Fall, Football and Finding my center

UCONN game

It finally feels like Fall around here. Yesterday was a day filled with Football, marching bands and warm comfy sweatshirts. What a long day. Although I was exhausted at the end of the night, I loved every minute of it. I am really trying to soak in each moment that I can have fun and spend time with my family. Do I love College Football? Nope. Not at all. But I have a family that does, so that makes it important to me.

Chloe Cheer

We had a crazy busy Summer. I think I have just recovered from it. As I have been saying for a while, I am on a mission to have fun with my family. To have fun in the everyday of life. I want to look at the day in a whole new way. Find the happy. Look for the joy. This Summer was full of happy and overflowed with joy. We sent Chelsea off to college for her new life adventure, we experienced the incredible Boardwalk in Atlantic City and spent a week camping in Maine with family.

Our Summer ended with an amazing train trip to Florida for Mom It Forward’s Family Forward Retreat. You read that right. We took a train. Get ready to hear about some of these fun experiences, and what we learned along the way this Summer. I am finally back to my regular schedule, and the kids are all settled in to their schedules. I’m still a little overwhelmed with all of the lunch making and school paperwork, but I’m getting there.

For me, Fall is a time to breathe. A time to really stop and take a deep breath. Set new goals. Am I the only one who does this in the Fall? I kind of think of Fall and the beginning of the new school year as my New Year. The new schedule we start in September is a great reminder to me to set priorities and and settle in to home life for a while. Vacations and not being scheduled is awesome, but I can only handle that for the Summer. Once Summer is over I am SO ready to get back on track. The kids are too.

So tell me, do you think of the Fall as your New Year too?

I hope you all had a great weekend and you have a fantastic week ahead!