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The Defining Moment of My Summer

The Defining Moment of My Summer

After our hike on the dry rocks, I opened the van door and buckled my son into his car seat, I noticed some blue specks on the car mat. Detritus in the minivan is not that unusual so I didn’t think much about it. I…

Richmond 2015 – Day One

Richmond 2015 – Day One

There is a wonderful art camp my children attend each summer in Richmond, Virginia. Many mothers think I am insane for traveling so far for art camp but when we arrive, we are with our tribe. My children love the art camp and the art…

How I Spent My Summer Blog Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Blog Vacation

Memory full...an appropriate description!
Memory full…an appropriate description!

When I look back at summer 2015, this is the picture that describes it best. That moment at the swimming pool when I was incapable of capturing even one more shot of my adorable baby smiling, my children progressing in their swimming lessons. It has been a full, fun summer . . . . and I am in absolute shock that it is almost over!

Wasn’t it just yesterday when we were headed out to swimming lessons in the rain?

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And what about those July nights hanging out watching fireworks while eating barbecue.

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Has art camp really come and gone?

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I can just see my children lecturing me.

Mom, that was a long time ago!

Many birthdays ago.

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Several teeth ago.

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Pounds and inches ago.

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Adventures ago.

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Daring adventures ago.

There was a lot about pushing our limits this summer.
There was a lot about pushing our limits this summer.

Mothers always want to slow things down, to savor the time. Children are always eager to see what happens next.

And so it goes in our house.

It is time for change again.

The school year (and homeschool year) is ready to start again.

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The first leaves are changing.

The tulip poplar is the first to show its fall colors.
The tulip poplar is the first to show its fall colors.

I’m not ready yet!

I don’t think I will ever be ready to let this summer go.

More organization posts to come but first I have a story to tell you.

Summer To Do Lists for Kids

Summer To Do Lists for Kids

Most of us find that summer goes by far too quickly. We get to the end of summer and wonder where our “break” went. We slide into fall grumbling about how we don’t get enough time off or we didn’t do what we wanted to.…

Summer To Do Lists

Summer To Do Lists

Summer is one of those natural “restart” points of the year. The weather is warmer and particularly for those of us with children, the change from school schedule to summer schedule is a chance to rethink our life goals and priorities. As I sat down…