Old Friends And Football

Hello Joyflakes!

This past weekend one of my very best friends from high school came to visit with her fiancee.  AJ and I met on a houseboat trip on the Mississippi river just before my sophomore year of high school.  Over the next few years we spent as many weekends as possible (she was from another town) at each others houses doing everything from watching movies to trying to catch potatoes shot out of a cannon with the ranger (please do not try this unless you are, like us, professionals).  I have some of my very best memories with her and am incredibly lucky to have had her in my life all these years.  

The last time that I had seen AJ and Carley was while I was still living in Ames about a year ago.  They came to visit and tailgate for the day but we didn't get to spend nearly enough time together in my opinion. They arrived Friday night in time for the Halloween party and it was great to get to catch up and spend some time just chatting! 

On Saturday we got up early and made breakfast (waffle iron cinnamon rolls, eggs, and bacon), and then headed out for a little tailgating before the Hawks played Northwestern.  Carley and Misha had never been into historic Kinnick Stadium before so it was great that we were able to borrow my grandparents tickets and had AMAZING seats (thanks guys!). The weather was absolutely perfect and the game was a blast. We participated in one of the amazing card stunts I'm never there for, ate peanuts, and pretty much lost our voices cheering the Hawks to an outstanding victory over Northwestern. It was such a great game for us to be at!
Yay tailgating!

Possibly one of my favorite things EVER.

After the game, we hit up the ped mall for some of Georges Best Gyros and a shopping excursion to Ragstock before Carley and AJ went to see family before heading home.  All in all it was a wonderful weekend.  Here's hoping it's not another full year before we get to see them again!

Until next time,