Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Where is my "pause" button?

I feel like I'm on a bullet train that's speeding through summer. Maybe it's because Amelia is getting ready to start school, but I've never dreaded the end of summer before in my life, until now. Fall is my favorite season. I always look forward to it, but this year I dread it's arrival. In 3 weeks my girl will be starting kindergarten. Not just half day kindergarten, but full days. Amelia is growing up too fast and I find myself both incredibly sad at the quick transformation and in complete awe at how amazing she is. People always tell new moms that the time goes by so fast. That you'll blink and your kids will be grown up and off to school. That's my life right now and I'm afraid that if I blink again she will be starting high school. If only we could keep them little forever. I'm still trying to cram in as much as possible before that first school bell rings. The past few days I pushed work to the side and focused on making fun memories with my family. And while the remainder of the cucumbers that I had planned to can started to mold, and my bedroom is a disaster and there is laundry to wash... I'm grateful for days like we've had. Days where we step away from the constant hustle and bustle of a busy life and just enjoy our daughter. After all, they're only little for a short time.



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  1. it is insane how quickly time passes us by!
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    1. I know. I want it to just slow down a little. She's not supposed to start school yet.

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  2. Soak up as much fun as possible these next few weeks!! Maybe you could start making a fun to do list of things to look forward to doing with Amelia this fall?? It might give you both something to look forward to during this transition to school.

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    1. That is a wonderful idea! I'm excited for her. She will love school so much.

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  3. What beautiful photos!
    I partially know the feeling. Things rush by so quickly in the summer!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, this summer in particular has seemed to fly by.

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  4. Sounds like you've taken the best possible tack—to fill this special but bittersweet time with beautiful memories!

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  5. I had tears in my eyes as I read this today. My big boy heads to K in three weeks as well. I am going to miss him so much. I've been a stay at home mom since he was born. I know he is going to have so much fun, though.

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  6. Treasure these precious moments. Lovely photos.

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  7. Beautiful photos - They will last a lifetime!

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  8. I feel like I could have written this post! My daughter starts full-day kindergarten in less than 2 weeks! Agh! And my son will start preschool a couple of weeks after that....where did the time go?

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  9. I feel the same way this summer....it flew by way faster than I could have anticipated, and although fall is my favorite too, I'm not quite ready yet for the busy schedule of it either. My youngest child will be in preschool this year, so I have one year left before I'm wondering around going crazy without any kids at my side during the day...

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