First and Last, 2011 Edition

First, September 2010
A fading summer tan.
Crisp, fresh uniforms.
Room to grow.
Nervousness about the year to come.
Memories of a fun-filled 100 days of vacation.
Bidding adieu to summer.

Last, June 2011
Pride and confidence for completing another year.
Excitement for the next 100 days of freedom.
Hints of a forthcoming summer tan.
Ready to turn over a new leaf.
Welcoming summer with open arms.
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Free to Fly

July 2010
So.  The other day Kate woke up and proclaimed, “I’m going to ride my bike without training wheels today.”
All three of our kids have proven to be quite different (varying personalities and varying learning styles), so Hank and I weren’t quite sure what to expect.  Kate is incredibly determined much like her sister (who [...]

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First and Last.

First, September 2009
First day of school, September 2009.
Nervousness and uncertainty about the upcoming year.
Excitement about the newness of everything: new shoes, uniforms, backpacks, kicks.
Hints of a fading summer tan.
Grogginess from staying up too late.
Bidding adieu to summer.

Last day of school, June 2010.

Confidence and relief after a long, rewarding year.
Boredom of the routine.
Hints of a forthcoming [...]

Photo of the Day, in my life, siblings

In Summer, the Song Sings Itself

Only a few more weeks until we can kick off our shoes and welcome the long summer days filled with bike rides, ice cream, picnics in the park, the beach. . . can’t wait!
For now, though, I’ll enjoy the little hints of summer. And you? You can enjoy them too. . .
Kate and [...]

Photo of the Day, henry, in my life, kate, siblings

Farewell, Summer!

Dear Summer,
Thank you for a great season. For the extra moments to linger in bed before greeting the day. For the long stretches of daylight and cool summer evenings. For backyard camping and peanut butter s’mores. For chocolate covered bacon and popcorn at the county fair. For sand in [...]

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