Saturday, February 7, 2015


I'm linking with Ruth Ayres, and her weekly link up.  Read More about that here.  And then join in!

More than ever, I need to Celebrate!  I'm so thankful that I'm Called to see hope, and not pessimism when things get tough.  Let's start by celebrating that.  

Now let's get to the good stuff.  

1.  The photos in this book are amazing.  Not a lot of text, but the conversations we had this week around this read aloud were awesome.  Run right out and get this book!  My Firsties are really starting to look for meaning in a story.  I'm smiling and typing at the same time.  


2.  Meatless Tuesday
Food has become important to us as a family.  I've written about Li'l Ts Allergies before, so I'll spare you the details.  But on Tuesday, I was able to eat meatless all day.  I felt great!  The menu:
  • Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
  • Vegetable Pizza (onions, peppers, olives, tomatoes); a mandarin orange; sparkling water
  • Potato Soup with a little shredded cheese; and a dark green salad with cilantro and avocado dressing.  
It was just a great reminder that a little self care goes a long way; and good choices aren't always hard.  


This is a photo with one of my sons.  I was shoveling on Wednesday when I saw this, and just started laughing.  Sometimes, kids are funny.  

I hope you are finding things to celebrate too!



  1. Love your celebrations. I think I have to get that book and try to incorporate Meatless Tuesday with my family! Of course I totally relate with the silly kid pictures. Glad you stopped to snap that one!

  2. Haha! I love that picture of your son!! Haha! I'm so glad you captured it on film. Way to go for Meatless Tuesday too! That would be a challenge for me. And of course when you see your students get it?!?! There's nothing better as a teacher! YAY!!

  3. I love the snow picture. We have not had a significant snow yet this winter. I would like to have at least one! If not, I will continue to celebrate through the pictures of others.

  4. It is clear that you son lives a life of joy, just by looking at that picture. Good for you for taking care of yourself with your meatless meals. Keep it up!


  5. I too love your son face down in the snow. It's a reminder that one man's weighty shovel is another's happiness!

  6. Another picture book to add to the TBR list! Thanks for sharing the fun picture of your son too!

  7. One of my favorite PBs of 2014 for sure. GORGEOUS art! We had snow this week too--as well as some 70 degree weather!

  8. Terrific to see your son, I assume, digging, digging. What a lot of snow to play in! Thanks for the bigger shout-out to that picture book. I keep seeing lots of love for it! Have a great next week!

  9. Th picture of your son is the best picture of the week. Our winter weather is moody, melts and freezes, not enough snow for fun play. Have fun shoveling and digging!