Life. Literacy. Learn. Lead.

Life. Literacy. Learn. Lead.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

CELEBRATE: It's All About That Joy, 'Bout That Joy- 1/31

Ruth Ayers invites us to participate in a Celebrate Link-Up on Saturdays. Click here to see what others are celebrating and maybe join in yourself, too!
                                   Discover. Play. Build. 

  My dog, Owen. 

Loyal and Loving
Patient and Peaceful
Gentle and Goofy
But mostly
We are grateful.

Our dog brings us all so much joy around here. He's a 9 year old, 80 pound Labroodle. He is simply the best. He can turn any day into a better day just by hanging with him. My two boys adore him and I know Owen feels the same about them. 

One day this week I came home from school and my Dad shared this picture with me. My parents watch my boys three days a week, but Owen goes to my parents 5 days a week regardless of whether the boys are there or not...lucky guy. For some reason this picture of Owen in "Pete the Cat" glasses just made me stop. I knew I had to include him in the celebrations this week. 

And now I think he may have just inspired my next blog post...those glasses are just brimming with possibilities for a close reading post. :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#SOL15- Today. This day. 1/27/15

Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers and the Slice of Life writing community for providing this opportunity to share our "slices." Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy for creating a place for us to share our work. Check out the other slices and/or join in the fun!


January 27th, 1997
My hubby :) Eighteen years ago today I started dating my hubby. We went to a Smashing Pumpkins concert. I wasn't really a fan of that music, but I was a fan of him. 


January 27th every year!
My neighbor :) We celebrate the birthday of our amazing neighbor (and friend). Sherie is the kind of neighbor you read about in books and see on TV. She delivered dinners when I delivered babies. She's there with a glass of wine when I have to whine. She brings my boys sweet treats for every holiday yet she is the sweet spot in our lives.


January 27th, 2012
Our niece :) Life is full of surprises. Some surprises have an immediate, gratifying effect and others unfold slowly and challenge those around you to learn in a way they never thought possible. Three years ago we expected our family to grow, but we all grew in ways we couldn't imagine. Gianna has taught those around her to set goals higher, dream bigger, and redefine expectations. Gianna has been a blessing to us all and we know the best is yet to come.  


I love January 27th.