This year, there have been a LOT of changes, and I really hate leaving out parts that are important. So, I'm going to do things a bit differently. I'm going to summarize by month, starting with last December, and moving forward, ending with the current December...and it probably will NOT fit on one page. Ready? It's been quite a ride!
|Packing it up!|
|Unpacking in MA|
|Paul Revere capture site|
We rang in the New Year very quietly, at home, by going to bed early. We were EXHAUSTED. It wasn't long before the snow started. Justin
|Leah's art for the Chorus t-shirts|
We also celebrated Justin's 15th birthday in January, with dinner and a cake. Happy 15th birthday, Justin!!
February was marked by a snowstorm EVERY SINGLE weekend, and the kids being off of school EVERY SINGLE Monday, for the WHOLE month. It was quite an introduction to winter in New England!!
In March, Justin was in the school's Spring Musical, Shrek the Musical. Leah was involved with something through school, called Project Explore. She was able to make weekly trips to the vocational high school, and do metal working, some dentistry, baking, computer programing, and accounting.
March also ushered in the first band concert for Heather and Justin at their high school, where the two of them make up about 5% of the whole band. They played well, and Mom and Dad got to experience an atmosphere that was VERY different from other schools our children have attended.
April was a month of settling-in. The weather was getting nicer, the snow was starting to melt, and I (Laura) was getting the house in a more-livable condition. There were fewer boxes sitting around, and the kids were busy with school and new-found friends and activities.
Jason celebrated his birthday at the beginning of the month, and Jon's birthday at the end of the month rounded out our six months of family "birthday season".
May was a month of proms. Heather went to two different proms, at two different schools, and Jon went to prom in Virginia.
Heather's boyfriend was a Senior at a neighboring high school, and he invited Heather to go with him.
Heather's Junior Prom also happened in May, and she went with a group of friends, and had a fabulous time!
Jon took a friend who had to drop out of school due to having Lyme disease...we are so proud of his giving nature and loyalty to friends!
In June, Jason and I traveled to Virginia for Jon's high school graduation. I also did CPR/First Aid training in preparation for working at summer camp. Everyone else finished up their school years, and Frances went to Georgia to start her summer internship working with refugees outside of Atlanta.
The next week, we were on the road again, headed to South Carolina for the week of July 4th.