Tomorrow we are re-entering the real world of having a schedule, a regular work week, and running around like crazy. Part of this will be great, but a part is hard to get used to. I am anxious to see the girls off to school since they both love it and have some fun things to look forward to in first and third grades.
This past weekend we were busy getting the most out of our summer. On Saturday morning we headed off to Dubuque and an overnight at the Grand Harbor Hotel and Waterpark. We also visited the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, and took a ride down the Mississippi River on the Miss Dubuque. Since our oldest daughter turned nine years old today, we had supper at Happy Joe's in Galena last night and finished the evening off with icecream from Culvers.
Our trip home included a stop off at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, and a drive through Amish country. The Field of Dreams move site was a last minute decision based on the fact that my daughter kept whispering, "If you build it, they will come," to us from the back seat. She has just recently seen the movie (which I have never seen, shame on me!), so was very excited to see this in person.
I did start a book on the trip that I just cannot get in to. I decided to return it to the library - there are too many on my TBR stack right now for me to keep reading something that is not appealing to me at almost one hundred pages in. So, instead I picked up Neighborhood Watch by Cammie McGovern and am loving it. I would really like to finish it tonight, but will probably have to opt for sleep over reading, and can read it on the stairmaster tomorrow morning.
I am hoping for a great first day back, seeing old friends, and meeting people new to our building, beginning to organize things for a new and exciting school year!