We are winding down summer over here! We’ve had a few wonderful days with my brother, his wife and my twin nieces. I can’t believe we only have a week and a half before SCHOOL begins. AHHHH! So exciting and crazy. We’re ready for a new school year. Except the early mornings–I’m not ready for that yet! Are you ready for a new beginning? Ready for a new season?

good-bye not feeding the animals

hello feeding ourselves an early breakfast {as opposed to eating at 10am!}

good-bye to laying around like lazy elephant seals

hello to getting up, getting dressed, and getting ready to learn new things at school!

good-bye cousins {they’re heading back to Dallas}

hello school friends we haven’t seen enough this summer!

good-bye not having a schedule

hello school schedule {i’m looking forward to having a consistent schedule again!}

good-bye to cuddling on the couch all day {sniff!}

hello to cuddling on the couch as soon as we get home from school!

good-bye sunscreen and bug repellent.

hello backpacks and binders and no. 2 pencils.

good-bye late bedtime

hello going to bed on time! Our boys are in bed by 8:30 during the school year.

good-bye sand and sun

hello boots and sweaters {three cheers for layering! hip hip hooray!}

good-bye camping {see you next summer}

hello homework {yuck!}

good-bye feeling pulled between work and kiddos

hello using school time to get things done and focusing on kiddos in the afternoon/evenings {yay!}

good-bye being tortured by uncle danny

hello no broken bones and less bruises {haha just kidding. mostly}

hello back to school shopping! use code backtoschool for free shipping. awesome!!

good-bye summer, hello fall! what are you saying hello to this week? leave us some hellos in the comments section or link up your own hello monday post there!