August blew in fast and furious as Ryan and I worked with our friends to open the newest shop. This new life of business-owning-and-expanding is both exhausting and wonderful. We all roll up our sleeves together — even the kids, whose daily routines change constantly as the seasons of our family ebb and flow.
Along with that, August was also:
Trying very hard to get dinner on the table once in awhile!
The excitement of new curriculum trickling in via big brown boxes.
Little girls in Mama-made pjs that they just loved wearing. (Already too cold at night, for the most part, to wear such summer frippery!)
Celebrating my mom’s 60th birthday with a lovely outdoor evening.
Quick errands and getting to catch a glimpse of him training.
Backyard picnics!! Finally!
One serious garden day. Oh, it was wonderful!
A few crazy house projects, finished quickly, thanks to my trusty sidekicks Jameson and William, and dear friends Liz and Carol.
Exhausted little girls who would nap anywhere (since I was oiling our hallway floor and we couldn’t use the bedrooms!)
A paint-spattered, growing belly.
26 weeks and growing an Olympic gymnast, I think.
And so flew August.