[Last days of summer; On the bridge to Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, Florida]
Whewie, how quickly the busiest time of the year has come. Well, maybe it took lightyears to GET here; but now that it's finally arrived, it's moving along in the blink of an eye!
There are so many different occasions that are coming up, very soon. Papa's literally days away from turning the big 2-1. Then after that, he'll be packing up the Vue and moving on over here to be with us in Saint Augustine. Then we have to make the three hour trip back to Tampa on the 22nd for his police academy graduation and have a big ol' get together with friends, to celebrate.
Then just a hop, skip and a step away, we'll be welcoming October into the picture. It'll bring with it only the COOLEST holiday of the year (Halloween; Kiri's already decided to be a pirate again!) and a visit to the Northwest part of Florida to celebrate sweet Megan's daughter (Scarlett)'s third birthday.
Directly after that comes November. My favorite month of the year. The 3rd being mine and Papa's fifth anniversary (I still can't believe we've been together for five whole years!), the 11th is Kiri's third (Yes, THIRD!) birthday and finally Thanksgiving at the end of the month, which'll bring my sister, brother and his fiancee back into town.
Last but certainly not least, December! I already know the whole month'll be chock full of gift-shopping, gift-buying, gift-wrapping and planning our humungous Christmas Eve dinner. Not to mention, Saint Augustine's fabulous Winter Wonderland/Nights of Lights celebration downtown AND of course, baking up a storm so that Santa will feel just at home when he plops down that chimney; OR in our case, through the front door.
That, mixed with heavy coats, boots, scarves and hot cocoa. Mother Nature, send that cool season my way, please. Au revior, sweet summer time. I'm so ready for winter.