It all started with Patrick wanting to take up hunting. The bow-hunting season is much longer than firearm season, so, of course, he needed a bow. But then, accuracy and consistency were elusive. That led to archery lessons which led to a new family hobby. Who knew that target shooting could be so cathartic? The […]
Mia’s dance studio is all a-buzz about this year’s production as the theme and costumes were just posted. We’re ecstatic that she’s been asked to play Tinkerbell in Peter Pan. It’s a relatively small part, but it involves a special Tinkerbell costume AND a dramatic death. What more could an aspiring stage star ask for […]
Having a nephew around has been like early grandparenthood. All the fun of a baby with none of the work 😉 It’s hard to believe Big Jae is so big that he’ll be 2 this year! These are some photos from 2 summers ago.
Mia was what some call a late bloomer, academically. She’s probably the poster child for homeschooling success. I’m positive she could have labelled herself dumb (and NOT a math person) and hated reading had she felt the pressure to keep up with her peers in first grade. Instead, that was our first year homeschooling. We focused […]
About a year ago, I was still homeschooling all 6 kids. That really puts life in perspective. A LOT has happened in a year. Last fall, the Tall Ships were back in the Baltimore Harbor for the 200th Anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. We spent multiple days trying to see the […]
Mia’s 9th Birthday. 2014.
DISCLAIMER: These are last year’s (June 2014) dance recital photos because that’s how behind in life I am. With 6 kids and 2 drivers, we obviously have to be selective to which extracurricular activities we commit. While saying, “no” to the kids can be hard (especially in today’s culture), it has forced everyone to really […]
Long overdue dance recital photos… …This girl is such a natural on stage!