Sunday, November 29, 2015

Points to Ponder

From the Reader's Digest:

Most discussions of "having it all" center on balancing work and children, but that definition of "all" is incomplete...Women also want to spend time on other aspects of their lives: art, politics, faith, experiencing the natural world.  Left to pursue only two dimensions of our lives leaves other parts of who we are undercultivated. - Lynn Pasquerella - President of Mount Holyoke College

Friday, November 20, 2015

Miss Stacey

Some new posts are coming...they are on my voice recorder, I just need to transcribe them.  You can call them "Deep Thoughts from Sarah". ;)

But today a parent told me they were watching Anne of Green Gables last night with their daughter (who was my student for two years) and M said, "Mrs. Bowler was to me what Miss Stacey is to Anne."  Then she sent me this clip.

Then I cried and wished I was back in the classroom because you know what?  Part of me is Miss Stacey.  I'm far from a perfect teacher, but I loved my students.  I wanted them to know victory and I wanted them to explore and discover.  Might be the highest compliment I have ever received as teacher.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Momastery Gift Guide

I want almost all of these books and I love gift options that are benefiting the people who made them.  This is a great list!

Monday, November 02, 2015

October Pictures

Here are some pictures my father shared with me:

 They went to a ballet.

 Random masks

 Sherlock Bowler

Happy Birthday, Rachel!

Monday, October 19, 2015

More Apple Orchard

Here are a few more pictures, because that's all I can handle putting on the blog right now. :)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Baked Ziti

Tuesday night we had a little extra time while Sam and Amelia were at soccer, so we set the table with our china, lit the candles, and had sparkling cider ready to pour into the wine glasses.

I also made this:  Old School Baked Ziti I used sausage as the meat.

It was delicious, but the dimming of the lights and the elegant atmosphere meant that my children ate it also without complaint.  We'll have to try that more often.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Age of Adaline

I watched this over the weekend.  Very sweet, I was disappointed it ended when it did because I wanted to see her get a chance to start living her life.

The Age of Adaline

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Girl on the Train

Jenny recommended this book to me awhile back, but it took a long time for me to finally get it from the library because it had quite a few people waiting for it.

If you liked Gone Girl, then you'll want to read this.  I read it in 3 hours straight because I get terrified when I read thrillers, even if they aren't graphically scary.  I finished at 2am and had to go to the bathroom downstairs, but my two choices were to go alone or wake Sam to go with me, so I read a lighthearted book for a bit and didn't go downstairs at all.

It was excellent.  I had no idea who did it until they told me.

The Girl on the Train

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Apple Picking 2015

This year we went to Tougas Farm in Northboro.  Some parts we liked better than Applecrest, some were not as good, but the best part is that it is 30 minutes from our house, instead of closer to 2 hours.

These are pictures that Toby took with his camera.

Thursday, October 08, 2015


We've recently watched:

Wild - it stunk

The Imitation Game - pretty good

We went to see Maze Runner: Scorch Trials at the theater, but Toby only made it about 25 minutes until the zombies came out, so he and I then switched to Hotel Transylvania 2.  - General consensus was that Scorch was terrible, Hotel Transylvania was cute.

Toy Story 1 and 2 - Turns out Amelia had never seen them before and she loved them.

Jupiter Ascending - awful

12 Years a Slave - Brutal to watch, but good movie

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

More Random Pictures

 Homemade Rock Candy

 Amelia started piano lessons.

 She had her first pedicure.

 START on the Street

 We had to drive to watch the lunar eclipse.

 Lucy is enjoying volleyball.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Random Pictures

Here are some things we have been up to the past few weeks:


 Days with Grandma and Gramps

Monday, October 05, 2015