This year marked our 10th App State Homecoming (OMG) that’s was a really long time ago. 2002 … we didn’t even have cell phone cameras back then, or navigation or the iTunes app store! How did we even survive?!
With Mason in tow, this year topped all previous years… no contest. He was amazing.
Here are the highlights:
1. We had Stadium Parking. For those of you familiar with ASU football games, or parking in Boone in general, this was a big deal. We parked our happy butts right next to the stadium and didn’t worry about a thing.
2. We got to go onto the field during the 3rd quarter … AWESOME! Wondering what Mason is staring at?
Dude, Mason, the game is <— this way!
What is he staring at!?
CHEERLEADERS! He couldn’t take his eyes off of them. Great.
3. Mason met Chancellor Peacock and had his photo taken (we will be including this in his admissions portfolio in 18 years.) Proof that is it meant to be.
4. I saw Jason Capel but was a little star-struck and didn’t say anything to him. For those of you who don’t know (shame shame), he played Carolina Basketball – started all 4 years and was the lead scorer his senior year. He is now the head coach at Appalachian … he’s a big deal.
5. We spent time with Auntie Chelsea and it was fabulous. We had the best pizza in Blowing Rock, bought the cutest baby hat and blanket ever and roamed around campus reminiscing about our college years.
At Boone Bagelry
The only not-so-hot part of our trip was Saturday night. Dad hooked us up with a room at a very nice, very sweet bed and breakfast in Blowing Rock. The place was adorable and the staff was so so nice. The only tiny problem was the fact that it was a romantic bed and breakfast with thin walls. 9 month old babies are not exactly welcome. After checking in the woman said, “I’m sure you have a VERY well behaved baby” while handing me the room keys. Yikes. We set up the crib and tried to keep his normal routine. Chad and I didn’t even have dinner. Mason fell asleep around 10:00 pm and from there was up every single hour until we left the next morning. So well behaved.
The leaves had JUST started changing so there wasn’t a ton of color but enough to get us by.
Despite the lack of sleep, Homecoming was amazing yet again! Next year we are going to dress Mason up as Yosef (minus the jug of Moonshine).