Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Boyd family from Petaluma CA

Hi everyone! We are the Boyd family: David, Colleen and Anna Sophia (age 14). We live in a small town in Sonoma County, CA about 45 minutes north of San Francisco. We are currently vacationing in Santa Fe, and looking forward to driving down to Albuquerque on Thursday. We have been Homeschooling since Anna Sophia was 3 years old, and though we began with a Waldorf approach, it quickly evolved into relaxed Homeschooling, and then Unschooling. Since Anna Sophia was born, David and Colleen have shared working, parenting and homeschooling equally.

Colleen works as an executive consultant and loves to tend her big garden, hike in the hills with our standard poodle Rosy, and read about all kinds of subjects.

David is an artist in a variety of media, including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, and all combinations of the above. He enjoys playing violin and mandolin, cooking, and at the moment, researching an art project that he is working on about Death Valley.

Anna Sophia is an enthusiastic musician, who enjoys violin, classical voice, guitar and piano. One of her favorite activities is acting, and she loves all aspects of opera. Anna Sophia loves to read, write and create costumes, and some of her favorite books include Harry Potter, The Penderwicks, anything by Jane Austen or Elizabeth Enright, books by Eva Ibbotson, and especially books by J.R.R. Tolkien. She is interested in math and physics, and is looking forward to taking an American Sign Language class in January.

Colleen and Anna Sophia are definitely going to attend the conference, and David is still undecided.

See you Thursday!

Anna Sophia in Santa Fe last week:

The whole family in Jan 2012 after an opera performance - Anna Sophia still in costume:

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