Last Friday, August 1 school started for us. It had rolled around incredibly fast. So fast that we realized summer was about over for us. Yet, we hadn't really taken the kids anywhere for the summer. Partly due to that early injury from the car accident that couldn't have come at a worse time, the day before the last day of school. The other parts come from Andre working a lot and from church schedules.
So for the last two weekends prior to the start of school, we decided to forgo everything and take the kids off. I admit skipping church made me feel very guilty. However, we usually do everything asked of us so I said God might forgive us. Might.
The first weekend we took the kids to the beach. This was actually our first trip to the beach the whole summer and it's only like an hour away! I don't think anyone was more excited than Caitlyn. She was ready to whip and whirl in the waves.
We then decided to drive to Atlanta the next weekend. School shopping was one of our major goals for the trip. We were hoping to score some great deals at the outlet and we did. Aj needed an entire wardrobe because he's outgrown everything. The kid is a giant. He literally survived summer in basketball shorts that his dad had outgrown. He swears he is taller than me but I'm just going to rebuke that. LOL!
Suprisingly, I didn't buy anything for myself once we got there. Although, I really wanted this skirt. I thought it was sooo cute...until I turned around and saw that those flowers were really in full bloom! LOL. Yeah, we're back on this weight train again, primarily because I just decided to chill during the fall. You know- on again off again every now and then workouts.