Category: Extra Activities

Washington D.C. Day 1

This trip was very busy, but very rewarding. We had booked the airfare for this trip months in advance at a very good price. Finding a hotel was challenging, but in the end we feel we picked the perfect one within our price range.… Continue Reading “Washington D.C. Day 1”

Washington D.C. Day 3

On our third day in Washington D.C. we toured the White House. To be able to tour the White House, you must contact your Member of Congress 3 months prior to your visit to request a tour. For the details to request a tour… Continue Reading “Washington D.C. Day 3”

Our Homeschool Curriculum and Activities for 2017-2018

Here we go on our fourth year of homeschooling! I have finally learned that I always have a plan or an idea for a plan for what we are going to do for the year curriculum wise and then it ALWAYS changes. So here… Continue Reading “Our Homeschool Curriculum and Activities for 2017-2018”

A Girl and Her Love of Chess

Madison has always ‘liked’ chess, but recently she has engulfed herself in it. The past six months she has taken her love for chess to a much higher level. Madison discovered chess tournaments at North Texas Chess Academy. She participated and learned how to… Continue Reading “A Girl and Her Love of Chess”

Our Incredible Journey of Giftedness Continues 

Just when I thought the road we are traveling along was amazing, it becomes more amazing and with deeper meaning.  I was struggling with how Madison could meet friends that she truly identified with. And don’t get me wrong, she has amazing friends. But… Continue Reading “Our Incredible Journey of Giftedness Continues “

February 2017 Gifted Homeschooling Update

This month was a lighter month as far as activities go. Madison decided she wanted to join Homeschool Band and play the clarinet so we added one more weekly activity to the list. She enjoys practicing and does it on her own, so it’s… Continue Reading “February 2017 Gifted Homeschooling Update”

January 2017 Gifted Homeschooling Update

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my complete disclosure for more details. It snowed in Texas!!! Not a lot, but enough! 🙂 It’s funny, I wonder why I am always tired and have bags under my eyes and then I write a monthly… Continue Reading “January 2017 Gifted Homeschooling Update”

December 2016 Homeschooling Update

December was filled with family, friends, blessings, and fun. We started off the month with Madison’s Speech and Debate Tournament. It was a 13 hour day and in the end, she placed 3rd in Junior Open Interpretation, 5th in Junior Informative and 6th in… Continue Reading “December 2016 Homeschooling Update”

Sistine Chapel Exhibition 

We are fortunate that the Sistine Chapel Exhibition is currently in Dallas through January 8th, so we decided to visit it today. I was able to secure a Groupon so it made it a little more budget friendly. It was a very intriguing exhibit… Continue Reading “Sistine Chapel Exhibition “

Visiting the Texas State Capitol

The second day we were in Austin, TX we decided to visit the Texas State Capitol. Way up at the top of the dome is Lady Liberty. Madison is posing as lady liberty in front of the Capitol. The original Lady Liberty is on… Continue Reading “Visiting the Texas State Capitol”

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