Saturday, December 20, 2014

The One with the Pink Tiara...

It's my Birthday and I'm giving away a Starbucks gift card. Go to Instagram (@mrs_coach_sims) and comment on this photo to be entered!!!

Hope you all have a lovely day!!! :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday {#18}


I wish I could stay a minute and share what's on my heart.

I wish we could grab coffee and tell each other all about our wishes, goals and dreams.

I wish the days would get longer and the years would go by a little slower...

I wish my daughter didn't see pictures on my phone of all her Christmas gifts...

so it goes.

This picture was Day 1 of myfitnessadventure (@mcs_myfitnessadventure on IG) began.

What a slow journey so far ;)

Cardigan - Express
Shirt - Amelia's Fashion Exchange
Jeans - Ann Taylor
Boots - Walmart
Earrings - My Mom made them...
Watch - Michael Kors

This is what it's really like when I'm taking these pictures!
Love them...

November // Tuesday - Work

Cardigan - Ann Taylor
Shirt - Kohl's
Jeans - Ann Taylor
Boots - Walmart
Scarf - Gift from Shanna
Earrings - Walmart
Watch - Michael Kors

November // Saturday - Basketball Game & 
Date Night with My Love

Cardigan - Ann Taylor
Shirt - Express
Jeans - Ann Taylor
Boots - Walmart
Earrings - Gift from Rachel

November // Tuesday - Work

Cardigan - Walmart
Shirt - Work Shirt - Greenbelt SSA
Jeans - Ann Taylor
Shoes - Coach (new)
Watch - Michael Kors

I've worn these twice and love them, but they are a little big.  They are for sale in my closet!
(@mrscoachsimscloset on IG)

December // Thursday - Work 

Cardigan - Ann Taylor
Sweater - The Loft
Pants - Express
Boots - Walmart
Earrings - Amelia's Fashion Exchange
Bracelet - Gift from Mom

 December // Tuesday - Work

Sweater - Ralph Lauren (new)
Chambray Shirt - Old Navy
Pants - Express
Boots - Steve Madden

For my next WIWW post I hope to have some items from my new Stitch Fix to share!!

I ordered this to arrive just before my birthday! I can't wait to open it on Saturday!!

To get your own fix... click on my referral link!
When you get your own fix it gives me a $25 credit!
Sign up and then you can begin getting your own $25 credits!!!!!

Happy Wednesday, friends!



Coming Soon!

There's going to be a giveaway!!! 
Kay Ellington has graciously offered to give me 5 copies of this ebook to give away to YOU my favorite readers!

Starting in January I will be a part of a new Weekly Link Up called Tuesday Talk!
I can't wait :)

Here are your Hosts...

It's going to be so much fun!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

The One with the 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party - Link Party

I had always loved the idea of having an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and last year we held our first one.  Click here to see it...  
We had so much fun!

This year we hosted our 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and it did not disappoint!

We had it a little early this year because we will be at the State Football Championship Games.... but we still had a great turn out.

I hope everyone had as much fun as I did!

We had a pot luck style meal and then I made sure I had a picture of each one of the couples.

Your Hosts...

After seeing this picture on Facebook, one of Coach's football players texted him and said.... 
"Coach, come on now." 
hahahahaha the things this man does for me.  He will wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater because he loves me ... 
Happy Wife = Happy Life 
is his motto!
Take note, Boys!!! :)

Curtis & Jodi Terrell

Russell & Heather Griffin
Loved the shirt paired with the Santa Hat!

Coach Bo & Hayley Helm
Sporting their same shirts from last year.... LOVE IT!!
Traditions are the best...

Dr. Jay & Shana Parmer

Jamie & Amanda Talley

Chris & Angie Andrews
The scarf was a nice touch and Angie's shoulder pads were definitely classic.
Her sweater got my vote!

But the winner by a landslide was....


After voting on the Ugliest Sweater we did a White Elephant Gift Exchange which was entertaining to say the least....

Finally, we had a Fierce game of Spoons.

Blood was drawn.
I'm thinking maybe a less competitive game for next year.... :)

Have you hosted or attended an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party?
If so...I hope you had just as much fun as I did!

The best part.... was getting to worship with these sweet friends the next day at church!

I love our church family...

I hope you have been having a blessed December so far!


*Be sure and link up with us*


Coming Soon!

There's going to be a giveaway!!! 
Kay Ellington has graciously offered to give me 5 copies of this ebook to give away to YOU my favorite readers!

Starting in January I will be a part of a new Weekly Link Up called Tuesday Talk!
I can't wait :)

Here are your Hosts...

It's going to be so much fun!!!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

The One with the Regional Bound Indians

Today is Black & Gold Friday for us...

Can't wait for the game and our rematch against Crosbyton!!
Come cheer with us tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Clyde!!!!

Photo Courtesy of KD Photos

Photo stolen from Cory Bodine :)

      Photos by Melissa


Also, good luck to the Lady Indians today in your basketball tournament!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

The One with the Area Champs ~ {A Coach's Wife's Perspective}


Photo Courtesy of KD Photos

Last night we played the undefeated Booker Kiowas (10-0) and we beat them 42-12 to claim the Area Champ Title.

Photo Courtesy of James Fuqua

To say that I'm proud would be an understatement.

So thoughts from a coach's wife's perspective:::

Let's start with the Pep Rally:::::

 Each week the cheerleaders, dance team & band put on such a great rally for Our Boys of Fall.

How awesome is it to be having pep rallies in November?

This week there was some extra Indian Spirit
 from the Senior Mamas... 
Goodness they love their boys... and can ya blame them?

Photo Courtesy of KD Photos

One of my favorite parts of our pep rallies are when the boys break it down during the Tomahawk.
Love it!

The Send Off:::::

What a send off! People of Quanah showed out for this team and it was an awesome sight to see.  It started with the bus passing by the elementary and seeing all of those kids & teachers waving & yelling.... Wow!!!
Then traveling down the highway with an escort not only here, but in Childress.  To see all of the people lined up on 287 was AMAZING!! Businesses cheering on this team with their gold pom-poms and signs ------ Loved it!
Wonderful send off, Quanah!

[also, you can say pom pons, pom poms, pom-poms, whatever you want... 
I googled it to be sure and Google KNOWS]

The Game:::::

Photo Courtesy of KD Photos

Oh.  My.  Word.  

You know some weeks... I sit in the stands and think to myself ----> Please keep it classy, Quanah.
They usually do, but last night our crowd was beyond classy.

From the minute the game started, the fans were cheering! It was awesome... I'm hoarse today and proud of it!
They did not stop.  I stood throughout the whole game and so did many others.... yelling along with the cheerleaders the ENTIRE game... all 4 quarters! 
Many fans in the stands would start cheers as well as the cheerleaders... 
They were behind those Indians all of those 48 minutes.
I loved how they never got down on them...
Always encouraging.

oh side note... one of my favorite parts of the game was when the team and the fans held up 4 fingers before the 4th quarter ---- awesome, I mean seriously. 
Small Towns are the best.

This team ----- from the Offensive Line, Defensive Line, Quarterback, Receivers, Backs, Safeties, Special Teams!
Played their tails off.  

Booker was a great team.  They averaged 55 points 
a game this season.
Their quarterback broke Texas History records, but our Indians shut them down like nobody's business.

When these boys are giving pep talks at their son's pep rallies one day...this will be a game that will be mentioned --- it was that good.

Our boys came to play last night.  
They played like Brothers.
They played to the best of their ability.
They just ROCKED it.

Breaking up passes, sacks, hard hits {BOOM}, passes that were perfection.... beautiful routes... pressure on the QB... 

I could mention specific names here.... but I'm always reluctant because I never want to leave anyone out.
They ALL played so good.

One player that I will mention is Jacob Laughery -- I'm so glad he is ok! 

I'm thankful for no injuries last night!

For me, as a coach's wife... the best part is that I get to go home with this guy.

You, Coach Sims, have got class, discipline, passion and a desire to give God all the glory.
I have the utmost respect for you as a coach, father & husband.

Congrats to you, your coaching staff and your team on a spectacular WIN!!!

My final thoughts are about the Doubters.
I've had to bite my tongue all week.
I hope now you can see how special this team is.
I hope you can believe.
...because WE DO.

Photo Courtesy of Quanah ISD

Our next game will be in Clyde against Crosbyton.
The Indians will play at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 28th.
Who needs turkey?
We've got football to play :)
Come cheer with us....


Friday, November 14, 2014

The One with the Bi-District Game

These seniors and the rest of their teammates suit up today at 4:30 to take on 
the Sundown Roughnecks for the Bi-District Game in River Road.

Good luck INDIANS!!

Go get that WIN!!


Puha - Do Work

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The One with Moments of Joy

You know those moments where you take a second and think...
I am so happy right now.  Right here in this moment everything is just perfect.
I'm not worried about anything.
Everything is going to be ok.

You know when the whole house is clean;
when the children are playing together and not fighting;
when you take a sip of that yummy latte...

When you are filled with peace.

Years ago I didn't know that particular moment of feeling had a name... I just thought I was having a lucky moment because I knew something would come along and stress me out 
in the next moment. 

Then I read Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Love, Pray a few years ago
and she actually describes those moments and calls them MOMENTS OF JOY.

When I heard her description.... I was like yes...those moments are the BEST!!!

Once they had a name in my world.... 
I knew I wanted more of those kinds of moments and not the ones that stress me out.

Eventually, it became apparent to me that it wasn't necessarily those "things" that were giving me that feeling of peace...but how I was choosing to feel in that particular moment.

So even though it's freezing outside...

 and even though my dog has been helping me declutter... 
[When I come home from work to see what he has destroyed 
I am usually left with no choice but to throw it away.]  
Thanks Tripp!
*I'd still rather him destroy things that have him outside freezing.*

Even though I am already looking forward to getting in bed and it's only 7 p.m....

I'm still experiencing moments of joy...
because I have peace.

The thing is...the peace is already inside of us.  
Jesus gave us peace.

We just have to choose to experience it.

Even if the house isn't clean
or if the kids are fighting
or if you have to save your money and skip the latte.

Peace is yours for the taking.

Those moments of joy are waiting for you.

Embrace them.


Friday, November 7, 2014

The One with the Fisk Files

I would like to introduce you to another blogging friend... Britt from The Fisk Files.

She has written a post called When Life Gets Messy and it 
is A-MAZING....I can totally relate.
You must read it!

Britt is just a beautiful soul who shares her heart
 on her fabulous blog.  

"We are a fun-loving, simple-living, God-fearing family raising cattle on the grasslands of New Mexico.  As a family we have served our country for eight years, worked for the President of the United States, completed a tour in Iraq, earned two master's degrees, become Catholic, and entered the journey of life called parenthood."
{from her About Me page}

She is a proud wife and a mother of four... please visit her blog and read her posts.

Read the FULL the post here...

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Just a few things...

If you are trying to make healthier decisions...and need some encouragement,
follow my fitness adventure on Instagram -------> @mcs_myfitnessadventure
It's not perfect, but definitely real....
One day at a time, one pound at a time.


Do you have prayer requests that you would like myself and others to pray for?
I would be happy to add them to the Prayer List
I believe in the power of prayer.
Email me your requests to


Do you have good news that needs to be shared?
I would much rather share good news than negative stuff...
Please email me your story and I would be happy to share it on my blog!
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