“There’s No Place Like Home”

She says as she clicks her heels together three times.

If only it had been that easy.  Sigh.

But we are home, safe and sound, despite the traffic backup on the NJ Turnpike and the screaming baby and the nasty public potties and…  Well, you get the drift.

Now all I have to do is unpack, grocery shop, do laundry, and put the house back together.  Oh, and prepare myself and my kids for the first day of school in just over a week.  Nothing major.  UGH.  I see a frosty cosmopolitan in my future this evening.  Ha!

In spite of all that, I plan to get back to my regular blogging schedule this week.  I’m so sad that the end of summer is upon us.  It went by way too fast.  I’m not the typical mom that can’t wait for school to start back up.  I love summer.  I love the lazy schedule, the heat, the sun, having the kids around, all that. 

It’s a good thing there’s lots to love about fall too, or I’d be in a pit of despair.  But in spite of my melancholy over the passing of summer, I do look forward to all the fall festivities and the cooler temperatures and the beautiful fall colors and getting back into the school routine.

In honor of the last full week of summer, I have two, yes TWO fun giveaways coming up this week!  So be sure to stay tuned!

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11 thoughts on ““There’s No Place Like Home”

  1. I love your new blog look. Those are my fav. colors right now. How many do you have going to school? My oldest starts 1st grade on Monday, and this is our first public school. I enjoyed reading about your Maine Vacation. It made me want to go there someday. I LOVE lobster. Glad to have you back full time. hahaha

  2. Well, I’m going to miss the Maine vacation posts. They were fun and I almost felt like I was on holidays with you guys. Okay, not quite but it’s as close to Maine as I will ever get and it looked so lovely and wonderful!

  3. I’m one of those crazy “like the kids at home in summer” mom’s too!

    But I do enjoy the routine that comes with school…until about April…then bring on summer!

    Glad you are home safe!

  4. Mrs. Mogul – I live in the suburbs of Philly so fortunately we don’t deal with the NJ turnpike too much.

  5. Glad you made it safe and sound 🙂 And I love summer too. Even the awful heat! The only thing I do hate about summer is the bugs. But you have them in the fall and spring too…. :-p

    I have don’t like the first day of school either. I never wanted my kids to go back! :-p

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