Well, summertime is officially drawing to a close, as this is my final week of "real" time off. School begins two weeks from tomorrow, but I'm back for inservices next Wednesday and Thursday, which totally propels me back into "teacher mode". It's been a good summer, though time has flown by WAY too quickly! The blog has taken a backseat, but that's kind of the way of the season, right? I'd rather be out there living my life than inside writing about it.
Here's what we've been up to lately...
sister-in-law sister came to visit last week! When Walker and I got married, Isabel and I decided to drop the "in-law" from our vocabulary and just call ourselves sisters. It was so wonderful to have her staying with us (she was our very first houseguest in TWO years!) and we got to take her around to some of our favorite places. She's a history major, so we did a very abbreviated Philly tour on Sunday, a beach trip Tuesday, and time around our town on Monday.
...I was fully trained in Responsive Classroom a few weeks ago and it was amazing! If you're a teacher, I highly recommend these three books (there's an "Every Teacher Needs to Know" for each grade level).
...We had to say goodbye to Kelley who left for college this morning. My family's selfie taking skills are so pathetic it's kind of adorable.
...I've officially bonded with my friend Sara's dog, Joey. He used to bark like crazy whenever I would come over, but now he's allllllll up in my business, all the time, which is so sweet!
...And speaking of Sara, we made French macarons the other day. They turned out pretty well, considering we were missing some key utensils (parchment paper, anyone?) and had never made them before. These were lemon - yum!
...Walker and I spent a glorious day at the beach on Saturday. There's nothing more beautiful than a "Top 10" August beach day. There's a nice breeze, the water's warm, and the sun isn't too hot. Amazing.
...My mother-in-law sent me a gorgeous coral dress from Modcloth for my birthday. I wore it the other night and fell in love! Pretty sure I found my first day of school dress! Excuse the grainy selfie!
What have you been up to lately?