Monday, August 22, 2011

End of Summer

It has been a whirlwind of a summer and now it is over. Olivia's first day of school is today. Luckily for me, she checked her facebook page yesterday, because I thought she didn't start school til Tuesday! Don't even ask how I got that one mixed up.

We ended our summer on a glorious note: A week at Folly Beach with my family. Before we left, we were baraged by various appliances and gadgets decided not to work. I did not have time to properly repair the stove, so I rigged it with a bungee cord in order to bake the bread I needed for the trip.

One of the first days in South Carolina, we packed up the seven of us, and drove to Georgia to visit the cemetery and put a fresh bouquet on Ben's marker. We also got to see several good friends that afternoon. It was a good day.

The rest of the week was dedicated to relaxation. On the porch with Therese.

Under the tent with the kids.

More playtime.

A flower discovered on a morning walk.

Also found this guy on the same walk.

The view from the dunes.

Sophie and her Grandma

The whole gang minus my sister's boyfriend, who unfortunately could not stay the whole week.

It was a great week, and it even got better when some friends very dear to our hearts stopped in and spent the day with us yesterday.

And now, the new school year begins. I am really looking forward to it! Goodbye summer, hello school!

1 comment:

  1. Great photos! Glad you guys had a lovely vacation and Olivia didn't miss her first day of school!