Life Lately

Life has been keeping me busy lately, sadly putting this blog on the back burner.  It's the end of the school year, the sun is out which means happy hours, dinners on the patio, and less time ticking away at my computer. This post is my effort to "catch up," if you will.
My husband and I took a mini road trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival a few weeks ago.  It was the perfect day; after a few straight weeks of rain, the sun was gloriously shining, and tulip fields were bursting with vibrant color and in full bloom.  What a beautiful day!
The Descendants - have you seen it?  Pull out a big old box of Kleenex for this one.  Definitely rentable.
Kickball season is in full swing!  My friends and I have been playing together on a team every spring for 5 years now - it's quite the tradition!  We're back-to-back champions so we've got quite a title to defend this year.
My good friend and co-worker hosted a Bingo fundraiser for a her educational non-profit, Project Kesho in Tanzania.  I'd forgotten how fun Bingo is, why don't I play more often!?! And to top if off; I won a bottle of champagne in the raffle AND a gift card to Taco Time for Bingo, woohoo! 
I'm reading a few books right now (The Marriage Plot and The Unhealthy Truth), but I just downloaded Fifty Shades of Grey on my kindle after my coworkers have been hounding me to read this!  Have any of you gotten hooked by this trilogy?

 And finally, this week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  I'm feeling very loved and appreciated by my students and classroom families, and to make a great work even better, my husband sent me this bouquet of flowers at work, he's the best!  Make sure to recognize your favorite teacher out there!


Lea said...

Tulip festival? How cool! I LOVE tulips! I have not read 50 shades of Grey, but after reading your post I am getting it tomorrow. I need to know what the fuss is about! LOL! Happy Teacher appreciation week. I am glad there is a whole week for teachers. You deserve it! ( :

Leslie said...

Looks like life is busy, but good! Happy teacher appreciation week; that's so sweet that your husband sent flowers. :)

Lindsay said...

So jealous of the tulip festival! I was shocked by how depressing The Descendants was. You have to let me know if you like 50 Shades of Grey. Not sure if I'm going to succumb or not, but I hate not being in the know!

meme-and-he said...

so many beautiful flowers! love it. and I'll have to see the Descendants, it has been on my "to watch" list for some time.

keepitskinny said...

i am on book 2 of the 50 Shades triolgy. it's addicting!! tell me if you like it. i only started reading it because it's going to be a big movie next summer!

Mary said...

Loved the Descendants, the tulips are gorgeous, and kickball sounds like so much fun!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

I cried so hard the first time I saw "The Descendants." Then my mom referred to it as a comedy, and I was like, "What?" I watched it a second time with James and I saw much more humor in it the second time, but it's definitely a drama with comedic moments.

I have 50 Shades of Grey on hold at the library. I'm really looking forward to reading it!