Goodbye, Summer!

In summer, the song sings itself.

~William Carlos Williams


Today marks the last day of summer.  Big S is back in school bright and early Monday morning (we aren’t counting the weekend because, well, weekends don’t count!).  He is so very excited.  We met his teacher and saw his new classroom this morning and he can’t wait for school to start.  Sending him to first grade is much easier than sending him to Kindergarten last year.  He is such a big guy and seems ready to navigate his little world.  It is time to get back into a daily routine, plan weekend adventures and start deciding where we will go for Fall break!

So today we say goodbye to summer.  Summer–you have been very good to us and we can’t wait to see you again next year!

The following pictures were taken on our road trip to Chincoteague Island, Virginia.  The kids were so excited to put their toes in the Atlantic and weren’t the least bit discouraged when they discovered the Atlantic Ocean is many degrees colder than our cozy, warm, bathwater-esque Gulf Coast.  I just love these pictures of them playing at the beach on the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.




Of all the pictures taken of my husband and I this summer, this my favorite:


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  1. 1

    I am also sad to see summer coming to an end, too. Love the beach pics. Chincoteague is such a special place. I haven’t been since I was in colleg but I would love to take my kids one day. Did you see any of the horses?

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    great way to show the spirit of a family outing. glad your kids weren’t discoruaged by cold Atlantic waters — and I’ll bet you had as much fun taking the pictures as they did playing in the water.

  3. 3

    Great photos – missing summer already…

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    We are on the middle of the rainy season in Guatemala and I can’t wait for summer to start.

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    Love the shot of them holding hands. My fondest memories of traveling as a kid is arriving at the beach and running as fast as I could, hand in hand with my sister, toward the water.

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    Summer never got fully started in Seattle this year, and now you are making me feel nostalgic for something we never had 😉

    Nice shots! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Although we spent lots of time driving back and forth, I think this was one of my favorite family vacations!!

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    It’s been quite a while since I dipped my toes into the ocean, but we’ve got some chilly lakes to wade in here in Michigan!

    Tim’s going back to school next week, too…so we’re squeezing in one last little jaunt before we have to say goodbye to summer, too.

    Looks like you had a great trip!


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