August is almost over and it’s back to school for my kiddos. As I sit here writing this blog post I am amazed by how quickly our summer went. The funny thing is that my kids were so excited for the first day of school! For the last few weeks or so my daughter has been sneaking school supplies into our shopping cart because I have been avoiding the realization that the first day of a new year was slowly creeping up on us. I did not want our summer to end (sniffle) and although I tried to disregard the circled date on the calendar, it still came. My little bookworms, who are actually not so little, loved their first day and both came home with lots of stories to tell. I guess I should count my blessings that both really enjoy school even if their mama would rather homeschool them (insert a giggling daughter who thinks I have lost my mind with that suggestion).
We did not go on vacation this summer instead we did fun little day trips. Visited an art museum, took in a baseball game (Go Indians) and we went on our usual exploring adventures. Adventures that always start with no plans of where we are going and end with an ice cream cone or a “Speedy Freeze”. Overall, I would say we had a fantastic summer and I am sad to think about ushering in Old Man Winter. Maybe I shouldn’t have celebrated Christmas last month because now that summer is almost over I am feeling nostalgic. I want June back! How did you and your family spend summer break? Did you travel or stay close to home? Did you take lots of pictures like the ones I am going to share?
I love these flowers. They are so vibrant and full of life. The red barn peeking out from behind makes this picture pop!
I realize that I share a lot of horse pictures, but I do live in Amish Country which means horses are everywhere. Aren’t they lovely? Soon this field will be covered in snow (another sniffle followed by a sob).
If you are familiar with Walnut Creek, Ohio then you will recognize this porch. It’s Der Dutchman and the hanging baskets were calling for me to snap their picture. Summer beauties for sure.
Red barns are my jam and this one is the epitome of summertime. Surrounded by wildflowers which to some may look like weeds but not to this girl. I say they are prettier than a dozen red roses but that’s just me.
Whether you traveled far or stayed put, I hope your time was well spent “livin’” in the summertime . . . .