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September 5, 2014

1st Week of September

I seriously cannot believe it's September already!  My kids finally started school this week.  Yes, I know it sounds a bit late but most of NJ starts after Labor Day!  It's been a whirlwind of a week and I am happy to get back to more of a routine - although I am not happy to be waking up extra early again!

This year I took on an extra project - Homeroom Representative for my 3rd grader.  It makes things a little extra crazy around here because I also host an annual school event in September.  Now I really have to keep myself organized!  I know I said I wasn't going to say yes to another volunteer project but this is my 6th and last year co-chairing the annual event so I think I can handle the Homeroom Rep for the year...although the next few weeks might be insane!  As soon as I got my kids on the bus yesterday, I had to run over to the school to the Homeroom Rep  meeting.  You might remember on their first day last year, I at least got to savor a few minutes of peace and quiet! - Quiet.

And as much as I have loved having my kids home all summer, I had to re-watch a YouTube video of my favorite back to school ad - Youtube.  And I really cracked up when one of the dads started singing the song at the bus stop yesterday!

Have you been watching any of the US Open Tennis?  My kids both play tennis so they are getting more interested in watching.  Maybe next year we will head into New York to watch a match.  I was so spoiled years ago because one of my best friends used to have all kind of connections and we would get in for free with pretty decent seats.  Then years later she worked for one of the racquet companies and was able to get us seats in a luxury box.  Ahhh the perks of a fun job!  I just shared this picture on Instagram the other day.  Do you remember when Andre Agassi was super hot with his blond hair?
 I am really dating myself now!  But seriously, he was so much fun to watch!

I was so sad to hear the news that Joan Rivers passed away.  Not only was she hilarious and unapologetic for her comments but I think she was genuinely a good person and an animal lover as well!  Here is an article that mentions her love for animals plus a few things you might not know about her -  5 Things You Never Knew About Joan Rivers.  I also loved watching her on Celebrity Apprentice.  She shined in her challenges on the show and displayed her strong business sense.  She and Donald Trump seemed to have a mutual respect for each other and I loved how they interacted.

Speaking of loving animals, I will end this post with a sweet picture of my little love.  To think that years ago I hesitating buying a dog!  And even a couple weeks after bringing her home, I questioned if it was the best decision...
Then somehow she stole my heart...and there was no turning back from there!

Have a great weekend everyone!

How is your first week of September going?

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6 comments

  1. Welcome back to school! And quiet? What's that? Somehow I have no more free time than I ever did :-). xo

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  2. Bittersweet post for me! It makes me miss my young kids! Enjoy each and every moment and don't second guess yourself for making the decision to volunteer! You are making precious memories! I was all that and then some…can't imagine it now but I truly used to head up all sorts of things when mine were young! And I don't regret it for one second! Now…I just do good to get to Auburn every once in a while to see Miller….or go to Layton's school to eat lunch with her! Yes…now I'm having to work in a granddaughter as well! It's so worth it!

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  3. It looks like Rosie is still a puppy at heart. She's so cute! It's so nice that she's there to keep you company as the kiddies return to school.

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  4. Oh goody do we get to hear about your annual school event? I thought it was a Halloween event but I can't remember. But I'd love to hear what you've got planned. And I bet you'll have no problem with the Homeroom rep, you're probably so organized with the other event. Love your photo of your precious dog, as my husband like to say, every boy needs a dog. He brought our beloved family dog home when the boys were in 2nd grade and kindergarten even though I said 'no'....we drove up from school and he had a "beware of dog" sign on our fence and that's how I found out about his little secret. Needless to say I fell madly in love with that dog and Sierra was with us until Patrick went away to college. We all adored her...
    Thanks for stopping by and being so supportive about our fixer. I always love hearing from you and yes, the hubby is watching the US Open, me not so much. But I do remember Andre and his golden locks. He was a cutie.

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  5. Good luck with this hectic fall! I loved Joan Rivers, too. Another icon gone. Had to laugh at that tennis pic, though. He had a lot of hair ("had" being the operative word here). xo

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  6. Sounds like you have a very busy fall! Best of luck with your school event. I loved your throwback to Andre Agassi on Instagram :) I was so sad to hear about Joan Rivers, especially for her daughter and grandson. And, as always, I love the picture of Rosie. The early puppy months (years) are definitely trying at times...but so worth it.

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