Weekend Recap: Football Is Here!

This past weekend was a very relaxing one. We’ve been having a lot of visitors for the past two months, so it was nice having the weekend to ourselves. I almost forgot what weekends looked like just the two of us.. Haha.

On Saturday, I got myself pampered and got my hair retouched. It was much overdue! I’ve been looking for a salon since we moved here, but haven’t had the chance to actually do my research and find a stylist. All the girls will agree, hair makes a person, and my outgrown roots look was definitely a hot mess. It was on my list of things to do before Emma comes. I know this mama is not gonna look pretty 9 out of 10 times, but at least my hair color will be (hopefully) on point.

After my hair appointment, Steve and I had lunch in downtown Durham. We were both craving wood fired pizza and decided to check out Pizzeria Toro which we had flagged to try. And hello, pizza! It was so good, definitely going to be our go to pizza joint! After lunch, we made our way down South of Durham to a suburb about 30 minutes from where we live to check out different parts of the triangle area. There’s so much nature to take in within 30 mile radius of where we live, so we love driving around and exploring new places. It was a lazy Saturday afternoon well spent!

Fennel sausage and roasted peppers red pizza.

Fennel sausage and roasted peppers red pizza.

Last but not least, Sunday Funday aka NFL Sunday! I know Autumn is here when Steve lets me know that he will be busy a few nights and cannot be distracted.. that translates to, “I’ve got draft sessions for my fantasy football leagues.” And this triggers the start football season! Although I’m not anywhere close to being on the level of playing my own fantasy football, but I do love watching football, getting rowdy and cheering for the beloved Chicago Bears. it’s the epitome of American lifestyle, and I love everything about that. A-M-U-U-R-I-C-A! LOL. I’m proud to say, I can almost match all of the team names to their respective cities, and in my book, that’s pretty darn good! Yesterday was the season opener, and Steve found a meet-up group of Chicagoans/Bears fans who reserved one of the rooms at a sports bar to watch the game together. I didn’t think it was going to be a big turnout, but there were about 50 or so excited fans, and we had a blast! It was nice watching the game with other people who were just as excited for the Bears as us. It was very family friendly with lots of babies and a wide range of age groups. We even got to meet a family with a baby girl who just moved from Chicago two months ago. Steve and I are definitely making this a weekly thing. Apparently there’s also a meet-up group for Chicago Blackhawks games. Who knew Chicagoan scene is pretty big here? Anyway, I can’t wait until we get to put Em in the Bears onesie and tote her along to these meet-ups! 🙂

Currently at 37 weeks pregnant, I’m sad to report that I can no longer fit into my Bears jersey and had to go sans Bears gears to watch the game, but Steve and I had fun taking above pictures to commence the 2015 season! Bear down!

-m

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