For those of us with children in PISD we are counting down the last few days of summer vacation!!! At least we are in the Otto Household.
(Otto Family trip to Bryson City, NC - July 2007)
We had an incredibly long 3 full months off this summer and during that time we did lots.
From taking a much needed family vacation in the Smokey Mountains of Western North Carolina (beautiful scenery and great temps although I came back with a few souvenirs of my own - bug bites of unknown origin - I think they were in the blackberry bushes that I ate from continuously...)
to working, summer school, volleyball camp, reading, writing, staying up late, sleeping in (children), bbq's on the back deck, swimming, sunning and celebrating the passage of one child to 16 and the other to 12 - looking back now it was a great summer.
The regular routine of school is finally about to start.
I actually felt a change in the air tonight - or maybe it was just that I left my back door open and the A/C was running out..... Anyway, we're back on "schedule" come Monday morning and honestly, I cannot wait!
Back to school here in Plano, TX on Monday, August 27th.
Of course the first day is always crazy for traffic! Thankfully one of my children has a good enough sense of self to ride the bus for part of the year! Thank you Lord!
Remember to be patient, it's going to be nuts and the safety of our children is first and foremost.
I'm looking forward to the new school year with much anticipation. I can still recall how I felt each time the new year rolled around.
Please feel free to share your summer memories here and how you spent it.
I hope you and yours had a wonderful summer!