Monday, October 17, 2011

From the Wild Card to the World Series

Well it seems that the rally squirrel has struck again...the St. Louis Cardinals are National League Champions and are headed to the World Series! Woohoo!

Even without the baseball excitement, Hubby & I had a fabulous weekend! We spent Friday evening at my parents' house with a delicious meal and the Cardinals' game on the big screen. And it was the first of two wins for the weekend!

Bogey got to visit as well...he was pretty excited about it!



Two of my favorite guys sporting their rally squirrel shirts & rally towels!


Saturday morning I worked in Elyse's room trying to make myself feel organized and Hubby ran a few errands before we headed out to run several more errands. We had originally planned to stay at home, but afternoons are when I feel the best and seem to have the most energy so I hated to waste a perfectly good afternoon by laying around. We picked up several things for Elyse, made a few returns, and had a yummy lunch at Which Wich!


We finished off our Saturday with a very casual gathering with our small group. I took absolutely no photos, but we had a fabulous time just hanging out and relaxing with a fun cook-out. We also played a quite hilarious game of Taboo to end the night, I honestly haven't laughed that hard in a very, very LONG time!


I might not have taken any people photos...but I was in charge of dessert...


and no, I didn't take these three things separately...




Thanks to Pinterest, I combined them all into the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie 'n Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar...yup, a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough, a layer of double stuffed oreos, and a layer of brownie batter! Seriously, death by chocolate...and delicious!


I also took some leftovers that I had requested at my parents' house the night before...Homemade Butterfinger Bites. Another big hit, and Pinterest success...but I first saw these on my friend Joelle's blog! They were so easy & the perfect bite-size treat!

Yesterday Hubby & I headed to church, followed it up with nursery duty, spent the afternoon around the house and then headed to small group for the evening. Of course probably the main event last night was the baseball game...the St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Milwaukee Brewers in game 6 of the NLCS! I'm so happy to report that this was the scene in the locker room...






We're headed to the World Series against some improbably odds...at least we've got home field advantage!

10 comments:

Sara said...

GO CARDINALS!!! Hasn't this just been the most exciting month ever? When we left for our vacation back in September, there was a "slight" chance that the Cardinals "might" make the wild card spot, but it was such a long shot. When we got back, they were officially in the playoffs. And now the WORLD SERIES?! I cannot get over it!

Lindsey said...

OMG those brownies look incredible!! And those shirts crack me up!

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh man lauren you are filling me up on my chocolate love today, i need to make those brownies now! and i love fabulous weekends congrats to the cardinals! next win world series

Dana-v said...

I bought those same shirts for us!!!

Megan said...

I love the rally picture! That's so cute!! Y'all always seem to have the best weekends! All we did was work. Boringggggg!!

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

Oh mmyyyy... those chocolate goodies look delish!! Going to have to find it on your pinterest :)

The Presutti's said...

That Brownie thing is to die for. I made it too! So yummy~ So sweet of you and your hubby doing Nursery duty!
Have a great week!

Taylor

thepresuttis.blogspot.com

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Go Cardinals....sounds like an awesome weekend and even more awesome because of the baseball win! those chocolates loook sooo good!

Stesha said...

Arizona is out so I guess I will go for the Cardinals!

xo
Classic & Bubbly

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness, those brownies look so good! And to think there are oreos AND chocolate chip cookes in the middle of them?! That can't be good for you, but I really want to try to make that!

Thanks for sharing!

Lauren

http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/