Thursday, May 16, 2013

We Survived the First Year!

These two couldn't be happier to be back home! LOL

and now, we get to tackle all of this!

There are a few other suitcases out of the cameras view, but the girl did good!  She had everything but some clothes (which we were bringing suitcases for) all packed neatly and ready to go. 

As we were fighting the other students and parents taking things to their cars (how many can fit in an elevator???), we got more comments about how organized and neat she was!!!  Most were juggling overflowing laundry bags, baskets, clothes on hangers.  One mom was even carrying a wind chime while trying to juggle other miscellaneous items.

We walked by many rooms that literally looked like a bomb had just gone off!!  Welcome to the life of a college freshman living in tight quarters.

My hubby just laughed..."the girls obviously got mom's organizing gene!"  Pretty much.

It will take us a couple days to unwind and unpack, and then I have jury duty next week, so I hope to be able to blog a little more frequently after that.

Hope everyone is enjoying the end of the school year!!


Anne said...

She certainly had it all super organised! I bet you are delighted to have her home:)

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Lauren... you are one lucky Mama!! I am going to VA on Sunday and who knows what I will be facing. I get anxiety just thinking about it. Bet you're excited to have her home!

Maillardville Manor said...

I am so impressed . . . I was the one with nothing packed and dirty laundry coming home from college!
Lots of Love

Leslie said...

I agree with Katie!! You are so fortunate to have her home:) xxL

Lobster Meets Peach said...

Oh my! I am sure I will never see anything like with with my three kiddos;)

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

Wow... I'm impressed. I was not nearly as organized back then as I am now!! :) I remember packing ALL my clothes freshman year... as if I wouldn't be home at all to get the ones for winter!

Enjoy having her home!!

Karena said...

Lauren you are so wonderful and I can see you have given your daughter all of the love and encouragement she needs!

I hope you received my email!

Art by Karena

Katie said...

yeah!!! so glad they are home!!!

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

My son does not come home for a few more weeks yet. I have a feeling I will be "that Mom" know, like the one juggling the wind chime and overfull box of stuff! Wish me luck...

Unknown said...

Youve done well teaching her organization skills. I know what a mess the college move can be, and glad that's over, but sad, too. Miss those days. Enjoy her home this summer!
xo Nancy

Ann said...

My sons went off to school with their stuff looking like that, but coming back, ha ~ a mess because I wasn't in charge of it.