Thursday, August 29, 2013

August Crazy

August has been a crazy month.  We've got so much going on.

Last night we took our kids to their school orientation to meet their teachers and bring all of their school supplies to their respective classrooms.  Desks were organized, lockers were set up (my oldest has now graduated to the upstairs of the school, complete with lockers!), and friends and teachers were greeted.  It was an exciting and hectic night.  The kids are now ready to go back to school.  I, on the other hand, am not ready for them to go.

Only one weekend left of summer and it will be jam packed with fun.  We still have our county fair to go to. An annual event that is talked about and anticipated year round.  And we have yet another wedding to go to on Sunday.  This will be the first wedding all of our children will be attending with us.  I am so excited for them.  Weddings are just so much fun and I remember having such a blast when I was a kid, dancing with the cousins, eating cake.  It will be a fun one.

The entire month of August seems to have been dedicated to weddings.  Each weekend there has either been a bridal shower or a wedding.  This past weekend Grace and I attended my cousin's (first cousin, once removed- thanks for the lesson, Hilary!) bridal shower.  It was a gorgeous shower in a garden on a beautiful day.
Grace lucked out again and this time all the little girls received pink parasols.
A picture of my cousin (middle) and her girls and grandgirls.  The beautiful bride is in the white dress.
And I even got a nice pic of my mom, Grace, and myself.
Oh yeah.  And I'm blond now.  Not sure about the blond, but I get bored, as you know.  Give it a little while and I will probably be a redhead next.  Or maybe black hair.  Dark brown?  Who knows.

Hopefully I will be able to fit in some good, solid relaxation into these next few days, because once school hits so does the serious busy-craziness.  Football, swimming, boy scouts, meetings, schedules, homework.  It is a good thing that my kids (and I) love their school so much, otherwise I'd probably force them to stay home with me for some homeschooling. Ha!

How are y'all handling the back to school craziness?

10 comments:

CC said...

Amazing pics!

Tabor said...

Back to school mean no longer having to babysit at the last minute. So fall is some travel to Europe and then work on MY yard and house for a change!

Bijoux said...

I looked at the hair post....64 comments! Wow! Do your kids mind? Mine would be freaked out if I had changed hair color when they were young. They didn't like whenever I got new glasses! Hahaha.

I guess the further north, the later you go back to school. It started last week for most around here, but I know further south, I starts up by second week of August.

Dawn said...

Your hair looks good blonde! I think the picture of you, your mom, and Grace is adorable. I am gearing up for the back to school madness by trying to rest this week. One child is with his grandparents, and the other is at camp, so it's very quiet around here. I'll be happy when they're back.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You look sweet as a blonde!
I'm ready--they're ready--now we just have to start waking up earlier!

Angie said...

My daughter (who is in High School this year) started back on Monday. My son started Preschool yesterday. I'm like you, I'd much rather have them home! Anika is playing High School Soccer and she has a game or practice every single day. It runs me ragged!

Hope you all settle into the Back to School Season easily!

Angie said...

My daughter (who is in High School this year) started back on Monday. My son started Preschool yesterday. I'm like you, I'd much rather have them home! Anika is playing High School Soccer and she has a game or practice every single day. It runs me ragged!

Hope you all settle into the Back to School Season easily!

Cyndy @ Back in the Bush said...

Love that last picture - three generations of beauty.

Kelly said...

A parasol?! Awesome. Love the blonde hair!

Mom24 said...

Love the changing hair. How fun!

That pink parasol is awesome! I love the expression on Grace's face. Julianna would love that too.

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