Happy Oktober!

Happy Sunday evening Joyflakes!

Today I was snuggled in under a blanket enjoying a lazy day of blogging, reading, and a little work while Misha finished up her homework. It was a sweatpants and fuzzy socks kinda day.

Yesterday we went to Iowa City's annual Northside Oktoberfest and had an absolute blast. For those of you who don't know, Oktoberfest is a wonderful german tradition involving beer, pretzel necklaces, and brats. Misha and I paid for the "Brew Master" tickets so we got to go in an hour early and vote on some of the wonderful craft beers that Iowa has to offer

After an hour of tasting everything from the delicious, to the ones that tasted more like marinade, we joined the rest of the of the Oktoberfester's. We enjoyed more beers than I could count and ended up with some pretty awesome swag (I never knew I needed so many bottle openers). And it wouldn't have been Oktoberfest with out some delicious food so brats (YUM) and pretzels were wonderful addition to the afternoon.

[caption id="attachment_171" align="aligncenter" width="225"]IMG_0573 Oh Oktoberfest, the perfect time to break out the white girl fall gear![/caption]


[caption id="attachment_173" align="aligncenter" width="300"]IMG_0580 Delicious AND unflattering to eat. My favorite![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_176" align="aligncenter" width="225"]IMG_0585 The Nieves(-)Whitmore sisters love Oktoberfest! and a Hawkeye win wasn't too shabby either :)[/caption]

There is something wonderful about getting together with a friends and family in the fall that just makes me incredibly happy.

[caption id="attachment_175" align="aligncenter" width="169"]IMG_0600 Prost![/caption]