Sunday, January 13, 2013

Some Christmas pics...

...finally! :)

So I finally found my camera and pulled all of the pictures from Christmas. Here are a few from each of our gatherings:

My "niece" opening one of her gifts from the boys.

A great family photo! I love these three people. Seriously. LOVE. :)

Braeden and my niece, Brooklyn. He is definitely her favorite cousin, lol.

My nephew Michael, Braeden, Brooklyn and Bailey holding my newest nephew, Lucas. Yay for first Christmases! :D

Yep, that's my 13 year old more excited over his Big Bang Theory Trivia than anything else. Yep, I know it's not exactly appropriate TV for a 13 year old. Don't worry, it's on my "Mom of the Year" award application.

More cousins!! :)

Bailey absolutely dotes on Lucas. It's so freaking cute. :D

RC helicopter from their uncle. 

He got one too.

Braeden had been wanting a watch and was very excited to see this Transformers one from Grandma!

The boys opening their gift from us, a PS3 with assorted accessories and games.

A super cute family friend opening her gift from the boys. Merida's bow from the movie "Brave."

A massive gift opening extravaganza with the Bells. :)

I've already talked about Christmas, so I won't go on and on about it now, lol. But, since I promised pictures, I wanted to post some.

On to this week...

My first full week at the tax office went okay enough. Wasn't crazy busy or anything yet. On Tuesday, the IRS pushed back the first date to file to January 30. Needless to say, people finding out that the earliest they could get a refund is now the middle of February didn't go over well. :/

Bailey had his first cake decorating class. He and his friend had so much fun. They started out decorating cookies, and this week they are making their own buttercream icing and they are going to decorate an 8-inch layer cake. They are really looking forward to it!

This past Thursday was also the first day back to Master's. Yaaaaay! They missed it, and are glad to have that back in their routine. With the return after the holidays, comes the registration for next year already. The class offerings change after the 8th grade. Up to now, there has been a set schedule of classes for grades K-6, and a different set schedule of classes for grades 7-8. For next year, Bailey is going to be able to pick and choose his classes because he will be at the high school level.


I know I doesn't mean that he has to start sending in his applications to homeschool-friendly colleges, lol, but it's still a bit overwhelming to have to acknowledge that we will be officially homeschooling high school later this year.

And again with the gulp.

I still have full support from the hubs, and most of my family and friends. Aaaaaaand...most importantly...I have a child who has absolutely NO desire to attend public school. So I really think that it's going to be fine. It's just uttering the words "homeschool" and "high schoool" together can seem daunting.

Ah well...

This week should look the same as last week. Cake class on Tuesday, Master's on Thursday and T4L, SpellingCity and reading in between. :)

I need to feed my children now. Who knew that this was a requirement? ;)

Hope everyone has a great week!

1 comment:

Jamie Gaddy said...

Hi Joy,
I know the amazement of beginning to high school... I have two there now, and every day I "gulp" out of fear and anxiety... though trying to trust that God will see us through even if I don't have all my ducks in a row! Thanks for the great post!