Monday, September 3, 2007

Our Weekend in Texas

I'm starting to feel a tiny bit better. Still got a little hitch in my get along, but I'm gettin' along nonetheless. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, read the post below this one. BAD stomach virus. And I was just saying last week how it's been like 4 years since I've had a stomach virus. Should've known! Cary has it too. Poor thing. He's SO sick. He's had it since Friday. But I had some homemade chicken/rice soup for lunch, two whole bowls! It was the first thing I'd had to eat since my wings on Saturday. And I just had a bowl of strawberry shortcake about an hour ago and I've been paying for it ever since. But it was worth it. And I may have to have another before bed time. I just finished watching the Texas Tech game, Aggie rejects. heehee. Sorry Audra and Amy. When I was in HS, we all had plans to go to A&M and the deal was whoever didn't get into A&M would go to Tech. Thus, the Aggie rejects.

But now a recap of our weekend. On Saturday early afternoon, we got all decked out in our 12th man gear and headed to the Holy Land. It was an emotional experience for me. I was holding back tears the whole way. I never in a million years thought I'd ever live more than a half day's drive from College Station. From New Braunfels to College Station, we have to take lots of back roads and we passed by this little mom and pop gas station/convenience store in the middle of nowhere. And the parking lot was FULL of like 30 men on horseback. Cowboy looking men. Like a trail drive. Mom and I just laughed. I said, "There's a blog picture" but I didn't turn around to take a pic. I was on a mission y'all! Wild horses couldn't keep me away from Aggie football...LITERALLY!

We got to town and had our wings then headed to the stadium. Mom and I have been doin' this whole season ticket thing long enough to know all the tricks. Others pay $10-20 for parking or park at the mall and ride the bus, but we know of the perfect student lot close to the stadium and if you're patient, you will always find a spot. And they don't ticket on game day. It's like a total free for all. So we parked and headed for the game. I choked back tears through all the pre-game stuff, especially the singing of "Texas, Our Texas". By the way, do people in other states even know their state songs by heart or do they have their own pledge? I don't know! Just curious. Cary says the Alabama state song is "Sweet Home Alabama" but know he's kidding. At least I hope he's kidding.

The game was less than perfection, as the Ag's defense struggled and allowed a WHOLE 7 points. No, really, they did struggle. The score could have been worse. The stadium was PACKED. I've never seen it so packed for a first game, an out of conference game too. I bet there were maybe 82,000??? Not a sell out, but it was crowded. The girls were SO good at the game. Lexi had a blast. She yelled, she sang, she swayed, she clapped, she danced. She loved it. Ashton was kind of freaked out, but very well behaved.

On the way home, my tummy started hurting. And then I was up all night with the BIG D! And was laid up all day yesterday with more BIG D! So I watched Paula Deen. Cause what can make a tummy virus feel better than a cooking show? I love Paula Deen. She says, "And I use a whole stick 'a butter...cause I can." LOVE HER! Amen Sista!

And now I must go watch me some MORE football. Florida State Criminals, I mean Seminoles vs Clemson. I know I picked Clemson the other day, but I don't know. This one's a tough call. I think it could go either way.


tales_from_the_crib said...

we're so glad you got to enjoy the game in says i have to wait til i'm older, so for now we listen on the radio...which is okay, but not nearly as good as being there...

tales_from_the_crib said...

oh, and i hope y'all feel better soonish! my tummy was pretty out of order for the day after my i know how you feel.

txagmel said...

Glad you are having a great time! :-)