Thursday, August 18, 2011

She's Off To See The Wizard...

We made it home on Tuesday night from North Carolina.  It was a whirlwind trip.We had a family reunion to go to on Saturday so I was running around making food, and trying to pack and clean and go to the bank and pick up dog meds at the vets.  Finally got to the reunion.  Had a GREAT time.  I think there were about 120 people there in total with some folks absent.  Left there around 7:30pm heading for Raleigh NC.  We drove almost straight through the night.  We had our DD2's little Saturn and it was packed full!  We stopped a couple of times to take a 45 minute nap then continued on our way.

We did stop for a wonderful dinner at Wendy's on our way.  What a way to spend your 28th wedding anniversary.  Almost like when we were first married and took road trips!  Life has been quite an adventure with this man of mine!

We finally arrived at DD's door around 9:30 am on Sunday morning.  We hit the ground running and did not stop until we got to our hotel around 10:30pm!  It was a LONG day.  I don't even remember falling asleep!!  We got her a new mattress and did a lot of running around.  Got her desk put together and got the bed set up.  Her is her new place:

Living room and kitchen
Living roomKitchen
Hallway and bedroom
Hall to Kelsey's roomPutting bed frame together
DH DD and DD's BF are all working. She has a bathroom off her bedroom. She has a cat, Mitch, and he HATES us. He was in here:
Mitch in the closet

Safely out of the chaos!
We took her bike in the van with us to the hotel and then in the morning her BF drove her over to our hotel and they had breakfast with us. I managed to get some pictures of her on her "first day of school". Seems like it was not that long ago I had these from her first day of kindergarden! *sniff* *sniff*
Kelsey

She is very excited and a little nervous.  This helped...
Brad and Kelsey

I managed to get one of us with her too
Chris Kelsey and me

After she and BF said their goodbyes we drove her to campus. She showed us the building she is going to work in. We drove around a little bit but she was anxious to get to her orientation so we took out her bike and gave her a hug and a kiss, waved and out little birdie rode off on her bike, quick look back with a wave and a smile. Bittersweet! Spread your wings and fly my little birdie. The world is not going to know what hit them!! XOXO Baby girl!!


PS: I have LOADS more to share from the trip home. Lots of beautiful scenery and some quilt shops and treasures too. So stay tuned! ~XOP~

5 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Your little birdie will love Raleigh... it's a great place to live... and NCSU is a wonderful school!

Sara said...

She is such a beautiful girl and you have a beautiful family!!

BTW, do you get the Readers Digest? There was an article in there that reminded me of you.

Allie said...

Beautiful - how you managed on so little sleep is amazing!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You are a wonderful Mama Bird! She will do amazing.

Crispy said...

She is such a cutie....and looks a LOT like her momma :0) It's so hard to watch our little ones head off into the big bad world. I know she will make you very proud.

Crispy

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