Wish That I Was on Old Rocky Top

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Oh but wait, I was! If I babble on about this weekend's shenanigans, it's only because I am needing to catch up on my sleep...the lack of that this 3-day weekend has definitely taken a toll on my ability to think properly {hence, why did I have to come to work?}
Jam packed and action filled, we had a great time spent with great friends. Through crazy weather scenarios, we managed to make the best of it all and had a wonderful time!
Friday night, we spent a fun evening at Julie's new house...she is really putting her personality on each and every room and it's really coming together. Hamburgers and hotdogs were the perfect way to begin the festivities and we had a blast...not to mention Bev was so sweet and baked Meg cupcakes since she can't be here this coming weekend to celebrate her birthday.
surprise, surprise, someone's on the phone!
 so many candles, so little time ;)

Saturday morning, we decided to hang around the house and take it easy, knowing it was going to be one long day of tailgating and football gaming. We watched Auburn pull another hat trick {seriously, how do they always come back to win?} and then we were on our way to tailgate before the game. Fast forward 1 hour and it's 97 degrees in the bright sun...not the most pleasant way to kick-off the fun, so we parked our happy selves under the tent next to the industrial size fan...geniuses I tell you! Notice I finally got to wear my new orange romper--I was so excited!
first UT game of the 2011 season!!

 yay for best friend getting to stop by, even if just for a second
 love these girls

 me and my hubby
 now do you know you match?? haha

Once we headed into Neyland, the weather alerts started coming so we were ushered into the concourse to stay out of the thunder and lightening--so what's a girl to do you ask? Dive in to her first game day dog of the season...and yes, that is all it takes to make me happy. After patiently waiting for 1.5 hours due to rain showers that never seemed to end, we called it a night and decided to leave. We've got 7 more home games since we have season tickets so we've got plenty of time for football fun. Afterwards, we headed to Taylor's house for more football and more late night munchies.
yes, i took a picture--it was that good
 Christian modeling with the puppies...hilarious
Sunday, the boys got up and headed to Panera to get us breakfast and then we split up...the boys went to the driving range, while us girls decided we needed an afternoon rendezvous at our favorite local mexican place, Soccer Taco. Boo to the weather for the rain came in and changed all of our plans for laying out. That evening, Meg's parents had all of us over for a huge party to celebrate Boom's Day...check out the main event--an 18 pound cut of prime rib. Unfortunately, the rain kept us inside, so we watched the firework show from the comfort of their loft. It's amazing how we can turn any situation into a showboat of fun.
Finally, Monday rolled around and it was time to head home. We spent our evening catching up on our favorite TV and dreading the coming work week...not to mention, there may have been a little bit of napping going on, too! ;)
is that thing not huge??
 awww...aren't they cute??
 bff time is the best
 the three musketeers...weekends with them make everything so much better
 mary, taylor, meg, me, and bev...fun friends for a fun evening!

Cheers to a 4-day work week...I can totally make it! So much more to look forward to this coming weekend so I need to get rested up and make the most of the weekdays. Hope you all have a great day!


  1. Looks like you had a great weekend! Love the dress!

  2. This post made me soooo happy... especially the title :) I'm a HUGE Tennessee fan and have been most of my life! Despite the rain, it looks like you still had an eventful weekend! Your orange romper is just darling, by the way!!

  3. I loooove your romper! Where did you get it?? My husband went to Clemson, so I am always in search for cute orange outfits for tailgates! Thanks :)

  4. I love your orange romper, but more importantly I love the dress that you wore out on Sunday night... too cute for words!!! XOXO

  5. So funny- I was looking at the pics to see if I knew anyone tailgating in the background (I'm a Knoxville girl), then see Beverly and Taylor! Beverly and I are on the same JL committee, and Taylor and I grew up together- such a small world. Glad you had fun even in the terrible weather!

  6. Looks like so much fun! I'm in love with your dress!!

  7. I love that grey dress you're wearing in the bottom pictures. Where did you get it? Looks like you had a fun weekend!

  8. You are so pretty girl. Love the grey dress!