Thursday, January 21, 2010

Word to the wise...

In non-photo related news, I would like to recommend Things Mean A Lot an absolutely marvelous book blog for my fellow bibliophiles. Her name is Nymeth, she's an aspiring librarian and I would love to have a cup of coffee with her. So, if you're looking for a new book to add to your "to read" list, check her blog out and enjoy her book reviews. I've added about 25 books so far and counting...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snow Day!!

So, St. Louis has been experiencing the coldest weather we've had in a decade (as is much of the rest of the country). Add strong winds and sticky snow and you've got a bonus snow day from heaven. I love working in education! Anyways, I was happily baking some homemade blueberry muffins and Caroline was reading on the couch when we received a phone call from our land lord letting us know that a major water main had burst up our street and that we should move our cars.
We scrambled about, putting on our winter gear over our pajammas. Hey - you'd still be in your pjs if you got a bonus day off work too! Thankfully my car was already parked on the other side of the street. Caroline was not so lucky and had to drive it out of the mini-river we had going and through the wet, slick snow. It actually took her a while to get out!

Here's Caroline fording the water. It was actually quite deep! Well, now that that little kerfuffle is over, we'll just get back to our lazy day routine...

Sunday, January 3, 2010


One of the many things I love about my job is that I still get a Christmas break along with the students. I had a wonderful holiday and had many wonderful dinners with friends and time with family. I did not however, remember to bring my camera with me on most days. So here's a tiny bit of my Christmas break - beginning with my two favorite holiday ornaments.

On Christmas eve, my family traditonally attends my parent's church to attend their candlelight service.

And what's cuter than seeing a one and a half year old in pink pants learning to ice skate...or really just being held over the ice by her dad. It was great going out to the skating rink and watching the kids learn to skate!

It was a lovely break. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!