Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hard to say goodbye...

It's hard to believe that summer has come to an end, and fall is in the air. It's always hard for me to say goodbye, but this year seems especially difficult. We had such a great time in the water and the sand. (these pics were taken last weekend...our last hoorah, if you will.)

BUT, fall does have many wonderful things to offer. We're looking forward to Lily starting preschool (in 6 days) and starting dance class (in 2 days). Going to the Cider Mill, playing in the leaves, going for long walks in the cooler temperatures...the list goes on. I'm just the nostalgic sort, and I'm reluctant to say hello to a new season, when it means I must let go of the one that came before it. But, such is life. So, I look back on summer with a smile - it brought us much joy.
Lily is ready for a new season. She is excited to start school and make new friends. She can't wait to get back to dancing, and of course she still claims that winter is her favorite season. She even starting rattling off her Christmas list for me today.





























Farewell sweet summer! Until we meet again...

29 comments:

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

OMG - I know! I started going through Li Li's clothes and looking at all the sweaters we will actually NEED this year -

I love the images of your Lil Bubble Queen in the sand :D I can't wait to meet her!

Good bye summer and hello new season :D

Ladybug hugs,
;D

LaLa said...

Oh, I love summer too but fall is so much fun. I love Halloween, pumpkin patches and well, I hope to be in Vietnam too : )

She is such a beautiful beach bum!!

Daniella said...

Love the sand pics! You have fall to look forward to which is the one season I do miss - we don't have a pumpkin patch just a pumpkin parking lot :)

Rachel said...

I love fall in Michigan!

Your pictures of Lily in the sand are great. Lily and I look forward to meeting both of you!

Rachel

Tiffany said...

Oh you said exactly how I feel!!!

Gee Gee said...

Lily is such a HAPPY little child. The pictures are so expressive and darling....

Beverly said...

Christmas list? Funny. Glenys already asked what I was getting her for her gotcha day gift (next july), heh. Love the sand pics.

redmaryjanes said...

Fall has really come on strong in Michigan. I have been told we'll be in the 30's tonight. BRRRR!!!!

Mr.Brian said...

Fall sure is in the air here and Mr.Brian LOVES IT!!!!
Sound like someone is ready for some new adventures in her life.Good luck mom.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEAH!!!!!
I can't wait to see the Great pictures of school and Dance...
I am sooo excited...
Now here we only have about 2 seasons... SUMMER.. and somewhat Spring...lol..
It doesn't get really cold here.. well we think it does..lol..
Love the pictures and sooo glad you had an AMAZING summer..
Hugs girly..

Lily's Pad said...

She is just too cute in her blue suit! Yes, summer went way too fast and always reminds me of how fast our little one is growing. Christmas list?? I guess it will be here before we know it!!

Love the pics of your sweet Lily,

Mary

Linette said...

What great pics of sweet Lily playing in the sand! I swear...the child never takes a bad picture. :)
I'm like you..sad to see summer go. I love Fall too though and we have so much to look forward to this season. Lily is going to have so much fun in preschool. Hannah absolutely loves it and she's only been going a couple weeks. Trust me...it will be much harder on you than her. sniff...sniff!

holly m. said...

Hi Nikki!
I've been feeling the same ache in my heart for this season to be over. I have this happy, sad feeling every year, even tho I, too love the fall..

Our babies are growing up so quickly and there's no stopping it.

I've always been so aware of the passage of time and being that we've raised our boys and see them as grown young men, it even makes the time more precious with, Anna girl.

Enjoy every minute, as I know you do.

kerri said...

I love the photo of the little toes!!
I too have had a hard time saying goodbye to Summer.
The girls really bonded this Summer, they played so well and we just enjoyed every second.
We do have Halloween and of course Christmas will be here before we know it, LOL!!!

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

What a sweet post. And I am right there with you. But I do love FALL. And I so love the pics in the sand, and especially the one of the toes!!!

Happy Day!

:)
Amie

Steffie B. said...

I know...its' so sad isn't it? I'm not looking forward to the bitter cold....love the piggy toes picture.... ;)

The Byrd's Nest said...

She is so precious! We love summer and we will miss all of the well spent hours in the pool but I also love fall! Pumpkin patches, rolling in leaves....we have huge oak trees that produce major leaves! Not so fun to clean out of the pool every fall but the girls love it!

Kristi said...

Well said friend, I'm right there with you. Now that we have all adjusted to school and schedules, and the freedom of summer is over, we are ready to say goodbye to the heat and welcome the fresh air of fall!

Monica said...

Guess a girl can never start planning TOO EARLY for Christmas!

Love the pictures in the sand!!!

Michelle said...

Hi Nikki!

I hear you, my friend!! I love my summers and my long days. : )

Very sweet pictures of Lily in the sand!

[[hugs]] to you both!!!

Heather said...

Oh Nikki - I am with you, I hate to see it end!! At least we know it will come around again.

Love the pictures, these shots ooze her joyful personality and beauty.

Happy Fall:)
Hugs,
Heather

Beth and Shayna said...

It is hard to say good bye to summer, but I love the fall too. Each season is so amazing with the little one. Love all of the pictures, especially the foot in the sand!

Amy said...

Oh those precious little dancing toes!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Nikki, you are one talented lady with the camera. Amazing photos~ capturing all those wonderful summer memories.

have a blessed weekend,

Krista

Pam said...

I agree. I am sad to see summer leave. It seems that I did not get to enjoy it very much.

mommy24treasures said...

yes I will miss summer, my fav season. IT seems it flew by.
Love your beach pics:)

Rhea Anne said...

I hate saying goodbye to Summer as well. Lily is so sweet. How is the adoption process going for you guys? We have to start working on those credit hours for our homestudy agency. Have a blessed weekend, rhea anne

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Nikki,

I just love your little honey. Sorry it has been so long since I ot a chance to catch up with my blogs. Beautiful photos as always and hope all is going well with you guys.

I was thinking about you the other day when I found out Debbie is moving to MI. Hope you guys can get together and wish we lived closer to one another.

Love,
Jonni

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