The countdown has started. We are now approximately 10 days away from an empty nest. While I am very excited for this transition... there are a few things that I know I'm going to miss. One of them will be the constant flow of kids in and out of the house. I love it when my kids' friends are here. These two pictured with Steel (Dusty Killian and Nicole Green) have been regulars around here this summer. They are really terrific kids and always a joy to have around. I'm going to miss the meals, sleepovers, fights over the Playstation and mostly the laughter. I've told them all that they can still come over and see me when Steel leaves for school, but I have a feeling that it won't be as often as I would like.