Monday, August 19, 2013

Settling In

Friday we took CJ up to GWU.
We helped him set up his room.

It looked pretty good when we were done.

This is the beautiful fountain behind the student center.

And this is the student center.
CJ was off doing things with the new freshman class.
Go class of 2017.

The sign on this building says "Museum of Boiling Springs".
At least he has something to do if he is bored.

Here we are heading to dinner.

And here we are about to say goodbye.

It was a long hard day but we feel so good about where he is.

He has been there several days now and seems to be having a great time.

Couldn't ask for more than that. 

Well maybe some good grades come December might be nice.


Thursday, August 15, 2013


Tomorrow at this time we will be headed home...

...with one less.

There is so much emotion around sending a child off to college.

Yes, it is hard on parents who, for the past 19 years, have had him in our home.

It is also hard on his siblings.

And him.

He told me tonight how much he is going to miss Adam and Cody, his dog.

All of his earthly possessions are piled up in the laundry room ready for the big day.

He told his friends he could not go out tonight because he was hanging with his family.

Tomorrow will be hard!

Everyone tells me this is how it is supposed to be.

They grow up and move on.

I am not feeling it!


Monday, August 5, 2013

So much going on... much I want to share.

But for now I have a garage sale to put together.

As you can see...


and Jesse...

are no help at all...

when it comes to cleaning out.

Oh to have a dog's life!!!