I am not ready for summer to be over yet!!! Are you? In hopes of prolonging that summer time feeling, I made this card in response to the Gingersnap Creations "sunshine" prompt. It uses a tinted vintage fragment I made earlier this week. That's my mom on the left, with some of her girlfriends from nursing school, sometime in the 1940's in Galveston, Texas.
On to the waning of summer, we have about three weeks left before the kids go back to school. This week is the last week for Jr. Lifeguards for Clara and work for Henry. Next week, we'll spend a few days at Lake Tahoe and then there's a week to get ready for back-to-school. Sigh. I don't want it to end. . .
Things I'll remember from this summer:
*World Cup Fever
*Henry's All Star baseball team making an unexpected run at the state championship
*Clara going to Jr. Guards, in charge this year of packing her own lunch and supplies and even occasionally riding her bike
*Having my brother and his family visit, making the 4th of July more fun and festive
*Clara visiting my family for two weeks - learning to sew, do laundry and cook with my sister; visiting Six Flags and the beach and shopping at several different malls with my brother's family
*Teaching twice a week for seven weeks - hard, but hopefully worth it in the long run
*Henry going to his first "job" and learning to drive
Things still to do:
*Have a relaxing vacation at Lake Tahoe
*Make appointments for the doctor and dentist for the kids
*Finish summer reading
*Get new carpets, redo Clara's room and work on fixing up the backyard (hmmm. . . not sure there's any hope on getting this one done before school starts! LOL!)
How will you remember this summer? And what's still left to do?