Why would a 12 year-old make a phone app?! Unlike most families, we have a family rule where in order to get a phone, you have to make a phone app and get 100 downloads. NO exceptions. I’ve been working and thinking about this app since December 2018, but have been working hard on it … Continue reading I Made A Phone App… Need 100 Downloads
As of today, we’ve been back at home for one whole month. In this blog post I will talk about how the family is dealing with quarantine. What it’s like being at home with your family? Is it annoying? Is it enjoyable? It’s nice to be around family most of the time but sometimes it’s … Continue reading One Month Quarantined at home.
I remember waking up one day for school back in November or December and seeing a breaking news article about a new virus that appeared in China. When I read that article, I read it more for its entertainment value, rather than reading it out of real concern. I don’t really like biology that much, … Continue reading Mom has COVID-19. Life quarantined just got more complicated…
Our visit to London was a rollercoaster. As our first stop, it naturally was difficult– adjusting to the time change, accepting the fact that we were going to be with each other for a long time, starting homeschooling, and all the normal unknowns of traveling. However, this visit came with a slightly unexpected challenge: the … Continue reading London: the beginning or the end?
We’re getting plenty of people asking us questions about COVID-19 and our trip… we figured it’s best to just tell the story here… there’s “good news” and “bad news”. (Quotes intended for ironic effect.) First.. the Good News We’ve been having a very nice time in London, where the city is vibrant, active … everything … Continue reading Belfiores vs COVID: 4th-down… punt coming.
When we left home, we knew we’d need to call some audibles along the way given the COVID-19 situation. And our need to be flexible has started earlier than we would have guessed!
Today (Sunday) was our last day at home.. we’re packing, cleaning-up, getting our last work done, eating sushi & mexican food (kids request) … and we decided it’d be a fun idea to capture everyone’s thoughts and feelings before we fly out of here tomorrow. Enjoy…
It’s late afternoon on a Friday … the skies in Seattle are grey, the Sounders are playing this weekend … but somehow today feels anything but ordinary. On Monday, we Belfiores hit the road for BIG TRIP 2: AROUND AGAIN.
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Four-and-a-half years ago we pulled our kids out of 6th Grade and 2nd Grade … for a 9-month trip around the world.
We toured the eastern USA … spent 4-months on Semester at Sea, a college study-abroad program that functioned as a “floating classroom” … and wandered on our own for another 3 months through Europe.
We homeschooled our kids … rode camels… ate mopani worms and puffin. We reached Barfcon 12.
It was truly amazing! Click the links at right to learn more.