tomorrow is just the beginning...

When I left the cabin last night to drive home, the lake was calling me back. The calm, fresh, crisp Northern Minnesota air was hard to leave behind. I had to take this parting shot to remind me what really matters most. The cycle turns and turns and now my children are creating their own memories by exploring the same forest I did when I was their age, taking time to respect nature and look at it from their artful eyes that they have learned from me, just as I had learned from my dad who is a retired art teacher. It is so fun to watch and listen to them.

So, tomorrow is just the beginning of another school year...with my husband also being a teacher, our house if filled with mixed emotions: excitement, nervousness, sadness, quiet moments on the couch, and of course, comfort. Even though it will be a new school year for all of us, we know what to expect. We will see our friends again, meet new ones, chat with teachers and eventually settle back into our routines.

For those of you who have already started this new school year, I hope all is going smooth and you are having fun! For those of you who are beginning this new school year tomorrow, remember to smile and make the kids laugh! That is what they will remember. Enjoy.


  • Mrs. Hahn | September 6, 2010 at 10:28 PM

    Have a great day! I'm excited for the day... It's always a great 1st day, and great second 1st day, and great 3rd 1st day... you know what I mean. Meeting all the kids in the first 5 day:) It's always fun. Missed seeing you this last week. Hope to see you soon.

  • tishalou | September 7, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    this will be my 3rd year teaching and I must say I am having so much fun! I have my routines down and my beginning of the year lessons are tried and true. I am taking the fun approach and showing the kids how exciting art can be!
    Good luck to you and your husband...

  • Barbara's Thought of the Day | September 8, 2010 at 7:07 AM

    Wishing you a wonderful start to the school year. Here in Vermont we're onto our first third day and loving it. It's sad to see the summer go, but consoling that we have the best job ever!

  • Anonymous | September 28, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    It's the most beautiful time of the year.

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