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School Bell’s a Ringin!!!

1185774_10201283310778156_1521847280_nA friend of mine posted this picture on my facebook page.  It is pretty accurate to how T and I felt yesterday.  I LOVE when summer ends and school starts back up.  We get back into our routines, the kids play less video games, they don’t get as sick of each other, the house stays neater, they aren’t constantly eating, I have several hours a day to get things done, and the list goes on…I just love it!

That said, I do miss the time we have in the summer to go to fun places and spend quality time together.  We always take one summer vacation with the kids.  Last year it was a cruise to Mexico, this year it was a trip to Lake Tahoe, next year we already have an Alaskan cruise booked.  I also like the last minute fun times, like a trip to the beach or an over night trip to Universal Studios.  Those are the times the kids will remember.   Let’s face it, before we know it, they will all be graduating high school and starting their lives.

This school year will be a busy one.  Kami got her dance schedule and she will have eight dance classes a week!  Charlie is gonna try taking an all boys tap class.  Jenna and TJ will do horseback riding.  Claire is gonna try soccer.  Jenna will most likely have several doctor appointments to hopefully rule out different medical issues that could be connected to her 22Q.  I am continuing to study to get my real estate license and will be starting a new career.  Yes, busy times are ahead!

As of right now, I look forward to waving goodbye to the kids each morning, watching them ride their bikes down the street to school, and then sipping my coffee, studying, writing, and having some peace and quiet until that school bell rings at the end of the day.

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Family Update November

Well, as usual, life has been crazy in the Kinsky/Armendariz household.

School is going great for all of the kids.  Jenna loves it and recently said in an essay she was writing that this was the best school she has ever gone to.  It is so nice to see her happy, after being so unhappy in school.  She still is not a morning person and doesn’t like doing her homework in the after school program, but overall she is doing great.  TJ is actually being responsible and doing his homework.  This is a first for him.  He has a very strict teacher this year, a retired military man, you get the picture.  Kami has made a lot of friends in her class and has a great group of girls she hangs out with.  Charlie and Claire Marie are doing well too.  They also have great teachers and are making friends.  Overall, we are extremely happy with the school and the teachers.

Jenna & Kami and friends on Halloween

Claire Marie and friends at the parade

TJ on a school field trip

Kami and Claire Marie are both dancing again this year.  They go to a great little dance studio in Los Olivos.  They both performed little Halloween dances, which were adorable.  Charlie is playing football and they are going to the Superbowl this weekend!  Sadly, I will miss it as Claire Marie’s 7th birthday party is at the same time!  We had no clue this conflict would happen when we set up the party.

Charlie after a game

Terance and I just spent a weekend in Las Vegas.  His cousins Mark and Rob came, and I hung out out with a few of my really good girlfriends.  I don’t gamble, so my weekend was all about girl time and shopping.  Terance and boys had fun betting on football and playing craps and blackjack.  The weekend flew by.  Funny, at first I thought it was going to be a date weekend, but I barely even saw T. We probably spent a couple of hours together at the most, which is totally okay.

Mark, Terance, and Rob in Vegas

Gina, Karla and Carla in Vegas

Now for the most exciting news of all!  My mom is moving to town!  She will just be 4 houses up the street!  The kids are thrilled, as are we!  Will be so nice to have her close by.

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