Wednesday, January 28, 2009

SNOW - No school today!

Jay took me to the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker for Christmas.  It brought back so many memories of when I danced as a child.  The costumes were amazing and the dancers so graceful.  This photo is of the painting on the stage curtain before it went up for the show.  More photos to come of the Boston Opera House.  

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunset on the Kanc

A beautiful way to end a long day.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Challenge yourself!

Check out National Geographic's Your Shot Daily Dozen jigsaw puzzle at the bottom of my page.  See how fast you can complete the puzzles!  Go here for even more NGM puzzles...    

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Thanks to my Philosophy, Ethics, & Education class in grad school a few winters ago, I became entranced with snowshoeing.  We had weekly meetings at my professor's house where his wife made cinnamon rolls and we talked about our views of education.  Afterwards, we would snowshoe around and talk some more.  I thank my professor for giving me another way to enjoy winter.  

A winter walk through the woods shows beauty and brings calmness.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Snowflake Bentley

"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others.  Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated.  When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost.  Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind."    
~Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley 1925

I hope to someday own a print of his.  

My Commute

My dear friend posted a picture of her morning commute today, her Every Day.   It reminded me of some early morning pictures I took over the course of a week on my way to school in December.  She lives near DC and meets quite the traffic jam at times.  I head east over the Kancamagus Highway through the White Mountain National Forest.  I pass four, maybe five cars during the 45 minutes it takes me to get over the Kanc... quite a contrast to Misty Leigh's commute.  

There are days I wish I lived near a big city.  The grocery store would be closer than 30 minutes, I could easily stop at a store and buy some earrings, or possibly browse the books at Border's.  But the fresh air, morning snow, and the sunrise over the Whites are all worth it.  Have I ever told you how much I love living in the mountains?   

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Making cupcakes

I have been wanting a Kitchen Aid mixer for sooooo long and finally received one for Christmas... thanks mom and dad!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Damerons

Click here to see Misty Leigh and Mike's wedding photos...they are amazing.  We had such a wonderful weekend in Old Town with them and feel so lucky to have been able to witness their marriage.  

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

10 Under 30

Jay in Ski Area Management magazine... 

He loves his job and is so good at it.  
Yesterday I went to King Pine with my students, and will be doing so every Monday for the next month.  So fun.  Not a bad way to spend the first day back from vacation!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A last day of vacation walk by the river

Peaceful Pemi

The sound of water brings me peace.

First Day

I've been contemplating starting a blog for a while and decided that today was the day to do just that.  Enjoy.