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We Are The Champions, My Friendsss <3

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Of course I was a bundle of nerves the entire day.  I had to wait for 4pm (gametime) to roll around so I could get it all out of my system.  The only thing that calmed me was a song that I listened to on the way to church, thanks to Mr. Matthew West for his encouragement…to be honest, I don’t even remember what song it was.

I’m in breakfast groove with peanut butter banana oatmeal1/4 C. peanut flour, 1/3 C. oats, 1 mashed banana.

  Here’s a nice little shot of me on my way to church…half asleep.  Just kidding!   I know you all asked for shots of my entire outfits, because you want to see what my fasion taste is like, but I simply didn’t have time this morning…Sorry!

Don’t mind my fuzzy jacket.  I think it needs dry cleaned pretty badly…

Anyway, on to more exciting things…like what our message was on Sunday morning.  It was all about loving people and being unselfish on a daily basis.  Thinking of everyone around us and their needs over our own

Since our game was at 2pm, we had to be there at 1pm to get our jerseys and warm up.  I packed lunch to eat on the way so I wasn’t playing on an empty stomach.

(Peanut flour paste: 1/4 C. peanut flour + sugar free vanilla Torani + pinch of salt & water to thin, with sugar free strawberry jam on 2 slices Arnold 10 grain bread, celery and carrots that actually went uneaten, and cherries that were also saved for later)

I couldn’t eat too much because I was so nervous, so I just stuck with my PB&J 🙂

 The game felt like it was here and gone in a flash!  We were down by TEN POINTS at half-time.  The team totally came out on fire in the second half and I got to play the entire game, not coming out one time!  It was all tied up in the fourth quarter and they fouled me on a drive to the basket.  I made a foul shot, putting us up by 1 point.  There was 17 seconds left on the clock, it was our ball, and coach called a play that we had run in practice, where someone sets a screen for me, and I take a long pass from our point guard down the entire length of the court…It worked!  I got to shoot a layup at the buzzer and we won by 3 points!

Afterwards, there was an awards ceremony where we were presented with our trophy.  Coach received “Coach of the Year“, which she totally deserved, and I was surprisingly awarded the Eastern Conference Most Valuable Player🙂 God deserves all the glory, of course.  He gives us things and can take them away in an instant.

(1 chopped apple + butternut squash sprinkled with cinnamon & splenda, then microwaved until soft; along with a huge salad of lettuce & baby spinach with chopped yellow pepper, tomato, and cucumbers; peach balsamic glaze for dressing)

I figured a celebratory dinner was in order.  When I got home, I showered and packed something to take to my cousin’s house.  She was having a pizza party for her daughter, whose birthday is on Valentine’s Day! 

After counting up my bumps, bruises, and scratches from the game (it was VERY physical), I headed out to my lil’ cousin’s birthday party.

  She was born on Valentine’s Day!  I’m a little disappointed with the quality of these pictures!  They don’t do justice to the beauty of these bruises.  They were all such gorgeous shades of purples and blues 🙂  haha. 

When it was over and I got home, I admired this stunning sunset view from our deck.  The little sister and I were on our own for the night because my parents were celebrating Valentine’s Day early and staying over at a cozy cabin somewhere.  I was glad they did.  They NEVER go and do things just the two of them, and I think it’s important that they get time to themselves.  Besides, it was nice having the chance to hang out and take care of Morgs.

I ended the night with some ice creammmm.  Because that’s the best way to end any night, right? 🙂 

It still amazes me that cookies and cream Arctic Zero manages to pack in 16g of fat-free, whey protein for just 150 caloriesUh-Ma-Zing.  Not so amazing? The price.  Oh well, you win some, you lose some, right?  Nothing wrong with splurging every now and then.

On to States on Saturday in Western PA vs. Potomac State CollegeWish us luck!

And before you go, check out this awesome Vitatop giveaway at Oats & Spice!


17 responses »

  1. You go girl!! SO proud of you! 🙂 I hope all those bruises heal QUICKLY!

    Love Matthew West 🙂

  2. movesnmunchies

    CONGRATS!! oh i can sure relate to bball bruises!! i think soem of my bruises have turned into permanent scars- and i still have two massive bbumps on my head all thanks to the ball game!.. that is so so awesome though girl!!!!!!!

  3. Congrats on the win AND MVP! Your a rockstar! Dont you just LOVE bumps and bruises? Or am I the only psycho one….lol Having bumps just makes me feel like I played hard you know?? Good luck on your next game girl 😉

  4. Congrats girlie! 😀

    Hehe, and you came away with battle scars! 😉 Do you get beat up like that during every game?

  5. Wow you are hardcore! Congrats on the W!!

  6. Congrats on the MVP award and best of luck at states!!! You go girl! You are SUCH an inspiration!

  7. DiningAndDishing

    Yikes on those bruises!! You are a good sport my dear :).

    – Beth @

  8. congrats Sami! you are a great player!

  9. Congrats girl! That had to feel good. (the win, not the bruises 😉

  10. Ahh yes!!!!!!!! Way to get it girl! BALLIN’

  11. I have been so curious about that ice cream, I think I’ll have to try it!

  12. Hi Again! Once again I’ve been enjoying your blog a lot. I believe I’ve asked you before, but have you ever participated in a blog hop? We’d love it if you came and checked ours out today, the theme is favorite Winter Warm-Up recipes. Come show off a recipe of yours, I know you’re a huge fan of oatmeal and oatcakes. Our readers would love it! Anyway, it’s a great way to get some link love.

    You can find us here:

    Hope to see you there, take care,


  13. caloricandcrazy

    I wanna try that artic freeze stuff. looks amazing! 🙂

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  15. Hey! Haha first of all I absolutely LOVE your blog! You actually seem to remind me of one of my friends haha. and CONGRATULATIONS on MVP!! Well anyway, I’m obsessed with Arctic Zero ice cream and I just wanted to ask you if you think that she cookies and cream tastes like butterscotch?…or is that just me? Haha, take care 🙂


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