June 04, 2015

Hello Sunshine


Monday we said goodbye to the school year. Goodbye to Middle School. Goodbye to one stage of our lives and hello to another. At the awards ceremony on Emma's last day, I actually thought I had a handle on my emotions. Right up to the moment that I opened my mouth to say the Pledge of Allegiance and my throat closed up so tightly that no words would come out. In fact, it was all down hill from there. 


Now that the goodbyes are out of the way, we can say some hellos! Hello quiet mornings full of the promise of the day ahead! Hello extra 3 hours in my day! Hello gardening, reading, studio time, going to the movies and easy meals on the porch! Hello picnics, and visiting family and a week at the beach!


Hello bike rides, museum visits, walking to the ice cream parlor, dinner cooked on the grill, time for projects and going to the park! This summer promises to be a great one. Time to finish my cup of tea and get moving. I have gardening to do, cookies to bake, sketching to do and I promised to read books today to the most dear little neighbor boy you can even imagine. Hello indeed!





17 comments:

  1. Saying goodbye to middle school and thinking of high school can be hard -- but hello to new adventures and summer break -- so good! Sounds like you have some fabulous plans and things to do coming up! Enjoy -- I know you will!

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  2. I love the sound of your summer plans! And I can just imagine you reading to a little neighbor boy on that lovely porch of yours--so sweet!

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  3. Sounds like wonderful summer plans Jen! Have fun!

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  4. I love how you embrace life and now you inspire me to get busy and start "playing house" this morning.

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  5. Hello- sweet girl! Those are some hard good-byes, though, aren't they?
    My daughter and her hubby bought a house on a cul-de-sac in Carmel. They are moving the first week in July. The fell in love with a house in your village but there was no garage and nowhere to put one and my sil couldn't work with that. So, I hope they love it and you and I might just get a chance to meet for lunch one day! xo Diana

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  6. Sounds just about perfect! Enjoy all that's to come and savor every moment.

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  7. I sure wish I lived close to places so I could just walk there. I hate living in the city and having to drive all over. Love the first photo! So you!
    Brenda

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  8. It sounds like you have such a fantastic summer planned, just right

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  9. Sounds like a great start to the summer! Hello, lovely, warm, spontaneous season. :-)

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  10. You actually made me look forward to my least favorite season, Summer, which is hard to do!

    I wish I could crawl into your pictures and eat that snack ;)

    xo,
    rue

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  11. Gosh I am so with you! Last year Baby Bear said goodbye to his Primary school to start at Middle school. It felt like the real end of an era as he was the last of my babies to be at baby school. I wasn't prepared for how I felt really, but, it's all good and he loves his new 'bigger' school. I cannot wait for the summer holidays this year. I'm thinking all your thoughts too. Hello sunshine indeed (eeek I say that having just walked in a thunder storm here!). Long sunny days are needed and I am sure going to enjoy them like you are!

    Happy sunshiny days my friend xxxxxx

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  12. Although I do have to say goodbye to you, Emma, and the rest of Zionsville.

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  13. Hello Summer!!! I'll be living vicariously through you for 10 more school days (but who is counting?? ;) ) until my hello summer begins. I think that I'll use your list of hellos as the prompt for my own.

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  14. Hello summer and congrats to your little girl! Man- they grow up too fast, don't they? I have 3 weeks of school left then our summer begins on June 26th. Woohoo!

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  15. I just found your blog and i love it!!

    Kathy

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  16. I love Maddie's apartment and you should be proud of your parenting skills. Making sure your girls are independent is so important. Too many parents do too much for their kids instead of letting them grow and be on their own. Giving everything to someone ruins them. Too many parents make their kids dependent. Cindy Huxtable

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