Sunday, December 14, 2008

KC recap.

I'm a little behind, but I thought I would recap our, make that 24 hours, in Kansas City.

We woke up bright and early Saturday morning to start the 5 hour trek to KC. I decided to wear my warm game-day clothes in the car. Not a good idea. Skinny jeans, boots, and a turtle neck ride up in all the wrong places after a few hours.

[Not in Oklahoma anymore]

We finally arrived around 1:30 and hit up the Plaza right away. We met up with our gracious host, Amanda, and her and I did some shopping while Heath drank a few cold ones in a bar down the street.

When it finally came time to head to the stadium, we decided to forgo the GPS directions and proceeded to get very lost in a veerrry sketch part of town. After driving in circles for what seemed like forever, I finally rolled down the window and asked a nice post-woman how to get to Arrow Head stadium. In her best Aunt Jamima voice, she says "Ooooooh, Hooonnney" and it was pretty evident that we were not only no where near our destination, but not exploring the best part of town.

We finally found the stadium around and the rowdy group of tailgaters that we were looking for around 4:00. My dear friend, Megan decided to bail -- thanks a lot, Meg! (She's 20 months preggo, guess that's a good excuse!) So, I was stuck with a group of inebriated boys. It was pretty entertaining. And, I did my best to catch up with them since they seemed to be pretty toasty and warm from all the Crown and beer they'd been consuming since noon.

[This is how your husband greeted us, Meg!]

[Don't judge me. It really does warm you up :) ]

[The boys]


[You know women would have packed plates, but at least the boys knew how to cook. Here's my dinner: beer and a pork chop on a stick]

[note to self: Russian dancing thaws out those frozen toes]

After tailgating for too many hours, we finally made it into the stadium. It was beyond cold. This Okie girl doesn't do well with cold weather. I had toe warmers stuck to the bottoms of my socks and hand warmers inside of my socks and I still couldn't feel my toes. I guess that's what I get for trying to wear my cute boots with thin socks to a football game.

I was fully prepared to stick it out to the end of the game, but when we were blowing Mizzou out of the water by halftime (BOOMER SOONER!), Heath turned to me and said "Uh...we can go back to the Plaza now if you want." No arm twisting there. Cold beer, warm pizza. What more could I ask for?

We met up with some friends later that night, but made it to bed by 1:30.

Sunday, we hit up JackStack for some KC Bar-B-Q. After a little more shopping (am I the only one who buys 3 things for myself for every 1 Christmas present I buy??), we headed back to the homeland. Here are a few pics to describe how we felt after about 4 hours on the road:

Needless to say, driving 10 hours in 24 hours is a bit much. We're still recovering.


Gerritnow said...

Hey, I love your photos..they are really nice...

Jennifer said...

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Anyways, I feel inclined to comment, as my husband and I also struggled with infertility. My heart certainly goes out to you and your hubby. After 3 surgeries, countless procedures, adoption meetings, and 2 IVF cycles, my husband and I finally have our family. If I can offer you one thing, try to enjoy the newlywed time now, as you and your husband will eventually have the family you were meant to have. My sister told me that when we were in the midst of all our challenges (she, too suffered from infertility) and it did help, albeit difficult to remember. If you are interested, my blog is God Bless! Jennifer

Two of a Kind said...

I am soooo glad I was not there!! But you look very cute bundled up! I miss you guys too...I don't even know when we will see you yet? Maybe a national championship watch party?

K and/or K said...

Wow, you can make the cold look so much fun! I almost think I could handle the outdoor game, almost. But hey, who are we kidding. I am a MN wimp!

Mrs. Dimple said...

Erin, Joe and I both grew up in KC and we must give you kuddos - you chose the BEST BBQ place in the city. We (heart) Jack Stack! You've inspired me to post my pics (I managed to snap two before I gave up for freezing fingers) one of these days :)

Hope all is well...

Sarah said...

Hey girl! I just saw your comment you left like 10 days ago... I love it when I find people I know in the blogger world! I'm such a nerd... and way behind on my updates. Hope everything is going well! Kevin's on call Christmas day, so I'm leaving him and heading to OK by myself for the holidays :( I might make it over to OKC a few days (not totally sure yet), but I'll let you know if I do! I've been missin you guys!

P.S. So jealous you went to the Big XII. Are you going to Miami?

Joi said...

Sounds like fun! You looked super cute even though you froze to death!

Mrs. Q said...

First off...BOOMER SOONER!!! I'm an OK girl stuck in San but it got up to about 40 today. My hubby & I are also trying to have a baby...after about 7 months of trying. No luck. Everyone tells me that it'll happen when we give up. Love your blog.

Jon and Steph said...

Hey! I ran across your blog randomly, I too am an Okie. But just moved to Germany with my husband. I love your blog, very cute. You and your hubby are adorable ;)

KrissyBo. said...

How fun that y'all got to go to the game!! I cannot even imagine how cold it was....brrrrr!!! Boomer Sooner!! :)

Bethany said...

I love Jack Stack, we have ordered it and had it sent to Tulsa. The cheesy corn bake is AWESOME!