No Ticks = Success!

After rolling the two kids and the camper all the way the Alaska and back, we couldn’t just stop and go home to the heat in Arizona.  Instead, we continued to Pennsylvania to visit family and give the kids an opportunity to attend summer camp via Penn State University’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.  Zoe went […]

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Our San Fulgencio Family

The kids have been attending CEIP San Fulgencio, one of the the local Spanish public schools here in Albacete, and it has really become a little hub of our community.  Both kids have made amazing friends, and the daily bike ride has been something we all look forward to.

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Bragging Rights

This post is going to be all about our two kids.  It’s my prerogative as a parent to brag a bit and I feel like I haven’t done enough of it lately.  These two young people I’m helping to prepare for the world impress me daily and fill me with such joy and hope for the future.  […]

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Teaching the history of thanksgiving to Spaniards. 

Welp, the public school asked the Americanos to participate or present in some way at the Thanksgiving fiesta.  Being a bilingual school,  they attempt to also include cultural events in the English-Spanish curriculum.  Mostly, it seems British focused (as in Anglo day) but they were exited for turkey crafts and pilgrim hats and Indian feathers […]

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Another First Day

After a few weeks of vacation and decision making, we returned from Finland ready to pull Zoe out of CEDES – the private school she’s been attending. There have just been too many struggles there; especially the long day, and quite a list of other things.  The nearby bilingual public school was too full, so […]

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First Day of Primeria 3

Zoe has run the gamut of emotions since finding out we are moving to Spain and that she will no longer be homeschooled.  At first, last spring, she was adamant that she would hate it and demanded to stay homeschool.  Then we visited Aunt Beppy and saw her amazing International School, so it was an […]

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UPDATE: Nutmeg and Ginger

UPDATE:  Cats names are now Nutmeg and Ginger, not Mango and Pumpkin One promise we made to the kids before moving the Spain was that we would get a pet.  The kiddo’s have been ready for a while, and after fostering kitties in Korea they wanted their own! So we visited El Arca de Noe […]

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Concerts and Field Trips

Zoe has been having a great end of school year joining the rest of her class at the spring concert, a field trip to the science museum, and field day! Her concert was nice.  The second grades sang Rose Rose, Kookaburra, and Come and Let us Play and Sing.  She seemed in her element on […]

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Busy Busy!

Time is flying by too quickly. We’ve been out biking around town; there is a newly built bike trail that goes along the river just outside of town over to the Jinwi campground.  It’s a wonderful little route; perfect distance for the kids. Bryan and I even had a date night!  We drove up to […]

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