Saturday, August 16, 2008

An Emotional Day

Emotional event #1: L leaves for college

We took dd #1 to the airport this morning.  She should be at her school in Michigan by now.  She called a little while ago to let me know she was on the bus from the airport to the school.  I told her just to call or Skype us before she goes to sleep tonight.  So it's probably a good thing that she's 3 hours ahead of us now 'cause I'm going to bed early tonight!  (Grandpa, I just checked again and Michigan is in the Eastern time zone.)

So you see L with her luggage in the first photo.  She thought she had everything under 50 pounds and we knew we'd have to pay for one extra piece of luggage.  But when we got to the airport this morning TWO of the bags were 50.5 pounds and the other was 53!  

Doesn't Maowie look excited here?  While we finished up the packing Glenn Skyped his cousin, Kim, in Australia.   This is her youngest son with her.  Her oldest is in the Army and at boot camp right now in Virginia.

This morning we got up at 4:30 to take L to the airport.  Only a few tears were shed.  Here is the view we got on the way home.  Wow!  I didn't know it looked like that at 6am.  lol...


I tried to go back to sleep but one of Glenn's friends called to see if he'd go mountain biking with him.  I tried again after lunch but Glenn called to tell me he was on  his way home.  I'm still in my PJs but still haven't gotten to sleep yet.  

Emotional event #2:

Look what came in the mail today!!!


Here, J shows you my Matchbox Advent Calendar article.  

Look closely, you may see someone you know -- or YOU may be in there.


Here's pages 2 & 3 of the article.  The magazine will be out on September 1, but they sent the featured artists an advance copy.


But wait -- there's more!!!  I was a little surprised about this one.  I thought maybe this article had been bumped 'cause I didn't ever receive my preview of it, but here it is, "Holiday Matchboook Cards."  And I made one today, too.   I'll show you more examples of them soon.


PS - Lauren just Skyped us from her dorm.  We'll talk to her again tomorrow and find out more but at least we know she made it.

11 comments:

Clever Karen said...

What a day filled with a mix of emotions. I'm glad you had something happy happen to lighten your day. Congrats on the magazine publication - I will have to take a look for it!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Congrats on getting DD#1 off to college! You must be very proud of her, to choose a college she really liked and travel so far, she's a brave one! (My Jess went 3 hours away, and that was far enough!!!) It is very emotional, and I will face that again for the 4th and final time this week. My Jess says she may "stay up there" after she graduates in the spring. But I'm not going to think about that...not this week!

Oh my, my my! A wonderful article and what looks like fabulous photos in the next Somerset Holiday issue! Very cool! Now I'm sure you had a big smile on your face when you received that in the mail!

*Heidi*

onemotherslove said...

WOW, I'm in a magazine!

So did you write the card article, too? I didn't know about that one. You need to remind us to get the magazine when it comes out! ; )

I don't have Lauren's college address or anything.

Grandpa said...

Good night!

Sandrine Deleuze said...

OOh I don't know how you only had few tears ! My heart would have been totaly broken ! My kids (4 years old and 1 year old) will have to go to school I know... AAAaarrrrggggghhhh NO ! LOL
You must be more than happy to be in this amazing magazine ! It's like a kind of glory ;-) Congratulations !!!! I would like so much it would be avalable in Belgium ! Unfortunately no great mixed media here ! They don't even know what it is LOL ! Have great sunday ! Smooch

littlethings1 said...

Congrats on being in the Holiday Issue , I cant wait to get it !! So wonderful for you & your things are all so creative !!
Congrats on your daughter off to college, it is an adjustment ... I just now had my youngest just bought a house so now Iam all by myself after many years of raising kids..it'a an adjustment !

Anonymous said...

I look forward to seeing the magazine! Congrats!
Angie
ps we miss Lauren already...

Dawn said...

Congrats!! I can't wait to get my advanced copy as I am in there too and it is my first article...will the giddiness never go away *grin* I love your butterflies and I just bought that magazine and tore out the book covered in butterflies page...thought it would be a blast to do. Ok enough rambling, but looking forward to seeing your articles. Hurry up, Mr. Postman!

Dawn said...

Oh, and can I just say...the first born is getting ready to start kindergarten, going crazy, don't even want to THINK about college. yikes!

Diane said...

What a great article congratulations, looks wonderful. Good luck to you daughter I know she will have lot's of fun (:
Hugs, Daine

jenny holiday said...

So fantastic!! Hooray!

Can't wait to get a copy!!
Congrats!!!!

xoxo Jenny

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