I know you are experiencing it too. The school supply list is almost completely checked off, the kids are either already back to school, or headed back in a few days, and the long and lazy days of summer are pretty much behind us. If you're anything like me, you fluctuate moment to moment from feeling excited to be in a routine again to feeling your heart break at the thought of an empty house next week.
This summer was fantastic wasn't it? Did you spend it at the shore or did you head somewhere shady and quiet? Was it filled with summer camps and squeals at the local pool, or with hikes in the mountains and evenings under the stars? Our days were wonderful, filled with so much laughter!
We became fans of a new family sport! (the next Michael Phelps perhaps?)
We delighted in our patriotism!
And we enjoyed savoring our sweet teeth! (some more than others, ahem, Scotty boy)
We were captivated by the beautiful sights! (though we were, of course, too chicken to partake)
We took advantage of a great new hairstyle and a crazy photographer mom! (He's getting too old, don't you think?)
We made some wonderful new friends! (Everyone, meet Kit...
We goofed around doing some old tricks! (She's been doing this since she was two)
And wow! We learned some new tricks too! Go, Scotty, go!
We celebrated the birthday of someone very special! (Lord, please help us through the twos!)
But, best of all, we I savored the blessing of my beautiful children and my precious husband- even if he is a Sox fan!
What were the highlights of your summer? I'd love to hear your stories!
Farewell, sweet summer! Welcome, fantastic fall!