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Back to School With a Vengeance!

We’re just over a week into the new school year and it’s kicking it to me! I’m so out of the routine and there’s more to do this year. I have  3 drop-offs each morning. We’ve had 1 of 3 Back to School Nights (8th grade) and the other 2…yes, the other 2, are tomorrow [...]

The Night Before School Starts!

Normally the night before the 1st day of school is full of nervous butterflies, back packs lined up, clothes folded and waiting at the end of the bed, etc. Not this one! The day’s been so full and at 10pm we are just finally home from soccer, dinner with friends, picking Maddi up from her [...]

Farewell Spring Break, Easter and All the Sweets

And is if ceremoniously bidding farewell to our break and all the sweets and treats we’ve enjoyed, I yanked free the lollipop stuck to Luke-Xavier’s, still sleepy-haired head and threw it in the trash. A little remnant of all he’s enjoyed over this last week. Farewell Spring Break. With pain we wake to our regular [...]

First Week Back to School & Work-Done!

What a week! We jumped back into the routine on Tuesday with a 1/2 day of school and a pool party afterward. Everyone did a GREAT job of getting up and getting going. Gabi was SUPER excited to put on her uniform and new shoes and become a kindergartner. I was really proud of everyone, [...]

Last Day of Our Summer

It’s the night filled with jitters. Remember? The night before you went back to school. You were always wondering which of your friends (or enemies) was going to end up in your class. Your new shoes, backpack, lunch box and school supplies were neatly packed and you could hardly get to sleep. That’s what we’re [...]

Busy Busy in Prep for School/Work

Two nights ago I got up around 2am and wrote a 20-item list of things that MUST GET DONE. I had to get it out of my head and onto paper so I could get some sleep.  Since then I’ve been chipping away at the list, crossing off items to try to feel accomplished. But [...]

A Really Mixed Day Over Here

Yesterday marked the beginning of Arianna and Maddi’s High School careers and the first day of Mariah’s Senior year. I liked listening to them get ready and offer each other make-up, hair and uniform tips. Everyone was dressed and loaded into the van to get them to school. It meant starting the day earlier than [...]

The Last Day of Summer for My High School Girls

Summer…over! Where’d it go? Between summer school, trips and guests, it flew by! I still want it! I’m not really ready for the whole school routine. Guess I better GET ready, because when I wake up it’ll be staring me in the face-wake up at 4, pack lunches, listen to 3 girls bicker over the [...]

Doing the Dance of the Children-Back to School Style

Here we go! Today is Freshman orientation. The girls had to show up to school in their “Dress Day” uniforms at 8 am for yearbook pics & spending the day on campus to get acclimated to the campus and their schedules. It jogged my memory of what the school year schedule is like. Starting next [...]

Back to School Back to Work…The Scoop

We’ve made it through the first 2 days of going back to school and me working at the school. Several people have asked how it’s going, so here’s the scoop- Whew! I have not know busy like this ever before! Every minute of the last 2 days, from 4 am until 10:30 pm has been [...]

The End of Summer

Even though I still have 6 kiddos home for another week, summer is truly over for the Lang Clan. Mariah started her Junior year of high school yesterday. This means my whole schedule is now about school. We spent yesterday getting haircuts and buying all the needed items for the rest of the kids. I’d [...]

Getting JJ Back to School

After making one, long list, several shopping trips, some phone calls and an early morning trip to the airport, JJ is back at school. He left yesterday morning and will have a week of soccer camp before his classes begin. What a summer! He got home and charged straight into making sure his brothers were [...]

Catching up with the Lang Clan

The last two weeks have been full and busy! We are trying to grab the last bits of summer before JJ heads back to school and before Kateri leaves for Germany. Because all the kids are home and together, my regular routine has been put on hold and we have been taking time to enjoy [...]

I Say NO!

I feel like I’m just gettin in the groove of summer.  I’m just gettin the schedule down, just taking the kids to the water, just finished planning who’s going where, when and with who.  I’m enjoying the longer days and the relaxed schedule.  Just when I think I’ve got it down, I go to Target. [...]