Tomorrow, Monday morning Luke will go back to school.
While Luke has still been working a lot during the week at church he obviously hasn't been going to school everyday. And now he will be.
It has been a busy summer but it has also been relaxing. Luke is so busy during the school year with balancing everything that he has on his plate, it was nice to have a couple of months to refresh and relax.
During the school year Luke is usually up and out the door before Eli and I even wake up, so it has been nice to have his help in the mornings this summer.
We have been able to travel, sleep in and just spend lots of family time together. But now it is over.
And oddly, I'm sort of ready.
In April I was extremely ready for summer. I was ready to be lazy, for Luke to be home more, to not always feel like we are in the rat race of life.
But now after almost three months of no routine and being always on the go, I am very ready for routine.
I'm ready to meal plan again, I'm ready to have our set schedule that I know every week, I'm ready to start jogging again and get into a workout schedule. I'm ready to plan our weekly outfits (yes sadly that is true) and sit down the sunday before a week and plan out our schedule. Clearly I'ma person who thrives on plans and schedules.
The summer is a nice break from the day to day routine, but by the end of it I'm longing for that routine. I thrive on it.
This past week after we got home from the beach Eli and I went to Luke's classroom to help him get ready for the school year. Eli was a big help obviously.
And so I say goodbye to our Summer 2012. It was an amazing summer but I'm ready to tell it goodbye. I'm ready for summer's friend Fall to come and bring cooler weather, routine, football games and pumpkin decorations.
It is time. And believe me, by April next year I will be more than ready for Summer. Everything is perfect in it's own time.