In less than two weeks I will have a middle schooler. – That sound? It was my heart falling into the pit of my stomach. Not only is it hard to grasp that I have an 11 year old, rising 6th grader, but it is hard to grasp that – that much time has passed since her birth. The younger one will be a 4th grader and almost 10.
I was just looking back at the last time I blogged – I was talking about my 6th grader’s 10th birthday party when she was a 4th grader. Where did the last year and a half go?
I’m really excited about what this year will bring. I vividly remember middle school. I don’t really remember much about elementary school, but now that I will have a middle schooler, I’m excited for her and ready to share some of my experiences with her. Hopefully I can be a good pep-talker.
In other news, we spent some time in Idaho this summer. My in-laws moved out there about two years ago… so last summer and this summer we took a two week vacation there. It is beautiful. We started taking family hikes, which my husband loves… and the kids and I like. I say that because we normally end up on a hike that takes 8 hours or so and ends up going straight up on rocky terrain. While the “up” is definitely hard, the “down” is painful on my old knees. Anyway, there is so much that has happened and place we have visited, etc… that I’m just going to end with – I’m going to make a collaboration of crock pot meals that I make and list them on a new blog… so that is the only reason I popped on here and started typing. 🙂 Until next time…