Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Farewell to Summer

School has officially started (more on that soon!),
and it forced me into a more rigid schedule--especially with the mornings.
Since Maxwell was just 3 weeks old when school started,
that gave us just the right adjustment period we needed before plunging into the school year.
Now the mornings are a rush to get everyone ready before Talmage needs to catch his bus,
but we're able to have a lot tucked under our belt by mid-morning.

I'm so amazed by the renewal of energy and motivation I feel now that I'm not pregnant anymore.
Having a newborn is exhausting, but I feel SO much better than I did 1 month ago
and I am accomplishing things with zest that have been sitting on the back burner for months.
We had a pretty uneventful summer, thanks mainly to the lack of energy I had during the last months of pregnancy. I was pretty much in survival mode.
But we still worked in a few of the things that make summer so great--swimming, the splash pad, Bear Lake, parades, backyard fires, the 4th of July, low-key hikes, ice cream outings, museum visits, and one camping trip.
I'm going to miss those carefree summer days,
but I'm feeling good about the new routine we've established as a family of 6 (!!!)
and I'm looking forward to all that Fall has in store for us!
There is something exciting about each season change.

Thanks to that new routine, I'm planning on getting back on track with this blog as well.
I'm not sure whether or not I'll be completely consistent with daily posting,
but it's currently my goal! (Weekday posting)
Posting daily pushes me to find something noteworthy about each day
and reflect more about past experiences.
Thanks to my readers for sticking around!

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