First Day of School

This is the obligatory first day of school picture posted here...just as we did last year...the same, but different.  Erin was ready, yet not.  Excited, but a bit apprehensive.  The same as last year, but different...

It's impossible not to let our minds wander just a bit to Shannon's classmates starting high school today.

But, we are trying to focus on what's right here, right now for us, and that's Erin's first day of school.  Erin should get to feel excitement about that, not sadness.  So that's our goal as her parents - stay in the present and find joy in it.

Time for the change of seasons, time for some forward momentum... our girl is off to 7th grade.