Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dad's Visit

We had the BEST weekend. My dad's birthday was earlier this month, and we used some of our sky miles for him to come up and see us! He got in late Friday night, and he was ready for the weekend with us! Saturday morning we got up early and headed straight to the Apple Store at Crocker Park. Dad gave Matt his upgrade for the iPhone 4S, and Matt gave Dad his iPhone 4, so we had to be the first people at the Apple Store to get the phone... of course! After Crocker Park, we went to Strongsville and did a little birthday shopping for me :) and had lunch at Five Guys. Yummy. Saturday night we went to Champs and watched some football and baseball... we are pulling for the Cards in the World Series!

Sunday was the BIG day. Everyone was up early ready to go the Brown's game. Even though it didn't start until 1. We decided to walk to the stadium from our house because it was only about a mile away and it was absolutely gorgeous outside!

We walked through the Heritage Hall in the stadium and had lunch before the game started. It was kinda like the NFL Hall of Fame just for the Browns. We had AWESOME seats. 8th row up, 35 yard line on the Brown's side. We were so close!!

Peyton Hillis didn't get to play because of a hamstring injury, but he was there on the sidelines! The game wasn't very impressive. No one scored a touchdown... seriously! But, the Browns came away with a win over the Seattle Seahawks. 6-3 was the final score.

Later that night we went out for hot wings and more football and baseball. Then it was off to bed early since Dad's plane left at 7:30. It was a long day, but so worth it! We had so much fun!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

My birthday is my favorite day of the whole year. It is MY day. I woke up this morning to my phone dinging... texts, Facebook, and missed calls. My dad felt that it was necessary to call me at like 8 this morning. :) I headed to Crocker Park for a pedi and a little shopping, grabbed Chick-Fil-A on the way home, and had lunch with Matt while we watched some football.
We have both felt bad all week- actually, he has been sick for almost 2 weeks, so the Wilkins' house hasn't been much fun. Tonight, we got some cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and are now hanging out with a box of kleenex and antibiotics. This is exactly how I wanted to spend my birthday...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Brad and Zak met us in Dallas. They both arrived late Thursday afternoon and started the party. Because Matt was back in Little Rock, I got to hang with the boys by myself. We had dinner with Mike and Teresa at the hotel, and the three of us continued to hang at the bar. Until they closed.
If you don't know Brad, let me tell you. He is a hoot. Brad is Matt's cousin and is in school at UCA. Every time I see him, he teaches me something so incredibly stupid. This weekend he taught me "the turkey", "the snail", and "the snurkey". Don't worry- I didn't wear them out. :)  Let me explain. You know how you fist bump? Well, when you go to bump, one person puts his/her hand up like a high five, and it looks like a turkey and that's "the turkey". "The snail" is similar, but instead of putting your hand up for a five, you go under the other person's fist and hold 2 fingers up. It looks like a little snail. "The snurkey" is a combination of the other 2, but both people have to participate. I can not believe I just explained that. WOW.
He also taught me something else that is equally as ridiculous. Brad thinks it is so funny to add "sk" onto the ends of words. He started this habit when he watched Burlesque and thought the sound of the word was too funny not to incorporate into his everyday life. So, now Brad says things like "hogsk", "airplanesk", and "mallsk". He has started adding the suffix on every word that comes out of his mouth... some I can't repeat on my blog. :)
We always have so much fun with Brad. He's the life of the party!
I don't have a good picture of us from this weekend, but to show his personality, these 2 were taken at our wedding...

Sunday, October 2, 2011


The Crew
What a weekend!! We have been ready for this game since the Hogs won the Southwest Classic last year!  Not only did we get to see the Razorbacks play at Cowboy Stadium for the 2nd time, we got to see a heck of a game that ended with a big ole W!! Matt and I left Cleveland early Thursday morning, met up with Zak in Detroit and continued on to the BIG D. Unfortunately, we got some really bad news when we landed in Dallas, so Matt headed straight to Little Rock to be with some friends during a really tough day. Luckily, our friends got some good news, and Matt caught a ride with Mike, Whitney, and Emily back to Dallas Friday afternoon.
After spending some time with the boys, and their new toys :) we had a few drinks at the hotel bar and headed to bed for the early game Saturday! We made it to the stadium about 9:30, and the game started at 11.
Jax loves his Aunt Mo Mo
It wasn't looking so good to be a Razorback fan during the first half... the Aggies came out strong! But, they just couldn't keep their momentum up after half time. Welcome to the SEC, right? :)  Justin had so much fun leading our section in... "That's another Razorback..." It was too funny watching him, especially at the end! 
Jeremy is a die-hard fan!
During some of the not-so-exciting parts of the game, Emily sat with me and her Uncle Matt...
She had a HOG sticker like all the girls :)
After the game, we headed back to the hotel, freshened up, and went for an early dinner at the Galleria. Then, everyone kinda split up for some shopping! Brad and Zak left with us early this morning to catch our flights home... We had a wonderful weekend! So glad the HOGS came out with a win and now are in the TOP TEN!! WHOOO PIG SOOOIEEE!!!