The kids started school this week. So, it's just me and Parker (and Gracie, of course) getting into the swing of things these days. The weather has turned very fall-like all of a sudden too. I'm feeling torn. Sad to say goodbye to summer, in a lot of ways. This summer was the summer of my first pregnancy and birth. The more time moves away from that, the older Parker gets. But, at the same time, I'm looking forward to becoming more and more accustomed to my new normal. Sad to have the kids one year older--William is in sixth grade! I find it so hard to believe. I heard this quote recently about being a mom: "The days are long but the years are short." It's so true. I find myself desperate to savor every moment, but equally feeling stressed by this, that, and the other and also by my inability to truly savor the moments! It's ridiculous, isn't it? A learning process, indeed. Well, either way, happy September to you and yours.