Saturday, December 31, 2011

Year 2011

Picnik collage

Our Mothership Adventures had a full year of 2011. In fact it was so busy it was hard to pick just a one photo for each month. The collage above is made of twelve months, with January being the first one on top, and December being the last one on the bottom right.

We spent JANUARY in New Hampshire, enjoying homeschool activities like Nerf Club, and our ice skating rink the Captain built next to our house.

In FEBRUARY we took a fun trip to Maine with friends and parents to do snowmobiling. The kids also started homeschool skiing lessons and archery.

In MARCH we continued enjoying all the snow and snow sports in New Hampshire. Took out our snowshoes, also. Little Miss turned five years old!

We found ourselves in Maine for the month of APRIL. We purchased an old summer camp, and shivered through a snowy and wintery month without any insulation, having lake water come out of faucets and having adventures in just washing our laundry.

In MAY some of us took a quick trip to Florida. On our way up North the Mothership broke down in Virginia, delaying our return, but all ended well.

We spent most of JUNE in Maine, although I returned to Virginia to attend a homeschool convention with my sister, and to pick up Little Miss who spent a week or so with cousins.

In JULY we spent time on Nantucket Island with family and friends, and some time in New Hampshire, as well. One of July's highlights was Nanny winning a watermelon eating contest on Nantucket Main Street 4th of July celebrations. Go, Nanny!!!

AUGUST was very difficult. One of our children had surgery, and recovery wasn't easy. We packed our belongings and said good-bye to our beloved New Hampshire home. We stored our furniture and boxes in my in-law's basement (where they still are). Mr. A & Missy got to to Finland with my sister's family, and missed the whole moving circus. Recap here.

We returned to Maine in SEPTEMBER. We tried to live in our camp, but the rebuilding process (and the fact we didn't have a kitchen) made it so challenging we ended up renting a house up the street. We enjoyed picking apples and blueberries and making a ton of pies.

OCTOBER was a quiet month in Maine for us. We got a lot of homeschool done, did a gold panning field trip and went on a lot of hikes.

We left Maine in NOVEMBER with a bang. Or a slide. On our way out of town the Mothership became a 35 foot toboggan and slid off the road. Fortunately no one and nothing got hurt, and after being towed out, and spending the night on the side of the road we continued our travels. We spent most of November in Virginia, parked next to my sister's house and spending time with family.

Most of DECEMBER we enjoyed Florida. Aah... Such a special time living in our RV, and visiting Orlando, St. Pete, Manatee Springs, and celebrating Gotcha Day, Adoption Day, five birthdays and Christmas. Simple times, good times..

Sunday Snapshot

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Thank you so much for being part of Our Mothership Adventures!! Happy New Year 2012!!!


  1. Fun times! I’m hosting a new photo challenge called Simply Silver Sunday. Hope you will stop by and enter. Please visitSimply Silver
    for details. Thanks! Happy New Year!

  2. I love your exciting life in the mothership. Great times and fun memories. Love the photo recap.

  3. What an exciting recap of 2011. Wishing you blessings and joy in 2012! xoxo Brooke

  4. I'm back. The "sandman" was made on Ana Maria Island ?? It's not too far from Tampa.

  5. Wow! You had an amazing year! Here's to another great year!!! :)

  6. Georgia - pretty close, then! Such a wonderful area.

    Thank you, Martha! We are sad to take a little break now, but look forward to adventures in the Mothership in the Spring! Plus I'll post about our winter-non-mothership-adventures, too:)

    Thank you so much, Brooke <3

    Thank you, Jennifer! Happy New Year!!

  7. Collages are the best :)
    what an adventure! wonderful! Happiest 2012 to you all!

  8. Happy New year to you and your family - sounds like a wonderful year end wrap up for you guys and cannot wait to see what the new year brings you all.
    What a pleasure it has been to read thro your blog and get to know you a little better ... I kinda sorta wish you were a little closer to be a part of all the exciting things that make up your homeschool life ... much love to you xxx

  9. Tina, collages really are the best when you don't want to spend a long time on pics and blog post :)

    Jessy, there was a lot of great in our 2011, our Christmas especially<3

    Nicole, it would be so neat to do a field trip together when we return to FL. I don't know how far you are from the Tampa area, but I'd love to meet you in person!!

  10. wow! i love it!

    happy new year, this year is gonna rock!! :)

  11. I think so too, mountain mama:) Happy New Year!!