Monday, October 31, 2016

Twas the Weekend Before Halloween

Happy Halloween, friends!!

Our city is one of the ones who actually lets the kids trick-or-treat ON Halloween as opposed to the Saturday before it, so we are gearing up for a fun evening this evening… therefore, I don’t have any trick-or-treating photos to share with you just yet, but stay tuned…

This weekend, we did a whole lot of nothing and we welcomed the slow change of pace after our busy mountain weekend last weekend.  Friday evening we picked up a pizza, poured some wine, turned on the new Michael Buble album, and we crossed yet another thing off of our fall bucket list… we carved our pumpkin!  Jacob said that he wanted “vampire fangs all the way across the top” so we did just that.  I drew the design, the kids and I all scooped out the guts, and B carved it.









After we finished carving, I whipped up some s’mores and we checked another thing off of our bucket list.  Although, Jacob just wanted a Hershey Bar (not melted) and a marshmallow, hold the graham cracker.  Olivia had a real one, although, she just licked all of the the chocolate off of the graham cracker.  Still calling it a win since I tried!  Haha.


Once the kiddos were in bed, it was finally time to watch the series finale of Friday Night Lights… I’ve been putting off watching it because I’m not ready for it to be over yet, but at least I had my Coach Taylor Forever shirt to wear to lessen the pain.  It was such a good ending and I’m sad to see it go… Netflix, can we please get a FNL revival just like you did with Full House and GG?!?!


Saturday morning we got up eeeeaaaarly, got ready, and headed out for our family photo shoot.  Our photographer wanted to capture that early morning sunlight, so we had to be there at 7:40 AM.  The kids were as good as gold (aside from Olivia getting a splinter causing her to be sad for a while) and we knocked it out within an hour.  As you can see below, I decided to go with the swing dress and red scarf instead of the black and white skirt.  Thank you to all of you who put in your two cents!


After the photo shoot was over, we took them to Panera for breakfast to reward them for their good behavior and cooperation.  They both had cinnamon rolls as big as their heads, and B and I had French toast bagels because they were out of cinnamon crunch bagels!  WAAAAHHHH!  I also grabbed a pumpkin spice latte, and then we headed home.



Saturday was filled with a whole lot of ESPN College GameDay watching, football watching, laundry, and lazing around.  Georgia lost… again, but I had prepared myself for a rebuilding season this year since we have a new coach and a new quarterback, and I was surprisingly not that disappointed.  We better step it up next year, though!


We received our Toys R Us Christmas toy catalog as well as the Target Christmas toy catalog, so Jacob spent the better part of the afternoon circling all of the things he wants… AKA pretty much everything.


Olivia played dress up and played with her baby dolls and at one point I was walking through the kitchen to see this:


She had lined up all of her dolls face down on the kitchen floor.  Creepy.  Hopefully they were just sleeping.  Haha.

B ran out briefly to pick up veggies from Cracker Barrel for dinner and we ended the evening watching more football.  And I may have fallen asleep on the couch at 9:15 while B rubbed my feet.  Heaven.

Sunday morning we put on It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown while we ate breakfast, and then the kids watched The Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special while I worked on getting my 2017 planner set up for the new year. 


We ventured out to Five Guys for lunch since B’s mom wasn’t cooking and then we took the kids to a new-to-us playground.  It’s so funny, because I grew up going to that park, but I hadn’t been in years until our photo shoot Saturday morning.  While we were doing our photo shoot, the kids begged to go on the playground, so we promised them that we would take them back the next day.  It’s so picturesque, I don’t even understand why we haven’t been coming all these years.  We may have found our favorite park in the whole city! 












Sunday evening we had our usual Sunday dinner at my parents’ house.  We had missed it last week because they have been in Texas visiting my bro and SIL and nephew, and man, I just feel off when I don’t get to see them.  We shared a bottle of wine and we dined on momma’s baked ziti, a salad, and fresh bread with olive oil and spices, followed by a pumpkin spice cake that I had made for dessert. 

All is right in the world again!

Ahhhh.

Happy Halloween again… be safe this evening!  


*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.


25 comments:

  1. Low key weekends are the best! Looks like you had a great one. I love all that you did but how relaxed it was. I really want to see how you set up your planner. Will you snap a pic and email? I'm struggling with setting mine up, etc. :)

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  2. I love the type of weekend we had. That park looks so beautiful. We would be there all the time. Can't wait to see your family photos!

    Have a blast trick or treating!

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  3. It looks like carving pumpkins was so fun - I cannot believe the kids were not all over smores though, they are SO delicious! That part does look picturesque. Sounds like a perfect weekend.

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  4. Looks like y'all had a great weeekend! I'm sure it's a relief to have family pictures finished! Ok.. is that a box of tape and supplies for your planner? I'm totall creeping what was in the background of your pic haha.

    Happy Halloween!!

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  5. Your pumpkin carving start to the weekend and park tour to end the weekend were so perfect...I'd say I'm sorry to hear that GA lost, but you know that wont be true ;) Happy Monday girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. I love low key weeknends! Ours was pretty buys and the next couple will be too waaaaahhhh! Your pumpkin turned out great and go Olivia for touching the inside, none of my kids will do that yet! That park looks gorgeous and I cannot wait to see your family pics!!

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  7. That pumpkin spice shirt, I NEED that in my life :P. Your weekend looks so much like ours. We also had S'more and carved our pumpkin on Friday. Our Saturday was pretty uneventful too. Can't wait for the Halloween fun tonight!

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  8. Wait, there are cities that tell you when you have to trick or treat???

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    1. Yes, some places have a window so that way you don't have kids knocking at your door at 10 at night!

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  9. Love weekends like yours! We did a lot of lounging and I even got some shopping in on Saturday with my mom. Jacob looks so cute looking through the catalogs. I remember when I was a kid, they used to send out the BIG JcPenney catalogs around this time of year...loved going through those. LOL!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  10. Great job on carving the pumpkin!! I cannot stop laughing at all the dolls lying face doll on the kitchen floor. haha too cute. They were probably just napping.

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  11. CUTEST Pumpkin Carvers EVER!! Pumpkin Spice love! And toys..ah takes me back, I miss buying toys!! Happy Halloween beautiful!!

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    1. I bet you do miss it! I'm already sad even thinking about those days being over.

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  12. Sounds like the perfect weekend. Love that you all carved and created the pumpkin together. I can't wait to see your family photos. Ours are on Friday. Wish us luck and that no kids get sick. Ha.

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  13. So glad it all went so well. Sounds like a fun one, and glad you got your family dinner back in the line-up. Sorry that FNL is over, but love the shirt. So funny. Can't wait to see the family photos! I'm always so excited to see them.

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  14. Sounds like such a fabulous weekend! Happy Halloween!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  15. What a beautiful park! So fun! Your pumpkins look great. Can't wait to see the family pics!

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  16. What a great weekend! Love the dress for family photos! Can't wait to see them.
    What a beautiful park! Oh our Dawgs:( we had already prepared ourselves for that loss as well.

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  17. I didn't realize there were specified times for trick or treating! Don't you just go out whenever you want? maybe this is why we didn't get any kids at our house!

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    1. Here in our city they have a window for trick-or-treating so that way you don't have kids showing up at your door at 10 PM. Lol.

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  18. I always feel jealous of your Sunday night dinners :-) We don't have weekend trick or treating, it's always on the day of. I love and hate it. Because BOY were we feeling Monday night on Tuesday morning ;-)
    That park you found is just gorgeous-wow!

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  19. Sounds like the best weekend! And that park - I am swooning over it!

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