A fun day getting ready …

Today is our last day of summer break and we have been busy, busy, busy getting ready for the girls' BIG day back to school tomorrow. Even though I get a little sad about them returning to school, I have come to really enjoy this day. I like adding all the "finishing touches" to our new school year preparation. Seriously, I love this stuff!

Well, I hope you all have a fun day!!!

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Summer’s end and a change of pace …

It's our last Sunday of summer break. Sid and George are at college. Libs and Reese return to school on Tuesday. This summer has been a DOOZEY. Emotional and exciting don't even come close to describing it. The summer of 2017 will go down as one of my all time favorites.

I never want summer to end but there is something about the routine that comes with the start of a new school year that grounds me. Summer months tend to feel (and be) more spontaneous and frivolous. But the Fall, winter and Spring months have a coziness to them. Our days are filled with the orderliness of schedules, sports and school, and by the end of August I'm usually ready for it. Fall and winter around this house are filled with magic and traditions that I have come to love. This year we even have some different things planned as well. I'm looking forward to both the familiar back-to-school regimen and the new life we will carve out for ourselves. Our family dynamics are not the same with two of my four children out of the house now. Life will undoubtedly be different, but I know it will be good for all of us.

So am I ready to say "goodbye" to these incredible days of summer? Yes. I believe I am. I will tuck their memories away in my heart. And I will be grateful for each and every moment that I got to spend with the people I love most in this world. God blessed me with another summer … and I truly can't be more thankful.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are ready for a change of pace!!!

The last day of summer …

Today is the last day of summer … BIG sigh. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the fall. I look forward to our family’s autumn traditions. Thanksgiving is also my favorite holiday. It is definitely a cozier time of year that makes be feel like nesting … but, let’s face it, it ain’t no summer.

Well, I hope you all had a day were you didn’t feel like you were saying good bye to a dear friend!!!

I don’t want it to end …

Today was my H-Crew’s last day of summer vacation. We had a nice day hanging out together. I’m so thankful they still like to be with me, or at least can fake it well enough to humor me, HA! Anyway, we finished up getting ready for school tomorrow, went and got snow cones, wandered around Downtown Disney, baked cookies and went out to dinner. It wasn’t anything monumental but it gave us time to reminisce about our summer adventures and to talk about what we thought the new school year would bring. So much change is coming …

I am so grateful that we have quite a few wonderful summers under our belt, but this is certainly one summer that I am really sad to see end … BIG HUGE SIGH …

Well, I hope you all had a day were you didn’t want it to end!!!