An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Lots of changes over here.

First day of high school. I liked still having a child in grade school. It made me still feel like a young mom. Now that Timothy is in high school ... I don't know what to feel.

First day of a new high school. As many of you know, we have decided not to send Timothy to Aquinas. There wasn't one particular reason for doing so, and the older boys had wonderful experiences at Aquinas, but there were enough little reasons to try something new. So when Timothy was accepted into the IB Programme at Lakeside, and once we toured the school and Timothy shadowed for a day, we decided to give it a go. So it's a first day of a new high school for all of us.

First time not wearing a school uniform. Honestly, I didn't like giving up the school uniform, but it is what it is.

First time we had to buy back-to-school clothes. Without the uniform, Timothy needed clothes.

First time with Life Teen. We are still members of St. Mary's, but we signed up Timothy for the Life Teen Youth Group at St. Teresa's. I've written many articles on this ministry, it is a well-thought out, organized program, and he is excited to try it.

First time joining the Italian American Club. My parents are members, and because we've accompanied them to various functions over the years we already know many people. This fall, though, we decided to make it official.

First day home alone in FOREVER. I mean, I can hear the refrigerator humming.

First cappuccino of the day coming right up ...


Gigi said...

Wow, that's a LOT of firsts!

Being home alone - it's lovely; although it rarely happens for me - yet.

Beth (A Moms Life) said...

I hope you all have a wonderful school year!!