Thursday, August 16, 2012

Goodbye Summer!

I suppose I must accept that technically summer is indeed over.

The calendar may say it is still here, but I'm back at work, so it's over as far as I'm concerned.

I updated our Summer Bucket List...down one post...didn't get everything done.

While I'm sorta bummed about it, I'm also very much OK with it...we have things we can work on next summer or maybe on Christmas or Spring Break of this coming school year. And also, we had a VERY FULL summer. We were always busy...doing something, going somewhere. It absolutely flew by. Much faster than last summer. Unbelievable!!

If someone asked me what my favorite thing about this summer was, it would be hard to pick just one...of course, I loved all that time with Ethan. I also loved the week that he went to Dinosaur Art Camp in the mornings which was very close to the scrapbook store, so I was able to get some scrappin' time in. On top of that, my friend works there and it was fun to be there and hang out with her. 

My other favorite part of summer, was that I really connected with two gals with whom I was in what I would call the "beginning of friendship" stage...both have kids Ethan's age, which of course, made it easier for all us...we got together so much over the summer and had great fun. I feel like I have two new friends and it's fabulous. If only we all didn't have to work (we all work in education) so we could keep hanging out and have girl time while our kiddos have fun together. Now that would be fun!! These relationships really point out the strength in having something in common & how that bonds you...not only that we work in the same field and have kiddos, but that each of us struggle with wanting/needing more time with our kiddos and being able to openly talk about it with each of us COMPLETELY understanding out the other feels. 

And I shouldn't leave out that I definitely loved that I got to read 16 books over the summer. Some amazing ones you should check out are: On The Island and Yellow Crocus. 

Hope you had a great summer too!!


Travel & Dive Girl said...

I'm super glad you had a fantastic summer - sounds like you had a ton of fun with E. I can't believe you're back to work already. School doesn't start here until after the long weekend in September (but it also goes until the end of June).

Thanks for your comment on my blog today. You won't have to live vicariously, if you come to visit me in Ecuador (and I mean it)!

*krystyn* said...

OK - i'll hold you to that invitation...E and I will make the trek down!!!

~**Dawn**~ said...

Hmmm... I wonder why my Google Reader never picked up this post? =(

Hooray for new friends! I am skeptical to even try at this point. Every time I make a new friend in this state, they move within a year. I am starting to take this personally. =P

16 books?? Wow!!