Farewell to a bittersweet summer. Summer 2020 is officially over and we are entering fall with a new school and home routine.
And just like that, summer is over. Or so that’s what the anti-climatic Tuesday after Labor Day always feels like to me. And just like that, it’s the Friday after Labor Day and I feel like I’ve blinked, and summer is officially over.
We were lucky enough to spend Labor Day weekend up north at my parent’s cottage in Traverse City, Michigan. It’s been my home away from home since I was a young child [probably Lily’s age], so it’s been extra special seeing the kids make the same memories at “the cottage” like I did when I was their ages.
While things haven’t necessarily gone according to plan this summer, I will say that I’m thankful we could still have some normalcy with a few pool spots each week, planned park dates with friends, tennis once a week, and yes, travel throughout our beautiful state during the warm summer months.
So now that leaves us with fall! As I mentioned in my previous blog post, the kids are back to school in person [for now]. We are still continuing outdoor tennis lessons, planned park dates, and Mom has a few fun things up her sleeve for work. Hint hint: lots of new slow cooker recipes and a few more TV and blog spots on behalf of Michigan Beef. I’ll think we’ll also add in some trips to the Detroit Zoo, a cider mill, and perhaps a trip or two back up north.
While I hope we’ll have a few more trips up to Nana’s cottage this fall and winter, I don’t mind the thought of staying put for a few weeks. The kids are doing well with our new parenting + school schedule, and it feels like we are all easing into a new routine- as scary and sometimes lonely it can be. But alas, I’m thankful for this little pocket of the internet where I can share my wins, mishaps, and yes, new normal [read all about that here], as honestly as I can- because you guys get it. And care! So thanks for that.
I’d love to hear what’s on your fall to-do list. Or what you enjoyed most about your summer. Did things go according to plan?