Saturday, September 6, 2014


Discover. Play. Build.

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 every day.

Here are my celebrations from the past week in no particular order.

* Today while I was out on my run, I heard a band playing so I wandered in that direction. There was a charity walk going on (Stepping Out in Pink) and a local university band was playing to support the walkers. It was a fun atmosphere to be around and I also bumped into one of my students and his family.

Photo credit: Punk Toad via Flickr CC Attribution License 2.0

* Another thing that added to my run was that I was running in La Crosse while my daughter was at orchestra. I don't often run there and it is always a treat to be able to run over the big blue bridges across the Mississippi.

* We finished our first full week of school! Lessons went smoothly and there were way more smiles than tears from all concerned. That is always a good thing.

* My mother-in-law arrived safely and is here to witness my husband's second Ironman race. She went to our exchange student's soccer game, watched my daughter's tennis match and got to see her march in the band at the high school football game too.

* I get to see my son today as we are traveling to Madison for the Ironman and that's where he goes to college.

I hope your week has had many good things in it to celebrate. Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Crystal - you have many good and interesting things to celebrate! I especially love running over that very cool bridges. I have lost my impetus for running and think that I need to find a local attraction that will encourage me!

  2. All sounds good, Crystal. Running across that bridge must be wonderful. What a view! Happy that your mother-in-law is visiting to take in all the events! Have a great rest of the weekend!

  3. What a beautiful bridge and photo of the river! Enjoy your visit with your son!

  4. More smiles than tears = something to celebrate! Hope you're having a great day watching your husband compete in the Ironman and seeing your son! :-)

  5. Such a sporty week. To add beautiful sights and sounds to the running makes it all more enjoyable. I like how you had your family here and there in your celebrations.