As we roll into the first school days, I have not entirely been ready to accept the end of summer. This is new for me, normally I am more than happy to see the warm weather end, to bring over my favorite seasons. But this year, we got to spend a lot of time together, and two adults taking care of kids is always better than one (for me anyway…). We found new-to-us spots just outside the city for river swimming and camping, we saw our families, had fires, rode bikes, read, and played. Summer stuff. This was the best summer I’ve had since having kids, which I think speaks to everyone in our little family always growing up in ways needed. So thank you summer, and welcome here September, time to reign it all in a bit closer to home.