Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas already!?!

Can you believe it's Christmas already!?

Where did this year go????

It seemed like it was on fast forward for the most part, except for a few times that were painfully slow.

Like learning to punch a time clock again after all these years.

I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it looks like the Treasure's household has adjusted pretty well.

Lil' Man made honor roll

 and Lil' Red made high honor roll.

The difference??

Lil' Man is in Junior High now and realized

"We're not in Kansas anymore Dorothy" 

I'm in no way saying that honor roll wasn't enough. I'm very proud of the job he has done.  It's just that everything academically has always been very easy for him, so he assumed Jr. High would be a breeze. He quickly realized that effort would be necessary.

Lil' Red is still in elementary where the grading system is Advanced, Proficient, Basic and Below Basic.

In order to get high honor roll 70 % of her grades had to be Advanced with nothing below a proficient.

You might be wondering why I'm talking about their grades. The reason?

They have NEVER known anything but Mom at home, volunteering at school, driving them to the  library and giving them pop quizzes!

 I was worried their school work might suffer if I wasn't there like I had been before.

Silly huh?  I know. I can really work myself up when it comes to my kids.

But I don't have to tell you guys that now do I?

For awhile there, after school care was a HUGE concern. There were several unsuccessful attempts to find after school care to my liking.

Just when I was about to have a melt down, we were lucky enough to have a family friend volunteer to take care of the kids after school. 

The best part?  She stays with them at our home so they can have the closest thing to what they've always known. 

As for me? I've slowly started to navigate my way through a new "normal" but still haven't managed to figure out how to carve out time for some creativity.  It's all a work in progress I guess.

As for Mr. Treasures, well he's a trooper like always. In all this craziness that has been our life these last couple of years he has remained my number one fan and on occasion my knight in shinning armor.

In fact- he's out in all this madness right now, taking care of our Christmas shopping and he'll be heading back out tomorrow as well!!!

All together now....

 Awwwwww what a sweetheart

Merry Christmas....

   From the Treasure's household!!

 How wrong is it hat I used a photo from last year??  :)



Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

*joining in* Awwwwww what a sweeheart ;)Love this photo! Adordable!

Anonymous said...

Angie, I love this picture. Please, please tell me where it was taken! WE are having a family photo shoot in January and aside from our house (where some pics are being shot) I have no real idea where to go. Thanks!
Le Anne

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Glad to hear all are adjusting well to your new normal. And mr Treasures is definitely a treasure!
Love your family photo!

Leanne said...

Small steps, dear, small steps ... and soon it all works out! How proud you should be of the kids for their accomplishments - but proud of yourself for all that you've done this year, too!

Beautiful family photo (even if 1 year old!) Love this post!