I know it's still hot outside but in our household the end of summer has begun. Our oldest started school which means that even when it's still light outside the lights on the inside must be out. I sat in our freshly mowed grass today with the baby on my lap just watching Aaron pull up the summer garden and prepare it for fall. It seems like just yesterday we were planting for summer. We talk about our Autumn plans, start asking K what he thinks he's going to be for Halloween, start thinking of a date to make our annual trip to the apple farm. I've already been looking up recipes for cinnamon sugar apples and freshly baked apple pie. The end of a season is like another chapter done with memories made and lessons learned. The summer of 2011 has been a good one for us. Maybe the best one yet. I look forward to whats yet to come.