Truly cannot believe it is almost August and our summer is almost over. It goes by so fast. I got a Target catalog in the mail last night advertising for back-to-school supplies. And then I started thinking that I will have a fifth- and a second-grader, and that makes me a little nauseated.
This has been a fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants kinda summer. Lots of dining out or on the go. A messy house for sure. Out of control laundry. Neglected yard and flower beds. A lot of the projects we had planned for this season are weighing heavy on my mind, and there's always a sense of panic that we are running out of time. The front porch needs to be redone. The deck needs to be painted. The irrigation system Josh wanted to put in has been put off (again) until next year. I need to clean the windows. And then there's the mom guilt. That we haven't done enough as a family together. Because I can't make a homemade dinner every night. My kids aren't reading enough books. We don't take enough bike rides together. Or make enough crafts. And yet, we are together every moment that we aren't at work.
June and July was crammed full of baseball, Father's Day, birthday celebrations, and we only got to take one beach trip. I expect August will be even busier with Bella's birthday, the start of football season, and our family vacation (which takes weeks to prepare and is more like a mini-move than a vacation since we are going to another beach house for a week and basically have to pack up the entire house to take with us).
It's not that I'm complaining because I love summer. This is my favorite time of year. I'm just sad that it doesn't last long enough, and that there is always too much to do and so little time.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.