You were all kinds of crazy and everything in between. You were new schedules and routines, a flush of gorgeous colors, a steamy, cluttered kitchen, the dirtiest stove around. You were Zinnias and flowering plants readying themselves to share seeds for next year. You were a garden literally bursting at the seams. You were a bit of yarn and even a little sewing. You were home improvement projects and reorganized drawers. You were school lunches every morning and you demanded clean laundry every week. You were the stomach flu. Twice. You were life in full, glorious color, flavor, and sound.