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Book review : Gabriel's Inferno

I love to read, although I don't do it as much as I would like to. When Coach is only home a few hours a week, it's more important to me to spend my time with him rather than read or watch my shows. That's what DVR is for! And since Coach isn't in season right now, we enjoy some of our time doing the things we each like!

I finished Gabriel's Inferno yesterday and I'm still trying to decide if I liked it or not. I found it on several bestseller lists and was intrigued by the reviews it had received. I never got into the whole 50 Shades of Grey thing, mostly because it was so poorly written. Many said it was a less explicit, better written 50 Shades. And it was written by a man. Half Price Book had a huge sale last week so I bought both book 1 & 2 of the Gabriel series. Not sure if that was a good decision or not yet..

I really want to like this book. It was pretty well written, despite several instances where Reynard repeats himself, and it circles around Dant…

80 Degree Christmas Eve and a White Christmas Day

You know what they say about Texas weather? If you don't like it, wait a minute -it'll change. And did it change!!! Christmas Eve, we were in Houston with my family and it was an amazing 80 degrees and sunny. Now, I know this isn't every one's preference when it comes to Christmas weather, but it sure as heck is mine! We were sitting outside, playing cards and hanging out. The picture below is my brother tanning by the pool.

This literally was taken Monday, on Christmas Eve. When you scroll down and see the other pictures from the next day, you aren't going to believe that this was just 24 hours earlier.  Coach and I woke up early Christmas day and made our drive to Frisco to spend Christmas day with his family. I really think this was the first Christmas we've actually gotten to have on Christmas day, since Coach's brother is usually in bowl game. While we were driving in, we hit a MASSIVE thunderstorm. I mean, can't see through the windshield, hydropla…

Since the world ends in 2 days...

**Disclaimer- this post is meant to be funny. Please don't think that this is in any way serious or take it out of context.

Matthew 24:36 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
~ So people are losing their mind, like they did with the Rapture, Y2K, and I'm sure a million times before, about the world ending. This has got my mind racing about all the questions that I have yet to answer in my short lifetime!! Get ready, this is a glimpse into my mind, well more so what Coach has to deal with on a daily basis.

When we are 80, will oldies be the oldies we knew as 'oldies' or will it be like Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga and Chris Brown? I'm fine with either as long as it's less Chris Brown and Lady Gaga and more BSB!

How will people dance 30 years from now? Dance evolution has gone from 3 foot rule (leave room for Jesus!) to basically, well.. you know. I hope it goes to strictly robot dance moves.…

Christmas Questionnaire

A sweet friend of mine posted this on her blog and I thought it was too fun, so here goes! Feel free to share on your blog too!!

1.) As of right now, how many sleeps until Christmas?
2.) What is number one on your wish list? Number one for me is that I actually surprise Coach with someone he wants. He ALWAYS figures out what I got him and it would make my Christmas to actually surprise him for once. For me though, I would love a new set of golf clubs since mine got stolen :/
3.) How do you get in the holiday spirit? Driving around, looking at Christmas lights with Coach and Bobo, and going by the house in Frisco in particular. It's amazing! Check out this video if you can't go by it in person.
4.) What goes on on Christmas Eve at your house? We actually do the whole shebang on Christmas Eve. We open all of our Christmas gifts, listen to Christmas music, and have our big Christmas dinner. Growing up, we would open all of our family gifts and then Christmas morning open our Santa …

Last night...

I had a really awesome (in the truest of true meaning) dream last night that I'm finding strikingly moving, although I'm not totally sure why as of yet. I decided I needed to write it down, even if I decide never to publish it. I need it for me. Last night, I was exhausted! It was 9:45 and I had decided to crash. Coach was playing video games with his brother and hadn't come to bed yet. As I sat there, I found myself praying and apologizing to God that it had been over a week since I had last consciously done so. I said my little prayer, Coach came in, we watched our nightly episode of King of the Hill and both fell asleep. I tossed and turned all night. Worried I would oversleep. Hoping I would wake up to the streets covered in snow so I could work from home today. Nervous that something would go outrageously wrong with the house. Anxious about my Fantasy Football team (at this point, with my 4-9 record, this shouldn't even be a worry). Excited for Texans Monday Night …

Ma's Turkey Soup

Our family typically does two turkeys a year. One at Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. Both deep fried, obviously-there's no other way to eat a turkey. Most families eat left over turkey sandwiches or just reheat the same meal they ate a few hours earlier. My family eats turkey soup. My dad, who makes the world's best fried turkey, would agree that the best part about frying a turkey is the soup ma makes with the leftovers. Today, I decided I wanted to share that recipe with the world. You're welcome.

Coach has been feeling a little under the weather all week, and actually left work yesterday because he was feeling so terrible. Luckily, I was craving Festival Style turkey legs for dinner so I had already taken them out of the freezer! After Coach said he was feeling sick, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make Mom's soup! I used the amazing Pioneer Woman's recipe for turkey legs found here. This is where I didn't exactly follow mom's recipe, si…