In the Books

Hello Friends,

After a whirlwind two weeks, we can officially say our Summer 2019 is “in the books” (hence the post title). But I return to you as we celebrate our first day back to St. Viator Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year.

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You may be thinking, “Wait, is the Cricket in a uniform?” And the answer is yes, she is. She is starting Kindergarten and that means uniforms, no naps, and the beginning of her permanent record.

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She was very excited, even though today was just a one hour welcoming day. Tomorrow is her real first day, but she dressed up just the same (and we don’t really buy into the permanent record thing).

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Sweetie was excited too…no, really. She didn’t show it the entire morning, but she was glad to get back to her friends. If only I would stop making her pose with these signs all over the house, and stairs, and outside, and in the school yard. Well, that’s not going to happen.

And so, as I stated, our summer is in the books. But I invoke the spirit of Dad jokes to say that our girls are also in the books. Gosh, that was way more funny in my head. Anyway, we’re back at school now. Best to you and yours as they head back, here’s hoping it’s a smooth and positive end of your summer.

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Sometimes Filters Work

Hello Friends,

We are NOT at Lollapalooza this weekend. In fact, we are far enough northwest of the park that I would not even claim to be “adjacent”. But thinking about “Lolla” made me think about social media, which, in turn, made me think about filters. I don’t use them often, but one day the girls found me my phone, turned them on, and took roughly 143 photos of themselves, their cousins, and their uncle. Many have been deleted, but one shot in particular catches my attention whenever I scroll through my photo gallery.

I like it. And in this case, I think the filter works. I think it works because it is simple, and there is just something about the Cricket’s expression. So for me, in this instance, the filter works.

Again, not too profound, so that’s it from me, friends. If you are at Lollapalooza, enjoy, stay hydrated, and stay safe. If not, well, have a good weekend.