football is back

There's just something about football that I love so very much. If you've been a reader for a while, you may recall that I committed to becoming a football fanatic when I married Shaun 7 years ago. I grew up in a house where my dad always watched the Giants, but I never took an interest. Then the Giants won the super bowl in 2008 and I was hooked. I also made the decision that I could spend my life fighting my husband on the football Sunday ritual, or I could embrace it and enjoy it with him. I chose the latter.

And you know what? Some of my very favorite times are hanging on the couch watching both the Giants and the Jets (we are a two team household). Though it's not easy to settle in for 6+ hours of football with a two year old, we do the best we can.

Last night the Giants lost to the Cowboys, but it was fun to settle in for the evening game. There's something really exciting and comforting to me about Sunday night football. Call me crazy, and if I could psychoanalyze myself for a moment, perhaps this is why I love city living, but I love the excitement and bright lights late into the night. It's comforting to me to know that people all over the country and awake and watching the game...that maybe we aren't the only ones up late in the dark. Weird? Probably. But in any event, I love it.

I'm linking up today to some of my favorite football events and foods to celebrate game day!

pepperjack pimento dip
bacon jalapeno cheeseball
giants blue velvet cupcakes
salted caramel apple cheesecake bars