Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gene Stallings

This is one my favorite pictures of my sister and I- sitting on the Bryant bench in Tuscaloosa with the Gene Stallings quote above our heads. The quote is so true- and funny- about Alabama fans.

Stallings coached at Alabama under Bryant during the 70s, then came back in 1990 and proceeded to lead us to a National Championship in 1992- in a HUGE upset over Miami. (He's got the ball! He took the ball away from him!)
And Stallings would have been welcome to stay much longer than he did, but chose to retire in after the 1996 season (and a bowl win over Michigan to end his career at Alabama).

But Coach Stallings left The Capstone.
To focus on "Another Season"- John Mark Stallings. John Mark is Coach Stallings's special needs son. He was born with Down Syndrome and battled congenital heart disease as he aged. Coach Stallings left coaching to focus on life with his son.
John Mark was one of those kids that was almost more famous than his famous daddy because everything that John Mark did was influential on his influential father.

John Mark passed away this past year at the age of 46. It made headlines in the state of Alabama and was on the cover of the UofAlabama campus newspaper, The Crimson and White. The story of John Mark's life was even made news here in Georgia. "Another Season" was written by Coach Stallings and Sally Cook- it's such a great story.

Alabama fans love Bryant, but I'm pretty sure most of us love Coach Stallings and John Mark too.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Daily Drop Cap

Has Jessica at Daily Drop Cap posted your letter yet? These are mine! Very cute- all very unique!

Monday, October 19, 2009

welcome to 7th grade

I told one of my students today to "stop being a gossip monger"

He replied, "I'm not a monkey!"

Welcome to 7th Grade.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Biggest Loser Makes me Happy. And Sad. And Angry.

I hate Tracy on Biggest Loser. She makes me want to scream. UGH. And the fact that she didn't get voted off tonight makes me want to SCREAM. Literally. UGH UGH UGH.

These were my favorite quotes from tonight. GLORIOUS.
If she wants to win, she can do it at home. -Liz

Vomit. Or don't. -Jillian

Are you gonna bitch and cry, or are you going to do it?! -Bob
I'll bitch and cry, but I'll do it! -Rebecca

I don't think I ever met anybody who got fat eating vegetables. -Bob

When I came here, I didn't even know about the prize money. -Coach Mo

But, I still hate Tracy.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Postcards From Splitsville

Have you ever seen this website? It's called Postcards from Splitsville. It's the saddest thing I've ever read. It's kinda like PostSecret, but it's kids mailing in postcards about their parents' divorce.

It's just heartbreaking. I was tearing up reading them. So sad.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Kate Spade is mean

I mean, seriously? Make a bracelet THIS cute and then make TWO colors so we have to CHOOSE!?!?! MEAN!!

But seriously.
SO adorable!!
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Monday, October 5, 2009


I went to church w/ my bff last week. Andy Stanley started a new series called "Your Turn"- all about the questions you ask when facing life's tough decisions. You can listen/watch the messages here.

When Rachel wrote about it, I think she hit the nail on the head....

I lie to myself about "punkins".

They're only sold during Halloween season(which Wal-Mart seems to think is August-October)They are my favorite fall color.

They taste AMAZING! Sugary, mallowy, sweetness.

Did I mention, you can only get them for 3 months out of the year?

So...I lie.

I tell myself it's ok to eat an entire bag.

I hoard them like a squirrel.

I don't hibernate or have to save up all of my food until winter....but I eat them like I do.

I tell myself lies. I make myself believe that its ok to binge on "punkins".

While "punkins" may not seem like that big of a deal, it's still a lie.

The real reason I ate the whole bag is....I have no self control.

I have no self control in other areas of my life, as well.
Eating candy is just one of those areas.

If I lie to myself about my lack of candy eating self control...

what bigger lies am I making myself believe?

Just being honest.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

not to be an etsy stalker... but...

I love this.
From My Flip Flopz. They make all kinds of wooden signs. Precious.

Saturday, October 3, 2009