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

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November Memories

Ah, November - what a beautiful month you've been so far...and it's not even Thanksgiving yet! While school was super busy with end of the trimester report cards and parent-teacher conferences, I still found time to share with friends (both planned and unplanned)...

1) One of my best friends from college and her husband flew in/out of O'Hare for a wedding (in FL) earlier this month - before heading back home, we got to spend a couple of hours out by the airport enjoying a delicious brunch and great conversation. I am so glad she texted that they'd be here and wanted to meet up. 

2) Just this past weekend I was blessed to attend the wedding of a fellow ACE grad (a few years behind me) - both she and her now husband have such love for each other and for God. They are wonderful witnesses for all of us! Dinner and dancing were fun too...but that was just a bonus.

3) My sister's kiddos had their Girls On The Run 5K race last weekend. After many weeks of mild temperatures, the thermometer plummeted, and we pretty much froze...but it was awesome. The girls were so cute, and it was fun to hang out with some of my sister's co-workers too.

And now it's off to visit family and friends for the holiday...

I hope you and your loved ones (near and far) have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving! Advent is just around the corner...

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Goodbye October

October, one of the busiest months of the year
It's hard to believe November is here...
So much has happened, so much's been done.
Lots of smiles and show-stopping fun.

Here are a few photos from a wedding and show,
as well as a shout-out to our team: "Go Cubs go!"

Chicago skyline on way to Adler Planetarium for wedding reception

inside, at the reception

the cake - one of the layers was pumpkin!

same night the Cubs clinched the NL division title

Hamilton! The night had finally arrived!

The Schuyler Sisters...and Peggy

waiting with baited breath

In honor of the Cubs, for Halloween I was the "#FlytheW" sign

Made it to Navy Pier on my run yesterday - they were flying the W flag too

Thanksgiving break is so close I can taste it
As a break from teaching and grad school, you can bet I won't waste it.

Happy November everyone!