Some scenes from the last day of summer vacation 2014 ☀️

- The cloud in the upper right pic looked like a person waving at us. Hard to see in the photo. I immediately thought of my Dad. He knew how much I always HATED back to school time for my kids. Last year on the first day after dropping the kids off at school, my husband and I went to the grocery store and ran into him in the paper towel aisle…all he had to do was look at me and I started bawling. He hugged me and tried not to laugh. He always helped me feel better when I was sad. I miss him so much. But thankfully my husband is being very understanding about my crazy mommy sadness, as he always is ❤️

- In the bottom photo my daughter is practicing her archery skills with her new bow, which was handcrafted for her by my brother in law. (One of my nieces got into archery this summer and my brother in law started making all the kids bows. Pretty cool.) Don’t worry - the arrows are flimsy and have erasers as tips.

It was a pretty good day. Went by way too fast though, just like the rest of the summer. Gonna try not to dwell…. Moving forward.

Some scenes from the last day of summer vacation 2014 ☀️

- The cloud in the upper right pic looked like a person waving at us. Hard to see in the photo. I immediately thought of my Dad. He knew how much I always HATED back to school time for my kids. Last year on the first day after dropping the kids off at school, my husband and I went to the grocery store and ran into him in the paper towel aisle…all he had to do was look at me and I started bawling. He hugged me and tried not to laugh. He always helped me feel better when I was sad. I miss him so much. But thankfully my husband is being very understanding about my crazy mommy sadness, as he always is ❤️

- In the bottom photo my daughter is practicing her archery skills with her new bow, which was handcrafted for her by my brother in law. (One of my nieces got into archery this summer and my brother in law started making all the kids bows. Pretty cool.) Don’t worry - the arrows are flimsy and have erasers as tips.

It was a pretty good day. Went by way too fast though, just like the rest of the summer. Gonna try not to dwell…. Moving forward.

My son is in bed. Didn’t really have any drama, I’m very proud of him. My daughter’s bedtime is now pushed to 10pm. We thought that was fair for a high schooler… I’m SO nervous for her for tomorrow. I’m nervous for my son too, but he’s going back to a very familiar place being one of the “top dogs” in the school. My daughter is going into what I worry will be a virtual snake pit (but that’s what I thought when she started middle school too and she ended up loving it). She has always been so comfortable being herself and not worrying what anyone else thinks or does ❤️ I hope and pray that does not change now. Or ever.

Lots of talk about the big day tomorrow.

Lots of talk about the big day tomorrow.

Sitting outside in the shade, watching my kids enjoy their last day of vacation with their friends 👬☀️👭 It feels like it should be about 3pm but it’s only 11:15 😊 One huge benefit of getting up crazy early.

This morning went surprisingly well. The alarms went off at 6, the kids got up and did all their stuff for school and were eating breakfast by 6:50! I am impressed. Could be because they knew they didn’t really have to go to school today 😊

You got here way too fast.

You got here way too fast.

Cars 2 started over twice, the kids are sound asleep and I’m not, so now this is happening.

Cars 2 started over twice, the kids are sound asleep and I’m not, so now this is happening.

Really would love to hear this song right now ❤️ Meaning, without trying to. Meaning, at times it has been “sent” to me when I need it to hear it, I believe by my Uncle Tommy who passed away when I was 15. (Long story, I’ll share it sometime). Can’t stop thinking and I’m just feeling all the feels tonight 😭

Really would love to hear this song right now ❤️ Meaning, without trying to. Meaning, at times it has been “sent” to me when I need it to hear it, I believe by my Uncle Tommy who passed away when I was 15. (Long story, I’ll share it sometime). Can’t stop thinking and I’m just feeling all the feels tonight 😭

So here we are.

Last night of summer vacation for the kids. We are going to watch Cars 2, eat popcorn and somehow get up at 6am tomorrow to do a “dry run” for getting ready for school on Tuesday.

Lord help us…

LOVE so much.

LOVE so much.