A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Life has definitely been interesting the past few days. People are very angry about the election last Sunday. There were apparently some riots downtown here in La Paz and in other cities around the country. I'm really curious to see if things will just calm down, or if it will get more heated? Only time will tell.
This has been my dream for so long!! My children playing together!! I was playing with them, too, but I had to stop and take a picture of it, because it's just so cool! Claire and I were playing some Celtic duets, and we played some Christmas music together. It was super fun and we have lots of plans to do more together! :)
These two always have SO MUCH FUN together! They're always baking and making inventive things for everyone...and there's always a lot of giggling coming from the kitchen! :) This time, they made a fudge pie and a real British Trifle! I heard nothing but super amounts of praise from everyone who got to eat these deliciously beautiful desserts! :) A lovely feast for British Day at our house.
Conference Weekend is always fun. We eat a TON of candy...ok, the KIDS eat a ton of candy. They get rather silly, too...like sticking Pixie Stix up their nose and sleeping with giant plastic bags on their faces. Whatever. Besides, look who's finally home! It's so fun to have Josh home again after such a long time away!
I went to the RS president's house to watch the Women's session and it was a lot of fun to be with my Bolivian sisters and listen to the announcements and exciting changes that are going on. I loved conference so much this session. I always do, but there was just something so very special about this one. I'm grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I'm grateful to be a woman and I know that I am a special daughter of God who loves me. Life is hard and full of trials and things that can make us cry, but there is peace in knowing who you are and in having made covenants in the temple and knowing that families are forever. <3
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! :)
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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