Greetings from Littleton, Massachusetts! It was a grueling drive, but we arrived safe and sound, and right in time to head over to my aunt’s for dinner last night.
We’re here for my cousin’s wedding, which is this afternoon, and then we’ll be headed back home bright and early tomorrow morning. It’s a quick trip, but I’m glad we were able to come.
Then there’s one more week before the kids go back to school and the fall crazy begins!
This will be my second year with one child in college, one in high school, and one in middle school. That means they have three different sets of holiday schedules and daily routines, but at least they all start on the same day.
My son is a college sophomore, and he has opted not to do marching band this year, which has me kind of bummed. I was looking forward to his college football games this fall, and I loved that he was a part of something like that. He’s working with a local high school band in their drumline, though, so at least he’s still in the field… no pun intended!
He will be living in an apartment near the college, and he’s taking his car this year, so we may or may not see him much on weekends. Time will tell!
My older daughter is a high school junior, and this will be her 4th year of cyber schooling. That’s hard to believe! She plans to finish high school there, and we’re starting to discuss her plans for college or whatever might come next.
She’s hoping to resume piano and vocal lessons, and I’d really like to find a community choir or theater she could be a part of, where she can use her skills. I need to look into that.
And then my youngest is going into 8th grade at the middle school, and she’s already knee deep in marching band practices. She’s a mallet player, and she loves it. Their fall preview show was Friday night, which was fun. I always love seeing a sneak peek of their new show.
She will resume piano lessons next month and continue with marching band this fall, as well as jazz band, which goes through the entire school year.
With no one in sports, our schedules aren’t nearly as hectic as they could be, but they still keep us busy.
I’ve also signed up for a weekly Bible study this fall on Thursday mornings. I’m not really sure how I’m going to make that fit in, as many weeks I can barely stay afloat as it is, but my job feels quite isolating at times, and I thought it would be a good way to meet other women and to study the Bible more diligently.
Speaking of my job being isolating, I’m really enjoying the Facebook Group I started during the #NSale. We’ve kept it open, and it’s a really fun community of women.
We share our fashion finds, help each other make purchasing decisions, and offer styling advice. If you’re on Facebook and have time for another group, feel free to join us!
Okay, I better head upstairs and start getting ready. The wedding isn’t until 3:30, but we’re meeting my parents for church this morning and then grabbing brunch somewhere afterwards.
Have a blessed Sunday!