Shorter days, cooler nights with frost warnings, reds and yellows sneaking into the foliage, Canada Geese and Sandhill Cranes heading south; all undeniable signs that fall is right around the corner. It is with a bit of sadness we say good bye to warm sunny days, sand between our toes, trips out the backdoor to harvest fresh herbs, kale and onions, flowers in the yard, and amazing memories of special times spent with loved ones. Summer could not have come at a better time and the slower pace for rest and healing was very much needed and appreciated! We loved every minute of it!!
What kid doesn't have a few back-to-school jitters and yes, we've had our share, so what a treat to share in the girls' excitement as they headed off to school this morning! Our youngest returned to a sparkling building anxious to meet old and new friends. For our oldest, it was her first day of high school. She was returning to the building she knew well as a child. I'm hoping it will feel a bit like home to her. The most emotional part of her day will be walking into my old classroom for science. May it be easier than she imagines. I'm hoping the hour will fly by and she will love every minute of it.
And while I'm making wishes, the biggest one I send out today is that our girls remain healthy enough to enjoy life the way they want to be living it. The balancing act has begun again. Hold on, Girls! We'll take it one day at a time! XO