Candy Cane Tree 2012

They are getting so big--I can't believe how much they have grown this year.  Time is speeding by way way too fast!!  I just love this tradition! I love looking at all the pictures from previous years! Find them here.

ketchup =]

I am going to attempt to catch up on all the blogging I haven't done in the last few months! Oh boy has it been crazy!!  So for our first feature we are going back to Sept??  I think-- before we had even decided to move to Utah we decided to check out the Indianapolis Zoo!! It was AMAZING--probably the best Zoo I have ever been to.  We loved it, well really we loved pretty much everything about Indiana. Here's the pics since we all know that is what we want to see any way ;]


the plan.....

We had a plan--a plan to move with Joe's job to Indiana--we were very excited by this plan.   We love love love our church family there! We found lots of little farms that we could see ourselves living on and working for the rest our lives! We  purchased things and worked and tried to make this plan work. Our plan was set----then----our house wouldn't sell in GA--Joe's job kept getting more and more demanding--it started to turn cold and our little home (a camping trailer, one of the purchased items) just isn't built for a full winter in snow!?!?!?! 
That is how life always seems to go--just when you have a plan, it CHANGES.  SO we did the unexpected--we moved to Utah--and it feels right--not perfect--but right! With all this going on I haven't had much time for this blog--but maybe we need a change here too? We are excited to be by our families once again and excited the boys will be surrounded by sooo much family!
We are taking it ONE day at a time--hoping and praying for the best!



Last week we learned about Brazil--I forgot my camera for most of the week--I took a few pics with my phone!

 Friday I remembered my camera--just in time for our Carnival--we made some fun masks and watched.......

 Rio of course :]
We are having a lot of fun this year--I am loving it--and they seem to enjoy learning--makes me happy!!


Week one is done!

For our first week on our grand tour around the world we studied Japan!

We learned to say a few words in Japanese--did some Radio Taiso--did some origami--colored the flag--the country--japanese carp--learned a song in Japanese Ame Ame. 

All in all it went great--we also did--reading--writing--math--spelling!!!
Only 175 days left!!


Jimmy's Latest Art

As you can tell he currently is liking Wild Kratts, Dinosaur Train, and the Olympics.........

TrAiLer SchOOl is CooL!

Lesson plans done

Supplies Purchased

Table Desk ready

Charts up!

Kids ready

Mom Teacher ready

Now get the crazies out--because school is about to start!!!