Okay, I'm going to have to eat my words. I have made all kinds of jokes and snide remarks about how Joseph "needed" to go away, how WE all needed for him to go away, how he had been so moody and snippy for the last few months that he would be gone at least a MONTH before anyone shed a tear......and here it is, the first night and I'm feeling a little blue. He's been away before, of course, but this is different......
So anyway, here are the pictures I took today. Traditional "back to school" celebration breakfast: orange danish rolls. I think he was surprised and pleased that I made them today, not just on the day the other kids started back. He ate 4. :)
This morning, after staying up packing and talking to friends - too tired to get out of the recliner.
All the junk, waiting to be loaded, in the living room.
His last "first day of school" picture on the front porch. With me.
One more for Grandpa - by himself.
In front of his dorm.
His dorm room. They have lofts, which I think are neat! He says his roommate is "cool".
With Grandpa at lunch at Chili's. My dad came along to help, and although he did drive us both crazy a couple of times, he was a big help.
Good-bye to Mom. (God, I look pregnant in this picture! Yikes!)
I don't exactly "miss" him yet....there's just this weird feeling that he won't be coming home tomorrow...or the next day...or even next week.
I'm going to bed. This has been a LONNNNG day.