We aren’t quite there yet, but as the weather cools down and the kids are getting to go back to school, it sure seems like it. It’s been a very crazy summer here in our household- kids going all different directions with jobs, volunteering, vacations with grandparents- it has felt like we haven’t had anytime with just all six of us together bonding. So I decided that we would end our summer the week before our 4 kids go back to school with a surprise vacation to BC. We went to Vernon and Kelowna, with a stop in Revelstoke along the way. We tried out a Mountain roller coaster, went to an enchanted forest. We went water sliding, and held baby kangaroos. We spent a whole day playing at Lake Okanagan, on a blowup waterpark and laying on the beach, swimming in the water. It was beautiful, and amazing, and a perfect way for us to re-connect as a family. I’m so glad we did it. The weather was amazing and if there was any way I could have brought a little kangaroo home with me, I would have. Now the countdown begins to back to school! How do you spend your last weeks of summer?