We took these family pictures last year as the school year began, on a windy, windy day. I guess we are jumping for joy as the new year begins. Actually, I feel like that. As the seasons change, it is like a wake up call--"Time is passing, what are you doing with it?" Maybe that is one reason I love to live where we have four seasons. I need a little prompting now and then. (When we lived in Southern California it was always beautiful, and I was alway shocked when Christmas came around, because I hadn't really noticed that time had passed!)
So I will make my plans for fall, and start on my projects. That gives me the boost I need to get going. (You see, when you have a big crazy family like I do, it is really noticeable when they are not there!) So I will work hard when they are not here, and love every minute of it when they are.