Back to school

Everyone with kids has posted, or will post their back to school news, and since I don’t have a kid, just Johnny, I will post about him 🙂 

I can’t believe that summer is over.  We had a total blast this summer, probably one of the best summers since we have been married.  It has been the first summer that we didn’t have to worry about applying to some school, or wonder what our future would be.  The first summer that Johnny didn’t have summer school on top of his 40 hour a week job.  The first summer he didn’t have to stay late every night after work to clean out the bowling alley.  The first summer we weren’t DYING of heat in a little brick apartment in the middle of downtown Salt Lake, or a boiling hot metal trailer plunked in the middle of a hay field. 

We both still had to work, but every night after work was all ours.  We got to spend every night together doing whatever we wanted.  We went on walks, and played tennis.  We went to Farmer’s Markets, and fishing, and to carnivals, and parades, and shopping, and out to eat at new places.  We played games with friends, and grew a garden (Johnny did at least), and took pictures, and went to a rodeo, as well as Colorado a few times.  We had a total blast.  Now school starts on Monday and I don’t know what I am going to do.  I will have to go back to just being me for a while.  But at least that means that we only have 2 more years of school.  It also means that Johnny is a 2L this year, and that he is less stressed than he was last year.  It means he already has friends and study groups and that he already knows how much time he needs to devote to his projects.  It means that I can plan a little better this year.  We can maybe try to go home for Thanksgiving this year, instead of staying here like last.  Overall it means a much more relaxed year for us.  We aren’t new anymore, we know our way around, we love the city, and our friends.  It should be a really fun year.

2 thoughts on “Back to school

  1. Carolyn – Can I just say I love your blog. You are so positive, uplifting, and I love that you are just you. I love your pictures, I love your attitude! You are such an amazing example to me!

    Thanks for being you!

  2. Thanks so much Wendy! I love always reading your blog about sweet Roman, and I am so happy that you read my blog 🙂

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