Happy Birthday, Miss 16 {Family}

Dear Miss 16, Girl, you have been a source of joy and laughter since the day you surprised us at the doctor’s office. Nothing like going to the doctor’s for a tubal ligation and finding out that you’re pregnant… We should have known then that we were going to be in for a ride. I [...]

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Hanging with Miss 18 {This or That Thursday}

Earlier this week, Miss 18 and I decided to go on a photography walk in the historic section of Cape Girardeau. You can see my pictures by clicking on the bold words.  We love it down there because of the old buildings, the views of the Mississippi River and the fabulous antique shops that line [...]

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Guest Post: My Daughter Shares Her Feelings on Moving

As you may know by now, my family is in the process of moving to Missouri from Pennsylvania.  This whole event has been a whirlwind ~ everything is just going so quickly.  But this move isn’t just happening to us adults, it’s happening to the our kids too.  And, sometimes as parents, we get so [...]

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Miss 17 is Going to The Haven

On Saturday, the hubs and I took Miss 17 for a final tour of Lock Haven University before we drop her off for good.  This was my husband’s first time seeing the campus, so this trip was more for his sake than for my own.  Like I said the first time I wrote about our [...]

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I Started Crying at the Reference Desk

Earlier this evening there were 4 missed calls on my cell phone, two from my husband and two from Miss 17 as well as a text message that read: “Call Symone!”  My heart started to race…  I’m at work, what in the heck is so important that it warrants four phone calls and a text? [...]

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17 Years Ago Today…

I gave birth to my first child.  Like all mother’s I remember that day as if it were yesterday…. It was a hot and sticky day and I was stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana and I was 4 days past my due date.  To say I was miserable would be putting it mildly.  I woke [...]

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Second College Visit: Lock Haven University

Today Miss 16 and I went on a tour of Lock Haven University and we both fell in love.  The drive down was fairly uneventful, actually that’s not true ~ I did break out into song and dance during our 2 hour drive.  Miss 16 sat quietly staring at me while shaking her head. On [...]

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First College Visit: Wilkes University

I took another step towards letting go of Miss 16. We visited Wilkes University today.  Commence wailing and moaning. Our appointment was at 1 PM, the admissions rep didn’t meet us until 1:17. I’m the type of person who is early for everything, especially when other people are dependent on me.  Needless to say I was slightly peeved [...]

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Open Houses, Campus Tours and Learning to Say Good~Bye

This morning I sat at my desk with my Droid in hand as Miss 16 rattled off 2 weeks’ worth of appointments for Open Houses and campus tours.  gasp Open Houses and Campus Tours?!  Where did the time go?  Wasn’t it just yesterday that I brought home this precious little bundle of baby, totally unsure [...]

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