I always get very sad when summer ends. I love Fall but without fail I get emotional after Labor Day ends. There are so many happy memories made in our favorite places with our favorite people. Summertime brings everyone together and makes us so happy. It causes you to slow down and live in the moment. From summer BBQ’s to beach trips to late night walks to get ice cream there’s always something to do.
This summer was particularly special for me. It was the summer of our pup Sadie. I can’t believe how little she was only 4 months ago! She was such a little nugget. In many ways the summer felt like a blur. The first 1-2 months of raising a puppy was hard trying to navigate my new normal. I felt like all of a sudden my life was thrown into a tailspin. The lack of sleep and the constant worry about a living thing other than myself was very stressful to me at first! 4 months later, while the sleep has gotten better (although I can’t remember the last time I slept past 6AM) and the worry is still present from time to time – I think we’ve started to feel our groove with our new addition.
This summer opened a new chapter of life. One that includes more responsibility but also one that includes more of the best part of life: family. Brett and I were able to take on the challenge of raising a little puppy into the sweet and observant little pup she is. It wasn’t easy and sometimes still isn’t but we’re doing it the best we can by giving her all our love which makes me feel proud.
It felt so good to send off summer one last time in Bethany Beach over Labor Day weekend, the place I grew up going to every summer since I was little. Being able to share it with Sadie made it feel that much more special. One of my favorite parts of the weekend was waking up to the sunrise with all the dogs hanging out on the balcony staring off into the ocean while we sipped our coffees. It was a moment I wish I could hold onto forever.
How did you spend the last weekend of summer? What were the highlights?