Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Homeschool Documentary - In Theaters!

So you may remember (way back) when we were being filmed for a really cool homeschool documentary? Well, now "Class Dismissed" is finally finished and ready to be shown on the big screen!  Check out this link to see cities it will premiere in and come and get a glimpse of us and some of our friends in action.

Here's a trailer...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Summertime Fun in September!

The Grey Trees!

Lovin' Steve Spangler and dry ice!

Sit-In Movie on the driveway :)

Chef Nate bought himself a donut maker!

Using the band saw

More nail art

Herb class concoctions 

Another fun job!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The California Student Media Festival

Last year I made a short documentary featuring my sister Micayla, following her journey post-injury to achieving her goal of being accepted into The Royal Ballet School in England.  The whole project unfolded beautifully and I entered the short film into the California Student Media Festival hosted by PBS SoCal.  It won Best Cinematography in the High School division and I attended the premiere in June!  It was thrilling to see my creation on the big screen!  So awesome!!  My film was shown on PBS SoCal on September 25th and it will be shown again throughout the next few months.  Here is a link with listings and the link to watch the documentary.

                                                 PBS SoCal Student Media Fest Listings

Sunday, August 31, 2014

University Students

Carly and Micayla started classes at our local university this semester.  You might wonder how a teen not officially graduated (Micayla) from high school can attend a classes at a university?  Well, it is quite easy actually.  There is a program called "Open University" and as far as we know just about anyone can enroll and take classes.  Both girls picked classes that sounded interesting and suited their passions. They talked to the teachers, had their enrollment forms signed, turned them into the Open University along with payment and Voila! They now have student ID's and are now officially university students.  No testing or applications necessary!

Awesome August!

writing her novel

A gift from our dentist

Full Moon Paddle


A couple of Italian boys we temporarily adopted

(notice the map above their heads:)

Carly working on one of her latest films.

Italians making a pasta dinner for us!

Sisters working on a TV set together

Allie working as an extra for a CBS show.

Another hike with Joel

Tree house fun!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jammin' July!

Micayla in London right before she came home!

Go Carts!

Cooking Camp at Chef Tech

Animal Camp!

Sister Love

Swim Lessons

Hike at Ice House Canyon