Last night we had some of our oldest and dearest friends over for dinner.
I guess it was our last official dinner party of the summer seeing as how Labor Day is rapidly approaching.
This summer has been good to me, and I am slightly nostalgic about bidding it goodbye. I will miss my afternoon retreats to my pool. The long sunny evenings. The crickets and cicadas singing their songs. Sundresses and flip flops.
I know September will still include most of those things, but somehow, after Labor Day, there is a shift inside me. Summer is over and all it’s loosy goosey ways are gone with it. I am not going to lie. I am ready for fall. Ready for sweaters and boots and camping trips that involve more blankets and less sweat. I am ready to start thinking about all the autumn holidays and holy days. Ready to put on my thinking cap and burrow a little deeper into thought and reflection as they days get colder.
Speaking of changes. This is Caroline. Isn’t she gorgeous? I can’t believe she is in 10th grade. So grown-up. Many autumns ago she was potty training during the months that we were hosting a small group at our house. And now she can drive and go on dates and probably run a small country.
Maizy is not used to having so much competition of prettiest girl in the house so she had to get in on the picture action too. Silly.