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A Fall Five on Friday

Anyone else curious as to where their summer went?

We know exactly what happened to ours: we bought a house, moved in, and got married... & while it was a really great time in our life, we basically missed summer. So here's hoping that we don't "miss" fall this year, too.
We have no football games to attend this weekend {what?!} so I have a sneaking suspicion that it will be a weekend full of yard & house work. Exciting, right? But we're oh so close to finishing up the painting process in our house and I cannot wait to finally be done with it.
I officially completed step one in changing my name: my new Social Security card came in the mail this week! The new card was celebrated with a beer from one of my favorite Charlotte breweries in one of our wedding beer glasses.

I can put out pumpkins around the house now, right?

Good. Cause these guys have been hanging out on our mantle for a few weeks.
I'm going to go ahead and jump on this bandwagon:

Is it a bandwagon if the show just started? Either way, if you loved Parenthood {or Jess from Gilmore Girls}, you need to be watching this show. The premiere earlier this week was so good and completely throws you for a loop in the last like two minutes. I cannot wait to watch the next episode!

Don't mind me - I'm just over here basking in the glory of starting off the season 4-0, being ranked #5 in the country, and finally {for the first time since 2003} beating Georgia Tech in Atlanta.


& next Saturday? Well, #3 Louisville is coming to town. It's going to be a night game. Gameday is making another appearance in Clemson. It's going to be one heck of a day and I'm glad that we have the long week to prepare for Louisville! Because, if you haven't been paying attention, they're kind of a scary football team.

Tonight is one of my favorite events of the fall and favorite nights of the year at the zoo - Zoofari! We went in 2013 & 2014 and are pretty excited to get back this year.

{PS - how was this picture 3 years ago & why do we look like such babies?!}
There's a really good chance that I'll find myself on the carousel again at some point during the night, although this time I won't be in my wedding dress.

Happy Friday! Hope that everyone has a great weekend! :)


  1. The game was SOOOOOOO good last night. The darker circles under my eyes are the worst receipt of a wound up win!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Great game last night! And I completely forgot to DVR This is Us earlier in the week. Fall TV snuck up on me - hoping I can catch the premier on demand. I am excited for fall and am putting my pumpkins and decor out when we get home from the beach. I'll be drinking my fair share of fall beer, too, since I missed out on that last year. Enjoy your weekend at home!

  3. I want to watch This Is Us but it looks so sad!! I'm not sure I can handle it!

  4. Yay for changing your name!! You're so much faster than me...I waited a full year because of trips and stuff LOL! Hope you have a fun weekend with getting things done around the house! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Zoofari sounds like a blast - cant wait to see pictures!! I've heard so many people talking about This is Us, I need to check it out! Oh and go Tigers!!

  6. YAY for a new name!! And a full weekend of relaxing :) Have a blast at Zoofari- sure sounds like fun! And This is Us was awesome! I loved the twist!

  7. Ahhh congrats on getting your new ss card - changing your name always feels like such a process, gotta love when you make progress. I love your little pumpkins on the mantle and it looks like you have some really cute pictures up there, too. Enjoy your zoofari. Oh and to make this even longer - This is Us was so good!!!

  8. I won't lie when I say I totally cried during This Is Us. The last 2 minutes! Oh the tears! It's definitely set to record the entire season.

  9. I will definitely be watching This Is Us this weekend, I've heard nothing but good things! Yay for officially getting the name changing process going!

  10. Enjoy the zoo tonight - that sounds like such a fun event!

  11. I love the carousel picture. Sounds like Clemon is on a nice streak. Goodluck against Louisville. I missed the premiere but it looks good! I'll have to catch up.

  12. That beer sounds right up my alley, what a great way to celebrate the new name! Have fun at the zoo, what a great event!

  13. I've been hearing about This is Us everywhere... I need to get on board!!! And yay, for new social security cards... Name change official! :) :)

  14. I want to watch This Is Us too! The commercial for it looked so good! Hope you had a great weekend!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House


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