Sunday, August 18, 2013

Not Quite Ready to Say Goodbye to Summer

All of us North Dakotans know that summer always goes by way too fast. While winter can last six long months, summer comes and goes before we know it. Normally, I don't mind when summer is over because I look forward to the fall and all the busyness that the new season brings. Not to mention the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and celebrating Faith's  birthday. But this year is different - I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to summer.

Maybe I'm not quite ready because it has been unseasonably cool with temps in the 70s and low 80s - to me those are perfect temperatures! Or maybe I'm just not quite mentally prepared for Faith to go back to school where she'll be a 4th grader. Or it just might simply be this summer has a great one for our family and I'm sad to see it end. 
Faith and I enjoyed hanging out on the patio at our apartment complex this summer
Faith, on the other hand is all gung-ho to start school again. In fact, ever since it ended last year she has been asking when she gets to go back. On Thursday, we went to her open house where she met her teacher and we found out her instructional aids will be the same wonderful ladies she had last year.

Faith has been so excited ever since we went to the school that at night she has had a hard time falling asleep. She'll just be lying on her bed laughing and squealing with excitement and waking up early in the morning because she's still so excited. 
I loved the weather this summer - lots of rain, beautiful greenery and cooler temperatures
I hope all this positive energy continues when she actually starts school and has to wake up early five days a week! Last year we had some battles getting her to school in the mornings but this year we might try to do a few things differently. I'll be sure to post again next week to let you all know how her first days of school went!

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