Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday's Feature

I truly can't say enough thank you's for all your kind words and messages yesterday - they really did put a smile on my face.  I'm still off on family time but already had this post ready to go so it's looking like another "football friday" around here and I'm happy to share these memories.

I'm currently en route to State College with my parents and the pups for a nice weekend of family, friends, football and fun.  After this week it will be nice to unwind at our fall getaway spot.  I wanted to come early to help with the tailgate prep and Derek and some of our friends will join us tonight to kick off the weekend.  Penn State has the night game tomorrow night and the weather is suppose to be perfect.


Since tomorrow is our first tailgate of the 2015 season, I thought I'd take a little look back at my favorite tailgates from the past few seasons.  There really is few greater excitements than that of waking up on game day and heading off to tailgate.

 - 2014 -
We got in fewer tailgates and games than usual last year because of wedding season but the ones we did get in made up for it - quality over quantity. 

 - 2013 -
 We had two huge tailgates this year - the first one my just be my favorite ever.  I had just gotten engaged to my very best friend the night before, we'd been up all night celebrating and continued the celebrations at the tailgate.  The Penn State football team added the icing to our perfect cake by winning the night game in four overtimes.  Talk about excitement.

My other favorite this year was when the 1973 team was recognized on the field at half time.  Steve, my stepdad used to be a trainer at Penn State so there he is on the big board below waving his hat.  We had a bunch of family at the tailgate that day.

- 2012 - 

The fall after I finished college I was still living in a different part of PA finishing my internship so this was my first season "back home" and more available for tailgates.  I love these pictures because we look like such babies back then

Cheers to the 2015 season and the new tailgating memories to come.

Other Happenings:

+ Speaking of Penn State, we got our first win last week against Buffalo at our first home game which happened to pour rain the whole time.  My poor parents, aunt and uncle were soaked and called it a day at half time. 1-1 going into this weekend.

+ I've officially got fall fever as we got the house decorated for fall this week and added our flowers/decor out front.  I'm ready for boots and scarves but I do hope it's a long fall - I'm ready for COOL weather, not COLD weather.

+ Lastly, since I'm off today, a question for all of YOU.  Are there any blog topics you'd like me to cover soon? Types of posts you like best?  Share below… 

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  1. Tailgating is always so much fun! And it's so nice that you get to do it with family! I love the helmet filled with snacks--and the candy corn! My favorite candy for sure haha
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. It sounds like they've all been fun but the 2013 one I would say would be my favorite too! SO much excitement for that one :)

  3. What the what? I thought WE had the night game? As in Bama!? Enjoy your fall tailgating and good luck in the game!

  4. Yay for tailgating!!! We get to do our official tailgate tomorrow too and I'm so ready for it! Hope you guys have an amazing weekend!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. Woohoo, football! I love your college tradition and think it's so fun you enjoy the game. Must be why we get along so well, haha. HOpe you have a blaaaaaaaaaaast this weekend!!!

  6. How fun!! Love all of the pics, we haven't done a lot of tailgating but I hope to do more! YES to being ready for cool weather but not COLD! Happy weekend!

  7. Have an AMAZING time! Love how much you guys do it up for tailgating - so much fun!

    Happy Friday gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

  8. Tailgating and celebrating your favorite football team is the BEST!! Have so much fun at the game. :)

  9. Tailgating really is the best. It's one of the things I miss the most being far from my college. Have a great time this weekend!

    xo, Carly | carly blogs

  10. All your tailgate pictures look like SO MUCH fun! I hope you have an amazing weekend. Your engagment tailgate sounds fantastic...engaged and winning in 4 overtimes, holy cow!

  11. What amazing tailgate memories!! Have a fantastic weekend with your family.

  12. It looks like you all have so much fun tailgating!! Totally agree about the weather, I'm ready for cool scarf & boots weather but I am nowhere near ready for cold & snow!

  13. Yay for tailgating!! We're heading to Athens on 10/3 for our first game of the season and I could NOT be more excited!

    On another note, you should totally do a post about your fall décor... I've been working on mine as well and will be sharing hopefully next week. :o)

  14. Your tailgates look like a lot of fun! Have fun this weekend! Can't wait to see all your fall decorations and flowers!

  15. You guys are going to have the best weekend. Bring on the football, fall weather! Haha so funny because y'all do kind of look like sweet little babies in 2012 ;)

  16. I hope you guys have a great weekend!!

  17. Y'all most be the most intense tailgaters I've ever seen. I like your dedication :)

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

  18. Girl, I need to come to your tailgates! Can you believe that I've never been to a real/proper tailgate? I know, I'm missing out on life. Hope you're doing well, and have a wonderful weekend!

  19. What a fun post!! I'm loving the pictures from tailgates past!! Love the engagement year! Such a sweet picture!!

  20. I love reminiscing about fun times, and football season definitely brings back a lot of fun memories! That's so exciting that your step dad was a trainer for Penn State, and that he was a part of the festivities celebrating that team!