Sunday, February 23, 2014

Building With Books

As a kindergarten and first grade special education teacher, I spend a majority of my day, every day, teaching children how to read. The more I teach, the more I learn the importance of literacy. It has the power to open doors to a future of possibilities, it plants the seeds of imagination, it gives children the confidence to dream wild and amazing dreams and then make those dreams come true. My friend JD, along with her children, are heading up a project to build a library in a rural village in Ghana. This project will be overseen by Compassion International, and will open many doors for the community of Enyan Abaasa. If you understand the importance of books for literacy, and the importance of literacy in the fight against poverty, I hope you will check out JD's blog post and consider how you can be involved in this amazing project.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Home Sweet Home

For friends and family too far away to stop by, here are some pictures of my new home! I just started moving, so as you can see, no furniture yet :)

My quaint little home :)

Living room, with a perfect place to hang my favorite picture

Dining room

Kitchen and laundry room

Kitchen and coffee nook

Bedroom 1

My teeny tiny bathroom

Bedroom 2, the only ugly room that needs a paint job

Living room/hallway

Back yard

Lemon and orange trees

Lots of other trees, including peach, apricot, lime :)