Today is always a sad day...the final day before the school year officially begins. Although we have been back to school for 2+ weeks, it isn't official until bells are ringing and kids are flowing through the halls.
This has been a different summer. We didn't move (3 and 4 summers ago). We didn't get married (2 summers ago). We didn't vacate our house for a month while traveling to amazing exotic and not so exotic locations (the past 4 summers). What we did was so much more.
We gained a son and spent the whole summer getting to know him. We are so blessed to have had this time together, as a family, without work to get in the way. Now that school starts, we only have holidays, weekends, and afternoons. We've always loved weekends, but now that we have a child, the last two weekends have had a whole new meaning - Son. Last weekend we took Jackson to the Farmers' Market in La Centerra and enjoyed walking around outside until it got too hot (unfortunately that didn't take long), had a slow and relaxing breakfast at Berryhill, and spent the rest of the weekend being together. Unfortunately, this weekend Noelle had to work the Texans game and got sick. So, it wasn't as much fun. But, hopefully she is on the mend. Since she was sick she missed out on seeing one of our favorite people from one of our favorite families, Brad McGrath. He's living in NYC, although he rarely seems to be there, and we're happy to see how well he's doing. He got to meet Jackson, who seemed to love Brad as much as we do.
Who wouldn't love a successful accountant who orders chocolate milk for breakfast and calls himself "Uncle Dorko"?
Here are some random Jackson pictures to wrap-up summertime.
Bye summer. We'll miss you. We look forward to next summer when Jackson will be ready for the pool and more outside time. Also, he'll be able to stay sitting up.