A Day in My Life: Summer is Wrapping Up

On Sunday morning, the house went from VERY noisy to VERRRRRRYYY quiet. Tad headed back to college for his senior year; Lindsey and the babies flew back to Seattle. A bittersweet moment after a a jam-packed summer: Meredith off to China and Tad home with an internship, Lindsey’s visit with Blake and Kaitlyn. Full house . . . then . . . empty nest! Seems like that’s the way it always is, though. Feast or famine. Here are a few pix of last week’s visit.


(Top) Playing ping pong with Blake…a little risky. The ball goes everywhere. (Bottom) Kaitlyn with her dad, watching the ping pong tournament.


(Top) Steve’s Serious Ice Cream! Starting a batch of Salted Caramel with new helpers: Tad and his lovely girlfriend, Sarah. (Bottom) Blake gets a peek over the fence at the creek at his great grandma’s house.


(Top) Kaitlyn meets her great grandmother for the first time! (Bottom) Tad used to swing on this very swing at Grandma’s house when he was Blake’s age.


(Top) My daughter Lindsey with Blake. (Bottom) Steve is trying to feed Kaitlyn. Not working . . .

As the house emptied out on Sunday, it definitely felt like summer’s end was in sight. Leaves are even starting to turn on some trees and floorboards are cold in the morning. Same for you? What signs of a coming fall are you noticing in your neck of the woods?

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Sylvia Smith says:

    Looking out my craft room window I see a few of the leaves turning. Today it is 85 so fall seems a long way off.

    • Suzanne says:

      Thanks for posting, Sylvia. Sometimes we get our hottest weather in September. But it doesn’t stop the leaves from changing, does it. Nature has its own clock.

  2. Wonderful pictures! We are still in the heat of summer here in Texas!

  3. Suzanne says:

    Thanks, Britney! Hope you get a little rain down there soon.

  4. Kathleen Berman says:

    When I walked down the hill to get the mail on Monday I had on my sweater and there were yellow and orange leaves underfoot. It is more than a little early for fall foliage in New York state. It is almost 90 degrees today so our taste of fall weather did not last. It just serves as a reminder that fall will be here soon.

  5. Melanie Backus says:

    Suzanne, I love your wonderful pictures. I can only imagine what joy was felt by all when great grandmother met precious Kaitlyn for the first time. There are so many wonderful firsts in our lives, we are all truly blessed. Wish you could send us some cooler temps and little signs of fall. It is mighty hot here in Texas! Have a great day!

  6. big happy crocodile tears! What beautiful photographs of your growing family! Heartfelt hugs to you all!!!!!

  7. Judy B says:

    Your pictures are so beautiful because they are of family. I know what you are going through with a house being filled with people and laughter and now you are left with quiet. My daughter, granddaughter (11), and grandson (5), were here from Stockholm, Sweden for 6 weeks. They left on August 7th. My heart felt broken when I took them to the airport and headed back home to an empty house. It took me days to get use to the quiet again.

    Judy B

  8. Nancy says:

    Great pictures! The start of school clothes and supplies shopping, and getting my classroom ready for my new students 🙂

  9. Meredith says:

    So many great pictures!!! B & K are the cutest 🙂