Monday, March 22, 2010

St. Patrick's Day- The Bulls Style

Friday night we stumbled into some free tickets to the Chicago Bulls.
We had never been to an NBA game, so we said, "Why not?"
My sis, Dan, and Marcus and I headed downtown Friday night not knowing what to expect with these free tickets.
They came with parking--- right in front of United Center (for free) and it turns out the seats were Club Seating in the lower deck. Pretty cool!!

So, even though I don't really care much about the Bulls, it was still a fun experience.

I must say, my favorite part was the entertainment between quarters and then also the mascot, who I mostly watched the whole time. :)

(This was pretty cool!!)

This Bull was hilarious.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Stroll through the Woods

This morning I got up nice and early (I don't know why, I was just awake) and got ready for work.
I left the house by 7:00! (Maybe for some of you that is not super early, but I thought it was).
Last night's thunderstorms left behind a beautiful fog.
Spring is awakening every part of nature.
On my way to work, I drive through several forest preserves and this morning I saw a Bluejay, a Cardinal, a deer, and several other beautiful things.
I stopped and took some pictures for you all to enjoy. :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring is in the air!

Today's weather was just gorgeous!
Everything was muddy, sloppy, and melty.
I didn't care!

I took my new camera (now complete with memory card) and Marcus and I went on a little spring nature walk to try out some of the settings on our new gadget.

It's got a lot of fun aspects to it, yet it is still just a point-and-shoot.
The techy geek in me loves the touch screen.
For those of you who care, you can check it out here.

Well, without further ado, here are some pics I took today with it, completely unedited.
It just takes pictures this cool by itself!! :)

Look at the little mallards in that pic!

More little mallards...

...and back again to Home Sweet Home.

I hope this camera lasts me for many memories...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Missing In Action

Where have I been!??
In the words of Dr. Lutzer, "Well, I'm glad you asked."

I've been waiting and waiting and waiting to show you all my new camera!!!
And it is finally here!!
BUT, I'm still waiting for the memory card so I can take more than one picture at a time!

Let me just say that it is SERIOUSLY AMAZING.
I am completely pleased as punch with my purchase.
(Students: Can you find the alliteration in the above sentence?)

But...alas...until that memory cards comes (fingers crossed that it shows up today!), you all just have to wait too. :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

They say it best

Sometimes third graders can really phrase things better than adults.
From now until the end of the school year, I'm going to try to put some quotes from my students on the blog more frequently.

These eight and nine year olds are often inspiring me and also cracking me up.
It's time for me to spread the love!

Today the kids were asked to write in their journals about who their best friend is and what qualities make someone a good friend. One particular student responded this way:

Me too, darlin', me too. ;)