Monday, April 27, 2009

It's Good to Be Back Home Again!

So here I am in that never-never-land of "haven't posted in a while and now I can't remember what it was I wanted to say." I enjoyed my quick retreat with my fellow CIRCE apprentices in beautiful Concord, NC. Located outside of Charlotte, Concord has one of those beautiful, charming, downtown areas full of flowers, old buildings, and cobblestone sidewalks. And chocolate. How could I forget the chocolate? The highlight of the Saturday afternoon break was a visit to the Chocolatier. Yum!

CIRCE stands for Center for Integrated Research in Classical Education. In addition to teacher training, annual conferences, and curriculum, CIRCE has an apprentice program to equip teachers. What a privilege to be part of this group. Last August I think we all felt like we had been thrown into the deep end together, but by now we've become not just "colleagues" but friends.

Yesterday, Kelsey celebrated her 15th birthday and as a special surprise I asked one of my favorite bloggers if she would feature Kelsey's cake. Don't let the name fool you, "Cake Wrecks" is hilarious, but every Sunday you can see the opposite of a wreck. And yesterday that was Kelsey!


southerninspiration said...

I saw Kelsey on Cake Wrecks!!! HOW COOL is that.....glad you're back in TX...missed seeing you. Talk to you soon.


Teacherperson said...

She MADE her own fondant? Oh, man. Now I'm even more impressed.

(HA! The word I had to type for security purposes to leave this comment was "pressed.")

Anonymous said...

I've already congratulated Kelsey on her marvelous feats.

Now I would like to congratulate our beautiful, intelligent daughter on her completion of her year of apprenticeship with CIRCE.

Proud Mom