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Sophomore Countdown is On!

Those of you who have read my blog for a year - and I know there are one or two of you - know how hard it was to see Brandon leave for college last fall. Well, we're about to send him off for his second year at K-State. It will be easier this year - but I'm still going to miss him. We head to Manhattan on Saturday. I've been busy shopping the last couple of weeks trying to get everything he needs for his apartment (no dorm living this year). I think we're pretty set. Now - the most important thing - pray that it doesn't rain on Saturday! We'll be loading up Kaitlin's truck Saturday morning. He has an appointment to check into his apartment at 1:15. Brady, his friend and former dorm roommate, will be heading up the same day. His other roommate, Dom, is from St. Paul, and they aren't sure when he will be arriving. Dang, the summer went fast!

I finished reading Twilight a couple of days ago. Loved it! I haven't read a vampire book in years. Now I have to pick up the second book in the series.

I don't think I've posted this quote before: "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -- Harriet Tubman

Comments

Cowgirl said…
i LOVE the pic... reminds me of me and my little man. he had his sports physical today. he is officially two inches taller than me... and outweighs me by almost 60 pounds. what happened to my six pound six ounce bundle of baby?? :(
jenny said…
I can't imagine sending my babies off to college! I know it will be here before I know it though. It has been rough enough knowing that my stepson is floating around the world in the navy...such a strange feeling. Love the pic!

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