swimming, boating, lounging, doing jobs, working on house projects and taking little trips to sit down and really spend time writing. Combine that with the symptoms of early pregnancy and you've got yourself a recipe for tiredness. That's right, in case you missed the announcement last week, we're expecting a little one in early January and are just so happy about it. Babies are an incredible gift and I feel so thankful for the opportunity to be a mother to another sweet spirit.
We've also been busy getting things ready to pick up our exchange student tomorrow. Pia is coming from Germany and we can't wait to spend this school year with her. Pia's aunt Svenja lived for a year in this very house with Ryan's family when he was a boy so she already feels like family. We've been preparing for Pia for months and months, it's hard to believe that in just a few hours she'll be boarding her flight to come to the United States. All of the children are on pins and needles- they just can't wait to finally meet her!
I hope your summers have been happy. I've loved ours but to be completely honest, this is about the time of year I begin craving our routine. I'm sure in a few weeks I'll be day dreaming about these lazy days…isn't that the way it always goes?