Each fall, this day is full of mixed emotions for me. In some ways, it's exciting...my kids get to have new experiences, learn new things and make new friends. On the other hand, the beginning of a new school year is another reminder of how quickly time is passing. Parker started high school today. EEK! Mallory went to 6th grade -- her last year of elementary school. YIKES! And Alex started 3rd grade. WOW! Nate was kind enough to remind me this morning that I must be getting old because Parker is going to high school. Well, to make me feel really old, I realized that this is the first year since 1994 that Nate hasn't gone to the first day of school. Last year was a bit different because he started his first day of school at BYU. But this year he won't be starting school at all because he leaves for his mission on September 17. Let's not even think about that today. The first day of school is traumatic enough.
Anyway.....here are some first-day-of-school shots of Parker, Mallory and Alex.