Wouldn't everyone like to Time Hop back a few weeks to when it was still summer break, lunches didn't need to be packed, stacks of papers didn't pile up every afternoon, bedtimes could be broken and long weekends were easier to come by?
We started off August with another wonderously awesome weekend spent on the water.
But most importantly, we were there to celebrate these two love birds.
45 YEARS. I don't have the words.
But I do hope to make at least half of the good decisions they have made, and have all of the same appreciation for how wonderful life can be with someone you love along at your side.
Not long after, Gigi, Poppa and Gramps came for a visit. Breakfast with Poppa is clearly the bee's knees.
Onward to the start of my own favorite week of the year: Anne's Birthfest Celebration.
Preschool 3s! He'll be the first to turn four of the whole class, but we still get to pretend he's a "3" for the entire year.
The next week, it was the big kids' turn. Unfortunately, Michael wasn't well the night before so he missed his first day, but he did agree to take some fake 'first-day' photos with me for a promise that he wouldn't have to do it the next day.
More big news for August: Henry entered the world of team sports.