Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Three weeks from today I will drop the three older kids off at school and then will come home and sit here with tears streaming down my face and into my cold cup of coffee as I lament about how fast the summer has gone and why school now gets more time with my kids than I do.

I know that I could home school, but the kids and I both know it would ruin us. Don't get me wrong, there are tons of families that successfully do this all the time, but let me be straight with you - we would not be one of them.

So, that being said, I'm trying (trying!) to enjoy the rest of summer even though, lets be honest, some days I'm counting down the days to when I have nap time all to myself and I only have to drag one kid grocery shopping and to Target, Starbucks, and TJMaxx

I love fall - the air turning crisp, the leaves changing colors, apple cider, soccer season, sharpened pencils, running outside without feeling like the humidity is going to swallow you up. I love it - but right about now is when I start back peddling and freaking out about missed opportunities all summer and mentally (and foolishly) make the list of all that we didn't do. 

My kids have had a great summer. Really - we all have. But, like everything does, it has just gone far too quickly.

Carter's birthday breakfast: Homemade cinnamon rolls!

Natalie kissing the best man at her Uncle John's wedding. :)
Enjoying the sun at the Umpqua river.

Ring security at the wedding.

"Mommy, take a picture of me going super fast!"

I don't know what it is about boys and reptiles, but man they love em'!

"Mom! STOP! I want to take a picture of you!" (Out on a run. My favorite time to have my picture taken! {Sense the sarcasm...})

1 comment:

  1. It's a much different story here. Hoping to post on it. Soonish. / :