Saturday, September 11, 2010

First Day of 4th Grade

School finally started here this past Tues., day after Labor Day.  Mailia was sooo ready.  She loves her new school, has made many friends already, and the bus picks her up and drops her off right at the end of our driveway.   Couldn't be much nicer for a parent.

Fall is definitely around the corner.  The 80s and 90s are gone.  Most days are low-mid 70s falling to the upper 40s at night.  Just a few leaves starting to turn.

I start a new job on Monday.  Am anxious to get back to work.  And with Christmas coming, the timing couldn't be better.

We're still settling in here.  But the stacks of boxes are gradually dwindling.  Still doesn't feel like 'home' tho.  I'm thinking it might take a year of 'firsts' before it becomes 'home'.  Still half expect to find Darrell's mom sitting in the living room.

So many things I miss about Florida, but then there were so many things I missed about Michigan when we were IN Florida.  NOT looking forward to the long, cold winter, but the glorious fall leaves and the rebirth of nature's best in the spring, will make that one season seem worth it.  I'm looking forward to planting some tulip and daffodil bulbs this fall that we will get to enjoy next spring.  And the lilacs in May.  Yes, I'll be counting the days until spring.


Debby said...

Glad things are going well....I'll be happy for cooler weather here. 90's today....uggg......

Jana said...

I know how you feel about winter. I don't have the snow, but the fall and spring are just so awesome, I long for both!! I get a little sad to see the crops all harvested, but I know it's right around the corner before they're all coming back.

Your driveway/school bus pic is such a great memory! 4th grade already!! It's going soooooo fast!!

Anonymous said...

It is hard to believe that Malia is now in 4th grade-the grade Sara was in when she came how the time passes.

Gotta love the bus! I now have 2-5carpools/day depending on who is going where....really missing the bus.

Good luck on the job and enjoy the "adult" conversation, and you know what I mean hehehe

Cynthia & the little monsters

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