Octoberfest

I love October as much as the next basic girl, but I hate how fast it flies by. It doesn’t help that it is a super busy month for sports, my job and school events. Cram in the festive fall fun, and it all becomes a blur. And don’t get me started on the ol’ time change. I just woke up in our yard covered in fake spider webs and snickers wrappers. Not sure how long I’d been there.

Wells and Graham both played football… tackle for Wells and flag and soccer for G.

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SK coached Wells’ team, so G assumed he was the assistant coach.

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It was the 20 year anniversary of my homecoming queendom. I sang the national anthem at the game and didn’t pass out, so there’s that. I also didn’t wear my crown at the request of my family. But, that didn’t stop me from wearing it the rest of the weekend.

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For fall break, we went to Memphis and to the Ole Miss/Tennessee game. We stopped at Graceland along with 4,758 other people.

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It took Graham about 2.5 seconds to sit on the green velvet sofa with the DO NOT SIT sign.

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Despite the shag carpet, Graceland is keeping with the times by offering guided tours via iPad. It took Graham 2.5 seconds to stick his hand in his mouth after he got a hold of one. I told him he might as well go ahead and lick it.

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We stayed at the Peabody and had dinner at The Rendezvous. I love their sausage and cheese plate more than Starbucks in Target.

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We got up bright and early on Saturday to watch the ducks do their thing…

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Then we went to the game…

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And then more ducks…

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We went to a couple of fairs…

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We adopted our newest family member, Handburger from some meth’d out carnies. You can call him Hand for short.

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He has really made himself at home.

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Hand isn’t 21, so he is technically an illegal alien.

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Graham had 50’s day at school.

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And Wells had an animal book report/pumpkin project. He chose a snake because it is the easiest animal to craft from a pumpkin.

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Aunt Yaya said that I deserved an A on his project. I totally agree.

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We decided it was time to watch some “scary” movies as the boys’ Gremlins nightmares have ceased. They watched Edward Scissorhands (“But HOW does he go to the bathroom?”), Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice.

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We got Boo’d…

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and Boo’d back…

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On Halloween morning, we attended our sixth and final Hoe Down at the kindergarten. I was a little sad about it, but Graham told me we could go again next year if he gets held back. There’s always hope.

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We spent the rest of the day getting ready for Halloween. You know, pumpkin carving, making candy bags and trying to make our house look spooky. We went to a neighborhood party and on a hay ride. My sweet mama stayed at our house and handed out candy. After seeing the hearse around the corner, I agreed with Wells that our halloween decorations are, in fact, “lame.”

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Happy November!

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12 Comments

  1. loved this post! lots of fun october memories. your boys are just the sweetest! but no video of you singing the national anthem? tell your husband i’m very disappointed! 😉

    ps. rug in your family room? tell me there is a source? i’ve been searching all night for someone and i can’t find anything i like that is muted and cozy. like yours. thank u!!!

    • I’m sure there is a video floating around. 😉 Found the rug on eBay. We’ve had it for several years so I can’t remember the seller. No help… Sorry!

  2. October is a doozy for sure – only to be followed by a crazy blue of November and December. I am trying to rally. Love seeing your recaps and your boys. Your family seems to squeeze in a crazy amount of activity; it is awesome! If you are going to give sources I’d love to know the source of your tassel necklace! 😉 Looks great with so many outfits and I can’t seem to find one I like locally.

    Have a great week!
    sam

  3. Y’all take the coolest trips and have so much fun! I think my all-time fave pic from your blog is the one of Wells and G coming off the roller coaster!

  4. Love how G has beer in those Halloween buckets, and his hair coming off the carnival ride!
    He and E would be great pals.

  5. Wow! What a busy but fun month you had! You’re family is just the sweetest!
    I love what you did with the candles an pumpkins on the stairs..
    Have a great November 🙂

  6. Would you please do a house tour? Your house is simply charming and your taste is impeccable! We are buildin a house and I would love some ideas! Love your blog!!!

    • Thanks so much, Kelly! I will try to get my act together and do one some day. In the meantime, there are a bunch of interior shots in a post from last December… Our Halls are Decked. Good luck on your house!

  7. I cannot believe it has been 20 yrs! We are so old.

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