The end of summer, is the end of one season but it also is the beginning of another.
Ok summer is hard to beat, but the excitement and promise of a new season is really great too.
And for so many of us, who are sending the kids off to adventures away from home,
or just to new schools,
goodbye also means hello.
Goodbye to my niece Caylee, no longer high school lacrosse star.
Hello to Caylee, UNC college freshman lacrosse player Division 1 athlete
as she begins her journey.
Goodbye to preschooler niece Kira.
Hello to kindergartener Kira! Woohoo.
Would you look at that face?
Only surpassed by big brother Miles' face apparently psyched to have her along for the ride!
So long to elementary school for nephew Ben.
Hello to middle school, elbows up, marching ahead, ready for his new adventure clearly!
And surely niece Leanne too is taking on her middle school with her usual charm.
Goodbye to daughter Casey as she heads back to Boulder. It was a great summer!
Hello to another year of adventure and a life of the mind and academic pursuits.
Goodbye to daughter Katie Bug as she heads back to Burl-y.
So great having her around this summer!
Hello to new classes, new friends and Chinese?!?! :)
And our final goodbye came this week...
to the little brother...
cousin, and friend...
who starts classes today, on his own adventure, not too far away.
So as hard as it is to say goodbye sometimes,
the sadness is always outshadowed by the happiness and excitement,
of a life worth living, full of adventure, discovery and growth!
So here's to all of you who are off on your adventures!
Call home once in awhile..
oh yeah and don't forget to eat your CARROTS!!
(Haha just had to get it in)
WE LOVE YOU!!!