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Stuff I'm loving Saturday #4

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Greetings, all! In an attempt to blow off my grading just a little bit longer, I thought I'd give the blog a quick update! Since it was a beautiful Fall Saturday, I figured I would update some of the things I'm loving right now! 

Our Annual Saint Mary's Tailgate: 
I did not get the squatting memo for the front row.
Today was our annual Saint Mary's Tailgate at Notre Dame. We started this tradition about four years ago, and it has been SO much fun!  Over the years, we've realized what it takes to make a successful tailgate, so now we actually have real meal food (instead of just a ton of snacks. And alcohol.), along with our favorite dessert, the cookie messenger! I keep thinking back to tailgates of past years and all the fun we had at those, and how now our little group is changing. We've switched jobs, moved to new homes, and been on incredible trips. We've added fiances and husbands to the mix. And we have one baby already in the group, and at least three more will be with us by next year at this time! More mouths to feed, but more fun to share too! The weather today was PERFECT for a tailgate party, and it was so wonderful to see everyone!

Gone Girl, the movie:
I voraciously read Gillian Flynn's novel a few years ago because I literally could NOT put it down. I loved her writing and her characters (even if they're all crazy). So, when I saw the movie version was coming out, I was so excited to see it! It did not disappoint. We went last night with my sister- and brother-in-law who hadn't read the book and didn't know the plot line of it, and when we left the theater, we were ALL talking about how incredible it was! My brother-in-law said he thought it was Ben Affleck's best acting yet! If you have even an iota of interest in this film, go see it! It's the best movie I'd seen in the theater in years! 

Weekends at home:
We've been doing lots of traveling and running around as of late. I love it, and I love seeing our friends and family, but I'm very much looking forward to the next several weekends where we won't be doing too much travel and don't have too much on our calendars. We desperately need to tackle projects around the house so we can get some of these things knocked out before Baby P arrives. Up next: Organizing the pots and pans, painting the nursery, and tackling/shifting our basement storage. Sometimes I wish we could make a clone Angela and Dan and just relegate them to taking care of household duties! 

Spaghetti squash: 
Spaghetti squash is my FAVORITE easy weeknight meal, and the squash around here this Fall have been GIGANTIC! There are lots of recipes all over Pinterest, but my favorite way to eat it is with tomatoes marinated in olive oil and Italian spices topped with feta cheese. Seriously, so yummy, and so quick to make! 

That does it for me! I hope you're having a wonderful Saturday, and Go Irish! 

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