Hi all!! Boy, has this summer flown by or what? I mean, we still have a bit to go but the end of summer is coming, and its coming fast! How has is been for you so far?
As I am preparing for end of summer, I can’t help but think that its kind of bitter sweet. I think I am one of the few moms that actually love having the kids off school. It can get a bit challenging at times, trying to think of ways to keep them occupied, but I love being able to have movie nights or game nights with them and staying up late, and even better yet, being able to wake up late! At the same time, I do crave having a routine back again.
With just about a month left of summer, we have lots going on. As I mentioned in one of my recent Instagram posts, we are going to Paris in less than two weeks as a family. The kids have been wanting to visit the Eiffel Tower for the longest time. They would beg and beg and of course, my reaction was always “someday, someday”, thinking it should be something they could do when they’re older. I think taking them to Italy last year gave them a serious travel bug. But with all the research I do on travel, I happened to find tickets to Paris for $422!! We couldn’t pass it up, so we booked it! They are both so excited they have been downloading apps to learn French and asking practically every day how long until we leave for Paris.
Right after we get back from Paris we will be welcoming a foreign exchange student from Spain and hosting him in our home for the whole school year. This is both nerve wracking and exciting! 3 boys, 3 different schools, 3 different schedules. We had actually never considered hosting an exchange student until my husband came across a Facebook post that a friend shared. They were desperate to place 6 more kids with families here in the US and upon reviewing the kids’ profiles and voice notes of what they are going to accomplish by coming to the US for the year, we wanted to help. Our kid sounded so mature and excels academically. He will be turning 15 in September and is being placed as a Junior in High School, talk about smart! If you’d like more information about hosting a foreign exchange student visit Borderless Friends Forever on Facebook. I am not sure if they only cater to families in North Carolina, but you can still ask questions and find out more from them.
Ok, I could go on and on about the rest of our summer so let me get to this look. This cute key hole romper is from Sara Boo. Remember the Trina Turk inspired dress I posted a couple of weeks ago? Yep, same online boutique. You can get 20% off your purchase at Sara Boo using code STYLE20.
The accessories are unfortunately sold out, but I linked a couple of other options for each in the shopping widget.
What do you have planned for the rest of the summer?
**Romper c/o Sara Boo, all opinions are my own.