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Showing posts from July, 2013

Hello Football Season

Well, here we are again.

Coach woke up bright and early for the first day of meetings before the kids start two-a-days next week. Man, this summer flew by!

I really love being a coach's wife. I'm positive I was put here to marry a coach and cheer for 75 young men as if they were all my children. And I'm pretty good at the whole hootin' and hollerin' part if I do say so myself.

This year will be a bit different than the last couple for me though. One of my favorite people in the whole world won't be there cheering next to me this year. Mama Pam has taken me under her wing since day one. See, for the last four years this woman has cared for me like her own child, been one of my closest confidants and my favorite cheerleader. She was so excited for us every time we thought the house was going to work and was my shoulder to cry on every time it didn't. She has brought extra blankets, jackets and gloves because she knew I would forget them. She has brought c…

I Remember.. A Note To Coach

Today marks two years of being your wife. Two years of being married to the coolest kid around. And I could not be more proud.

I remember July 2nd, 2011 like it was yesterday. I remember waking up, surprised that I had actually slept so well. I remember getting to the church hall with my family to finish setting up for the reception and keeping an eye on my dad making sure he wasn't about to get in his car and drive off so he wouldn't have to walk me down the isle. I remember all of my very best friends joining me to make their bouquets, eat brunch and enjoying the last few moments of calm before the crazy day started. I remember a certain fraternity president telling me he would meet me at 11am and showing up at 1pm and telling him "do NOT mess with me today!" I remember getting my hair and make-up done with my mother, soon to be sister-in-law and a later-to-be sister-in-law. I remember starting to get anxious while getting ready with two of my very best friends in…

Summer Strawberry and Feta Salad

So, we leave for Mexico in 5 days and in a last ditch effort to lose 5 pounds, we've decided to eat salads until we leave. Coach's idea of doing this is eating spinach leaves, grilled chicken and ranch everyday. I have two problems with this. 1. I hate bottled ranch and 2. I can't eat the same thing more than once. And if we're planning on doing this the "healthy" way, that's not gonna cut it.

I decided since I'm the chef in our family, this was going to be completely up to me to get creative. Here's the thing. I'm a meat and potato kind'a gal. I don't "do" salads. So clearly these salads need to fill me up and not leave me wanting Jack In The Box tacos at 10pm every night. That would be pretty counterproductive, don'tcha think?  
So last night I made a spinach, strawberry and feta salad with chicken and a homemade strawberry vinaigrette. Here's my recipe! Also, this isn't my picture. I fully intended on taking …