Monday, August 20, 2018

Back to School and So Much More!

Fun times at member dinner!
Ready to begin online sessions
WOW! It's been an amazing week. Last weekend, we s-l-o-w-l-y said goodbye to summer with a fun Reunion Resort Member Dinner, complete with a s'mores bar! This was way better than camping in my opinion! :) On Monday, the kids started school and it was definitely a new experience for all, myself included! We had a few questions, some tears and confusion, but by the end of the week, it was smooth sailing, earning great grades and learning so much! Homeschooling (we are using FLVS FLEX curriculum) is not for the faint of heart; it's serious, demanding and students have responsibilities and expectations to meet. I feel just like I did in the classroom for so many years: lots of prep work, implementation and assessments. Luckily, I have two awesome students and fellow teachers to help support them.

One great thing about homeschooling is our flexible schedule. Wednesday evening was spent at EPCOT for the Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Event.
Staying at the park after hours, eating dinner super-late and Mickey Ice Cream Bars at almost midnight was a huge hit! We try and visit WDW at least twice a week. Brian's Aunt Kate asked the kids, "are you tired of going to Disney yet?" Their response was a definitive, "NO!" All smiles from me! :) Speaking of Aunt Kate...we made a trip to Vero Beach yesterday to visit with Aunt Kate and Uncle Matt. They (along with Matt's dad, Bob) recently relocated from Springfield, Missouri to Vero Beach. It's so wonderful to have family near us! I see a lot more visits, especially to the beach, in the future.
Fun times at Vero Beach with Matt and Kate
I couldn't have asked for a better week: abundant sunshine, healthy, happy children, a new adventure and time with family. On the horizon is our international travels; less than 90 days now! Be on the lookout for posts about Labadee, Jamaica and Cozumel. Also, our YouTube Channel will be launching soon! Thanks for reading about our adventures! We are truly blessed!

Lots of Love,
Jess, Brian, Tatum and Brady