Saturday, February 1, 2014

Celebrate!

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Ruth Ayres has a link-up on Saturdays where people link to posts that are celebrations about their week. I love this reminder to celebrate life.

Many of my celebrations revolve around the trip my husband and I took this weekend for our anniversary. Our anniversary was actually in August, but we wanted to be able to go skiing, so we planned this way back then.

One: We got to see many eagles and their nests up close as we traveled home along the Mississippi today.

Two: Though a bit cold, we had a beautiful, mostly sunny day on the ski hills at a place new to us. Every year we try to go skiing at least once at the local hill and I am happy that we were able to have a fantastic time without major falls. One minor fall did happen when two snowboarders launched me into a flip after they slid into me from up the hill. It was more amusing than anything else and nobody was injured so it ended well.

Three: We've been married for 23 years. That's definitely a huge celebration right there.

Four: I got to see some fantastic smiles when my first grade students used the Kodable app in school this week. So fun to see students excel with coding.

Five: My dog is sleeping at my feet now and was dancing with joy when we walked through the door. I love that he is always so excited to see me come home.

Six: I almost forgot - and I don't even know how I let it slip - books!!! I had such an awesome time this week with awards for books and Multicultural Children's Lit Day. We had "cold weather" days on Monday and Tuesday so I stayed home & watched the ALA Youth Media Awards and read books. Such wonderful fun. Then, when we got back to school, I was able to share award books with my students. It was a fantastic week of lovely literature.

I hope your week was full of celebrations.

2 comments:

  1. So lovely that you brought your quiet book joy from "cold weather" days into your school for happy celebration! Happy 23 years! Congratulations!

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