|At The Secret Garden, Thanksgiving Point, Utah|
Most of my kids started school this past week. On Tuesday my baby starts Kindergarten.
This is a day I NEVER thought would come, and here it is. Isn't life weird?
Weirder yet, my oldest started Junior High School. I think I am far more terrified of that idea than she is.
So, summer. We did it. I don't know if we did it perfectly (please let me know if you find someone who did) but I think we did it well. I was much more sane than last year, that's for sure, and yet I still have some of the same mixed emotions as last year.
I was going to write an inspiring post about the depth of my thoughts and emotions about soaking up summer and motherhood and priorities and living in the moment and how fleeting childhood is, blah, blah. . . . But every attempt I made to write those thoughts I come up with total blogger's block.
I guess my brain is officially fried. So I will let this sign I found on Pinterest speak for me instead:
|from the beautiful blog, Rhonna Designs|
This is what I learned this summer. Priorities. And sometimes I was more successful than others, but it was good to know I could simplify or put aside stuff like sewing, blogging, mopping the floor :), etc. for my highest priority, which is my family. And that would make life happier for all. And it worked. Most of the time. :)
I'm looking forward to getting back into our routines and I have a list a mile long of Works-in-Progress, etsy plans, blogging updates, patterns to write, and maybe even a cleaner kitchen floor, while the kids are in school. In the mean time, thanks so much for hanging out with me and for your patience with my lack of creativity and maybe some flakiness over the past months while my family came first. I know that you were probably doing the same. You people are awesome.
PS Linda and Carol are the winners of the Inspirational Projects giveaway. Yay for Linda and Carol. I've sent you both emails. Thanks to all who entered and for all of your nice comments. They made my week fun.