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Ready For Some Football!?

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!?  It’s not just Footaball season in WI, it’s PACKER SEASON!

Anyway, here is a short-article on one of the greatest coaches of all-time, Coach Lombardi.

Here are some GREAT Lombardi quotes! What a legend!? Enjoy!

1. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of WILL.

2. Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.

3. A person can be as great as he/she wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price of the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.

4. The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary.

5. Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

6. The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

7. Perfection is no attainable, but if we chase it we can catch excellence.

8. We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.

9. Confidence is contagious. So is a lack of confidence.

10.  Success demands singleness of purpose.

11. The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

Barbequed Turkey Sandwiches

Are you searching for a new recipe to serve during your football game party?  This delicious recipe is perfect to serve to a crowd as you can simply double the recipe!  A tailgate party sandwich you can enjoy without the guilt!  A great topping  to this sandwich is a dab of fresh coleslaw!!

Barbequed Turkey Sandwiches

1   Medium Onion, finely chopped
2   Tsp. Olive Oil
3/4 Cup Chili Sauce
1/2 Cup Water
2   Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1   Tbsp. Brown Sugar
3   Cups Shredded Cooked Turkey Breast
6   Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns, split

Directions:  In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender.  Stir in the chili sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.  Stir in turkey; heat through.  Serve on buns.

Serves:  6
Total Calories: 278   Carb=32g Prot=25g Fat=8.9g

 Ellipse Tip:  Some great options for buns are Village Hearth Light Buns, Sara Lee De-Light, and Arnold’s Sandwich Thins.

This is dedicated to the ones I love…

Today, my 6 and 7 year old headed off to 1st and 2nd grade.  I was ready for it.  They were ready too.  I gave them a kiss, and my husband drove them to school.  I’m not worried a bit.  I LOVE you Ethan and Cecelia.  You are so very fun!  I’m glad to share you with the world.

I, also, dropped my 9th grader off for his 2nd day of high school.  If you live in and around St. Louis, you know high school is a really big deal.  Bigger than perhaps any other city.  He was tired from the homework, football practice, and waking up early each day.  I was ready for this too!  I was surprised by how ready I was.  I LOVE you Jacob.  What a fine young man you are growing up to be.

My husband is taking his Lieutenant’s test as well.  Good luck baby!

As if that wasn’t enough, today is the last day of AMP’D in St. Louis!  I LOVE my AMP’D cadets.  I LOVE you guys.  You are amazing.  You really are.  It is my pleasure to work with you, know you, and watch you achieve your goals.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  TRUELY!

As school begins and Cadets graduate, I find myself uncharacteristically numb to the emotional opportunities all around me.  So, I decided it was the perfect day to watch “The Boys of Fall” video by Kenny Chesney.  Football moms have been telling me for weeks to watch it.  My son kept telling me to watch it.  His friends kept telling me to watch it.   Every conversation has gone like this, “You have got to watch it. You’ll cry.”

My response has been “why would I want to watch it then?”  I don’t like romantic movies.  I don’t like to cry. I don’t like to appear weak.  (Don’t even say it.  I know!)

Anyway feeling numb today, I thought I would watch this so-called tear jerk-er.  WOW!  You can better believe I will be giving a speech inspired by this one when AMP’D begins again on September 13!

When it comes to love….what’s enough?

Thanks everyone!  It has been a great summer and the future is so bright.

Watch the video yourself!