Monday, August 9, 2010

One Week

This photo was taken at Bud's Beach back in April. Snow White was on Spring Break, and we had a wonderful day relaxing together!

One week from now my family will be on a sunny beach soaking up a few rays. The car will be in the parking lot, packed from top to bottom with all things college. I'm sure the conversation will also be about all things college. And childhood memories. There will be laughter, and perhaps a few tears. A brief time of familiarity before transitioning into the unknown.

Over the weekend, SW had about forty of her friends over for one last hoorah before they prepare to head off to college. And hoorah they did! Many were overcome with the reality that they weren't going to be seeing each other until Thanksgiving or Christmas...no more chatting in the halls, or at the Friday night football games. (I was overcome with the amount of filth that forty kids can generate in a relatively short period of time!) They said their tearful goodbyes and promised to keep in touch.

This week I am going to attempt to document the preparation that will go into our pending road trip. The good. The bad. The ugly. Stay tuned...

8 comments:

Daryl said...

as soon as you settle into the empty nest and begin to enjoy it ... she'll be home with laundry and no time to spend unless its with her friends .. how do I who have no kids know this? I read MPM's blog!

The Incredible Woody said...

What an exciting time in SW's life! {{HUGS}} to you though!!

mom x 2 said...

Well, damn :( Boo to the girls leaving.... I think I will refuse to pay tuition..... No? well, damn. Wine (Whine?) date as SOON as you get home!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Safe travels my dear friend. Give a hug and a kiss to SW for me.
And I know the amount of filth one kid can generate in a short period of time so I dont think I'll be having 40 of them over to my house!
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Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Which beach? I'll be down in Hatteras the 21st to 28th. When are you leaving?

Congratulations for surviving the 40+ teenagers, you're one very brave woman.

But you did survive, and you will get through this empty nest thing, too. You have lots of people to fall back on, including me. Also, I'm happy to send my two your way any time you get lonely.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Ohhh, this makes me teary just thinking about it.
Enjoy your beach trip...big hugs to you and yours.

Mental P Mama said...

Hugs to you all. And, we will have a nice dinner soon;) I promise you will survive. I promise.

Diane said...

Since my children are never allowed to leave, I will have to live this through your eyes. If you're in Washington State, drop by for dinner!