Summer’s End

by jerseygirl on September 7, 2009 · 25 comments

This picture reminds me that the summer has sadly come to an end. The book bags are packed with supplies and the kids are fast asleep dreaming about the first day of school tomorrow. We had a great week at the shore and now it’s back to reality. But first let’s bring back some of the summer memories.

I am starting a new job on Wednesday and I am looking forward to the fall season. We will be busy with my son’s soccer games and cub scout activities. My daughter is starting middle school and that brings on a whole new set of activities. Of course there is plenty of football to watch and I hope to be doing some fall comfort food cooking which includes soups, chili and apple crisp.

Today kicked off Rutgers football and I made a cheese platter to celebrate. I felt like this depicted the end of summer with grapes, figs, apples and flowers. Rutgers didn’t fare too well however we finished the platter. I am also entering my picture in the Ile de France prettiest cheese platter picture contest. Happy Fall everyone!

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Anonymous September 7, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Loved the figs and Brie. Cheese platter, excellent. Rutgers football game, not so good

Hubby

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Mari September 8, 2009 at 12:18 am

I'm sad to see summer coming to an end. 🙁 You have some great pictures of your summer and I love the sunset one!

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Ciao Chow Linda September 8, 2009 at 7:35 am

beautiful sunset photo. Looks like you and your family had a fun summer. good luck in the new job.

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Bridgett September 8, 2009 at 11:34 am

Best wishes to you on your new job and good luck to the kids going back to school! I love your family photos…what a gorgeous group!

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The Japanese Redneck September 8, 2009 at 11:49 am

Good luck on the job and in your contest.

Love the sunset picture.

Ramona

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Mary September 8, 2009 at 11:57 am

Your cheese tray is terrific. I've got my fingers crossed for you. You have so much going on. You moved straight from the lazy days of summer to a jam packed schedule of activities. Good luck with your new job. I suspect you are a person who does well at whatever you set your mind to. Have a great day.

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Pam September 8, 2009 at 12:43 pm

The cheese platter looks tasty…I love brie.

Good luck with your new job!

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teresa September 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm

good luck going back to school! the cheese platter looks wonderful!

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Kerstin September 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Love that cheese platter and you have such a lovely family!

Hope you enjoy your first day of work!

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Katrina September 8, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Awesome sunset picture. Yay for summer and I say, yay for school! 😉
Great photos.

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Kristen September 8, 2009 at 5:14 pm

It looks like you had a great summer, based on your pictures. We went back to school 3 weeks ago, so are finally trying to get into a good routine.

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Jen_from_NJ September 8, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Very cute pictures! My first just went off to college 🙁 Enjoy having the kids at home – it goes too fast… Have a happy fall!

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Allie September 8, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Your platter looks so yummy! Love the summer recap and I wish you all the best with the new job!!

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Debbie September 8, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Beautiful pictures. I love the beach and can never be there enough! Your platter looks delicious! We also started school today and I have a ton of the usual forms to fill out…..

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Stacey Snacks September 8, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I am so sad to see summer end.
We are going to the beach one more time on Thursday, no matter what the weather is!

Don't you love the brie logs?
I found them at Trader Joe's and now can't find them anymore!
Hope to see you this fall, now you are a busy working girl, you won't have time to blog!

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HoneyB September 8, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Yum Lisa, this platter looks awesome. Brie is my favorite ever cheese. Good luck starting your new job and to the kids going back to school!

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Patsyk September 8, 2009 at 9:49 pm

what a wonderful summer you had! Fabulous family pictures that you shared with us!

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Foodie with Little Thyme! September 8, 2009 at 11:24 pm

good luck in your new job.

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Chef Jeena September 10, 2009 at 6:07 am

Good luck with the new job!

Lovely sunset picture I love moments to see nature like this it is really beautiful.

Did anyone ever tell you that your son is the image of you?

Fabulous platter. 🙂

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Cate O'Malley September 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Looks like a fantastic time at the shore and the perfect way to end the summer.

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The Blonde Duck September 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Looks like fun!

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Bunny September 12, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Can you believe the summer is over,it went so fast! For once we had a summer that wasn't filled with humid days. It was, for the most part the best summer ever as far as that went. Love your pictures Lisa!

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foodcreate September 13, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Love your recipes Summer End ! football being it wonderful love the fall !

Your recipes look's so declicioous thank for sharing your pictures…

Have a wonderful Day !

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Jamie September 14, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Lisa,
Looks like a great summer. My girls started back last month and it was sad to see summer go but excited for a new year and the fall. My daughters are in their second year of middle school and I was so nervous last year but they transitioned with no problems. Best of luck to your daughter this year.

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Jennie September 22, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Your cheese platter looks so yummy! Beautiful!

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