Adam is not in school anymore, but today is also the "first day of school" for him too. Only now he's now on the other side of the desk. He began his first career job today as an 11th grade teacher of American History in the Bronx. The students aren't arriving until next week, but I was excited to get a picture from Adam today. This is his classroom!
It's so beautiful! Love the hardwood floor!
Today also marks the beginning of a new season of blogging! I don't write a whole lot during the summer, but I'm ready to get back to it now!
This summer has been filled with lots of fun and some heartache.
In June, I had the pleasure of going to NYC with my good friend, Linda, to take engagement photos of her daughter, Katie, and her fiance, Keith.
And just a few weeks ago, we attended their wedding!
I had these little guests in my yard for a few weeks!
Vance and I joined the crowd WAY TOO MANY evenings at Kloter's Ice Cream Barn.
I biked MANY miles around town this summer - this cheery field of sunflowers never failed to make me smile.
I brushed LOTS of fur off Sami and Halle!
I traveled to Alaska for Emily and Joe's gorgeous wedding!
We watched the fireworks on July 4th in Rochester!
Vance and I explored a few CT lakes - him with a fishing pole and me with a camera.
We said hello and good-bye to Jerome, Annie's first cat. Her friends had this sketch made for her in his memory. It now is framed and hanging on her wall in her apartment.
On the topic of grand-cats, Fletcher went under the knife to have a huge polyp removed from his ear.
We are hoping this will be a permanent fix for his recurrent ear infections.
A week in Lake George with the entire family was perfect! The full moon made for a beautiful sky at night!
Giving Annie a taste of my favorite mixed drinks of old - Sombreros and Toasted Almonds, among others.
Having Adam home for much of the summer was a treat for us, especially Sami!
Now we're empty-nesters once again.
There's no sadness in this.
We look forward to frequent calls from the kids
and excited to hear about their lives.
We love when they make the time to come home for a visit.
We also enjoy visiting them.
But we're not new to this. We enjoy each other's company
and spend a lot of quality time together.