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Saturday, January 3, 2015

CELEBRATE! It's All About That Joy, 'Bout That Joy- 1/3



Ruth Ayers invites us to participate in a Celebrate Link-Up on Saturdays. Check it out!

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Well...another first for me. Thanks to my new friend Leigh Ann for sharing the exciting world of blogging with me. However, she may be sorry she found me on Twitter floundering around because, as my inbox can verify, I have already learned so much from her. This one is for you!
                                                  
This week I'm celebrating two weeks. Yup. Two weeks.

This year I'm feeling even more grateful to have had an extended winter recess from school. Due to the way the holidays fell this year, we were lucky enough to have two weeks together at home with family. I'm celebrating small moments that can only occur when give rare moments to do the impossible... s-l-o-w time down. Over the last two weeks I've:

1. shared many meals together with my family, many of which I enjoyed preparing
2. played with our two boys (Michael-6 and Matthew-3)...until noon...in jammies!
3. watched Big Hero 6 with my own little heroes (and oh that popcorn-savored every bite)
4. hosted my book club
5. scored awesome sales especially my Christmas appetizer plates I was stalking at TJMaxx
6. watched through the window while my hubby, boys, and awesome dog played in the snow
7. listened to Christmas music
8. sat by a fire (even if it is a just a fancy new TV stand with fake fireplace as a heater)
9. fallen asleep on the couch...until midnight :)
10. given my mom a hand (she broke her shoulder in 3 places on Dec. 19th-sniffle, sniffle)

and finally {insert drum roll, please} started a blog!

Without these two weeks, I would not be returning to school so refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to roll! I'm reflective by nature and I am so grateful to finally have a place to capture some of these reflections and connect with others.

Cheers to the New Year and all the CELEBRATIONS to come!
 
 (photo inspiration provided by my awesome secret Santa this year!)

12 comments:

  1. Oh, thank you for the kind comment! You are certainly welcome! This is now your official welcome to the world of blogging. I am so glad I got to share it with you. Happy weekend to you.

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    1. Thank you Leigh Anne! Have s wonderful week with those lucky students of yours. I can tell you are a super teacher just by the kindness you've shown me.

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  2. Welcome to the blogging community!! Leigh Anne is wonderful...I agree! It sounds like you put your two weeks to great use!! There is so much joy in your celebration for sure! If you are reflective, blogging is certainly a great idea! I hope to see you around the blog-o-sphere! Welcome again!! :)

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    1. Thank you SO much. I appreciate you stopping by to read!

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  3. WELCOME! So glad you found Leigh Anne and joined in. I love all of your slow family moments. Experiencing superhero-dom with your boys and jammies till noon makes me smile -- true reason to celebrate!

    Again welcome to the world of blogging, you and your reflective nature will love it!
    Julieanne

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    1. I'm thrilled I found Leanne, too :-) Thanks for taking time to stop by. I appreciate it!

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  4. What a wonderful school break! You enJOYed so many sweet moments.

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    1. Thank you so much. Love your emphasis on "enJOY" :-) Thanks for reading.

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  5. Welcome to the blogging world! It's such a great way to connect with others, reflect on your practice and learn new things. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Marcie, welcome to the world of blogging! I have found it to be a great place to practice your own writing and collect your thoughts. Congrats and keep on writing!

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    1. You're so right! A great place to collect thoughts. Thanks for reading!

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