Thursday, August 11, 2011

The No-Blog Summer

Yep, I've been gone for a few months. Did you miss me?

I began this blog as a way to track my memories of starting my full-time teaching career and my move to Urbana in addition to the other randomness that constitutes my life. Turns out that I turned the lights off on the blog this summer to enjoy a teacher's bliss - summer.

So in an attempt to keep things fairly short, this blog will be mostly in pictures with a few notes here and there. Let's dive in!

In June I got a new companion for my home and quite a little buddy he is. My puppy, Piccolo (which means small in Italian) is constantly making me laugh and when he wants to be, is incredibly smart.

Also in June my beautiful, wonderful niece was born.
July brought cousins in from Italy. Lara & Martina enjoyed an entire week in Chicago on their first trip to America. We had a BLAST and I did things I never thought I'd do. For example, we went to the 103rd floor of the Willis (Sears) Tower. I've never once been inside the Sears Tower and I have a fear of falling so that was amazing. We hit every major museum in the city, the zoo and even a baseball game. And laughed a lot. Apparently I say a few things incorrectly. And they learned a lot of new words and tried a lot of new foods.

I was fortunate to work 3 shows this summer and attend 2 of my favorite shows, REO Speedwagon and Sister Hazel.

And thus the summer concludes. I'll expound on these a bit more at a later date. Once I get my teaching legs back next week!