Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Fastest Eight Hours of Our Lives

We started our day at 7:00 am and were out the door at 8:30 am - Dunkin Donuts in hand, since Squirrel TOOK our coffee pot.
Had to start the day with the requisite school color manicure.
This is Wallene.
We arrived at JMU at 10:30 am and before Dad could find a parking spot at the bookstore Squirrel was already registered for the Royal Dukes Marching Band! Go Duuuuuuukes!  So we went and took the "first day of school" pics before heading off to lunch.
Our college freshman

The gang at the entrance to JMU

Then we checked into her dorm - look at this! YAY!

The view out Squirrel's dorm window
It's the football field!

To the right out her window

Another view out her window.

Then on our drive home we saw this - and we all agreed - What the ---- to do now?  Heehee.
Is someone at VA's DMV asleep or have they just never been on the internet?
We arrived home at 4:30 knowing she is busy with her new surroundings and band practice.  Amazingly enough since she was allowed to check in early [because of band] we had absolutely no problem getting a great parking space and empty elevators to make three [ONLY three!] trips to her room.  By the time we left Squirrel and Wallene had already been unpacking for two hours - so now all she has to do is set it up the way she wants. :)

The only two who cried?  Wallene and Squirrel - Pooldad and I did great, but poor Wallene is going to miss her big sister so much and that got Squirrel going and well - it was one big snot fest at the van.

It's all good and Pooldad, Wallene and I are looking forward to being the Three Amigos - and the quiet - and the full pantry....and....

It won't be the same I admit - but I am not sad - I am happy and excited for her.

Think she'll want to do lunch next week? ;)


Jeannie said...

School starts so early down there! Doesn't start here until the second week of September for university.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Yay Skippy family...sounds like another great adventure.

RV Vagabonds said...

Yay for the parents being all mature and stuff and not snottin' up the place (yeah, and I've got some swamp land in Florida to sell....)

A whole new adventure in life is opening up for the Squirrel and I know she'll do great because her parents have prepared her well. Enjoy the quiet, enjoy still having Wallene there and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

TinaM said...

So happy for your daughter!
So proud of you and pooldad for not crying! ... the nights not over yet though :)

ellen abbott said...

How exciting for her.

Amy said...

I am so excited for her! She is going to do great, and Walleen will be fine.

I'm sure she will want to do lunch...wouldn't you?

Kathy's Klothesline said...

A new chapter of life has begun for you and your family. So great that you are embracing the changes with excitement for your sweet girl!