Monday, September 3, 2012

The big day

I am more than a week behind on this important post.  Mostly because I am just behind on most things, but partly because I didn't know what to say.  It is a day that mothers think about almost from the moment their child is born.  The first day of Kindergarten: that symbol of letting go. 

Here is the first Kindergartener in our house.  Isn't she something? 

She was so excited and brave.  And I must say, so was I.  Her teacher is amazing and Lily was so ready for her first day.  My tears never even made it over the rims of my eyes.  What a glorious ride this parenting thing is.

Road Trip

 Our westward vacation this summer was more than I could have hoped for.  I admit, I was skeptical about a car trip with two young children who can't seem to go 30 minutes without a snack.  I didn't believe 50 plus hours in the car would go off without a hitch.  But do you know what?  It did.

From Storybookland

to Mount Rushmore,
to Yellowstone

and the awe-inspiring Lower Falls. 

Big tourist sites

and quiet beaches.
 Old friends
 and old lands.

And all the way back home. 
You know you are blessed when, as parents, you are inventing reasons to extend your 8 day road trip to just keep the fun going. 
Money has nothing on memories.