A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
We have another teen in the house! Andrew is "FINALLY" a teenager (his words). For his birthday, he requested lasagna and 'beer' (Guarana soda), and a super cool cake that was layers of cinnamon rolls! Yum! We love this kid so much! He's smart and funny and dedicated. Can't wait to see what this next year will bring! :) Happy Birthday, Andrew! <3
We've started a new round of EnglishConnect classes! This time, we got two EnglishConnect 2 classes! It's so much fun! We really love our students and enjoy watching them learn. Last time we taught, we held classes in the evenings two nights a week. Now we've switched to all day on Saturday, and while it's a seriously long day, it's so much better than night time! Although, it's STILL hard not to switch to Spanish when I'm explaining! :)
This is a pretty bad picture, sorry... But we had a cool opportunity to go to a concert with some friends! It was all Bolivian music played on typical Bolivian instruments. What fun! We enjoyed a fun night out with friends and some very cool music! :) The theater was super old, very quaint and beautifully decorated. I loved it!
The Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil and Bolivia has been burning now for almost a month. SO SAD! So Claire's Theater teacher decided to put on a benefit concert. All the kids sang songs about helping the animals and forests and love and things of that nature. We all had an entrance fee, and could also buy raffle tickets, and all the proceeds went to helping the families and animals that were affected by the fires. It was a fun little concert, even if it was a little cold outside. I always love watching my Claire perform! :)
Yes, it's my birthday. It's a little sad, because Devin's in Hungary (well, he's on his way home right now, but still...), but it was made happy by my super special Bolivian family who made me an incredible dinner and even a magical gluten free cake! :) I love these people! They really made my day special, and tomorrow will be special, too, because Devin will be home! Just means my birthday lasts longer. :)
In other news, I chopped the tip of my thumb off. Oh, it was painful. It wasn't bad enough to warrant a hospital visit...but I'll have a cute little scar. The Young Women had a 'spa night' for the moms, and they painted our nails. Since one of my nails was covered with a bandaid, I got a flower painted onto my bandaid! So cute! Love my daughter's pretty art work! :)
I think this is one of my most favorite days here in La Paz. I'm sad this was our last one! El Dia del Peaton just means that no one can drive cars (except for a few with special permits). Everyone walks or rides bikes everywhere. There are parties and dancing in the streets. We enjoyed walking down the middle of the street to get to church, knowing no one was going to run us over! And after church, I stopped to read a book in the middle of the road! Ha! I sure miss walking paths and safe sidewalks. Maybe someday...
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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