Have a GREAT week!
Sunday, January 11, 2015
"Homeschoolversary", ha! LOVE IT!!! I posted this TimeHop pic and my friend Jessica (she has been a GODSEND and exactly the HS friend I needed at exactly the right time) and she wished me a Happy Homeschoolversary. Another first for me, how COOL is life???? ALWAYS CHANGING, bringing so many surprises each and every year!!😊
Homeschooling looks so different than it did two years ago and we're all still alive AND happy......AHHHHHHHHMAZING, right? Some days are tough, but I have THE MOST supportive husband who not only gives me the space I need and trusts me to educate our children, but is my life coach too! I show him my schedule ( or should I say schedules, lol....meal plans,workout plans, school plans, personal goals....hahaha, poor guy), I talk to him about my crazy ideas and goals, and he always helps me get a clear perspective as well as giving into some of my crazy whims too! He is my rock. We do " TEAM AUDITORE" very well, solidarity and also divide and conquer.
Homeschool isn't just sitting at a desk, or taking field trips, it's a lifestyle and family unity and support is CRUCIAL. If it wasn't for Chris and my mom, I wouldn't be sitting here like this, full of peace and joy. Homeschooling is a gift, and I'm thankful to be able to do it!
Happy HOMESCHOOLVERSARY to us!
Saturday, January 10, 2015
As you know, I love social media but really want to have my highlights on my blog. I am going to do a year in review, photo style and hope to start making a "Month in Review" post, highlighting memories on my blog starting 2/1, at least that's the plan,LOL!
As I scrolled through pics I was reminded what an AWESOME year it was. While there are SO MANY things I loved about 2014, one of my favorites were seeing the kids excel in swimming, especially Anna finding her niche and watching her confidence grow! Another favorite was watching Christopher grow in the culinary department. That kid LOVES to cook, his favorite is making Mac and cheese! My favorite highlight for Sofia was her losing her first tooth!!! Oh, and one of my personal HURRAYS is that we met our goal of getting out and exploring more of the outdoor sights that Austin has to offer us!
Enjoy the review, in random order since I'm trying to figure out this Blogger app for iPad! I just want to get it posted, LOL!!!!
38th birthday with family and friends at Kobe, followed by my first hookah experience!
She loves physical fitness and completed her Teens in Training program.
Family Mud Run with the Kimballs
Volunteering at Northwind Farms
First swim meet at Belton
14 year anniversary at The Elian in San Antonio
We said goodbye and HELLO again to one of our favorite families!
Fun at a local farm
Fifi and Avery at McKinney Falls
Anna got an iPhone!
Anna's first swim meet
This was their first Long Course swim meet in Corpus. They were thrilled to have Grandpa, Uncle Pat, and Anthony there!!
I'm officially a Swim Mom!
Amy's Ice Cream
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
We love Walnut Creek!
Christopher Cliff Jumping, oh geez
Annual Fiesta Texas Trip with Kimball girls
Fifi turned FIVE!
Got to hook up and catch a quick visit with my cousin Kevin and his fiancé Ashley, how has it been fourteen years since I saw him last? So happy to see them!
Weekend getaway to J.W. Marriott, one of my favorite summer trips last year!
Monthly Girls Night Out
My Weekly Shopping Buddy.
Christopher played a season of basketball and has turned into a HUGE bball fan, he's obsessed and has started collecting cards thanks to his best bud Carter.
Anna baked this for our anniversary , it was AWESOME!
Anna made the local paper, her costume ROCKED!
Christopher designed our classroom flag! Stripes for three kids and their favorite colors and a heart because I love them!
Yes, she made Nana's cake too!
Anna has admired Katie since she saw her on Facebook and found out she owned her own makeup business! She was obviously thrilled to take her trip to Florida with grandma for a week over Thanksgiving break and spend time with her in person. She got to meet all of Chris's cousins, aunts, and uncles on the Grieco side of the family......best trip ever, she said!
We got to welcome back the Conleys from the D.R. (Well, almost all of them....hurry home Dean!) Christopher got his best friend back in Texas!!!!
Bob Bullock museum, kids were not impressed