Writing Workshop Wednesdays (5)

Tomorrow my squirts start school.  I have one who is excited, and one who is devastated.  We do our best to make this last day memorable to us.  Today, we are going to swim to our hearts’ content at a new (to us) aquatic center.

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So, how would you spend your last day of summer?  Consider this last day using all five of your senses (if possible).

Share your last day in the comments section, or link up your post by clicking the blue button below.

Five Minute Friday: Begin

Begin.  This word can have so many connotations.  For my oldest daughter, beginning a new year of school at a different building is the least on her list right now.  The hub and I are offering lots of hugs and squeezes and assurances she will love it again once she begins again.

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The Hub and I at the BEGINning of summah.

It seems like only yesterday was the beginning of our summer together where we had weeks ahead of us with long days and later nights.  It’s hard for me to believe this summer is almost over, and we will all begin again without having accomplished all we had hoped to accomplish during this break from school:  multiple trips to the water park, more found furniture painted, much time spent with loved ones, etc.

The end of this time together with my girls and Hub is tugging at my heart, but this new beginning of the academic year means memories yet to made.  Begin.

Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday:  Begin

Sunday Thanks: July 27, 2014

Even with all of life’s ups and downs, I like to take time out each week and reflect on what all I have to be thankful for . . .

VBS Double-Fisting . . . the girls participating in a morning and evening VBS and finding evidence of their learning around the house . . .

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Picnicking in the park on a beautiful day.

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A heart-to-heart with my pastor . . .

An annual adventure with my squirts. . .

A positive medical report . . .

Much laughter with my buddy at a failed technical attempt . . .

Happy tears at the thought of my family’s summer . . .

My youngest daughter’s excitement over her new haircut . . .

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A surprise squeeze from a former volleyball camper . . .

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For what are YOU thankful?  Share in the comments section.