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A new and different life...

Today marks the beginning of our empty nest. We couldn't really count yesterday since it was spent moving the kids from hereto hereAfter a few tears (me and Kaitlin) and lots of hugs and kisses, we headed back to Wichita last night. Our original plans were to spend the night, but we got everything done and felt like it was important for the kids to have the first night in their new "home" alone - without mom and dad. I'm not sure Kaitlin agreed - she's not only going to miss mom and dad, but her pets.

Here are a few pics of the inside of their house - their rooms aren't completely put together at this point, but you get the idea. The boys rooms are all about their electronics - TV's, video game systems, etc.

Kaleb's roomBrandon's roomKaitlin's roomTheir kitchen - it's mostly put together.
I am so glad we all have cell phones and text messaging. It's so easy to keep in touch with each other. Their internet is not up yet - they're having problems with it. It will probably be tomorrow before they have everything set up.

Kaitlin is already planning their first meal for this evening (I bought pizza yesterday afternoon for our lunch/dinner). She is fixing hamburgers in brown gravy, mashed potatoes and whichever canned vegetable they all agree on (ha!). I hope the boys appreciate her cooking. She loves to cook - obviously got that from her dad!

Here's a cute picture of Muffin. Corby moved Kaitlin's old desk out into our den area (since we gave the kids the furniture) so he could put Kaleb's old computer on it for him. Before he could get the computer downstairs, Muffin decided she wanted it. Actually, I think she's just missing momma (Kaitlin!).
I enjoyed the $37 grocery bill this morning, and the fact that I've only had to do 4 loads of laundry today, so I'm easing into this empty nest thing. Gonna miss those kiddos though! LOVE YOU GUYS AND MISS YOU ALREADY!


Lenore said…
So do they have a 4th roommate or not?
Linda said…
yes they do Lenore. Dom, Brandon's roommate first semester last year (he studied in London 2nd semester) is living with them. He didn't get there until last night. He's from St. Paul.

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