Friday, August 22, 2008

Well, we dropped Sean off at college yesterday. It was a very emotional day! It started out with a traffic jam - we luckily saw it before we were getting on the turnpike, so we took some back roads. It took us 3 hours instead of 2 hours to get there. But we didn't sit on the turnpike. We got to drive thru Gettysburg, which was neat seeing some of the Battlefields.

We got to Shippensburg and got a spot right in front of the dorm. His room is on the 5th floor! We got up to his room and met his roommate and his family. They were very nice. Ray and Sean started bringing the rest of his stuff up while Katie and I organized and setup his room. We had less time to unpack and organize than we hoped but we dot most of it done. We got his books - they were only $364.90. I thought they were going to be much more!! We said goodbye and headed for home.

We got on the main road to go home and stopped after ~2 miles. We than sat for 3 hours on the highway. We went a total of 27 miles. UUGGHH! It's amazing Ray and I didn't kill each other. With emotions being so high anyway, we were trying to keep our additudes to a minimum. Katie was fabulous considering we sat for 3 hours!! We finally detoured (that took about 1/2 hour to go about 2 miles) and stopped for dinner to try to give the accident more time to clear up. The service was absolutely horrible!!! We were finally able to get back on the road around 8:45pm. We got home at 10:45pm. What a LONG and draining day!!!

I think because of all the drama with the traffic, it hasn't sunk in yet that he is gone. I know he is only at college, but for 18 years, he has been here with me.

His last week home was one of the best weeks we have had in years. We went to Gring's Mill, ate dinner together as a family, and watched movies & sporting events together. We all got along so well! I really cherished this week! We took him to dinner at Shady Maple on Wednesday night for his "Last Supper"! :) There were 17 of us in total that went. I will post pictures of Gring's Mill and Shady Maple later this weekend.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Well... I haven't been blogging much because we have been watching the Olympics every spare moment. Such a sense of pride overcomes me when I route for our athletes. I get teary eyed everytime our National Anthem plays. It doesn't matter what time of day or night, we are yelling for our athletes. It was such an awesome swim when our Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay team beat the French who said they were going to smash us!

I spent a fabulous weekend at Taryn's Retreat House last weekend. I didn't get much done, but I really had a blast!

We went to Nicole's 7th birthday party. I can't believe how old she is getting. Katie really had fun!

We have been getting Sean ready for Shippensburg. I can't believe my baby is leaving for college in less than a week. We are going to have his "last supper" at Shady Maple because it's Sean's favorite restaurant.

Katie is getting ready for 4th grade. We just got her teacher assignment yesterday. Katie knows of her and is pleased having Mrs. Paulson.