Archives for September 2011
To celebrate their big day, we got sneaky and planned a surprise party.
It was no easy task keeping the secret from our parents, but it was a fun party to plan. Planning a party with my sister is like doing a group project with someone really smart…you help out, but you don’t worry about the finished product because you know it will turn out perfectly 🙂 And perfect it was…
To lure them to the party we said we were going to do a small anniversary celebration with just the kids and grandkids at a park in Gardner. What they didn’t know was that there would be 40 others friends and family members there to help us celebrate!
“Surprise Gigi and Papa!”
Happy Anniversary to the best parents (and grandparents) in the world! I know I speak for Josh and Lindsay too when I say you’ve taught us what love and relationships are all about. We love you!
Call me cheesy, but I always get butterflies when I hit the Manhattan city limits. You know the part I’m talking about…when you come over the hill on 177 (aka Bill Snyder Highway) and you’re overlooking downtown Manhattan. It doesn’t matter what time of the day or the year it is…it’s magical! And we couldn’t have timed it better this trip…when we pulled in with Whit and Adam on Friday night they were setting off purple fireworks just over Poyntz. It was like Manhattan was welcoming us back after a year away! Turns out it was really Purple Power Play, but whatever!
We stayed at the Clarion, because old Holidomes are the best ever. Don’t you just love walking out of your room to the smell of chlorine? Ah, childhood 🙂 After checking in, we headed straight to the Ville…first stop, Rock-a-Belly. We got a spot on the patio 10 minutes before the kitchen closed…I guess you could say the stars were aligned! We filled up on RAB goodness and headed to the bars. For the most part, things were the same…except for Pat’s renovations (just not the same)…and this crazy new dance floor at Kite’s. What???
After a great night, Game Day came quickly. We put on our purple and headed out to the Bill. I realize I am extremely biased, but I don’t think many places can compete with K-State when it comes to the tailgating atmosphere. So much purple…you just can’t help but love it!
While the football could’ve been better, we still had a great time with Chris’ parents!
After the game we made one last trip to Aggieville…and it was so worth it because I got to see my long lost love, Katie! I sure do miss working with this crazy girl and I wish she would update her blog so I could keep up with Koester life. Just saying 🙂
Well, thank goodness football is FINALLY back! Until next year, Manhattan…