Thursday, November 13, 2014

Five For Friday

Oh joy, oh joy!  It is Friday!  We're linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching for our Five For Friday! I know we've said it before, but we just LOVE reading Five For Friday posts and seeing what you have all been up to!  It's one of the highlights of our week!


This week we have had the most AMAZING weather!  Very cold, but clear and sunny.  Just right for making the beautiful fall leaves stand out so well!  Enjoying the beautiful weather, and thoughts of Thanksgiving coming our way made me think of all the reasons I am so thankful to live in the Pacific Northwest!  Here's five of those reasons!
                                                                               


Starbucks!  Yep, I know, I know...you all have been posting your red cups.  Well of course, because they give us a little joy in anticipating the upcoming holidays.  But I had to add mine to this post because here in Seattle...well...we are THE home of Starbucks.  It may be found world wide, but no one else but us can claim the fame of being THE home of Starbucks.  And everyone knows that teachers run on Starbucks, right?  So I am thankful to call Starbucks "our hometown" fave.
                                                                           


The Seahawks!!!!!  Superbowl Champs!  'Nuff said on that one.  Go Hawks!!!!!
                                                           


Kayaking!!!  Oh sure...you can kayak many places.  But I would argue that we have one of the most beautiful places in the world to kayak.....Puget Sound! And bonus!!  We don't have to worry about great white sharks like they do other places.  Shivvvvvverrrrr!!!!  Scary, those things!  And those teeth!  Eeeeek!!!!  Anywho,  I'm out there as often as I can be in the summer, and dream of it all winter.
                                                                        

Dungeness Crab!  Yummmmmmy!  You have absolutely not lived until you have enjoyed a fresh caught, spent-the-day-on-the-boat-in-the-sun,  Dungeness Crab feast!  Best crab in the world! Whoa baby! That's good stuff!

                                                                             


This school!  Yep, it's mine.  Well, okay not mine exactly, but I have proudly called this wonderful place my work home for 20 years, and it is fabulous! Bonus....I get to work with my daughter!  You won't find a better staff! They work tirelessly and happily to help our students overcome all the hard stuff that life throws their way, so they can achieve great things!  I am so thankful for Horizon Elementary and all of its staff!  Salute to you, staff!

Okie dokie!  Well there you go!  Five reasons that I think living here is the best.  Hope you all share what you love about where you live too, so we can see peeks into all the great places in this fabulous country.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!
****Kristin****

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    1. Oh my! Caramel Brulee! I haven't tried that one yet, and boy does it sound delicious! :-)

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  2. Starbucks Bahamas just got their red cups on Wednesday! Headed there shortly with Levi for my first red cup beverage. Yum!

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    1. Hi Joya! Why did they take so long? One more reason why you should move back here near us! We miss you girl! :-)

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  3. Your kayaking picture is wonderful. So relaxing...and I will add to the red cup collection today after school...LOL. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Beth! Oh yes kayaking is relaxing. That's why I'm out there as often as possible in the summer! Ahhhhh.... Thanks for connecting with us! :-)

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  4. I've been frequenting Starbucks quite often now that it's red cup season. So good!

    Kristin
    Teaching In A Nutshell

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    1. Hi Kristin! Great name by the way! :-) We have a Starbucks one block from our school, so pretty much the whole staff drives through there each morning. Wasn't that nice of them to put it right by our school? Smiles, Kristin

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  5. Man, I gotta go get my first red cup of the season! Skim latte with cinnamon and chocolate powder added. Or a white chocolate peppermint mocha when I'm being bad... maybe today is the day... See you around! Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

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    1. Hey there Kathleen! Oh yum! Skim latter with cinnamon and chocolate powder? Wow that sounds wonderful. Might have to try that tomorrow morning! :-) Cheers! Kristin

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