2013 Year in Review


The year 2013 brought us a lot of changes in the Hopkins household. 


January ~ I started this silly little blog a year ago!! Can you believe that?? I was just going to do this as a fun way to keep up with the changes in my kids and now it has opened so many new doors for me and the kids that I couldn't ask God for anything better! Not only did I start my blog, but Moe Man started his homeschooling journey with the littles at that time…sort of. We took a lot of time to just "de-school" and learn interests.


February ~ Nothing too crazy happened. We had some fun with learning about each other and how we liked to learn…it was a fun journey that I am glad we decided to take.


March ~ This month brought about changes…My hubby had his birthday! But my Great Grandma passed away… It was something I knew was coming, but I still wasn't ready for it. I wrote a little about her right here.


April ~ April brought the fact that within 3 months, Moe Man was doing grade level math…something that was too hard at the public school. He was having fun and actually enjoyed it!


May ~ Little Miss turned two this year! I don't remember where that time went…but it went quickly!


June ~ The hubby and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary in June. We have enjoyed so much together and it has been a wonderful journey to be on with him! 


July ~ July went by so fast…I don't even know what we really did! I know that we did some school throughout the summer, and July is when Moe Man was working on his Hands on Equations math. This was something we both enjoyed and something we will continue to use on our homeschool journey!


August ~ Ray Ray turned 5 this month! I was shocked that he is that old already! We took our yearly trip to Wisconsin Dells and than started school during the last week of the month. I have a 7th grader and a Kindergartner!


September ~ Moe Man turned me into a mother of a teenager this month! We officially became mom and dad to him in November of 2007 when he was 7 and I am so happy we did this. He has been such a blessing and joy to us. He has taught us as much as we try to teach him 🙂


October ~ We had snow in October! I was not happy about that…but the kids loved it! It didn't last for long, but seemed to be a preview of what was to come. We have had a fair amount of the white stuff this winte so far, and usually get more during the second half :-/ 


November ~ November is National Adoption Month…It is when we adopted Moe Man. November is also the month where I found out that I get to be a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew in the upcoming year. Another door that was opened for us through this blog! So thankful for things like this.


December ~ And here we are! This month has come and gone so fast. We enjoyed lots of time with family and friends. And we were able to celebrate the birth of Jesus! 


The year went so fast that I am scared for the upcoming year. I am looking forward to all the challenges that the year will bring. The ups and downs and all that I am blessed with. I want to thank you all for hanging out with me this year and I can't wait to share more with you next year!

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