What's Up Wednesday-9.30.20

I'm linking up today with Sheaffer and Shay for What's Up Wednesday.  

What We're Eating This Week...
Remember how I said Texas had gotten the "FALL" memo?  Well, I'm pretty sure a fall dinner is required when the weather is participating like it is right now.  We're having Shay's Meatball Stuffed Acorn Squash for dinner tonight.  I'm excited to try them!  We've also had soup because once again the weather is requiring it.  😉  


What I'm Reminiscing About...
I've been reminiscing about fun fall events like the Texas State Fair.  It's not happening this year and I'm so bummed.  It's become a FAVORITE fall tradition for our family so to miss it is sad.


What I'm Loving...
This 15 min Country Ride by Denis Morton is my probably my FAVORITE ride.  It's super short so try it if you don't have a lot of time or if you want to pair it with another work out.  The music is all 90's country and I'm here for it.

What We've Been Up To...
The last two Fridays I've joined Tab during his lunch time workout for a little sweat session at the gym and then we have lunch.  It's a little two hour-ish day date that's become a fun tradition.  Views like this almost make me think we're off on a vacation.  #almost

My boys have not only been playing football and baseball, but we've snuck off to watch our friends play too.  This is one of Nixon's friends who plays in another town.  So fun getting to cheer him on!

These two {and their families} got up on Saturday to cheer on Nixon and his Fightin' Irish.  So sweet of them to come watch!

And we got to watch these three {along with many other friends who play on this team but just missed the pic} last weekend!


What I'm Dreading...
Nothing.  :)


What I'm Working On...
This Fall Photo Challenge!  You should join us on Instagram!  Start today and just post a picture using the #fallphotochallenge2020 so we can all see!


What I'm Excited About...
Everything in October!


What I'm Watching/Reading...
I got distracted with Netflix and am still reading this book, The Girl With the Louding Voice.  

I've been on the same book the last two months.  I should probably finish this STAT. 

Tab and I are on the Season 2 finale of Yellowstone and it's SO GOOD!  {DEFINITELY Rated R}  I'm now dying to head to Yellowstone on a little vacay!  By the way, if you're a Yellowstone fan, I was listening to the Big Boo Podcast and Melanie mentioned a candle that has to be the scent of John Dutton.  Well, I purchased said candle and would like to say that I completely agree.  If John Dutton were a candle, this would be it.  Or, if the company wants to rebrand the scent they should call it, "John Dutton".


What I'm Listening To...
Nixon has become a Luke Combs' fan so whenever he's in the car we have this cd on repeat.


What I'm Wearing...
This sweater is the perfect fall option!

This tank and leggings.  have been on repeat when I'm working from home.

And this puff-sleeved pullover has been working overtime as well.


What I'm Doing This Weekend...
Sports!  And that's it!  This past weekend we had two football games and two baseball games, but our Saturday was also spent watching all those close college football games!  YES!  YES!  YES!  I'm here for all that!

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month...
Sometimes an average night turns into a new family tradition.  In the past carving pumpkins hasn't been anyone's favorite tradition in our house.  Probably because our kids were little and couldn't do it alone?  I'm not really sure but last year we had a little pumpkin carving competition on the back patio with the heaters going and a spooky movie on t.v.  It quickly became one of those nights we want to repeat.  The kids are already talking about the competition we'll be having!  They can't wait!

I've decided on Pumpkin Carving Competition Night 2020 I'm gonna fix my hair and put on some make-up.  😂😂😂

Thanks for reading today!
XO

9 comments

Elspeth Mizner said...

What a fun recap! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wiat to see what October brings!
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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Laughing so hard at your last comment! Big plans for getting all glammed up for your pumpkin carving contest. Haha! I'm thinking an updo and a smokey eye. :)

Joanne said...

I hated pumpkin carving night when the kids were little and unable to do much of it... just a few short years later once they could do it all they decided they didn't like pumpkin carving either!

Mix and Match Mama said...

We are just two peas in a pod :) . I'm so happy you love all the fall like me!!! xo

Unknown said...

Erika, someplace I saw that you were asking for coffee recommendations. Now, I can’t find the post to send this link. Mystic Monks coffee is so good. Order online. They have seasonal coffees that have a hint of The season without being artificial. The Christmas coffees aren’t out yet, but they do have Pumpkin Spice! I’ve had compliments when I serve it.😊

Kari said...

Ugh, I hated pumpkin carving when my kids were little. Just one of the many things that improve as they get older!
Just out of curiosity, why is Nixon playing in a different football league than his friends? I remember around this age group, the travel and elite teams started to get serious. Is that the situation here? One of my kids got serious about a sport so we had to move on to other teams and I so missed hanging out with my friends on the sidelines.

Rightupmyaliway said...

I also love everything Fall and all the fun festivities that go with it. :)

Bren said...

We visited Yellowstone in 2015 and it is amazing - definitely plan a trip there and then please share where you stay, please! That was our only issue, we had a cabin, that fell through and being that was last minute (AS IN THE DAY WE ARRIVED), we struggled with a place to stay. Would love to see what you/your travel agency can find and recommend!

Erika Slaughter said...

Hi Kari! Nixon just isn't playing tackle yet. It was mainly because it's such a commitment. They have practice several times a week and we weren't envisioning Tab still working from home mostly in the fall {even though that's pretty much the case-while he does travel some just not like we thought he'd travel} which makes him way more available to help me with carpools to/from practices. If it all works out then he'll join them next year. He's just playing on a 7-on-7 team that practices once a week which was way more doable when we were thinking it'd be me doing most of the driving for four kids. He has friends that he knows on this team too-he probably knew half the team before he even started practicing so don't feel too bad for him! :)