Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Weekend Wrap-up.

We basically forgot it was Halloween weekend. And when I say "basically forgot," I mean that we half forgot, half didn't really care. 

We ate leftovers and cot cozy on the couch to watch the Rangers lose {badly} to the Cardinals. But that's not important. 

What's important is that I would like to introduce you to my cozy slippers. "Elf shoes," as Brandon calls them. They're Restoration Hardware, and I got them along with an (amazing) throw a few Christmases ago. They might be the ugliest things you've ever seen, but they are the warmest, coziest slippers I have ever owned. And I wear them proudly. 

We've had some chilly nights here recently, so I busted them out for the first time this season. And Brandon gave me grief all evening. 

But them I took them off, because as I said, they're warm. And when the Rangers started to lose, I started to drift off on the couch. 

And when I woke up, look who was sporting the "Elf shoes..."

...and now won't give them back. 

Looks like someone might be getting a pair in his stocking this year.

As I said, we didn't really celebrate Halloween. We both never really did growing up {aside from Trick-or-Treating at family members' homes, decorating for fall and going to the fall festival at church} so it's not a huge holiday for us. 

Sure, I'll put out my "Harvest" signs, burn pumpkin candles, serve every imaginable pumpkin dessert and eat my weight in candy corn, but dressing up in slutty costumes when it's 40 degrees at night is not really our cup of tea. {Was it in college? Sure. But we've passed that stage now.}

Anyway, so Saturday I had to work in Fort Worth and Brandon played golf. When he got home, we decided that we should do one Halloween tradition and carve pumpkins. 

So I lit my afore-mentioned pumpkin candle, set out some candy corn in a candy dish...

...made some wedding cake martinis*...

...and we carved pumpkins to the sound of the "Halloween" station on Pandora. 

Brandon's is the butchered Baylor pumpkin (do you know how hard it is to carve the interlocking BU?!) and mine is a traditional Jack-o-Lantern. 

I made this for supper (so yummy, just added chicken) and we watched Captain America (worst movie ever). 

Today we went to church, came home and ate leftovers while watching our DVR'd Dateline (I swear we're not 80) and I've been doing laundry and playing around on the computer with the sounds of football in the background. 

I love Sundays like this. 

Have a fabulous rest-of-your-weekend!

*Wedding Cake Martini Recipe
1 bottle vanilla vodka
1 large can pineapple juice
1 bottle cherry grenadine
**Note: I don't measure, just pour. Oh well.

Pour about 1/4 cup of vodka into a stemless wine glass. Pour about 1/2 cup of pineapple juice over the vodka, then pour a small amount of cherry grenadine into the glass. Look at it and see how pretty it looks {a la my picture above} and then stir it quickly so it froths a bit and looks pink. Enjoy!


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