Thursday, September 30, 2010

Better Late Than Never, Right?

Think back to Saturday. I know, it was almost a week ago. And if you live in AR, it turned out to be a sad day. Are you there? Is it last Saturday in your mind? Ok, good.

We planned for a couple of weeks to have some friends over to watch the Hogs play Saturday afternoon. I had gone to visit my Nanny last Thursday and while I was there I got word that a few more people were coming over Saturday.

My first response was to stress over the details (because that is what I do!) but God reminded me of what I had just read that week - that stress is a form of arrogance. And really, it was just a Hog Watch Party, there was no need to be perfect. Sometimes it is hard for me to even say those words - "no need to be perfect". But that is another post for another time. This post is all about some Game Day Fun!
I brought out all of my favorite Game Day serving pieces and got my Game Day cook on!

"Hogs" in blankets
Chips, Salsa and Cheese Dip
Cheetos - for my girls
Lemon Bars
Carmel iced cake - thanks to my M-I-L
Razorback cookies - thanks to Jill
Strawberries with chocolate dip - thanks to Alicia
And Chili for our meal. Can I just say that I love Fall and I LOVE chili and in my mind the two go hand-in-hand.

Is your mouth watering? ha!

I got the girls all dressed in their Game Day shirts I made them. We Called the Hogs no less than ten times that morning as we were getting things ready for the party. Laila likes to throw in a "Hogs" at random times during the Hog Call. Example: "Woooooo Pig Sooie! ............ Hogs!" Oh, the silliness! We also discovered that Laila really enjoys salsa! So much so, that she wanted her picture taken with the chips and salsa!

We cheered hard! Mika cried a few times because the house got so rowdy and loud. Bless her sweet heart! Then the rest of us cried during the 4th quarter... not really, but we felt like it. Even though we lost, we had a great time hanging out with our friends and family. P and L were in and out during the afternoon (they were up at a church carnival with Nana and DaddyGrand) so I don't have a picture of all three of them. Trust me, they looked cute in their Game Day outfits!
Sunday morning we got up and got the girls ready to go to church with Jared's parents. We sent them off and then left for our little mini-vacation. We had tickets to a Cardinals baseball game Monday night and had planned to spend a couple of days in St. Louis, just the two of us.

This was the first time I've left Mika overnight. I think the girls were all really good, at least that is what Nana says! :) They seemed to have fun with their grandparents while we were away.

The vacation was much needed for Jared and I. We spent those couple of days holding hands and laughing and singing in the car. We went to a movie, ate pizza at 10pm, shopped, did some tv shopping, drove all around the St. Louis area - thanks to the GPS, watched a ballgame, and really just enjoyed our time together.

We missed the girls like crazy and couldn't wait to get home to them.

Since we've been home, it has been a crazy blur of laundry, cleaning, unpacking, pulling out Fall clothes and putting up Summer clothes, painting, and loving on my babies.

I hope you are all having a great week!


elainaann said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun Saturday despite our loss. Cute banner.

So glad you and Jared got some couple time this week. Did the cards win? I read on fb they always win with Jared in the stadium.

Alex and Jill said...

It sounds like you guys had a fun time in STL!! I'm so glad you were able to get away just the two of you. It's so important, once kiddos come along. THAT I HAVE LEARNED. :)

It was such a fun time at your house. You were the perfect hostess. I have had to learn to not sweat the small stuff when it comes to having people into my home's so hard. When it's all said and done - all your guests want is time with you! I still have to be reminded of that. :)

Love you!

Kim said...

What a fun party!!!! A cute party like that makes it not so bad that the hogs lost:( Good for you 2-going to STL together! What a treat! :)

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

loved having my babies:))))))