did you follow that?) came up from NOLA and I just love me some Taylor.
Ashley made some delicious cupcakes…
Part of the crew, just chillin’
These texts… KILL me.
Oh, and then it started pouring rain.
Dang 8:30 kick offs… makes for a long day.
Alabama won 33-14.
And then we had to break everything down at 1:00 am… fun times. Did I mention it started raining then too? No? Oh. It did.
But good times were had by all, and while our entire Fall Family wasn’t there, it was good to see those that were!
|Molly said I owned more houndstooth than anyone she knows.. it’s kind of like heaven.|
|That’s 5 in a row for our streak, yo!!|
|It’s not lit, peeps.|
I finally remembered to actually take pictures of the tailgate this weekend! We always have such a great time, and this weekend was no disappointment. We got in town ready to go eat at Nicks in the Sticks and it was already an hour and a half wait at 5:45! So, we ended up at the Iguana Grill, which is still good, but it’s not Nicks.
John’s dad made some Bloody Marys at my request and they were just as amazing as I remembered. ( he makes the best bloody mary. ever.)
Jay and Brandon playing “cornhole”- which I totally suck at, but I DID make 3 cornholes so Brandon and I spanked John and Brooke
Lucky dogs- Bryant and Jay get to scoot around on this awesome golf cart.
Bryant and John give the tailgate a “thumbs up”
What happens when the generator runs out of gas? Well, the tent collapses in about 15 seconds and I grab my camera and take pictures.
Odie helping John put some more gas in the generator.
It was an awesome Homecoming weekend for the Tide. We had a great time and beat South Carolina 20-6. It was super cold, but worth it. If anyone is going to be heading to the Alabama vs Tennessee game, we will be setting up across from the Quad next to the President’s Mansion. We would love to see you!