18 August 2010

Winding Down

Can you feel it? I certainly can...summer is starting to wind down. I'm kind of sad about it, and this is a first for me! I think I conquered summer this year! In the past, since I've had kids in school, I have always hit the point of, "When do you all go back to school?" Not this summer though. I am not sure what it is.

In the past, I have resolved to have a schedule and stick to it. In the past, I have failed at this. So, when summer loomed its head this year, I decided to not write up a schedule. We kind of had a routine anyway because of the baby's nap schedule. That was enough for me.

What I do know is that this summer has been different. Busy, but good busy. We did a lot. No vacations this year because we have a family wedding this fall. But we have been busy. We had lots of family in to visit. Nieces and nephews home from college. My brother and his family came to visit, and my sister-in-law and her kids came a different week and stayed with us. Local cousins came over to play and swim. We had a lot of family time. I love this! We also went to Six Flags, State Fair and our parish festival (a carnival in and of itself). There was only one ER visit-for me (I didn't write about it because it was silly really-I dropped a heavy case on my foot and thought it was broken. Thankfully, it wasn't.). We went to our State Capital for fireworks on the 4th. It was a great summer! Andy and I keep saying that to each other, "This has been a great summer!"

Monday, we had one last cousin sleepover. When they went home on Tuesday, I told the boys it was blackout time (no video games for the rest of summer). We are starting back to school mode complete with back to school bedtimes. They start school in a week and a half. Soccer starts next week. I have never felt this way. Normally, I am ready for them to go back. This time, I want summer to go on. Maybe it is because Michael is starting this fall, maybe it is because Peter is moving to the upper grades. Whatever it is, I know that this summer is one that I will look back on and smile! And I need to file this post away for next summer so I can remember to celebrate this time because it all is going too fast!

16 comments:

MAGS said...

SoOo cuteee. BUT you forgot to say how your favorite niece came to visit and eat all of your food! :)

Therese said...

Now, Mags, you know I could not possibly limit that statement to one favorite niece or one episode of food! ;)

Clare LoCoco said...

So INCREDIBLY true. sounds like funnnn

becomewhatyouare said...

I kind of feel like summer is just starting since we've just now slowed down! But there is some change in the air (well, not the actual air as it is still going over 100° everyday.) I am decidedly not ready to start school up again! hrmph! of course that doesn't really matter and I'll have to get things together to get started, but I sure "don'twanna".

Sounds like you had a great summer. Glad your foot was not broken!

(we have a family wedding this fall, too. It's in Milwaukee, but I don't think we'll be going. Scratch that. We're definitely not. I just realized it's less than a month away!)

Patty said...

AFter I turned 40, I realized that life is passing way too quickly. I wanted off the ride; wanted to suck up every ounce of life.

This has been the best 18 months since I've had that ah-ha moment.

Grab hold and cherrish each moment: the good, the bad, and the ugly :)

Gardenia said...

yes, I can feel it too. summer is indeed winding down, but I'm feeling a bit like you. This is our first summer where we didn't have a schedule either and it went very well-- an easy going, relaxed summer for our family. Once I get over/through the transition of my daughter starting school I'll be good and ready for Fall. I hope.

Sarah said...

That sounds like the PERFECT summer. It will def. be one that will be filled with memories.

Anonymous said...

well im pretty sure one of the best parts of summer was that day i spent with u...and sonic.
i cannot get over how amazing it was
haha
BUT!!! i found one RIGHT by us (kinda.) haha you were right!!!

lol ly! hope to see u at least ONE more time b4 school starts

-ANNIE!! (lococo)

Mum2eight said...

I am so looking forward to our summer.

I am glad you had a good one.

Nancy said...

This is awesome! I have NEVER mastered a summer...even a little bit!
At the end of EVERY summer, I get to the same point..."I can't wait till they go back to school".

I like your "blackout" time! I swear, one of these days I'm just going to get rid of the tv altogether!

Simplegirl said...

Hi Therese, I'm your new follower. I enjoyed reading your posts and hope that you can stop by IbD. Blessings to you and yours. Also would love to know about working from home teaching via internet, sounds so great.

Christine said...

Glad you and your family had a good summer. BLESSINGS!!

Sorry I was asking about the work thing...thanks for answering me in a nice way. Hope I didn't sound like I was insulting you in anyway.

If I go back to work...right now...I would tell my DH we need to move into town, buy a very small house, and hire a cleaning lady ;)

Therese said...

Christine-didn't bother me at all that you asked. The good thing is that I do work from home and most of the time my hubby is here while I do. It has enabled me to stay home with my kids...what I had always wanted.

Gardenia said...

Therese, are you doin Friday Flashback today?? got a post ready if you are. :)

Kim Bauer said...

I have been feeling the same way. We have had an inordinate amount of vacations this summer, mostly due to famil issues. We have spent only about 3 weeks at home doing "normal" summer things like sleepovers, playdates and afternoons in the pool.

I am starting homeschool a week late so we can squeeze in a little more summer.

Kim

www.confabulicious.com

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