Friday, April 24, 2015

It's Official!

I got the letterhead in the mail, yesterday!  I have been accepted to grad school at the most amazing university in the world.  Yes, that is my humble opinion!

I am so excited to begin my grad school experience!

Here's to the bucket list!

Here's to checking off a goal!

Let's get this party started!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Today, I decided that it was the day to represent my successful journey through the 31 days of March.  I had told my kids about the challenge, and they were very excited about the t-shirt!  What an awesome accomplishment to share with my 4th graders!!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

5 years ago..

I finally downloaded the timehop app!  This guy popped up as 5 years ago!  How was this five years ago?!?!?  I am in shock and complete disbelief!

Until I look at this picture and realize how fast time flies!  I adore this 5 year old!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

From Where I stand...

From where I stand....

there are a world of possibilities!  I believe in each and EVERY one!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

What Nourishes Me....

What nourishes me....

Many different things:

This nourishes my soul!

This nourishes my body especially since I have been taking a probiotic!  I am ALWAYS thirsty!

This nourishes my energy!  :)

He nourishes my heart!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

My Favorite Color

I mentioned a couple of days ago that writing about my favorite colors would not be that hard because I had posted several pictures and they all had things in common.

I also wrote a slice of life about my favorite colors.

So, for today....

Saturday, April 4, 2015



My precious mother's shadow is over all of us.  She poured life and love into everyone she met.  So, these pictures represent a few of the ways.

Memories of laughter shadow my life...

She loved flowers...We had a gorgeous day at the Arboretum!

Friday, April 3, 2015

An Inspiring Quote

Oh, gosh, I have so very many!!!  However, I remember one from when I was in junior high.  It has stuck with me for all these years...."If it is to be, it is up to me!"


This morning, I am having my class blog some original poems.  I found this great hand out for the cinquain, and I thought I would write some examples this morning!

Happy April 3rd!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

My Favorite Flower....

At first, I thought this would be an easy one, but I have come to realize that I have many different flowers that I love and call my favorite!  
I am a tulip hydrangea daisy lily pansy crape myrtle honeysuckle rose petunia geranium kind of girl.  
(yes, I left commas out of my list on purpose)

Yes, it's true!  I love flowers!  I am sure there are hundreds more that I could list!  I grew up in a family who planted flowers, loved them, and talked about them.  So, this topic has a special place in my heart!

I guess we can tell what my favorite color post would include!  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Poetry - A Blackout Poem

Inspired by a blog that I started following because of the Slice of Life challenge, I was decided to celebrate Poetry Month by writing more poetry.  I wanted to try the blackout poem that Leigh Anne had beautifully shared.

So, I started a couple of different ones, and then I decided to pull the summary from the book jacket of  Fish In A Tree!  I read this book recently for the first time, and I am hooked!  It is fantastic!  I have recommended it to colleges, students, and friends!  

So, I took a picture of the jacket and used an app to mark out all of the extra words that I didn't need! Then, while I was writing the poem, I actually took out more of the words!!


Then I took what was left to create this:

I LOVE it!!!  I will write more of these and share them with my students!  I can't wait to see what they create!!

My morning view...

My morning view...

Thank you, Lord, for beautiful sunlight streaming through the clouds!