Tuesday, September 8, 2009

~ FIRST DAY BACK AT IT ~

Summer is done....
Found on my patio this morning
a fallen maple leaf
between my
rained on flip flops
how ironic
for the
first day back to school
for my
daughters

... no more bare feet and reading what you want ...when you want

...no more eating whenever you feel like it

I dread bag lunches
I find my creativity is lacking at 6am
I know...I know...
I should be making lunches the night before!
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!??






A good thing ....
all that after school snacking!

My girls had a great first day back
considering all the worries
one of them had
about entering high school for the very first time
visit here to see a family celebration that we had in June for this daughter of mine!

45 comments:

Maria Confer said...

Back to school is so exciting and stressful! I'm glad your daughters had good first days, especially the one starting h.s.!!

Love the maple leaf between your flip flops.

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caroline joy said...

So glad they had a great day! I went to so many new schools growing up that I used to dread this time of year. Now I love it :)

elk said...

color abounds here ...back to school...high school goes well I hope!

Sher said...

Oh, I remember those back to school days haha...my, the after school snack looks so delicious, your girls are so lucky:)

Monica said...

It is hard to believe that this time of year has come so quickly! You mentioned not having ideas for school lunches. A blog friend of mine has some great ideas that might help a little: http://aliceandthemockturtle.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

Hello, Koralee,
I have been thinking about all of you folks as you start back to school. After 33 years, this was the first year I wasn't back in my classroom greeting new students. I must say, however, I have been enjoying my retirement so much. I sit in my pj's until noon and sip coffee. I know inspired teachers such as yourself will take up the mantle for me. Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. Sending prayers your way as you and your children start a new school year. Vicki

Simply Mel said...

That first photo is stunning! Wow! Totally perfect for today's events!

B said...

Hello Lovely Lady,

I hope your first day back wasn't too hectic and that the kids are easing you in gently :O)

Mine started their new school on Monday and proclaimed it was a 9.5 out of 10 as far as schools go. Phew, can't ask for more than that!

Now I spend my days trying to figure out how to fit North American furniture into a small Victorian cottage - with difficulty I think is the answer!

Have a lovely week petal,

B x

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I loved the first day of school and the only time I was fearful was the first day of high school, I'm glad everyone had a great first day back. Love the photo of your sandals in the rain. I loved your daughters party, the favors were fabulous!

Heather Cameron said...

I looove the flip flop photo. It looks absolutely fabulous. What a perfect end to their summer. Though, it's sort of sad how our flip flops get forgotten.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh that first picture says it all. Just love it.

So great to hear their first day went well.
xoxo

Beach Vintage said...

Dont worry I never make the lunches the night before either.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

First days back can be a worry. My daughter did not want to go back as the previous year was not a good one. She was very unsettled by the fact that they ended up having several teacher changes throughout the year! This year should be better! I love your pink dalhia post, so pretty. I used to not like them but now I do.
Isabelle x

Geisslein said...

*sigh*...Actually I´m not ready for autmn...really not...*sigh* This morning my feet were so cold that I had to wear warm socks...wääääh...summer, please stay a little longer!!!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hi Koralee,

Your dahlias are so beautiful and I really enjoyed your back to school post, especially the shot of your flip flop being rain soaked in the leaf fall! perfect!

I have added you to my side bar, as I really love your blog, hope that's OK?

Love Sarah x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Koralee
How great... 1st day at high school. Scary and exciting. I love the black icing on that cupcake.. or is it chocolate? Thanks for you comments today... I am very lucky indeed. Have a great week. x Julie

Traci said...

Hi Koralee,
What wonderful photo's! I know I'm not ready for summer to be over. I guess they say all good things must come to an end. I just dread winter! Well good luck to your daughters with school starting. Traci

Kris said...

oh the irony in the flip flop photo. I do love fall. I hope it lasts this year!

Cyma said...

That first picture is amazing. Congrats on your daughter starting high school, the celebration party was lovely :)

L said...

wonderful photos... school just started here too. and the leaves are already looking like fall not much of a summer here in the northeast this year...hopefully a beautiful fall to make up for it... :)

Pretty Neat Designs said...

I love your photo collages. I remember being nervous about starting high school. I thought those feelings were long gone, but they are just about different firsts now. Especially when I have to appear before a new judge for the first time. Its high school butterflies all over again.

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee, for once you are sooo wrong there is definately no lack of creativity, this post is superbly creative, well done I love it! Be in touch soon with a post on your clothing issue! Sharon xxx http://www.mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com

littlebyrd said...

I love that first picture with the fallen leaf - it looks so quiet and peaceful.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Bittersweet isn't it?? I love Fall and I guess I'm ready for the girls to be in school, but Summer was fun and I miss them when they are gone:)

Love the idea of cupcakes when they come home. I might steal this idea. Have a great day.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your flip flop photo {try saying that three times} is beautiful...and so appropriate...with a hint of summer still here...and fall at it's heels.

Rheea said...

Your post makes me want to go back to school even more now.. I missed school days!!! Err.. can I have one of your after school snacks?

Rheea

blondiensc said...

Summer is over...But why o why is it still so hot on CA! I am itching for sweaters and boots! I love your photos, have i told you that before, I do hope so! Glad that everything went well with the first day of high school, that seems like ages ago to me! Yummy cupcakes too! :)

Courtney said...

Back-to-school time always feels so special. I'm glad your daughters had a great first day. That delicious cupcake snack was well-deserved, I'm sure.

Duchess of Tea said...

Happy Back to School!!! Best wishes to your adorable daughters. How lucky they are for having such a lovely and talented mum.

Lovve & Hugs
Duchess xoxoxox

megan edelman said...

wow...that first picture is great! This post reminded so much of my own back-to-school days...freshly crimped hair, new stiff backpack stuffed with brand new school supplies...can't wait to live vicariously through my girls in a few years. Thanks for the memories you revived with this cute post :)

mise said...

Thanks for your kind comment over at my blog. I don't make lunches the night before either - it sets the motherhood bar too high. I'm glad your daughters went happily back!

muchlove said...

so good to hear that they enjoyed their back to school days :)

Elyse said...

i agree, koralee ...

each morning i think: why didn't i pack this lunch last night? it's slow getting back into the groove.

happy almost-autumn to you

xo

FrenchBlue said...

I used to put something special in those bag lunches every once in a while. It made me want to pack them...A suprise!
I love the fall leaf between your wet flip flops. I welcome this season~
xo's

Mo said...

congratulations to Sydney for this huge step !!! i remember how terrified i was !!!!

after school (or work) snack are such a great invention right?

omg you're making lunch bags...you must be soo organized..I usually run from the house grabbing whatever i can find... ;-)

thanks for the comment, im indeed sooo relieved !! but the next step is quite huge too !

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee,there is a surprise waiting for you over at My Passport to Style, I hope you like it.Sharon xox http://www.mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com

Nezzy said...

I pray your gals have a great year in High School. I'm retired Special Ed and still get a little pang when the school bus passes, then I get over it real quickly. LOL Thanks so much for droppin' in and leaving your kind comment. In the words of Granny Clampett, "Ya'll come back now, ya hear!" Enjoy the day!!!

KnockKnocking said...

No shoes!!! Say it isn't so!! Just kidding though, I do love the fall. I love that image of the wet flip flops, lovely visual image to show the changing of the seasons.
xoxo Agnes

My Passport to Style said...

Hi again, Koralee so glad my Style Advice was useful and fits so well with who you are! Have fun shopping for your new Wardobe.Sharon xxxooo

LuLu & Co. said...

we are on the same page for after school snacks! I'm loving the blue flip flops!!! I'm loving the party you gave your 8th grader when she graduated, I have a 8th grader this year and can't wait to give her a party!
xo,
LuLu

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Love the photos! Now I want to go back to school...haha.

cabin + cub said...

ooooh.. the first fallen leaf!

your back to school snack looks so yummy... can we all come over to have some? heehee ;)

Simply Colette said...

Oh... you make me miss those days! My mom was not nearly as cool though. I was always the weird kid with alpha sprouts in my sandwiches, and carrots instead of chips. ;)

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Hope you had a great first week!
I'm exhausted from not sleeping well the night before the kids came. I kept waking every hour- thinking I would surely sleep through the alarm ;o)
My classes (6th & 7th grade) are nice (a few challenges from last year are in class again, so, we'll see)!
Here's to a new year and may God bless us one and all!
~Maria

A.Love said...

Oh I just had flashbacks to my first day of high school!!! YIKES. I am so happy your daughter survived the first day :) We all do somehow!! :)