Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Moving in Day!!

And I only got a few pics, but mucho memories!!
When we arrived, seven friends were there to help us.  I had arranged to borrow two dollies and had a cooler of water.  Turns out I was over-prepared, as the dorm had dollies everywhere for our use, and they were giving out water at every corner.  It was so hot, so that was definitely helpful!  Thanks to my middle son and his friends, we moved in everything in one trip!  How awesome is that, not to have to trudge back to the car numerous times???!!Thanks so much to the friends who helped!
Callie, the LEADER and her entourage!! 

The dorm Allison is in had just replaced all the furniture so they really have a very nice set-up, and the beds were already lofted, so we didn't even have to do that.  And because I know someone in the  housing office, I know that they use dogs to sniff out for bed bugs...isn't that good to know?????!!!!

  They have a nice sized room that was already painted blue, which works well with the bedding Allison got!   We got her bed made and most things unpacked, although our picture hanging system needed some work, so we left that to her to fix.  She met her roommate, Amanda, who actually is from our town, but went to another school.
Amanda and Allison, roomies fall 2010
Then we decided the things we needed to make a WalMart run for, and left to do that....We were in WalMart with a million other people, so we tried to get in and out asap!  After a day of moving in, seeing friends and family.....oh, we also went to see middle son's house, which we had not been in yet.  Turns out, unbeknownst to them, he lives right across the street from my niece!  (We did find this out earlier this year, but we did get to see my niece's house and her!  So cool!

Big Brother is always near!! Love that!

We went to dinner as a family, and then David, my son, whisked Allison away back to campus.  It was easier leaving her, driving off with him, as we've seen so many times before, and knowing that he is ten minutes away if she needs something, plus there with so many who are already friends......wasn't as bad leaving as I thought it would be.  Do I miss her? You betcha!  Do I think she is going to have a great year? You betcha.  So begins the getting used to the empty nest.....excuse me but I have a little cleaning to do....and coming up this Thursday, our first installment of the GETTING IT done party...who's in???

14 comments:

Nancy said...

I know that makes a huge difference knowing that big brother is just a few minutes away. Your lucky to have that situation. It all sounds good Suzanne but I know you will be missing her especially for the next several weeks.

Andrea said...

WOW...
Blessings, andrea

Debbie said...

Do you mean to tell me that she had that group of handsome guys helping her move? And she did it quickly? Oh, I would have HAD to draaag the feet and prolong the fun.

Love the color of her room. Ours was drab.

About the Get it done party? Well, it depends on what you mean by get it done. If you mean that it has to be DONE by this week... maybe not. If I just get to commit to it, I can do that.

Hugs from one empty nester to another.

southerninspiration said...

Oh heavens no, Debbie...not getting it DONE this week, just committing to a plan to get it done!!!
Love you, friend! Hugs back!
Suzanne

Love the Decor! said...

As fun as this is I know it is a hard time for you too! Hang in there in this new chapter of life!!

Richella said...

Oh, girl. . . my sophomore goes back to Duke on Thursday, and his younger brother starts senior year. But I have a baby! Hooray for babies!! Of course, baby is now almost 6'4", but whatever.

Take care of yourself! Congratulations to Allison!

Paula said...

How quickly the years go by. It must be strange to have an empty nest.

Happy@Home said...

Aww, how nice to know that big brother is nearby. It must be a good feeling to have the moving done and it does appear that your daughter is going to have a great time. These empty nests are awfully quiet, aren't they? We're taking our son to the airport on Thursday. I hope I don't make a fool of myself :).

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Lucky girl with all those handsome boys! ;) I love the "Allison and Amanda" b/c that's my sister and me. :) Take a deep breath and relax! :)

Designs on 47th Street said...

sniff, sniff Suzanne!! You took me down Memory Lane with this post! So sweet to have a big brother looking after his sister. Love that. Really enjoyed the pictures and hearing how things went. Oh yes... a new chapter of life for all of you! (((Hugs)))

April said...

So happy to hear that things went well with the move! Allison's room looks great! We sure will miss our girls, won't we?

Joyce said...

I'm just back from moving my youngest into her apt for the year. Only moving one this time but the heat was brutal. I had to borrow 'sons' to help but when cute girls are asking they don't mind so much : )

Bella Michelle said...

What a great time it looks as if they are having!!! It would be wonderful to have big brother close by (for Sister and Mama!).

FrouFrouBritches said...

What gorgeous kids you have! How great that Big Brother is right there close! That rocks! She'll have a fabulous year!!!