well, that's unfortunate.

I had this fabulous picture post planned for today, but I didn’t get to Gabe’s computer in time to upload pics so there goes that idea. See, we brought two cute little girlies home with us from the pool (because what’s 2 more little girlies when you already have 3?) and what with all the homemade pizza and stromboli-making (I know! And brownies too!), and getting 5 girls to go to sleep in one bed, I ran out of time.

And then Gabe needed his computer all evening to work on a site for this super-cool dude who used to play football for some team that everybody around here thinks is all that and now he goes around the country talking about Jesus.

And I just made entire paragraphs out of three lousy excuse-laden run-on sentences.

What I should have said was: there will be no post today. Sorry.

But because I hate to leave you totally hanging, here’s a sneak peek of the picture post I’ll do tomorrow:

And one I’ll do a couple days after that:

I could just cry looking at that train of precious, precious people. Now if I could just figure out how to get that little girl in photo #1 into photo #2 IN REAL LIFE, I’d be in heaven. Someday. And sooner rather than later. I believe in dreaming big, folks.

Question for you: (and I realize I’m jumping the gun just a little bit here, but) Are you happy or sad (or a little of each) to see summer go, and why?

16 thoughts on “well, that's unfortunate.

  1. Kelly

    I second Bethany. Why don’t you move to Cambodia? I mean, not trying to get rid of you, but the Lord is surely working…

  2. Heather

    I’ve been thinking about this for a few days now…I’ve come to the conclusion that it will be bittersweet, my “little” girl will be in middle school and next summer my baby will be getting ready for kindergarten…which makes me teary, where have the years gone?? We haven’t done anything huge or exciting this summer but yet it’s seemed like we are so much closer. I will miss the carefree days of our relaxing summer, as I’m writing this I realize how much I don’t want it to end…but I will hold these days in my memory and my heart forever…there may have been moments that made me want to pull my hair out but there were so many others that were amazing that I can’t even remember what was so bad! Thanks again for all the thought provoking blogs!!!! I LOVE them!!

  3. meghan @ spicy magnolia

    A little bit of both. I’ve LOVED this summer with Brennan, more so than I thought I would with scheduled activities on hiatus. But we’ve had a blast and I’m so thankful he’s not going off to school…boy, my heart would break in two! But I’m happy to get back into some scheduled routines, and the fall is my favorite time of year. I savor it. 🙂

  4. sarah m

    happy and sad. I LOVE summer, but knowing that summer is coming to an end means all the sooner I get to meet my baby girl 🙂 No need to rush it though….I’m having a blast with having one right now.

  5. Kamrie

    I am a little sad and happy. I am excited to go on my trip and even a little excited to go back to school. The sad part is I am not looking forward to again being so vulnerable at my school. I am tired of discomfort and would rather stay at home.

  6. Jen your cousin

    As summer only means 110+ temperatures to me – no break from work or school, no kids to have home – I am READY for summer to be over. But those temps don’t really go below 100 until Halloween time… soooo… I still have a whole bunch of “summer” left. Boo.

  7. Krysten

    Very sad. I work at an after school daycare progam and when school starts by hours get cut. Plus, I hate the cold and wish the heat would stay around for most of the year. I only want snow on Christmas Day, otherwise it just gets in the way.

  8. Bethany your sis

    Maybe you guys should just move to Cambodia! And then your girlies could play with Cambodian children all day long! And you could also adopt some orphans, too! Okay, just kidding. 😉

    I don’t have any school-age children, so life isn’t much different for me once school starts. But I am ready for summer to be over. I love Fall–jeans, sweaters, crisp air, hazelnut candles, cinnamon-y smelling food, Football games, teens are back from vacation, and Stew won’t be leaving me for conferences and missions trips.

  9. Kelli

    Normally sad…. I am too scatter brained and unorganized…. At least the non summer months provide a hint of routine. I need that BAD!

  10. Elizabeth

    I have mixed feelings about summer ending. I’m looking forward to more of a routine, but I know I’ll miss my kids terribly when they start school next week! One thing I will not miss is the heat. I hate it with everything in me. October can’t come soon enough. It’ll be cooler, and it’ll be BABY TIME!

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