These past few days have been filled with roller coasters, of both the literal and emotional variety. My babies are growing up, and as such, we spend much of this time of year celebrating the closing of some chapters and the beginning of others. Katie rang in her 11th year with a glow party for all of her friends. My vision was “preteen rave”, and I think I pulled it off! In addition to being well into birthday mode (both of our kids and most of their cousins were born this time of year), both kids said goodbye to their schools this week. Katie is now officially a middle schooler and we moved Grayson to a preschool on our end of town.