Wednesday, October 28, 2009


After reading about this precious child, I realize how petty my problems seem.
Bless that little one.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Where in the world....

...are you reading from? (yes...I'm fully aware that I ended that sentence with a preposition.)
I want to know! Upload a picture of either you, your children, your family, etc. and let me know where you are!
Are you a little curious too? Click here and make a guestbook for YOUR blog! :)
Happy almost Wednesday!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

chilly weather, COWBELLS, and a celebration...

I'm sure most of you either heard about or watched the MSU/#1 ranked UF game last night. We made not have won the game, but we came very close to it and I was extremely proud of my boys. Definitely my favorite moment of the night:

The bulldogs played a great game, and I think Ole Miss is shaking in their cleats at the thought of playing us in the Egg Bowl in a few weeks! BRING IT ON REBS!It doesn't get much better than this.
A few tailgating pics: definitely got a little chilly!

An attempt for a quick snapshot with my little buddy before the game. I quickly learned that getting him still that long was NOT going to happen.

This afternoon, my mom, MSKS, and I hosted a shower for my dear friend Alexa, who, as you may recall, is getting married in just a few weeks! There was a great turn out at the shower and Alexa got some fabulous gifts (isn't that what's really most important?) :)
me and the pretty bride-to-be!

me and mom

me and MSKS

me and 2 of my best

I can't wait for Alexa's big day in December!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Max (aka "Big Bird")'s Max's Halloween costume (thanks for sharing it, cousin Sophie!). As you can see, he's beyond thrilled about it. HA!

So, what's YOUR child (OR pet!) going to be for Halloween this year?

Friday, October 16, 2009

a little humor for your Friday!

How true is this???
At VANDERBILT: it takes two, one to change the bulb and one more toexplain how they did it every bit as good as the bulbs changed at Harvard.
At GEORGIA : it takes two, one to change the bulb and one to phone an engineer at Georgia Tech for instructions..
At FLORIDA : it takes four, one to screw in the bulb and three to figure out how to get stoned off the old one.
At ALABAMA : it takes five, one to change it, three to reminisce about how The Bear would have done it, and one to throw the old bulb at an NCAA investigator.
At OLE MISS: it takes six, one to change it, two to mix the drinks and three to find the perfect J. Crew outfit to wear for the occasion.
At LSU: it takes seven, and each one gets credit for five Semester hours.
At KENTUCKY: it takes eight, one to screw it in and seven to discuss how much brighter it seems to shine during basketball season.
At TENNESSEE: it takes ten, two to figure out how to screw it in, two to buy an orange lampshade, and six to phone a radio call-in show and talk about how much they hate Alabama.
At MISSISSIPPI STATE : it takes fifteen, one to screw in the bulb, two to buy the Skoal, and twelve to yell, "GO TO HELL, OLE MISS".
At AUBURN: it takes one hundred, one to change it, forty-nine to talk about how they did it better than at Bama, and fifty to get drunk and roll Toomer's Corner when finished.
At SOUTH CAROLINA : it takes 80,000, one to screw it in and 79,999 to discuss how this finally will be the year that they have a decent football team.
At ARKANSAS : None. There is no electricity in Arkansas
(Oh...and go Dawgs!)
Have a fun football-filled weekend!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

why would you want to miss THIS?

Mint's BIGGEST sale of the year!
This Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9am
Stuff a brown paper bag full of great merchandise for only $25 in the boutique!
Plus...10% off storewide in the home store!
COME EARLY FOR THE BEST SELECTION! (Oh, and did I mention that there will be coffee and donuts waiting for you???) :)

An award! Yay!

Is there anything better than receiving a blog award? Well...maybe there is I guess. Still, I got a major award from not just one, but TWO fellow bloggers (thanks Jessica and Julie!)!Like any other blog award, there are rules, and they are as follows:
1. Each Super Scribbler I name today must in turn pass the award onto 5 most deserving bloggy friends.

2. Each super scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received the award.

3. Each super scribbler must display the award on his/her blog, and link to THIS POST, which explains the award.

4. Each super scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
Here are my nominees:
2. Claire
3. Katey
4. Candy
5. Emily

Feel honored, girls, for this is one major accomplishment.
On another note, Sugarland's Christmas album is released today! Everybody GET.EXCITED.
Happy Tuesday.
Until next time.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

MY wedding.

Don't get too excited...I'm NOT getting married unfortunately.
I do, however, feel as though I should have been a part of Jim and Pam's wedding the other night. It kinda hurts my feelings that they're not a "real" couple. Anyway, I loved the episode. I thought it was perfect. I especially enjoyed the wedding dance, which included the the wedding attendants and guests.
I'm guessing it was somewhat inspired by this dance, which really DID happen!

I've mentioned before that I'm not a dancer, though I wish I were. I became a fan of "Rock the Reception," which came on TLC (I say "came" because I don't think it even still comes on anymore! Sad.). I blogged about this once before. Anyway, I'm pretty much obsessed with this video now and I want to do it at my wedding. I'm not sure how my bridesmaids will react to the news of being forced to dance at my wedding NOR am I quite sure how FBC Starkville will feel about this (HA!). Still, I think it would be so much fun, don't you agree?

I'll let you know when I find the guy!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

OK...I just have to share...

I'm not much of a forward-sender nor am I much of a forward-reader...well, not unless the email subject is somewhat enticing. For example, if the forward tells me to "send this to 12 people or I am not a Christian", I immediately delete. I waste zero of my time reading that nonsense. However, if the forward contains mullets, bad jokes about Ole Miss, humorous church signs, etc., I'm in, and will more than likely forward them to others to enjoy. I do have a secret though. When I send a forward, I delete the "Fwd" in front of the subject, because people are less likely to open the email if they think they're about to see some ol' forward. Am I right? Anyway, I got 2 really fabulous forwards today. While I definitely forwarded them on to some, I feel that they were both worthy of making it to the blog. These are both PRICELESS.

Forward #1:
"Football: North vs. South"
The Difference Between Football in the North and South
Up North: Chapstick in their back pocket and a $20 bill in their front pocket.
Down South: Louis Vuitton duffel with two lipsticks, powder,mascara (waterproof), and concealer. Wallet not necessary, that's what dates are for.
Up North: College footb all stadiums hold 20,000.
Down South: High School football stadiums hold 20,000.
Up North: Expect their daughter to understand Sylvia Plath.
Down South: Expect their daughters to understand pass interference.
Up North: Male and female alike: woolly sweater or sweatshirt and jeans.
Down South: Male - press khakis, oxford shirt, cap with frat logo Female – Dresses in school colors and matching pearls.ALUMNI
Up North: Take prospects on sailing trips before they join the law firm.
Down South: Take prospects on fishing trip so they don't leave for the NFL their senior year.
Up North: Statues of founding fathers.
Down South: Statues of Heisman Trophy winners.
Up North: Also a Physics Major
Down South: Also Miss USA.
Up North: Mario Cuomo
Down South: "Bear" Bryant
Up North: 5 minutes before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus and still purchase tickets.
Down South: 5 months before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus and still be placed on the waiting list for tickets.
Up North: An hour before game time the University opens the campus for game parking.
Down South: RV's sporting their school flags begin arriving on Wednesday for the weekend festivities. The real faithful begin arriving on Tuesday.
Up North: You ask "Where's the stadium?" When you find it, you walk right in with no line.
Down South: When you're near it, you'll hear it. On game day, it becomes the state's third largest city.
Up North: Stands are less than half full.
Down South: 100,000 fans sing along in perfect 3-part harmony.
Up North: "Nice Play."
Down South: $*#@%
Up North: "My, this is a violent sport."
Down South: $*#@%
Up North: Paid.
Down South: Announcer harmonizes with the crowd in the fight song, with a tear in his eye because he is so proud of his team.
Up North: The stadium is empty way before the game ends.
Down South: Another rack of ribs on the smoker. Planning begins for next week's game.
I just loved everything about that. SO MUCH TRUTH!
Moving on....
Forward #2:
"How to Fail a Test with Dignity"

So...did I let you down? I told you they were great.

I'm heading to see a movie with Katey now...I realize that means I'm missing "The Office" wedding, but I'm going to watch it later, so DON'T tell me what happens. Thanks.

TGIF. Well...almost.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Monday, October 5, 2009

a serious case of the Mondays...

"When you come in on Monday and you're not feeling real well, does anyone ever say to you, 'Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays?' " -Office Space

I know, I, for one, have had a serious case of the Mondays today. First of all, I can't talk. Still. I'm still fighting this so-called cold and I just can't seem to shake it. I feel fine, but I sound like a chain smoker (which I am N.O.T.). In case you forgot, I am a teacher, and without much of a voice I'm unable to do too much with the kids. It's so frustrating! ON TOP OF THAT, my assistant, who I depend on so much at school, was absent today. Needless to say, it was quite an interesting day at school. Thankfully, my kids were somewhat understanding of my 'hoarseness" and it ended up being an OK day.
Am I glad my Monday has come to an end though? That would be a resounding YES.
I did have a really fun weekend though. Aside from the fact that I went to the game with Heather and Tom (see yesterday's post), I also got to spend a little time with Henry. Rob had plans here, so he brought my little buddy with him. Before I continue any further, allow me to share my new favorite photo of this child:

Preciousness. There are few things about this picture that make me smile:

1. his mouth wide open

2. his rain boots, which he calls his "waterproof boots"

3. camo pants

4. MSU jersey--not because he's wearing it, but because he's wearing it with the WP boots AND the camo pants.


I also went to 2 of my favorite places yesterday: Ann Taylor Loft and Target. :) Mandy and I drove to Tuscaloosa after church yesterday and despite the nasty weather, we had a great shopping trip! (I also might add that I got some really cute new clothes too!). To top off the afternoon, we stopped off at TCBY in Tuscaloosa, where I devoured a chocolate/oreo shiver. YUM! Perhaps you recall what happened to Starkville's TCBY a few years ago (I'm still not over it. Can you tell??). It was such a treat to have some yesterday, but it made me realize just how very much I miss having one close to me!

Moving on..there are a couple of items that have recently been added to my "favorites" list. I thought I'd share them with you in hopes that you will enjoy them as I have:

1. LASH BLAST MASCARABesides the fact that I think Drew Barrymore is super cute, this mascara really IS great. It's no secret that I'm a Bobbi Brown snob with most of my make up products (In fact, I'm pretty confident that if she and I were to ever meet, she would want to be my friend). However, buying less expensive mascara has never really bothered me. I've tried several different kinds, but this is my favorite so far. I don't have very long eyelashes, so I'm always trying to find a mascara that lengthens them. L.B. may just be the winner! The first time I looked in the mirror after applying it, I said to myself, "Wow, LT...your eyelashes look fabulous!" It's true.


Don't you love it when you find a pen that writes really well? Call me a nerd if you'd like, but I guarantee that most of you out there have a favorite pen--the one you HATE to lose! Well, I've found one that tops them all. These pens write like pens, but they look "juicy" like markers. I can't explain it. You just have to try them. I have approximately 15 (all different colors) on my desk at school. I'm thinking of labeling them so no one borrows one and "accidentally" forgets to return it. I take them very seriously.

AND FINALLY (drumroll please)-

In case you haven't heard, Sugarland is releasing a Christmas album!!!! I absolutely can't wait! I can't remember the last time I went out and bought a CD. I usually just pick and choose songs I like and then download them on ITunes. Not this time though! The release date is October 13, and I plan on buying one that afternoon. In fact, I may go ahead and start listening to it then too! To me, there's nothing better than Christmas music. I also think Jennifer Nettles is the most fabulous of all, so I can only imagine her singing Christmas music. I totally can't wait!

....thanks for listening! LT

Sunday, October 4, 2009

3 things I love about October: beautiful weather, football, and TAILGATING!

Despite the not-so-great game yesterday, it was a beautiful day--perfect for tailgating! I went to the game with my friend Heather and her husband Tom. Heather and I didn't have tickets to the game, so we stayed at the tailgate, propped up our feet, sipped on wine, and watched the game on TV. It doesn't get any better than that, huh?!Me and HEGS

I ran into one of my most favorite people in the world, Kelli (Darnell) McGuffee. We were KDs together in college. It's ridiculous how long it's been since we've seen each other! Fortunately, she and her husband live in Gulfport, where, as you may recall, Heather and Trey now live. No more excuses for not hanging out, Kelli!

Me and Kelli D.

And don't forget the Sudduth group! HEGS and I made our way to the "Sudduth Tailgate" to visit some of our people. Good times!

Bambi, Angie, me, HEGS, Lynn, Monica, and Sophelia.
Happy Sunday!