Monday, September 5, 2011

See 'ya summer!

I know summer doesn’t technically end until later this month, but Labor Day will always mark the unofficial end of such a fun—and short—season here in Minnesota.

We had a fabulous long weekend, doing almost nothing but reveling in the fact that the weekend still wasn’t over yet. Something about that extra day can really do a lot for you.

We went out to dinner. We shopped for a water heater (nothing fun about this though). We went to the state fair again. We spent a lot of time curled up on the couch watching movies, windows open and cool air pouring in. We played cribbage. We caught up on sleep. We enjoyed every last minute of it. And it was wonderful.

Sometimes the very best weekends are the ones without a whole lot to show for it.

We did, however, get some sad news this weekend. My  24-year-old cousin on my step-dad's side of the family has been battling cancer for 2 years. Late last week he took a turn for the worse and they made the decision to make him comfortable at home in hospice care. He died Saturday afternoon. It's so sad to hear of anyone losing their fight with cancer, especially someone so young, so courageous, and so kind. Rest in peace Matt; our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family!

Now as Labor Day comes to a close, we prepare to head back to our usual routines. Full days—actually full weeks—of work. Let’s face it; it’s been a while since I’ve done even that.

But while I’m sad to see summer go, I think I’m ready. There are things to look forward to: Cool weather. Sweatshirts. Boots. Fall colors. Bridesmaid dress shopping with my ladies. New episodes of our favorite TV shows.
And when fall is over, winter will arrive. I’m not sure I’ll have as much to look forward to about that. BUT…when all of that is said and done, spring will arrive and we’ll be gearing up for our wedding in June. So really, it’s all just preparation for a very exciting time. I think I’ll look at it that way!  

How about you? Are you ready for fall, or wishing for a few more weeks of summer?


  1. Oh girl, I am SO READY for fall! It's the best!

  2. Im a little sad to see the summer go as well, I love the sunshine. Fall attire is always a ton of fun though =).

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