Teaching Shakespeare Sonnets

Teaching Shakespeare Sonnets

So what exactly is a sonnet anyways? A sonnet is a 14-line poem with a variable rhyme scheme originating in Italy and brought to England by Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, earl of Surrey in the 16th century. Literally a “little song,” the sonnet traditionally reflects upon a single sentiment, with a clarification or “turn”(…)

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The Things We Knew Book Review

The Things We Knew Book Review

The Things We Knew by Catherine West is a work of contemporary fiction involving the ties that bind a family together. Through old secrets, individual trials, and new obstacles, they find their way through to become stronger and closer, but not without scars. About The Things We Knew: A tragedy from the past resurfaces in(…)

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Flashback Friday-Weddings

Flashback Friday-Weddings

    For this Flashback Friday I decided to do a “Wedding Post”.   As Thanksgiving has passed, and Christmas is near, so many of us are counting our blessings.  I think our marriages should be right up there on that list!  So in honor of all of our marriages, her are the photos that show(…)

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Computer Fest & What it Means to Me

Computer Fest & What it Means to Me

There is this lovely, (not really) little, (not really) event that Joey has to deal with at work every year called “Computer Fest”.  Like Joey’s job itself, I don’t know too many details about the whole thing, just that he is a “computer geek”!  I do know that it comes every year at holiday time(…)

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A Right of Passage

One Sunday early in November as I lay on the couch, a little under the weather, Ava sat on the floor in front of me.  She was cutting a piece of paper like she has so many times before.   Cutting paper is a new past time for her, and I think she is pretty adept(…)

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Our First Snow

Our First Snow

Today is December First.  This morning Chloe came to me and said “I woke up in the middle of the night.  I saw something white out my window.  When I looked out it was snowing!”.  Needless to say, I looked out my window and a blanket of snow was covering our slice of the world!(…)

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The Dreaded Family Photo Shoot

The Dreaded Family Photo Shoot

Those of you with little ones will feel my pain.  I dread the holiday season every year, knowing we will have to get a reasonable photo to send out to all those that never see us, so they think we are the perfect family!  Seriously, who came up with this hair brained idea?  The last(…)

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

Since we all seem to like to take trips down memory lane, I am going to try “Flashback Friday” for a little while.  With the 2 year anniversary of Papa Peter’s death only just over a week away, he has been on my mind a great deal.  We just celebrated another Thanksgiving without him.  He(…)

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I (Heart) Faces Challenge for Shana

I (Heart) Faces Challenge for Shana

I had a hard time choosing just one of these photos for this post.  So of course, I have put in more than one!  My friend Shana is involved in a challenge on some place called “I (Heart) Faces”.  This week she posted one on her blog for the challenge called “I (Heart) faces…Autumn Beauty”. (…)

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Moments to hold on to

Moments to hold on to

These are the moments in your child’s life that you want to freeze in time.  You know you will never get them back and can only hope to remember them, and in this case, capture them in a photo.

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Ava’s First Show and Tell

Ava’s First Show and Tell

On Monday night before settling Ava into bed, I had the task of helping her find her first “Show and Tell” item for preschool.  So I say to her “Ava what do you want to take to share with your friends?  How about a baby doll, or a favorite book?”  Standing in the middle of(…)

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Science Center

I decided to post a bunch of pictures I have taken from our local Science Center.  I have never been very impressed with the place because every time we went things were always broken and we never seemed to find activities that interested the kids.  Thus it has been a couple of years since we(…)

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