Weekending With My Michigan Fam

Monday, November 24, 2014

This weekend officially kicked off the holiday season for me with the arrival of my brother and his wife and kids to spend the week with us. We love having family come down to stay with us and it doesn't happen but once a year so it's extra special. They rolled in on Saturday and we basically hung out, watched football, ate and drank all day. The kids played outside, dug holes in my yard looking for treasures they buried in years past, and spent remarkably little time with their gadgets. The cousins miss each other just as much as the adults do. We plan to do a few touristy things this week but mostly just spend time together and enjoy each other. It's the best thing in the world... just hanging. Sunday was more eating, more football,  and a trip to Home Depot. My wonderful brother bought me tools and about 10 different kinds of light bulbs and changed out every burnt out bulb (there were multiple) in my house. Oh how nice to have a man around. In my defense, I have high ceilings, recessed lights, etc... changing light bulbs means ladders, step stools, poles with attachments and expensive bulbs. I hate that shit. But now it's done:)

In other news... my Noles won again!!! That makes 27 straight victories for FSU yet somehow we still can't get to the number one spot in the polls even though everyone else has a loss. Hmmmm... this makes no sense to me at all and sorry if I'm beating a dead horse but... I am a little passioante about my football. My brother and his oldest son were straight up laughing at how excited I get play by play watching the game. Laughing... as in "boy Aunt Amy sure does get into Florida State football". Yes. Yes she does because ... UNCONQUERED!!!!!

Photo: Senior Editor, Tim Linafelt, walks through how the Florida State Seminoles Football made it to 27 straight wins.


And in case you missed it like I did cause the network blew over it... Burt Reynolds threw the spear before the game. He's 78, one of our most famous football players and alumni and much loved in Tally. But damn, he looks old and over worked.... Go Burt!!

Found a few fun things to make for Thanksgiving since I volunteered for appetizer and desserts. 

How cute is this cheese and cracker creation??? I think the kids will love...

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And something new for dessert this year because... new things are good... No-Bake Layered Pumpkin Pie... This cannot be bad...

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More snaps from the weekend...

We are off to the World of Coke today! Hope everyone has a great Monday!!

Linking up with the beautiful Biana....


  1. wait, so burt reynolds actually played football? you're right though he does look old, poor guy. fun weekend!

  2. Those cheeses are so cute!

    Its amazing how much we depend on men for those trivial little things.. like lightbulbs.. and taking out the trash haha Those things did not get done as often as they should have after the divorce.

  3. Let me know how that no bake pumpkin pie turns out.

    I love that your brother fixed some shizz up for you! Enjoy each other!

  4. I don't think I have the patience for that cheese and cracker creation this year but I am definitely pinning it for next year!

  5. Whoa... Burt Reynolds... not on my bang list anymore, lol

  6. Burt Reynolds! Whoa! Yay for family time!