As always, the weekend flew by WAY too fast. We decided to test out our new smoker and throw a Super Bowl party yesterday, and can I just say that weekends go by MUCH faster when you spend them prepping!?
On Friday after work, we had a lazy night of pizza and a glass of wine. We knew the weekend was going to be busy, so it was about as low key as you can get!
On Saturday, we were up bright and early, because for whatever reason our kids think 4:45 is a great time to wake up lately, and made a Target run with the boys. We loaded up on stuff for Sunday, and got a diaper stash, because #momlife. Jackson cried when we left the store. A child after his mama’s Target loving heart! The rest of the afternoon, I ran more errands. Has anyone ever noticed that when you have a party, it takes at least three trips to a store that you could have gotten everything at once. You always forget something! #becauseweneededkleenexesandforgotthemonthreeseparatetrips
Saturday night, we had about zero desire to cook because we knew Sunday would be spent in the kitchen, so we had shared dinosaur chicken nuggets with our toddler for dinner. We were parents of the year this weekend! The boys had baths, we got them off to bed, and I passed out on the couch. We are wild!
Mike was up at 4:30am on Sunday to get the meat put in the smoker, and the boys followed shortly after. I ‘slept in’ until Lincoln decided to join in on the fun at 5:15am. My 6am, I had already vacuumed the entire main floor of our house, so I guess there are some perks to waking up at the crack of dawn.
Likely due to sleep deprivation, Mike mentioned that TVs were on sale yesterday, and I finally gave him my blessing in buying one. Our mantle is huge, but our old TV was sitting on it because we knew we would eventually replace it and didn’t want to waste our time mounting it. And there is no better time to buy a new TV than on the day you are having company over! Mike took off to the store, and I did some prepping in the kitchen. Once he got home, we realized quickly that the wall mount he bought wouldn’t work, as our outlets are on the wall above the mantle and the mount didn’t stick out far enough. SO, I loaded up Lincoln and took off to Sam’s club for a different mount. Nothing like a whirling morning of TV buying!
Once I got home, Mike and his brother worked on getting the new TV set up, and I got the boys down for their naps. And we went to work prepping the rest of the food!
That rock candy is leftover from Jackson’s FIRST birthday party. It’s sugar, and the colors matched the cupcakes, so I figured they were still good. Probably gross, but they still tasted good!
The meat Mike made was a barbacoa pulled pork, so we decided to do a taco/burrito bar! We had fresh guacamole, cilantro lime rice, corn salsa, and a bunch of other toppings. And, because you can’t do a football game without it, we had some buffalo hot dip, too! The cupcakes were courtesy of my mama (and Sam’s club!)
Was anyone else just BLOWN AWAY watching that Super Bowl!!? I was kind of rooting for the Falcons, because I always want to see the underdog win. And, as our Vikings have never won a Super Bowl, I felt like I was cheering for a team that was similar. And, in true Vikings fashion, the Falcons lost what seemed to be a definite win! So heartbreaking, although fun to see the Patriots rally like they did. WOW.
We had such a fun day with family, and despite all of the work, are really loving being able to finally entertain in our own house! Now, if anyone is looking for a jumbo tub of nacho cheese, feel free to give me a call! 😉
Linking up with Biana today!