Monday, November 11, 2013

Big Bucks and Biggest Loser

This weekend was a mix of cooking, relaxing, helping put on an event at our church and playing a lot of Big Buck Hunter. It was a fun.

my cooking buddy

I pre-gamed the weekend by trying to make some pumpkin bread. I even took pictures of the recipe step-by-step so I could blog about it. I then ate said pumpkin bread and deleted all the pictures. It was the worst. You live and learn.

(my) Hero Hunter (That's what the game called him when he kept getting perfect rounds)

On Saturday evening, we had a Big Buck Hunter (video game) tournament with our friends. The idea was that you had your hunting party of four and there were five bars, each having the game, that you had to go to play and see who scored the highest at the end of it all. The first bar was slow because everybody was waiting for each other to play but once the first team played, they went to the next bar and continued to play through. They were supposed to keep on playing until they finished their last round at the final bar but they might have had a few too many beverages and got a little distracted at McDonalds, other bars, or just plain hanging out… this delayed our night by a couple of hours but it was still really fun.

(I was a hillbilly princess… You can't tell but my hair was huge…)

Our hunting party. We came in second place.
I don't know why but subconsciously I wanted to be as close to the screen as possible. This was the only bar that had a separated between the player and the screen hence why I'm leaning over it so far…. The other bars, I would end my round so much closer to the screen than when I started.

This weekend, our church hosted Marci Crozier, a contestant on the Biggest loser season 11, for a brunch where she spoke about her experience and how God has used her since. (She goes to our Pastors wife's brother's church --confused,yet?) Adam and I helped  A LOT with set up, cooking, and clean up. it was fun though.
I got to decorate so I basically just brought all my apartment decorations and bought a couple pumpkins/gourds and some flowers. There were only 7 tables but each one was different. I wish I would have taken pictures of them all because they each so cute! (I am of course biased because it's all my current decor)

What was really cool was that I had a couple different owls used throughout the room because  I love them but what I didn't know was that an owl had been really important to Marci during her time on the Biggest Loser. Everyday when she walked around the ranch, she would see an owl up in a tree which would hoot at her. It was just impactful to see that owls showed up again when she was speaking at our church.

Tasha and Katie helping out at the brunch

 My friend Nancy looking awesome at 80-- can you believe she is that old? I can't. She's spunky haha
I got to use this awesome box/crate that my in laws picked up for me a couple weeks ago. I wish I would have gotten a better picture of it because it is sooo cute. 

The yolk separators and scrambled egg Masters

 The kitchen boys ;)

We finished up the day by trying to make these apple chips (after waiting 2 hours of cooking on low heat- I cranked up the oven and forgot about them until they started smoking…oops), made this awesome lasagna (my new favorite GF meal), GF chocolate chip cookies, and GF Peanut Butter cookies. We were quite ambitious but now we have so much yummy food!

Happy Monday!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who is that handsome cooking buddy? Man he is cute! -Katie