Today was the first day of school for our kids in Texas.  Ashleigh, our five-year-old daughter has completed her first day of kindergarten.

Kari and I began the new day with something new for us, too.  Instead of just me and Molly walking the morning, Kari joined us.  What a great way to enjoy the morning air; with my wife. We did a quick lap, got back home, got the kids up.  While she got Ashleigh dressed, I made bacon and eggs for the four so that they could have a good meal on the first day and begin things off on the right foot.

Kari and I then walked Ashleigh over to the school.  I took a cool picture of her walking across the crosswalk and looking at me as though she knew something we didn't. First Day 09-10 220

While over at the school, I also got to see my three daughters who were being dropped off by their mother.

And then back at the house, I also got to see our three boys head off to school as well.

And then back at the house, there was just Kari and the dogs.

What a huge change for Kari; to not have a child at home with her for the first time in 17 years.  That's got to be a weird experience. 

I said online I'd probably have just spent the first day sitting in a chair listening to the quiet. 

But not Kari.  She apparently was up cleaning and being active around the house.

Tonight, she and I are catching a quick supper after work.   We also bought some planting soil last night and are looking forward to starting some seedlings in the garage to be able to plant in a few weeks. I'm looking forward to seeing this come to be.

It's exciting that our kids have begun a new chapter in their lives.   The morning air sure was sweeter this morning while walking with Kari.  I hope that's a new chapter for us, too.  (I hit my 3,000 step count go for the day by 8:00 a.m. today)  And that's exciting, too.

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