Sunday, August 23, 2009

Time marches on....

August.....a time to get ready to go back to school. This year, it was also a time to finally pick up that Master's degree. It was a whirlwind weekend driving to Beaumont, Texas on Friday night, graduation ceremonies beginning at 9:30 the following morning, and then another 4 hour drive back to my parents house at the lake. The following day, we drove another 3 hours back to Dallas.

Back home just in time to meet the new staff I joined at a new school as their new Assistant Principal. A weeks worth of meetings, trainings, and preparations, ending with Howdy Night........a meet the teacher night with the leadership team cooking and serving hot dogs to everyone after they met their new teachers. Thank goodness for the "cold front" only got up to about 92 degrees on Friday!!

And now, was time for this little "lion cub"........

to say goodbye to all of her friends.............

And move into her dorm! The place was swarming with incoming freshman!!! Five hours later, her room was set, we had met her roommate, had taken a drive around the town, ate a late lunch, and then.......

.....time to say goodbye. It was a quiet drive home. And now, my heart feels heavy and the house seems different without her energy. A growing time for all of us..........


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

I know exactly how you feel and am glad you have Pippen there to comfort you.


Leslie said...

Congratulations to you!

Growing is not always easy, is it?

Kudos to you both.

rochambeau said...

Dear Allie,
You are going through so much change this week. In a few months life will be a new normal! Congratulations to you for living in your dream. And for your cupcake princess~venturing out. It's the right time for these changes!!
You are most richly blessed!!


Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Congrats on all your accomplishments, Allie!

I am dreading the day the kids go off to college. The twins will leave at the same time! Talk about empty house. I have 5 years to go, but I am already thinking about it.

hugs, Joanna

Charlene said...

Allie, Congratulations on getting your Masters Degree!!!! I know you have been working on it a long time. I remember when we first met (we both started our bBlogs at about the same time). Wow has life changed since then. Love the photo of the tear on the lashes! Yes, I remember those days too. But, remember also, it is how YOU look at things that count. Cup half full or half empty... Look how much more time & freedom you have too. And she'll be back often. And always be your lion cub in your heart. Enjoy this new time in your life.

Alisa said...

Oh, how I feel for you Allie! I have one year left with my baby boy.

Merisi said...

Hello, Texas!
I hope school is in full swing and you are the queen,
ruling with a steady hand! :-)

rochambeau said...

Dropping by to see how "things" are going!! Hope all is well, for you and the CC Princess!


Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

I know exactly what you are going through! My son graduated from high school last June and my daughter is a Senior this year. These changes are so hard!
Have a fabulous day!

Merisi said...

Good morning, Allie!
I hope everything is alright!
Thinking of you,

rochambeau said...

Hi Allie,
Hope all is well!