This weekend has been wonderful so far! Yesterday, I got a job and Sam coached his first basketball game. He finished up football season last weekend and he jumped straight into basketball. He’s never actually played basketball, but they needed a coach and he was the one available to take the job. He’s learning quickly, though, and he’s in charge of junior varsity so there isn’t as much pressure.
Is he handsome or what? Basketball coaches dress better than football coaches. He looks very official. I’m enjoying basketball games more than football games so far because I know all the rules and can keep up with what’s going on. Also, I get to sit much closer to Sam, which is always a plus. It’s so fun to hear him give his players a pep talk and talk strategy with them before they hit the court. They won their first game! Sam insists that it was a fluke and that the other team was just exceptionally terrible, but a victory is a victory in my book.
Since football season is over, Sam doesn’t have to go up to school on Saturdays to watch film anymore. The past few weekends, he’s been attending classes to learn how to drive a school bus, but he finished that up last week. There was a scrimmage scheduled for today, but that got canceled so Sam ended up with his first Saturday off in a long time. Two of our friends (Tyler and Ashley) were getting married today, but we felt rude trying to show up at the last minute since we didn’t RSVP because of the scheduled scrimmage. However, we send them all our love and we are so happy they are finally married!
Because of our empty schedule, we were able to sleep in and take it easy today. Sam promised me a big date night to celebrate my new job, so I decided to get dressed up and straighten my hair. My hair is naturally curly and I usually wear it that way, and I’ve let it grow out over the past year. In fact, I haven’t had a haircut since last December! I didn’t realize how long my hair has gotten until I straightened all the curls out.
After I got dressed, I pried Sam away from his Xbox. He recently bought two major games (Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II), so he’s been playing a lot. However, he was more than happy to grab his car keys when I mentioned that I wanted to go out for steak.
We drove 30 minutes to Saltgrass Steakhouse in Cedar Hill. It was so delicious! We shared a ribeye and Sam enjoyed a baked potato while I chowed down on mac and cheese. We also shared a delicious Sangria Margarita!
After dinner, Sam took me to two of my favorite places: Half Price Books and Barnes & Noble! At the shopping center Barnes & Noble is in, we just happened to arrive in the middle of their big Christmas celebration. There was a live jazz band, guys on stilts, and a huge Christmas tree.
We went inside Barnes & Noble and enjoyed some holiday drinks. I got a pumpkin spice frappuccino and Sam got a peppermint mocha frappuccino. When we got home, we realized we had accidentally left the heater on when we went out. We didn’t mind, though, because it was wonderful to come home to a warm house. Now, Sam is back on his Xbox playing with his friends, and I’m sitting here under a warm blanket working on my blog. Life is wonderful and I love my husband, and this was too great a day not to share.