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Unschooling Adventures: Rockin’ our Dreams and Connecting with our Tribe

*Though I am super excited to have you get started in reading all about our recent adventures, I must suggest that you CLICK ON THE MUSICAL NOTE TO YOUR LEFT TO MUTE OUR SONG.  You will see why in just a bit.

And so without further adieu . . .

The kids and I arrived home yesterday from a road trip to visit our good friends, the Sparkling Martins (I am going to assume if you read our blog regularly, you know who they are.) In the ten days we spent together, we were able to facilitate passions, make dreams come true, and connect further to the tribe we have created with one another.  As is always the case when we are together, it was a week filled with much laughter, some tears (good ones, I assure you) and chocked full of growing/learning experiences.

The first part and the last leg of our trip was just time spent with one another.

Bonding time via shared laughs.
At the lake

 

 

 

 

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Sword fighting; with both shields and weapons they constructed themselves, I might add. Dayna and I even got in on the action too.
And of course, forging.
And of course, forging.

 

The week started out with Devin and Trystan spending  a few days camping out on a friend’s property in Maine (with fellow unschooled teens).

Mid week,  Dayna and I helped the girls realize a dream come true: a plan in the making for months, now come to fruition; a girls’ trip to Boston to see the girls’ favorite bands in concert.

 

Livy and Tiffany so elated to be at the One Direction/5 Seconds of Summer concert; a shared dream come true.  We felt a tad bit disappointed for them to be so far up but both of them were just so grateful. Tiffany’s sister, Ivy was thrilled too but a bit shy to be in the pic.

Most of our visit centered on this one event and the lead up to the actual event was so much fun. From shopping ventures to appointments at the salon, to dyeing their hair the night before.  Livy has gone purple! The girls even made their very own custom made shirts for the occasion.

Liv saw a similar shirt online and devised a way to make her own.
Liv saw a similar shirt online and devised a way to make her own.

 

The finished one of a kind creation featuring some of her favorite shots of the boys.
The finished one of a kind creation featuring some of her favorite shots of the boys.
In honor of 5 Seconds of Summer bandmember, Michael and a tribute to another favorite band, Green Day.
In honor of 5 Seconds of Summer bandmember, Michael and a tribute to another favorite band, Green Day.

Helping our girls’ dream come true was so fulfilling, every bit of it worth the sacrifice only it never even felt like it was.  It is so liberating and so rewarding to be living alongside and in harmony with our children, their dreams fulfilled become our dreams fulfilled.  It is what this life is all about.

 

Our girls’ trip was a lot of fun but we didn’t forget about “our boys” back at home:

In addition to their time spent woodworking and forging, Devin and Trystan expressed an interest in attending a native american pow-wow that was being held just a few towns over in West Ossipee. I was totally on board for that as there is so much about the native american culture that resonates with me and so much more I long to learn.

This structure built entirely of tree branches looks just like the ones that Devin and Trystan have built on their own.  I love just how in touch with nature these two are.  Did you notice their feet are bare?

 

 

 

Keep on dreamin’ . .

Amber

 

 

To see just how FREE we all are and a bit more of what we did in between the above events, check out this video:

 

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