Matt's birthday is tomorrow!! I always have the hardest time giving him gifts. He's hard to buy for, mainly because he never had any ideas to give me, and he's impossible to surprise. This time last week, I still had no idea what I was going to get him for his birthday. He mentioned new boots, but again, I can't surprise him with those. I'm not a cowboy boots kinda girl, so I wouldn't even know where to start. He would have to pick those out.
Tuesday morning, a friend on Instagram posted that she was selling Baylor Tickets to the game on Saturday. My in-laws were already coming in town to see Pearson play soccer on Saturday, so I called my MIL to see if they would mind staying the rest of the day and watching the boys. Of course they didn't mind. I quickly swiped up the tickets. I even asked her if I could pay her via Paypal so I could wait until after I surprised Matt. I also had them overnighted to my neighbor's house just so there was no chance he could accidentally find out.
Friday night we went to dinner with Matt's parents and I gave him a birthday card. I told him I had a little early birthday present for him. He thought I had gotten tickets for us to go see "War Room" since I had been wanting to go see it! Much to his surprise they were even better tickets. He was COMPLETELY surprised and totally stoked. He immediately texted a few friends……all of which already knew!! Ha!!
We got Grammy & Grandaddy and the boys all squared away at Pearson's soccer game and then we headed out. It's a 2.5hr drive to Waco and we wanted to allow plenty of time to park and experience game day in Waco.
We ended up parking in downtown Waco and took a shuttle to McLane Stadium. The stadium is beautiful. Matt was just in awe of what a game day looked like in Waco now. He said he couldn't even begin to describe the difference from when he was a student (back when BU wasn't any good). I'm thankful I got to go to a school where game days were similar to this atmosphere. Kyle Field is definitely a fun place to be on game days.
We visited with some friends at a tailgate, grabbed some Vitek's BBQ, and a Steel City Pop then headed into the stadium. Our seats were super high, like the third row from the top, but it isn't bad at all. I had heard that there isn't a bad seat in the stadium, and it's true.
We actually enjoyed being really high up because that overhang you see in the picture kept us in the shade the entire game. About 10 rows ahead of us was in the complete sun the entire game.
Although I really don't care about Baylor football, I did enjoy watching some of the game. They won 70-17 so there was lots of scoring. To bad we weren't at an Aggie game because Matt would have gotten lots of kisses from his date! It was a nice day to get away and spend the day with the one I love. He was a happy camper since we was with his love watching the game/team he loves!!
We ended up walking back to our car from the stadium. We worked up a nice appetite so we stopped at Torchy's Taco before we headed out of town. I also sipped on a Sic'Em Margarita (mango & lime). So good!! We are getting a Torchy's in Tyler any day now. We are so excited for it to open up!
We got back around 9:30pm……just in time to see A&M win in overtime!!
A big thanks to Grammy & Grandaddy for loving on our boys all day so we could get away for Matt's birthday surprise!!