Thank you everyone for the congratulations!! Being married to my best friend is pretty much the most amazing thing ever. :-)
My house is quiet. Not just peaceful, but full-on QUIET. School started on Monday, and although we had a few tears at send-off, everyone has adjusted very quickly, and we're all enjoying our more structured days.
(Each of their "back to school" outfits are pretty much killing me -- what they're wearing is after I screened through several options. And the socks....seriously? OH MY.)
Also....well, after an entire summer, everyone's tolerance for each other had grown a bit...thin. So had my patience. It was hard to kiss them all goodbye that first day, but I think all 5 of us felt some measure of relief at the same time. Sad, relieved, peaceful. Hooray for school!!