I am not ready for summer to be over and I've been hanging on to it with all my might. Last week the kids and I went up to the cottage for the last trip of the summer. We did school on the beach, ate way to much ice cream, took baths every night to get all the sand off, and went on adventurous hikes. But now the signs of fall are here. Leaves are staring to turn colors, mums are being planted, and H was the first to get the chronic runny nose due to allergies. So I'm looking for all those things that I love about fall and not think about how cold and short this summer felt. But if there is a nice hot day you can guarantee you will find us at the beach.