Saturday, May 26, 2018

Celebrate This Week: Grandboys, More Activity. Blossoms, & Writing Challenges

Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.

When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build. 

   A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.

Each week I join Ruth Ayres and a few friends to celebrate the week and 
to focus on the positive things that happened in the past week.

Some celebrations are easier to find than others and some weeks are  just filled with the regular rhythm of life (which is actually something to celebrate). 
Okay, this pic is from last week, but I'm still basking in the joy of a visit from Teddy and his parents. We were getting ready to make pancakes for breakfast in this shot. Everyone knows that a boy needs a ladder to stand on when he's helping Grandma in the kitchen. 

Teddy spent the past week helping (?) his mom pack for their upcoming move. Here's a shot of him exploring the window seat in the kitchen of the new house. 
I captured these shots from an Instagram video Stefi posted before their flight this morning to New Orleans to visit family.

Some pics of Jack from this week! 

I actually returned to my swim class this week more than a year after stopping due to some knee problems. Thanks to Shelly
for her continuous, yet gentle prodding.

 My new goal of trying to walk more means that I'm
capturing more pics of blossoms in my surroundings.

Summer writing challenges abound! While summer no longer signals a different schedule for me, it still signals a shift in thinking (slower days filled with more daylight) and seems like a good time to tackle a new challenge. My favorite post comes from a shared link at this week's Teach Write Writing Round-Up. Stephanie Morrill's post Three Mindset Shifts to Help You Have a (Realistically) Productive Summer resonated with me. And if you're looking to get some ideas for summer writing don't miss the upcoming #TeachWrite Twitter Chat on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm ET. Their theme for June is Summer Writing. I'm totally going to make more time for writing this summer. I'm celebrating the inspiration that is all around us to help us grow our writing muscles.


  1. I love the pictures of your family. The flowers are also lovely, but the family pics bring the huge smiles. Have a great time writing.

  2. I'm glad you had another visit with Teddy and parents, so fun to see how much he's growing, and wonderful that he and Jack are getting to know each other, even when far apart. The flowers are gorgeous. What a wonderful spring of growing things it has been! And, happy writing!

  3. I know how wonderful it is to be around an almost two year old little boy. So much activity, so much to say, so much joy. I am happy your knee is feeling better for more walking and swimming. The abundance of flowers is gorgeous.

  4. Helping? (How long does it take the ? to go a away? 🙂

  5. Hi Ramona! Your dedication to celebrating gives me the energy to keep stacking words. I'm glad you are back to swimming! I hope your knee is feeling good. I can't believe how much to grand"babies" keep growing!