Monday, October 3, 2011

a celebratory weekend.

Happy October! My favorite month of the year! We celebrated the start of October with a busy weekend filled with family and football. Saturday night we had my parents over to celebrate my dad's birthday. We (mostly Guy... let's be honest) made an Italian feast since my parents were suppose to be in Italy for my dad's birthday but sadly the trip fell through. Thus, we brought Italy to them!
 We started the evening with Italian cheeses and meats. And yes, that's a puzzle on the table. I'm obsessed and can't be stopped. I might as well be 60.
Who's observant and noticed my cheese board is in the shape of Wisconsin? You can take the girl outta Wisconsin but you can't take the Wisconsin outta the girl.


Guy made bolognase for dinner and we had an Italian Chianti but the vineyard we visited during our trip to Italy last year. And don't judge me for my awful Ikea table and chairs. We're waiting until we buy a new home to upgrade but I'd LOVE ideas on how to make this table and chairs better now if you've got any ideas!

We had my parents over Saturday night specifically so we could watch Wisconsin roll over Nebraska! Fortunately that prediction came true!

And speaking of football...did I mention that I'm obsessed with Friday Night Lights? How did I not watch this show when it was on primetime?! It's so damn good!


The rest of the weekend was spent recovering from Saturday and preparing for my busy week. I'm off to Washington DC today for work and will be there through Wednesday. It's going to be a ridiculously busy week but one that I look forward to all year.


Hope everyone had a fun start to their October! Fall is officially here!!
xoxo


12 comments:

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

That was such a thoughtful idea, Morgan. Glad your team won.

Collins @ Life. Mostly Sweet. said...

Well done Morgan and Guy. Cheeses look delicious!
As for the table, stain it. It's even easier than painting. And there are a million different colors to choose from so you could do something a little different like a grayish blue? Do it. I will help you when I get back to Charleston. I love doing stuff like that! Do it.
Have fun at BBCON!

Holly said...

have fun in DC!

bananas. said...

you had me at "cheese board"...yum!!!

and how are those grapes so damn BIG!!! i am in awe...nice spread, my friend.

have fun in DC!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

nice!

Padgett Hoke said...

I love that you recreated the failed trip to Italy, how thoughtful! Looks delicious, have fun in DC!

Emily | Recently said...

I love it that you're a Wisconsin fan! I've heard a lot of people predict a Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma (my team!) National Championship. How cool would that be? :)

amy said...

Ooh, I love love love Friday Night Lights...

PS. I was an extra on the show and you can see me for .25 seconds on the fifth episode of the third season.
http://www.hahawaitwhat.net/2009/12/im-on-my-way-to-hollywood.html

Q said...

Did I ever tell you that I went to happy hour and dinner with the actress who plays Tyra (Adrianne Palicki) and her BF who is Steve the Pirate from Dodgeball? Ahhh my brush with fame...

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

Such a cute blog!
All those look so yummi!!!
Come and visit my blog.If you like it then maybe we can follow each other :D
xxx

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Ummm...get everything on that table into my MOUTH! YUM!!!! What a beautiful spread of delish food.

Happy October to YOU! :)

~KS said...

I did not know October was your favorite month... enjoy!!!!