Sunday, August 15, 2010

On the Road Again...

It's a mixed emotions kind of day at my house today. It's the beginning of school. It seems like summer just started, but it's over already. Justin is headed back to the University of Alabama to begin his sophomore year. (I know. The hits just keep on coming. When did he get old enough?)
He's going into an apartment this year instead of a residence hall, so he needed a little more stuff. It's a good thing he bought a truck this summer, because all this never would have fit in the Jetta! Although about 85% of it did last year.

Sorry Neal. You can't go to school with your boy :-( Both of you would love that though.

All packed and ready to go. I know he's going to be great and he will make us proud, but I miss him already. It's exciting to see them discover themselves, find what they love and pursue it. It's also a little hard knowing they're not going to be at the dinner table and sleeping in their room at each night.

Can you believe he'd rather do a road trip with his dad than his mom?

Roll Tide!


  1. Go Bama!! How exciting, but I bet a bit hard as a mom! He even bought a truck in University colors, huh?! Just less mouth to feed at dinner..more knitting time :)

  2. In another week, I'll be going through the same thing! I feel for you too! Mine will be driving alone from NC to ME for the first time too. It's a weird feeling letting the apron strings go too :(

  3. Oh, sad! I have one more year to go. I saw Toy Story 3 and sobbed like a baby (I won't spoil it for you if you haven't seen it - other than bring tissues if you're a Mom).

  4. tomorrow you can think about the silver linings but for now, miss him all you want! Easy for me to say as mine are all tucked in upstairs for the next 8 years at least...