April 12/365 Wet Dog Day

I gave Hollie a bath today- that isn’t random shadowing on my chest, that is me being all wet from HER bath! I’ve bathed her several times, this was the driest I’ve stayed and the least amount of fighting/managing her yet. She is due for some grooming- next bath won’t be by me.

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April 10/365 Cultural Celebration

I attended West Kearns Elementary Dual Immersion Cultural Celebration with my friends Andrea and Lori. What a fun and inspiring night. This program started my first year of teaching. Nine years later it has expanded to the performance being held at the high school with around 250 students participating (1-6 grade). Mrs. Shirley Sainz (the adult in the picture) is the visionary and mastermind behind this incredible Celebration and will be one of many things she leaves in her Legacy as an educator. She is retiring this year. I am grateful to have worked with her, even if it was only for 3 years.

April 146/365

July 24, 2016
A sunset in Punta Gorda, FL. Nature is so amazing! I love the colors I witnessed within 15 minutes of watching the sun be hidden behind the ocean.

April 135/365

July 13, 2015

I got to go to the Benjamin Banneker Historical Museum and Park. I learned and taught about him this past school year. What a privilege to be where he lived and worked. He is referred to as the first African- American of Science. He published almanacs, was one of the surveyors for the creation of Washington D.C. and worked with the abolition movement. An incredible individual.

April 134/365

July 12, 2016
I was able to go to the National Zoo today and got to see the Giant Pandas which are my FAVORITE animal. At first I was a little disappointed because I thought I had “missed” them as Bao Bao (the panda in this photo) had been playing but then went behind trees to be in the shade, but not easily seen. A little bit later I discovered the Panda House, their indoor enclosure, there I spent plenty of time enjoying their characters and beauty. There are 3 Giant Pandas at the National Zoo.

April 133/365

July 11, 2016

Today I saw this in a museum with many air and space vehicles. I thought it was pretty amazing! Evidently these were really used in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Star Wars.