Somewhere along the line, I forgot to teach my little girl that she couldn't grow up and move more than two hours away from me. She lives at least eleven hours away; if the traffic is good.
Now that trail from our house to hers is well-worn. It makes life a little crazy at times--far from tranquil! I'm gone more now than I ever have been in my life! Especially with new grand babies being born!
It's joyful, exciting and more than a little bit busy, and today, I'm sort of strung out from the trip, I've been gone from home 11 days, was on the road twelve hours and a half yesterday and will leave again in six or seven weeks to go back for Levi's Lil' Sis to be born--and to help out for a few weeks after she comes home.
In the meantime, I've got lots of catching up to do...with you, my friends.
We got started on Lil' Sister's room...a vintage baby nursery...and I have some sewing to do while I'm home, I brought home some measurements to make some accessories for her bed and her room, so she can be completely outfitted in her sweet little nest.
Jamie and Luke painted like crazy while we were there. We got the nursery set up, but it's not all done yet. (I'll show you that nursery when it's finished...at the beginning of October.)
In the more immediate future, I also have MILLIONS of tomatoes to can, and an almost-sixteen-year-old to finish getting ready for school: you know, all the usual-- hair cut, new shoes and jeans and some shirts.
Some of this we did quickly while we were in Alabama--but will have to finish up in the next couple days because the TOMATOES WON'T WAIT much longer! Ha!
My mind is just swimming and I'm still a little dizzy from riding so long in the car, but I wanted to say hello and catch up a minute--and tell you that to start, I'll "wrap up" my series from Autumn's Vintage Baby Shower, and then will have more fun stuff to share, some of it from my time in Alabama.
I wanted not only to say HELLO, but to ask you what you've been up to lately? Is summer all wrapped up and are you peeking around the corner at a cool, crisp fall with a little smile on your face?
Are you remembering corduroy jumpers, new Mary Janes squeaking under your feet, new Crayolas and sharpened pencils, pigtails, and chalkboards with a Dick and Jane reader on your freshly-shined desk?