• fall,  kids,  school,  thankful

    Here comes fall…

    Well, here we are, starting another school year. It gets real this year, folks…our younger child is starting first grade. Meaning real homework. I also have an upcoming fourth grader, which makes me feel old. (Yeah, I know, that’s only going to get worse year after year.)  Obligatory first day of school picture.  Smiling or gritting teeth?  The start of school also brings with it the resumption of all things extracurricular: violin, sports, ballet, church programs, etc. Our life gets a little nuts about this time every year. Fortunately, this year, I managed to pull off some back to school preparations ahead of time. The school supplies were purchased weeks…