August was exhausting. By the end of the month, I felt like we had crammed about 8 weeks into the 4 supposed weeks that made up August. I'm not sure what made it that way but I have a few theories:
-post-vacation recovery (yeah, no one's feeling sorry for me on that one!)
- sending our oldest offspring off to Kindergarten
-bringing 3 new residents into our house in a span of 8 days
-saying goodbye to our alternate houseparents as they leave Gateway for
greener different pasture
I think it was a combo of all those things. I am actually kinda fatigued thinking back through it all. But, I'm thankful that God built in nighttime so that our bodies can at least stop for a few hours and recharge (though, sometimes those hours are fewer than others!) Despite the exhausting circumstances, I managed to take a few pics of some of the events of August.
I'm ready for September to bring us a bit more gentle of a schedule. So far, not so. But fall is around the corner, and I can always find rejuvenation in that crisp fall air. Sigh...
|I guess I am not the only one who is tired. Hannah fell asleep like this one day.|
|Auction Week! The view outside our front door.|
|Camping in the backyard in our "new" tent|
|Trying to keep my emotions in check on Owen's first day of Kindergarten|
|All set to go!|
|Steffen Family Campout - it was great sleeping weather|
|Went to see a war reenactment at the Old Fort in downtown Ft Wayne|
|Thankful for the time we had to work with the Beer's|