A Week for the Books…

This year we were busy the week of my birthday- we had something planned every other day.

October 30th- Sunday, we had tickets to the Amos Lee Concert, which was amazing! There is something about his music and something even more when it’s live. I am so glad we got tickets.

img_1330 img_1333 a few pictures, we had good seats

October 31st- Halloween

img_1353 Loved our pumpkins this year

November 1st- my birthday Carl took me too a very fancy steak house- Ruth Chris Steak House I had lobster which was amazing and Carl had steak. Carl, got me a pedicure gift certificate, pretty earrings and tickets to A Christmas Carol play! It was a great birthday and very memorable.

img_1411 What a great birthday! Thanks Honey!

November 2nd- I had gotten us tickets to tour US Bank Stadium, that was an awesome tour and well worth it.


The week was packed and it wasn’t over yet, on Friday I had to clean for our 2nd baby shower that was at our house that weekend! Needless to say, I was pooped by Sunday!

I am blessed by the memories that were had during our busy week!




The New Big House

A few weeks back, my co-worker and I were going to do a visit and when we were done we look the slightly longer way back to the office. Meaning we had to drive by the Minnesota Vikings new stadium. It is a crazy structure that they are building, here are some photos from what it looks like.

This will boost the economy big time in the Twin Cities. It will be neat to see it when it is all done. I was reading an article where they are picking local artists to create portraits of former Viking football players. One of the artists is actually an alumni from mine and Carl’s Alma Mater which is pretty cool! She has some beautiful work.

I am typing this post as I watch the Vikings play the Falcons. I am torn, I want the Vikes to win because its our team, I also have Adrian Peterson on my fantasy football league. However, I wish the Falcons would do well because I have M. Ryan and J. Jones on my fantasy football team.

Skol Vikings!


Happy Halloween from TCF Bank Stadium

This year for halloween we were at TCF Bank Stadium watching the MN Gophers take on Michigan. It was a fun game, unfortunately it was a real tough loss and the Gophers should have won. There was some poor clock management.

It was fun to see all the costumes that people had worn, they were creative, so pretty original.

Here are a few photos!

Not So Bad For A Girl…

I am apart of a Fantasy Football league that is made up of a few of my co-workers. I was in it last year for the first time and I had first pick and I picked up AP from the Vikes, obviously, you all know how that went for me. This year I am on the league again and they even invited Carl to be apart of it. So I had to do my picks without Carl’s help. I must say, I feel my picks are pretty good, for a girl! 🙂

IMG_0820 I won the first week match-up and I had the most points out of all the boys! 🙂

IMG_0821 I made taco lettuce cups for supper! Yum!

Carl’s Anniversary Present from Me

Carl’s anniversary gift was tickets to two MN Gopher Football games, he has never been to the stadium so I thought it was perfect. I had a co-worker help me pick the games and seats. I didn’t realize how big/important the first game was. It was the MN Gophers versus TCU Horned Frogs game and apparently, TCU is ranked #2 in the nation. It was the season opener for the Gophers and it was sold out with about 55,000 fans there, the atmosphere was so awesome. Carl is a big college sports fans and not sure why we haven’t gone to a game sooner. The Gophers did not win, 17-23, which is fine but they played a good game and it wasn’t a blow out. The defense looked good but they needed their offense to step up.

We have tickets to one more game, Gophers versus Michigan on Oct. 31st, Halloween, that will be a crazy game!

Here are some photos from the game!

Good Job Gophers!

See you in October!

Basketball Baby

Carl and I both played basketball in high school and our love for the game continues. It is fun when we go to the games together; we have gone to a handful of NBA games, College games and local high school games. It is sweet that we got to watch a kid play who is now on Duke-he’s freaky good.

This past week was all about basketball. One of my favorite NBA players came back to the MN Timberwolves and boy was I excited. “The Big Ticket-KG” aka Kevin Garnett. So I told Carl we have to get tickets, I found them for Monday night against the LA Clippers.

Here are a few photos- sorry they are a little burry-stupid Iphone. lol

IMG_1325 Feels good to be back at a game. We had good seats

IMG_1330 Ah, KG-great to have you back!

IMG_1333 “The Big Ticket”

IMG_1336 KG and Rubio warming up before second half.

IMG_1342 That weird blow up thing was a little creepy but had to share.

Besides the Wolves on Monday night, we had a MN Gopher game against the WI Badgers on Thursday night. What a completely different atmosphere. I must say I like the college ball atmosphere.

Here are a few photos of the college game.

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We can’t wait for March Madness! We always do the brackets and we place a bet that loser buys supper and a movie! I have won the last few years! 🙂 May the luck be with me!



Welcome To The BARN!!!

For one of Carl’s Christmas presents, was a ticket package to 3 Minnesota Gopher Men’s Basketball Games. He has never been to the MN Gopher Williams Arena. (aka, “The Barn”) There is a lot of historical significance to the arena. I thought it would be the perfect gift and a plus because I got to pick the 3 games we could go to.

Dec. 22 Gophers vs. Furman: W-86-76 (really intense game)

Jan. 6 Gophers vs. Ohio St.

Mar. 3 Gophers vs. Wisconsin

I bought a Gopher t-shirt and put it in a box with the two remaining tickets, so when he opened the shirt he would get the tickets.

Here are a few pictures from our first time at “The Barn”!

Gopher_Game Entrance of Williams Arena

Court_1 Carl in awe of the arena.

Court_2 The court up-close

Our_Seats The view from our seats

Warm_Up The Gophers warming up.

It was fun to watch all the alumni get really into the game. Seeing Ohio St. and Wisconsin will be high energy games because they are in the Big 10 Conference.

We had a great time and can’t wait for the other two.