Monday, August 19, 2019

Life Lately Round 11

Been while since I have done a Life Lately post... I think my last one was back in October for a Day in the Life.  So let's catch up, shall we?

Our winter started with an amazing German Christmas Market trip and of course all the holidays -- which my parents got to experience so that was really fun.  Our winter was packed with visitors and travels (Trevor mostly for work).

And as usual our spring was insanely busy with a week long road trip to Portugal during Semana Santa (Holy Week -- the week leading up to Easter), then we had Feria at the end of April -- basically we all got sick and didn't quite have a weekend long party like we have done in the past.  And then we took the most amazing trip to Scotland (first post here and second post here)...

Which led us up to the end of the school year for Serafina and wow was it busy!  Between the fin de curso celebration and various other class parties, June flew by!  I wrote a really long post about our experience with Spanish public school (spoiler: we LOVED it).  And we also took a day trip to Cadiz for the 2nd Annual Beer Festival...

July brought one of my closest friends (who really is like a sister to me) and her husband for a short visit.  We packed in a bunch in their short two days here but we had a blast -- including a tour at Luis Perez, a local winery in Jerez (which is hard to find since we live in the sherry triangle, where all true sherry is produced).  Highly, highly recommend going on a tour if you ever come to visit us, or even if you are local!  We did do a "do it yourself" sherry tasting at our local bodega -- El Gato and also enjoyed some insanely good tapas!

This summer Serafina has been enjoying a summer camp of sorts.  I wanted her to continue to practice her Spanish as she will continue with public school in the fall.  I found a great camp that is for kids with and without disabilities (all of the kids with disabilities are highly functioning).  They do so many different fun activities throughout the summer -- going to the local cheese farm, going to the beach, swimming at the local pool, having bike safety days, sailing lessons, learning all about the castle and church in town and more!  She has so much fun and loves going to "camp school" each day!  Our town also put on a foam party that Serafina just loved...

Our weather has actually been quite a bit colder and windier than usual so sadly we have had less beach days this summer, but we still went whenever the weather cooperated!  And of course had a blast whenever we spent time at the beach -- Serafina is getting very comfortable in the ocean (no worries, she can swim)!

And while I know summer is not over, especially for us since school doesn't start until September 10th -- we are off on an epic adventure for the last two weeks of August!  Follow along on Instagram (especially stories) to see where we are headed and all of our adventures!

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