Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Things I learned in July...

Today I am linking up with Emily Freeman at Chatting at the Sky.  She does a post at the end of the month and shares random things she has learned that month.  You can read her posts here.  

Here are just a few things I learned about myself this month.  Just some quirky, silly, random things :) 

1.  Self-help checkout at Walmart or any store is just awesome and now I get to enjoy that at our local store.  It's the little things.

2.  I discovered this month that every time I buy hot dogs I think about that scene from Father of the Bride.  Am I the only one that does this? In case you've forgotten or never seen ya go.

3.  This month I learned that if I'm really honest with myself... I love football MORE than shopping.  I know some ladies may think I'm crazy, but it's true.  I like shopping.  I like to wander through the store by myself and inspect all of the shelves and racks.  I enjoy searching for a good bargain.  I do my favorite bargain hunting at TJ Maxx.  Even though I like shopping, I LOVE football.  I love hearing my husband talk about it.  I love watching shows about it and watching football games on every level.  I love being under the Friday Night Lights watching the Quanah Indians play.  I love the anticipation and the excitement.  I love being a coach's wife.  

With that being said I also want to share with you why today is a holiday at our house.  About a month ago I was thinking about how our years never really run from January to December.  They really start in August.  For me being such a fanatic that things are in chronological order it took a while for me to just go with it.  Last month I decided I was really just going to embrace it, from everything from our pictures, photo books, kids stuff, planners.  I decided to forgo the January-December planner.  I bought me a new life planner from Erin Condren that runs from August to July.  I love it.  

So today is our new New Year's Day and last night was our New Year's Eve.  I like it.  This is us.  We live for the sports seasons.  Our next chapter is about to begin.  Two-a-days starts on Monday, then we will have our first scrimmage on the 17th and then our first ball game on the 30th. I can't wait.  

To those of you that also live in this world of August to July ----- Happy New Year's to you!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Our Anniversary Trip - Part 2

On our third day in Fredericksburg we grabbed some breakfast at the Java Ranch Espresso Bar & Cafe.  We had some hot coffee and croissant sandwiches.  Delicious.  After breakfast we shopped and shopped! We probably went into almost every store.  

After we shopped we went to the Admiral Nimitz Museum.  This place was my favorite thing we did on this trip.  Even if you don't love history, go here and you will be impressed with how modern their museum is.  They had room after room of some awesome stuff.  I learned a lot from visiting this museum.  It was great!

After the museum we headed to the one and only Luckenbach, Texas.  We stayed for about an hour and enjoyed their pickers circle.  

The biggest cat I have ever seen lives in Luckenbach.

After we left Luckenbach we went to have dinner at the Cabernet Grill.  It was very good.  Dessert was amazing!

These were some pretty flowers in front of the place we stayed.  Everything was so lush there....really beautiful.

Our final day we went shopping for a few more things for Olivia and Jonah.

Afterwards we went to the Pacific War Combat Zone.
Huge torpedoes...

We had a yummy lunch at Hondo's.  Delicious burgers...and beautiful patio area.

Yee Haw...we were on our way home.  We took this at an antique store we stopped at along the way.

....but first one more stop at a football field.  This is the Puncherdome in Mason, Texas.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Our Anniversary Trip - Part 1

1 Year with this guy...
After a quick stop at my parents for Father’s Day, we set off to our hotel.  We stayed in the same suite we did on our wedding night.  It was so fun and special!

Our hotel

We had reservations at the YO Steakhouse.  Dinner was delicious.  I had the filet mignon and Jason had the buffalo steak aaannndddd a chicken fried lobster tail which he claimed was “Legendary!!!”

The best thing about being on vacation is not stressing about what you're eating and getting to enjoy some delicious meals...yum!

The next morning we got up early to begin our journey to Fredericksburg.  First stop à Ihop! After sipping some coffee and enjoying some waffles we hopped back into the truck. 

 Of course, we had to stop and check out a football field.  Life as a coach's wife is never boring!

"The Rock" in Cleburne
 We don’t always play the lottery, but when we do it’s on a road trip!! 

We stopped off in Hico and I captured these pictures.

First stop in Frederickburg was the Auslander for an early dinner then to Silver Creek to listen to some blues.

The next morning we had an early tee time at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course.  We grabbed a breakfast at the Old German Bakery Restaurant.  The golf course was beautiful! I was not excited two minutes before our tee time when Jason said oh yeah, we have to play with some other people because the course is so busy… what?!? I was super nervous to play a new course with strangers, but it ended up being fun.  Jason and I even chipped in on the same hole!!


This little fellow was trying to eat my feet.

Just beautiful...
 We enjoyed Game 6 of the San Antonio Spurs/Miami Heat … nail biter, but unfortunately the Spurs lost and it was on to Game 7.

NBA Finals, Game 6