gainesville has been a bit of an adjustment for us - i don't think i'll ever get used to the big bugs or humidity- but it's not as bad as i expected. while it is pretty podunk compared to chicago, there's something very relaxing and peaceful about a slower paced town. the people here are super friendly, the only noise i ever hear outside is the sound of crickets and beetles (no sirens, no trains, no helicopters), the air is fresh and clean, and the stars are so bright and visible.
we've had family visiting us back to back over the last month but now that everyone is gone i've been slowly getting back to the real world (and virtual world of social media). back to the daily grind and hopefully back to blogging since both kids will be in school all day soon. what will i do with all my time?!? i've never been without at least one kid for more than a few hours over the last 5 years so i'm totally looking forward to cashing out on some ME time. i mean, i'll definitely miss them while they're at school, but i'd be lying if i said i wasn't slightly excited. in the meantime, i'll be posting our summer adventures here in gatorville!
and because i rarely do a post without pictures, here's what we've been up to, via my lens: