Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sad to see it go....

I don't know what it is about the end of summer every year, but it is such a mixed bag of emotions for me. Fall is wonderful! It brings structure, fresh starts, fun stuff to participate in, soup, chilly mornings with gorgeous days - all things I love! I really do enjoy sending my kids off to a new year of school. But part of me is soooo sad to see it go! My mom and I took the kids to the beach for one last day in the sand last Friday. Time to sit still, enjoy the ocean, build castles and forts, run in the waves - all things we love about the beach!
I am sad to see them go! Sad to have them wake up to alarm clocks and rush out the door all the time. Sad to tell them they cannot lay around in PJ's like when they were little kids. Sad to watch them carry around those heavy textbooks and have all that homework.
I miss them already and it is only the first week!! Here is to a great year of 7th and 5th grade!!

9 comments:

The Aldridge's said...

I always love a new season. Something so fresh!

Cheryl

Mara said...

It's not officially over yet...can you tell I'm holding on for dear life?? I was just on Nicci's web site and saw your family's pictures..they are beautiful! I loved them!

Julie said...

i'm sad too...and I don't have kids that go to school full time! how sad that we are making our 1st NW beach trip of the summer this weekend! i'm sooo looking forward to it though.

Meredith said...

I seriously think that I dreaded the first day of school more than my kids! As the kids get older, our summers really seem to be more fun. Now, I guess, we look forward to going and playing in the snow!

Tawnya P. said...

I hear ya! We're off to a great start here though. Have a great year!

Trish said...

I LOVE SUMMER~~
and I miss it terribly already.

glad you guys were able to get away for one last day of summer fun.

I'm off to check out your family pictures on Nikki's site.

Valerie said...

This is my favorite season of the year. But it is sad to see life change again. Love the family pictures by Nicci. Very nice!

The Pace Posse said...

I love a new season too - but you are right it is bittersweet.
I love that beach picture you took.

One- said...

Vegas summers are hard, because it's just too hot. We are so locked up in summer. Fall has beautiful weather and the kids actually play outside more. That is why I love this time of year, here!