Top 2 Tuesday and Labor Day Weekend Recap

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Oh...this morning's weather has me thinking FALL FALL FALL!! Perfect to coincide with Taylor's weekly Top 2 Tuesday for this week...
Top 2 favorite things about fall
1. Festivals and Family Fun
Every year, my Mom makes a list of all the things going on in and around Nashville surrounding everything that is fall, and we make a point to visit as many of these events as possible... from pumpkin patches to the Germantown Oktoberfest to Christmas Village and the Bell Buckle festival, these are traditions we look forward to and allow us to spend lots of quality time together...we just can't get enough!


2. FOOTBALL
Not even a question... love it and our TV remains on ESPN practically every hour from September through December--just can't get enough of the greatest sport! Tailgating, cheering on our favorite team, and sporting game day gear, there is just something so wonderful about football and everything that comes with it =)

So, was your Labor Day weekend as fabulous as mine was?? I have to admit, 3-day weekends should come a lot more frequently because I feel like I am so much more energized and can tackle my work week head on... Friday night, we headed to K-town and had a cookout at Bev and Christian's--after some fun drinking games and lots of yummy food, we called it an early night so we'd be ready to go bright and early the next morning. Waking up on Saturday was almost as good as Christmas morning, because it was 70 degrees, not a cloud in the sky and absolutely GORGEOUS! Perfect game day weather. We met Meg and Aaron and her brother for lunch at Downtown Grill and then headed to get a few hours of tailgating in before the game.
Heading to Lunch
Tailgating at Volunteer Hall
Jeff and Aaron--drink mix masters
Me and Meg
Meg, Me, and Mary
Right before the Vol Walk
At the BKW Seasonings Tailgate Party
It's Football Time in Tennessee!!
Is our newly renovated stadium not beautiful???
After the game (VOLS win 50-0), we headed to Rooster's--the best neighborhood college hangout ever--to indulge in some late night snacks... beer, nachos, wings, and pretzels and cheese dip were just calling our names and we couldn't say no. Ran into some old friends and had quite a time with the Grunke's, as usual =)
Sunday morning, we headed to have a light brunch with the Millers before heading back to Nashville for some relaxation time with my parents... they came over and we treated them to homemade shrimp and grits--I seriously cannot wait to post the recipe: it was DELISH and oh so easy!! Then we watched Date Night (VERY cute movie) and headed to bed.
My Yummy Shrimp and Grits
Wearing Aprons Makes Cooking So Much More Fun!
Mommy and Me
And to round out our long weekend, I got up yesterday and headed to the gym to get back on track (oh I was terrible this weekend!!) and then Jeff and I ventured out to one of the stores to work on our wedding registry--SO MUCH FUN!!!! I was nice and let him do all the scanning while I picked out all the goodies...teamwork, right???
What a wonderful weekend to round out "summer" although we're back into the 90 degree weather this week so it still feels like a sauna... thank heavens for a short work week, a bday celebration for my best friend on Saturday, and then heading to Austin for work on Sunday!!

- 11 Comments

  1. Ahhh looks like you had a FABULOUS weekend! You look beautiful in those pictures. And I totally agree with you, football is most definitely my favorite part about fall. Football and all that comes with it. Happy Tuesday, dear!

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  2. Looks like a fun weekend! It sounds like we had the same registry "strategy," I picked while he scanned, ha!

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  3. Sounds like a good weekend to me! Ahh, the thought of pretzals and cheese! ;) See you Saturday!!

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  4. I would have loved to go to a real autumn football game this weekend. It was still 108 here in California...too hot!! Hope you have a wonderful short work week :)

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  5. Sounds awesome to me! I wish we had a good college team here in my area! That looks like so much fun!

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  6. What a great weekend! Football is definitely the best part of fall! I need to get a pair of those cute orange shorts!!

    Can't wait for you to post the shrimp and grits recipe, it sounds delicious! And I agree, cute aprons make cooking so much more fun!

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  7. Look how cute you are! Not that I'm a tad bit surprised. You're always a doll! And I just adore the fall too. Seeing pumpkin patches, getting out my fall candles with the smell of spice and seeing cute little ones taking photos in pumpkin patches...love, love! Don't even get me started on football...thank the Lord the time has come!

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  8. love your picks! and all your weekend pictures! so cute!

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  9. I am going to need that shrimp and grits recipe. My mouth is watering!!! I love all of the fall festivals. I hear Nashville has some great ones!

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  10. Sounds like you had a fun weekend, per usual! Football was 1 of my Top 2 Tuesday picks this week as well! GO HAWKS!!

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  11. shrimp and grits...amazing! :)

    i love all the fall festivals around town too! kc has great ones. it's so fun to be outside in the cool weather with delicious food! have a great week!

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