Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall, Football, and Birthdays

Just like my sister, I love October too! When October comes, it feels like fall is finally here. I love fall colors, pumpkins, and the nice fall weather. I also like October because it is both mine and Nick's birthday month! Besides being a fun month celebrate our birthdays, it is also a good month for football.

This past weekend Nick and I headed up to Knoxville, TN to watch the Auburn/Tennessee game. We met most of Nick's family up there, and we had a great time! The weather was perfect. It was warm in the sun, but it would get pretty cool when the wind picked up. The game was not until 7:45 p.m. on Saturday. So we had most of Friday and all day Saturday to tail gate.

The fun thing about being at UT is the setting of our tailgate. Both Nick's dad and uncle brought their motor homes up and parked them right on the TN river. Even though we drove several hours to get there, a lot of fans came to tailgate by boat! It was fun to watch all the boats come in and park close to the stadium. This was such a fun day, eating, drinking, and socializing. We even played the bean-bag game (I don't know what it is really called). What made the day even better is that Auburn won!

Here is our setup! Thanks to Nick's dad and uncle for setting everything up.

Next time we are coming in a boat!

The bean-bag game: You try to get the bean bag in the hole, but you also get points for just getting them on the board. It is a fun game even it was covered in UT stuff!

This is Nick's Uncle Mark and his UT jacket. He is walking one of the many dogs that was with us this weekend. This particular dog also ate more than half of a pork loin that was supposed to be for dinner one night.

Fun scenery pictures! Some of these are right by our tailgate, and others are closer to the stadium where the boats parked.
I thought the game was over, and then UT scored at the last second of the game. Oh well, Auburn won! War Eagle!

The weekend ended with these boys' birthday. Nick and his twin brother, Jeremy, turned 24 on Sunday, October 4th.
Happy Birthday boys! This was a fun weekend to celebrate!


  1. Happy, Happy Birthday Nick and Jeremy -- and hooray for Auburn.

    Your photos are wonderful. Glad it was a good weekend.

  2. I love all the pictures of the tailgate. War Eagle.

  3. I can see why y'all have so much fun up there. Great Pictures.

  4. Lucy--
    looks like so much fun!!
    great pictures!
    Happy b-day to your hubby.