Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Fantasy Football Leagues

For many years, people have tried to get me into Fantasy Football, but I never had the slightest bit of interest... until this year. My cousin, Valerie was in a league, Sunday's Best, that needed a couple extra players, so I thought why not?
I loved coming up with my name, it's Harry Potter inspired, of course! My name in all the leagues is Felix Felicis. For all of you who are not HP Fans, Felix Felicis is the potion for Liquid Luck!

The draft was so much fun, that we decided to create a family league as well. My BIL, Tim, set it up and came up with the name No Experience Necessary (with one division called Spaghetti, and the other one Meatballs - oh so clever).

Then I was invited into a Survivor League (I Will Survive)...

And then a weekly Pick 'Em League (NFLMoyerMadness10)....

So basically, I went from playing in zero leagues, to playing in 4 different leagues in a matter of a week! I was a little overwhelmed...

I did horrible in the Survivor League and was out after the second week (thanks Dallas, you just gave me MORE reason to hate your dumb team....)

I missed the first week of the Pick 'Em League, but I am still hanging in there pretty good. I am above the average, so that works for me!
The No Experience Necessary League (family league).... I started out strong and then took a quick turn for the worst and nose-dived into 9th place... didn't even make playoffs!

The Sunday's Best League completely took me by surprise. I was winning almost all my games (only lost 2 the whole season) and when playoffs started, I was ranked at #1!!! I was so nervous going into last night's game because it determined who won the league... and guess what? I DID!!!! I came in First Place!!


Since this was a free league, I won bragging rights.
SO THIS IS ME BRAGGING!!
YAY ME!!!!
And here is some FF Humor :)
I am so excited and so hooked on Fantasy Football now! It actually made the games fun for me and I learned who some of the players are!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday Thirteen: Christmas Edition

13 Things I love about Christmas

1 - Christmas Lights (picture taken last year driving through neighborhoods)

2 - Christmas Cards! Giving and Receiving! (see post below of my cards)
3 - Christmas Music: (sorry the video is sideways, I don't know how to fix it...)
video
4 - Egg Nog, Starbucks Holiday Flavored Coffee, Homemade Baileys, and Frrrrozen Hot Chocolate! Basically, all the Christmas Drinks! (I have been wanting the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate ever since I went to NYC, and this year I finally bought it for myself!)
5 - Christmas Decorations:
Tree Last yearTree This Year... see a difference?? :)
Last year's Picture6 - Wrapped Present's Under the tree (yeah, I wish mine looked like that!)

7 - Christmas Movies (classics and newbies) - my favorite is the clay annimation of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

8 - Baking!

I made these cute elf pants for my team at work - I made homemade fudge, cookies, and stuck some candy canes in there :)


9 - Mistletoe (do I need to explain further??) I love how sparkly my mistletoe is!

10 - Scarves:

11 - Santa Clause! (and watching Karys believe in all the Christmas Majic!) 11 - Christmas Parties - my work Christmas Party as well as my Nana's Christmas Party, the event I look forward to every year!

12 - Holiday / Christmas Candle Scents 13 - Saving the best for last - Making the time to spend with Friends and Family - nothing can beat that!
I hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Little Cuban Dream in a Cup!

Colada's are one of my favorite things about Miami! I had forgotten how much I loved these little Cuban espressos until I revisited this past weekend. My friend, Justin, loves them just as much as I do and showed me how easy it is to make them at home. The stove top espresso maker (aka 'moka pot') is easy to find in Miami, however they are not so common in Katy, TX.
You have no idea how excited I was when I ran across one at HomeGoods! I immediately snatched it up and was even more excited after reading the price: $7.99!On my way home from work today, I will be stopping off at the grocery to buy some espresso coffee beans and natural brown sugar – I can’t wait to enjoy a colada today!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Rachel and Vito Through the Years...

Vito and I have been sending out Christmas Cards for many years now. Unfortunately, we didn't take one our first year together (2004), but here is a look of us through the years!!
1st Annual Christmas Card (2005): 2nd Annual Christmas Card (2006):
3rd Annual Christmas Card (2007):
4th Annual Christmas Card (2008): 5th Annual Christmas Card (2009):
6th Annual Christmas Card (2010):

Merry Christmas!!!!!

~Love Always, Rachel & Vito