Thursday, May 29, 2014

Kinder (aka The end of an era)

This week is our first week of summer, , our last summer before Jake starts real school. I have to admit, I am so very sad over the fact that my sweet boy will soon be in real school. I keep thinking about how much our lives will change in a few short months, gone will be the lazy mornings, sleeping in until 9am, gone will be our simple routines, our late nights, our baby boy. I know he isn't a baby, he hasn't been for some time now, but the idea of him being school aged is still so hard to believe.

As I sat at his new school last week for "Pioneer Camp", I couldn't help but tear up over my sweet boy spending his days with kids I don't know and a teacher he will grow to adore. He is about to venture into a big new world, a world that I am not the center of anymore, and gosh that is scary for this Momma. He is ready, I feel like he is equipped to do well, he is brave, excited, well mannered, he really is ready, but boy am I not. 

As parents, we spend our lives preparing our children to leave us, to grow up and be whatever it is they want to be, but I feel like no one warns you about how hard it will be to actually let them go. Yes, I know this is only kindergarten, but this is how it starts, our lives will never again be like they are right now. 

I'll leave you with a picture of my soon to be school kid from pioneer camp. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It's only been a couple of years...

So, I decided I wanted to start recording our life again, but I wasn't sure if I should start over, or just pick up where I left off. I have been putting this off for a while, then tonight I read some of my past posts and fell in love with this blog all over again. I love all of the stories and info about the kids, I enjoy the fact that I have the birth stories written somewhere, and I have realized that while Facebook is a great tool, it isn't great at keeping my memories, but this is! So, prepare yourself, all 2 of you who read this blog, it is going to become active again! 

Here's a very quick update on what the Kinnison's are up to now - I am a full time photographer and stay at home mom, Jess is a manager of a roofing supply house, Jake is 5 years old and in a few short months will be starting Kinder, Gracie is 3 and will be starting preschool this fall, Layla is still such a sweet pup, and we now have a guinea pig, his name is technically Howie, but we mostly call him Guiney. 

This is us on Mother's Day, just a few weeks ago.