I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Picture-Perfect Easter (Vacation)

At this point of the school year, two words will give everyone (teachers and students, alike) such joy as no other words: SPRING. BREAK.

Lucky for me, I had the chance to travel to Michigan with my sister to meet up with our parents (who flew up for the week), and we enjoyed our visit there this past week.

Easter itself was absolutely beautiful, weather-wise. (We lucked out with parking for Mass, too. Woot!) Marisa and I didn't run on Easter, but we went for a mid-afternoon walk, and the sun shone generously on us.

And what would a family vacation be without a scrumptious dinner at Benihana (in celebration of our belated birthday)? Yakisoba, anyone?

Work was a must, I'm sad to say. (I guess strong work ethic runs in our family.) But we did take time for plenty of visiting and fun. We even made it to Ann Arbor for a visit with our aunt and uncle (as well as to some of our favorite shops...and to Stucci's ice cream!)

Every holiday is a good time to recenter, refresh, and enjoy the company of family and friends. (It's also a good time to catch up on movies - "Zootopia" is a riot and so cute, FYI.) I even enjoyed some reading (for faith AND for fun).

Thank goodness for vacations. Now let's hope the renewal keeps us teachers calm as we brace the students' return on Monday. God, give us strength...

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