Our kids start school today. It sucks. Our family goes through its annual Back-to-School Blues. It also sucks that the kids have to go back to school in August, an entire week before Labor Day. Sheesh!
We decided to end our summer with an extended four-day weekend. It was very nice. We took little day trips, including a day at the beach and a day in the mountains. Here’s a photo of our family roasting hotdogs at the beach.
On our trip to the mountains, Michael and I took our digital cameras and tripods to practice taking some shots. I haven’t had a chance to look through all of his pictures yet, but I noticed this one shot that was really cool. He’s showing a talent with the camera, which is great because he wants to be a professional photographer. And he’s only had his camera less than three months.
This is an untouched photo that he shot in black & white. I love the composition and texture. It really captures the surroundings, which were burned by fire a few years ago, but are now showing new growth.
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It is hard having the kids go back to school! I hate this part of the year. The crazy rush to buy supplies and clothes. The separation of the family. The concern and worry about the kind of teacher that each kid is going to have. Will they be too strict/mean? Will they give too much homework? Will they be too lienient and not teach anything worthwhile?
I miss having the kids around. Maybe that makes me a freak… but I miss them. I miss their voices and the sound of them playing together.
I am so glad that you took those days off of work to go out and play with us! It was a great way to end the summer! You are a thoughtful, loving husband and father! I am so blessed to be your wife. Thanks for helping me get through the stress of back to school.
I love you!