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Saturday, December 14, 2013


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I'm glad you are here to celebrate! For more information, check out the CELEBRATE This Week page. Please use #clebratelu to share.

Kris Long (top) and Dina Coverstone (bottom) are teachers I have worked alongside for many years. I've learned a lot about intermediate students from time spent in their classrooms. Recently they opened their writing workshops for area teachers to observe. I loved being part of the observation and getting to see Kris and Dina in action. They've dedicated themselves to constantly growing their craft of teaching. I'm glad to get to be part of the journey.

I love all of the notes around our house. This one made me pause and take a photo.

Ready to Flip a Coin is a new blog by Jen Ferguson. I met Jen at the All Write Summer Institute. She's a young teacher who made the trip to the institute alone. I admire her dedication to growing as a teacher. I'm excited she is stepping into the blog community. Please take a minute to welcome her.

My niece's preschool Christmas program was this week. My dad, Stephanie, and I made the two hour trek to watch her perform two numbers. It was well worth the four hours spent in the car. It was especially worth it to get a hug and hear her sweet voice say, "I'm so glad you came Aunt Ruth! I love you!"

I'm looking forward to being inspired by your celebrations. Please link-up below!


  1. All sounds like a nice week full of smiles Ruth. How wonderful to make that trek for your niece. I can see she loved it a lot!

  2. Love those notes! So happy to see that Jen finally started a blog. Thanks for the link.

  3. How sweet of you to take the time to see your niece's performance. This is one of the things that can not be measured with time or money. It's priceless.

  4. Hi Ruth, Looks like you had a great week! I will certainly check out Jen's blog. Your niece is adorable! Have a great weekend.

  5. Such a great picture of you and your niece!!

  6. I loved hat last photo, too, Ruth - much joy!

  7. These little celebrations are great moments of human kindness- whether it's helping out others to grow as a person in a certain profession or to make a little kid's day be awesome. Keep it up!

  8. I wish I could tag along to see Chris and Dina in action.
    Four hours for a preschool Christmas program - you're an incredible aunt and the smiles on both your faces show a special relationship!

  9. Such great celebrations! I need to start taking more pictures and may even start using my original blog where I shared lots of family fun. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. I love your pictures. Your smile is inspiring and warming. The little notes are awesome! I save texts I receive from my kids. :)


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