Monday, September 25, 2017

The Weekend

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This weekend was good.  It was equal parts relaxing, fun, and productive and those are always the best kind if you ask me!

Friday afternoon we received an impromptu invite to meet some friends at Mex to celebrate my friend Jeannine’s son’s second birthday.  We had no set plans so we took them up on their offer and we had a great time!  The kiddos munched on chips and cheese dip and ran wild while the adults shared a couple of pitchers of margaritas… a good time was had by all!  Well, except maybe for the people around us.  ;o) 

We, of course, had to snap a picture of all of the littles because we know that these pictures will be so fun to look back on one day.  Just look at all of those smiling faces!  And to think that’s only about half of our group’s kids.  Wowzers.




We got home a little after the kids’ bedtime, so it was straight up to bed for them, and then B and I watched a movie.  We are in between binge-watching shows, and our new TV shows haven’t yet started, so we had a rare chance to watch a movie.  There wasn’t much on Netflix that we haven’t already seen, so we ended up going with The Accountant with Ben Affleck.  It wasn’t at all what I had pictured it to be, and since I was so exhausted from the long week I fell asleep a little over halfway through while B rubbed my feet.  Oh well!

Saturday morning Jacob had a soccer game so we were up and at the field by 10 AM.  Olivia threw a major tantrum over wearing the team shirt again since it’s not a “pretty PRETTY dress” but I made her wear it anyway to support the team and she ended up looking so stinking cute in it again. 


This boy was not amused with the picture taking.


Jacob’s team won 5-4 and they are now 3-0!!  This was by far the most challenging team that we have had to play, but we were able to pull a win anyway!  Jacob still wasn’t aggressive enough to score a goal, but he did get an assist which we were all excited about.  Slowly but surely he’s warming up and getting in the game a little more each time, so I’m hoping he’ll score one soon.  And it better not be the weekend that B and I are out of town.  Lol.

After his big win we stopped by Jersey Mike’s for some lunch and then we headed over to the Halloween store to start looking at costumes.  The kids had such a blast scaring themselves with all of the spooky things in the store, and they also successfully picked out costumes.  Olivia opted to be Tinker Bell which I am so excited about (and I was also shocked that she picked her) and Jacob opted to be Voltron who is some kind of super hero thingy… it’s a Netflix original and he is obsessed with it.  Yes, even our kids like to binge on Netflix – haha.  The store didn’t have his size, so we just snagged his sword there and B was able to find the costume even cheaper on Amazon.  But of course!

While we were at the Halloween store look what I found – so much Hocus Pocus loot!  Y’all, they had the cutest stuff and I wanted it all!  That will forever be one of my favorite movies from when I was a kid.  And Brian informed me yesterday that he has never seen it.  I’m sorry, WHAT?!



Saturday afternoon we went to church and then it was straight back home to watch Georgia play.  On the way home we cranked up our UGA playlist and had a dance party (you may have seen it on my Insta Stories) in the car to get ourselves ready for the game.  The kids always love doing that… B and I both have UGA play lists on our phone with all of the fight songs that the band plays as well as several of the songs that they play in the stadium on game day and it always gets us excited to cheer on our red and black! 


When we got home, I lit a pumpkin candle, my FIL brought pizza over, and we all drank pumpkin beer while watching the game… that is what I call the epitome of a perfect fall evening, y’all!  We played Mississippi State who had just obliterated LSU the week prior, so everyone was expecting us to lose, but we ended up obliterating them instead.  It was pretty much the best and we are now ranked in the Top 10!  Our new QB is awesome.  Freaking awesome, y’all.  And he’s only a freshman.




Sunday morning I got up early, got ready, and went straight to the grocery store to do my bi-weekly shopping.  And every time I do this I am always reminded why I should do this every single time – there’s nobody there at 9 AM on a Sunday, the shelves are always fully stocked with the freshest product, and I never have to wait to check out.  I was in and out of there and back home within 35 minutes.  And when I got home it was only 9:35 AM.  #Winning

After I got home B went out to mow and I got busy cleaning out the fridge, putting the groceries away, preparing for the week ahead, tidying up the kitchen, doing laundry, cleaning out the kids’ dressers and closets, and getting some pictures organized on my computer and my Amazon drive.  If you’re looking for a good place to store all of your files, Amazon drive is THE BEST.  We have been using them for several years now and I won’t use anyone else as long as they’re around!  Every single picture, video, and paper that I have ever taken or created in my entire life is on there so I never have to worry about losing them if my computer or phone crash or if our house catches on fire.  (Sorry for being morbid.  Haha.)

Sunday afternoon we went to my MIL and step-FIL’s for lunch and we had a good long while to play in the yard afterward.  It was in the mid-eighties but Olivia had insisted on wearing a fleece sweater.  <Insert eye roll here.>  She saw it when we were cleaning out her closet and she just had to wear it, but she never once complained about being hot.  #SheBetterNot

We walked around the garden for a bit and saw some fuzzy bees and some okra that is still going strong and then it was back home to prepare for Sunday dinner.






Yesterday was my Momma’s birthday so we hosted Sunday dinner at our house because I didn’t want her to have to cook on her special day.  I made Sausage and Vodka pasta, broccoli, and garlic bread and we mixed up some Moscow Mules for the non-wine drinkers and the rest of us shared a bottle of merlot.  We had a Publix Chocolate Ganache cake for dessert because my Momma is a major chocoholic, and OMG if you have a Publix you need to try one of those!

We had a great evening watching football, listening to old standards, and chatting, and as always it was the perfect ending to a pretty much perfect weekend. 




I heart fall so much, y’all.


*Linking up with B Loved Boston for WeekendingMy Glittery Heart for Hello Monday,  More Pieces of Me for Hello Monday Linkup, and HoHo Runs for Weekly Wrap.


24 comments:

  1. What a great weekend. That cake oh my!
    I still can't get over the Dawgs Saturday night! I'm with you...Fromm for LIFE! :)
    oh and I need to know more about this bi-weekly grocery shopping.

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  2. Love that you guys have the UGA playlists on your phones - that is dedication :) Looks like a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Happy belated to your sweet mama!! Nothing better than drinking pumpkin beer while watching college football, that was exactly what we did too. Olivia does look so cute in her soccer shirt tied the side. Here's to you having a great week sweet sista!!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea! I hope you have a great week, too!

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  4. Sounds like such a fun weekend! Glad Jacobs team is doing so well! Hope your mama had a happy birthday, celebrating is always so fun! Hope you have a great Monday!

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  5. Aww, sounds like an amazing weekend. Love the pics! And do share about the grocery shopping soon! :)

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  6. Oh my gosh heading to my closest Halloween store today to see if they have that Hocus Pocus stuff!! That's my fave movie, I can't believe B hasn't seen it!

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  7. What a fun weekend. I love all that Hocus Pocus stuff! How cute. I am a big fan of getting to the grocery store early as well. Or, this week we went on a Friday night and no one was there either. They were also putting out the new produce to re-stock for in the morning. It was pretty nice! Have a great Monday!

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  8. I don't think I've seen Hocus Pocus either! lol.

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  9. Sounds like it was a great weekend. My sister loves the movie Hocus Pocus. She will so want those glasses. Happy Birthday to your Momma. That cake looks amazing.

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  10. Loving your game day outfits, and that cake - YUM! Publix for the win <3
    Green Fashionista

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  11. Girl, you be so busy!! And he hasn't seen Hocus Pocus?! What?? I hope you fix that this season! My husband doesn't like the movie, so I think that may be worse... ;)

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    1. Haha. Yes we are! And I KNOW!! Is that not crazy?! I mean, I know it's cheezy, but it's so good!

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  12. Happy birthday to your sweet mom! Her birthday cake looks delicious!
    Glad y'all had a pretty fun and productive weekend -- those are always the best.
    I have turned to online grocery shopping, it has saved us so much money and time!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  13. Sounds like it was a great weekend. Love that Olivia insists on wearing certain clothes like my girls do. We can't win. Ha. That cake looks so delicious!!!

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  14. Aww Happy Birthday to your Momma! What a delicious dinner, and treats! Also, you look so much like your Mom and Olivia looks so much like you. It's so cute! You guys definitely have to watch Hocus Pocus. I'm sure I've told you this, but I was literally terrified of Hocus Pocus as a kid. I think I am the biggest scaredy cat of all time. I must have seen it too young. I literally wore socks to bed for years afterward b/c I was afraid the witches were going to cut off my toes. HAHAHA!

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  15. What a great weekend! Your Saturday really does sound like the perfect epitome of fall

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  16. Sounds like a fantastic weekend. And Sadie does that too - wants to wear inappropriate clothes for the weather. It was like, 90 here yesterday and she wanted to wear a fleece, long sleeve nightgown to bed. Umm, no.

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  17. I'm so glad you had a great weekend! I especially love the bee picture and the picture of Olivia hugging the dog! XOXO

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    1. I loved the one of Olivia and Maui, too! She loves that girl so much!

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  18. oh man I love Hocus Pocus, I need to watch that again this year. What a great weekend, perfect Fall weekend, even if it was in the 80's!

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  19. Fun and relaxing weekends are the best!! Happy belated birthday to your momma! We don't have a Publix around here but my mom always talked about them when she used to live in FL. Beautifully Candid

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  20. I was pulling for your GA team too, so my State friends could come back down off the high horse! I thought about deleting some of them on facebook! #sorrynotsorry
    I just hate yall let them get 3 points on the board!
    Hummm I'm not a beer drinker but I think I'd like to taste the Pumpkin Blue Moon! Your kiddos are just too cute even the 4-legged one and that Chocolate cake oh my !!!

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    1. Haha. Yeah, I hate that we let them score, too. We were hoping for a shutout! And pumpkin Blue Moon is soooo yummy! You should try it!

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