Things my beagle has taught me...

Yesterday afternoon, the little beagle and I spent some quality time on the back deck.  Him sniffing, me reading a book (aka the best afternoon ever!) and I began thinking of the little life lessons that he has taught me in our 3 year relationship thus far. 1.  Enjoy the small, less noticeable moments

2.  Take it all in and take a deep breath (or in his case, lots of small sniffing breaths)

3.  Sit outside and turn off the laptop / cell phone / tv (he never needs them to be happy!)

4.  The joy of food (you should see this boy eat dinner, its quite a show!!)

Thanks Frank, for being great.


Your non-beagle Mom

Friday Daydream - Tulum, Mexico

As a younger and less-wise teacher, I took 20 high school students to Mexico for Spring Break.  After all was said and done and we got our baggage released from the lovely customs official in Mexico City three days after we arrived in Mexico....it was a BEAUTIFUL vacation.  (several adolescent-related details have been omitted from this story for the sake of a happy Friday!) Enjoy a travel daydream today!   Next stop, Tulum.

Travel Daydream to cure the Mondays...

After returning from the coldest doggie walk ever with my beagle, I need some warm sunshine to thaw me out!  Here are some of my favorite photos from Madrid this past summer.  Buen Provecho! (Enjoy!) M

Study Abroad Memories...

Anyone who studied abroad or traveled in the past goes through those days where the daydreams take over and they take a little trip down memory lane.  Luckily, the digital camera had just been invented (teehee) when I studied in Spain and traveled all over Europe and there are still GIANT jpeg files that have survived to keep the memories alive. Here are a couple of my favorite photos from travels around Spain and Europe.  Enjoy the daydream.  :)