Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Year in Review

I don't think I've ever done one of these before.  Granted, my blogging is spotty at best, but I'm going to give it a try.  Some of the pictures within the months are out of order, but I think the happenings for the month are still easily conveyed!


Evan started playing basketball for OLPH.  He was the point guard and leader for his team, eventually earning MVP at the end of the season.  I LOVE watching my boys play sports!

My baby and me taking silly pictures.


Surprise birthday party in class and lots of fun gifts in my office for my 39th birthday!


Academic Decathlon competition.  We did really well this year!

I got creative for a pot luck for Eric's work.  This doesn't happen very often.

Evan and his best friend, Isaiah, run a mud race.

Hudson's party trick that drives his teachers crazy...tucking his ear into his ear hole!


Eric and I celebrated our 11th anniversary, Evan got sick, Hudson lost a tooth, soccer continued to rule our life, and Eric went with Evan on his 4th grade field trip to San Francisco.

Evan at Mission Delores.

Evan sick on our anniversary.

Argentina soccer turns into Pumas.

Hudson lost a tooth...also on our anniversary.


We had a successful 8th grade trip to the Ronald Reagan Museum and Disneyland.  Love our new purple shirts!

Probably one of my most favorite school days of the year.  Teachers prepare a theme lunch for each other.  Check it OUT!

Annual 8th grade trip to the water park.  It was rough lounging on a beach chair all day!

My 8th grade class presented me with these beautiful flowers at the farewell ceremony.


Eric's sister Cynthia passed away in May, and her funeral was the weekend after school finished.  We drove to Las Vegas to attend the funeral and then enjoy a few days relaxing.  At the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner on our first night in town.

We got a new dog named Buddy.

Summer School took a field trip to the bowling alley.

My mom treated the kids (and us) to a Parent's Night Out cooking class.  The kids love to cook at Young Chefs Academy.

Eric and I enjoyed time as adults at ApCal.

I got my gorgeous new personalized planner.  I have used it all year.

Birthday party with soccer friends.  Great group of kids.


We are not really beach people, but we promised the kids a beach day this summer.  They lasted a few hours before wanting to leave!  Ha!  Still, it was a fun and gorgeous day!

I went through another exercise phase.  Need to make it stick.

Soccer tournament in Turlock.  We took 2nd place in a Penalty Kick ending!

We go ice skating to escape the heat.

Fourth of July at the Andrade house.  Boys loved having a pool to swim in!


First day of 2nd and 5th grades.

First place at the Rocklin Soccer Tournament!

New uniform requirement...wearing ties to Mass!  Looking good!

I'm not the cutesy decorating teacher, but I spent a few hours making a welcoming door design for my classroom!

We went to Vegas for an adult vacation with friends!  Saw La Rev.  Was an amazing show!


Hudson's 7th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese.

Did a little fall decorating.  Made me happy.


Hudson was an alien for Halloween.  I was the Queen of Hearts to go along with the 8th grade theme of Alice in Wonderland.

Eric and I worked the concession stands at Fresno State Football games for a Pumas fundraiser.  Those stands are no joke!  Hard work!

We watched a lot of flag football.  Evan's team did well.


We found our Christmas Tree!

We visited Dad in Hanford over Thanksgiving.  You can't go to Hanford and not get ice cream from Superior Dairy!

I went to a flower class with Aniesha.

Another soccer tournament.  Another chance for this one to be the tag along little brother.  His time for tournaments will come.  Then we'll really be crazy!


Christmas is here!

I drink coffee now!  It only took 39 years!  I even got a new Keurig. It is pretty!

It's been a fun, crazy, busy, and blessed year.  I look back on all the things we were able to accomplish, the growth we all experienced, and the fun we had.  We are able to do so many fun and special things.  Most of all, I hope that we are creating memories for our kids that will last into their adulthood.  Here's to a wonderful 2014 and high hopes for 2015!

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