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Last weekend was one 2 years in the making. Saturday was literally one of the best days of the year. We were lucky enough to get invited to 2 different events. We started off by going to our 3rd Octoberfest celebration of the month. My sister’s company had an true German Octoberfest that featured a crazy good German band/pretzel necklaces/German pun buttons/brats/pretzels/open bar and pool seating! We visited our more senior friends, took a couple photos and then headed for the home of the Missouri State Fair (psssst it’s Sedalia, MO).

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With memories of 2 years ago fresh in our minds we were pumped to be invited back to help raise money for wealthy catholic kids. 😉 Every year is a theme and people actually get into it. This year’s theme was Saturday Night Live so imagine the possibilities! 

We’ve known what we were going to be since the day we got the invite (literally) so we were pretty pumped the day was finally here! We got to Liz and Tom’s house at 2:00 and began to morph into a better more mom version of ourselves.  Check us out: 

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We didn’t win anything at the auction...except best dressed! We made new friends, got invited out to a bar that is not the name we were telling people to meet us at and had the time of our lives!!! Here’s some more eye candy:

 Oh hello

Oh hello

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You’re welcome

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Crushing it

 Things are going down hill

Things are going down hill

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 #Same

Liz and Tom, thanks for hosting as always and we can’t wait to do it again next year! I promise we will not bring shoes that need taped together but we will be bringing our dance moves/trash can high kicks!

Stephanie

Eating Good in the Neighborhood

Did you know Applebee’s has All You Can Eat Wings right now? We heard through the grapevine that this really was a thing and decided to check it out for ourselves! Now, I’m not a huge fan of wings…or all you can eat…but a few of us in UA were in heaven when we got to Applebee’s and they indeed were offering endless boneless wings in any flavor of your choice. This immediately turned into a wing eating contest between Stephanie and Andrea. Leslie and I opted for other items on the menu. Stephanie is not one to back down from an eating challenge and I’ve never seen Andrea participate in one, so clearly my money was on Stephanie. My, oh my, was I WRONG. Andrea is a champ at eating contests. I think between the two of them they went through 6 or 7 plates of wings…and fries! Oh, and Brewtus’. Why does Applebee’s have the coldest beer in town? I think these pictures captured the true essence of what went down that night!

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On Saturday, it was time for our annual Beer Olympics. Our good friends Justin and Janelle hosted and unfortunately the weather didn’t want to cooperate. Luckily, they were prepared with new indoor games for us to play! We had a huge turnout of over 25 people and got the brackets filled quickly. My favorite game is Roll, Shoot, Flip. We had to roll a dice, take that number of drinks, bounce a quarter into a cup and then do a flip cup challenge as fast as possible. This game is generally my strongest, but unfortunately, I drew Billy in the first round. He annihilated me for my first first round exit of the day!

 Why so dismissive Billy?

Why so dismissive Billy?

Jenga was another game of choice. I’ve never seen so many intense games of Jenga in my life!! There were some epic battles that literally came down to the last possible block. Stephanie represented UA with pride as she took this game.

 A little crooked

A little crooked

 Nice move!

Nice move!

New to our indoor Olympics this year was Giant Connect Four. This game seems so simple…until you get beat. Just ask Stephanie.

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Beer pong was our only outdoor activity this year and was played under the deck to keep us out of the rain. I don’t think any of us ever fair to well on this game. However, Cody and Paul had a pretty intense finale!

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Our other new game was played on the pool table and was a mix of shuffle board and pool. Big round of applause to Janelle for making this one up on a whim. You would also think she would have practiced more being the only person who knew what the game was going to be! Burn!! Just kidding Janelle, we love you!

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I didn’t get any pictures of the last game but it was similar to a bags game…but for indoors! Big thanks again to Justin and Janelle for always being the best hosts. We had such a great time and many, many laughs. Until next year…when Leslie, Andrea, and Kristi (AND JUSTIN AND JANELLE) are totally due for a medal!

Cheers!

~Kristi

 Medal Winners!

Medal Winners!

 It’s made of chocolate! Not really…it’s actually real gold!!

It’s made of chocolate! Not really…it’s actually real gold!!

 Medal Ceremony

Medal Ceremony

 Epic dance Jenga

Epic dance Jenga

Prost

Kristi headed off to compete in a CrossFit competition last weekend, so Andrea, Steph and I held down the fort in KC with some adventures of our own. Andrea’s boss gave her tickets to one of the last Royals games of the season so we were pumped to go. It was really chilly (note: Steph’s beanie!), but we were happy to be there. The Royals were one of the worst teams in baseball this season (rebuilding year), so they are definitely not playing in October.

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Thank you to Rick Oddo for our amazing seats! The view was great, but the game sucked. I think we were made for Diamond Club!

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As noted, the Royals are not good…so we enjoyed lots of laughs at the game to entertain ourselves throughout the loss.

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Saturday morning started off in the best possible way. Mimosa!!! Notice the tiny OJ…this was after making 6 mimosas. We like our champagne with a splash…just enough to change the color a bit.

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Next stop on our Saturday Fun-Day…Westport Oktoberfest. Probst! You can also say Zum Wohl which means “To your health”. Other important Oktoberfest phrases that we should have memorized before going, but didn’t and one of the most important: ‘Ein Bier, bitte!’  It means, “A beer, please!” Feel free to use those gems if you attend an Oktoberfest of your own!

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Mimosas and giant beers are a good way to start the day, but we decided it was time for some actual food. We didn’t want to be passing out in the middle of Westport! We headed to McCoy’s for some wings (Steph’s favorite dry rub wings) and mac and cheese (one of my favorite mac and cheese’s in town) and more biers of course…when at Oktoberfest!

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We followed up lunch with checking out all that Oktoberfest had to offer. Giant beers-check, playing bags-check, checking out the local vendors-check, and of course doing the chicken dance with the polka band in the middle of the street-CHECK!

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Out of beer and time for the Texas vs K State game…on to the Westport Ale House to watch. Tons of tv’s and a fun atmosphere make this a great place to check out the game. The Texas victory also ensured that I had a great time!

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Oh and I forgot….we took photos in an old phone booth and found a giant blow up pretzel. Oh, Oktoberfest! Such a great time!

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Prost!

~Leslie