Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 The Year in Review

January….LOTS of snow.  The kids had a great time playing in it.

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February…We purchased a new to us car for Hubby to commute back & forth to work.  Morgan was in Seussical the Musical.

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March… Our van died.  Maggie’s cat, Toffee, went missing.

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April…Morgan turned 13!  More wacky weather, we had a huge hail storm that did major damage to Hubby’s car and moderate damage to the house we lived in.

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May…Melanie turned 4!

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June…Maggie turned 11!

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July…We found out about virtual school and applied, then spent most of the month waiting anxiously for approval. Marissa & Melanie got their ears pierced. Marissa lost her top front teeth.

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August… Marissa turned 6!  School started

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September… We found Toffee! and started packing to move.  We visited the Knoxville Zoo, the Chattanooga Aquarium and the Nashville zoo on field trips for virtual school.

October… We moved to a much bigger house.

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December…Winterland of Gingerbread

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Photo Flashback

I couldn't decide on just one.....
Christmas 2006….before Melanie & Lily were born.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winterland of Gingerbread

Our first year of virtual school is going VERY well.  Last week the kids participated in the K12 Winterland of Gingerbread event in Knoxville.  Many of the virtual classmates from all around the area came to participate too.
The day before, we made our houses
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Marissa made a schoolhouse & Melanie made the witch’s house from Hansel & Gretel.  They were very proud of themselves.
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Morgan made a replica of the house we live in
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Maggie’s is a fancy cottage
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We are already looking forward to next year’s Winterland of Gingerbread Event!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A little update

It’s been quite a while since I last updated and a lot has been going on.  The biggest thing is that we have MOVED!!!  We are now about 40 miles East of where we formerly lived in a much bigger house. 
Virtual school is going very well.