Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer: An Early Ending

I know that the end of July isn't really the end of summer, but this year it is at our house.

Today, my girl makes her way back to college for the fall semester. Training for her new on-campus job starts on Wednesday, followed by training for the people she'll be supervising and other campus student workers. Then come the new freshmen with their orientation and finally classes. It makes the summer seem pretty short.

She is looking forward to having an on campus apartment as a part of her work compensation and at least one of us is happy that she's moving back to campus already (it's not her mom or dad). With the completion of her online summer course, she is on schedule to graduate a semester early (Dec 2013).

We had a great time at the lake yesterday, spending our last full day with her boating, skiing, tubing and just having a fun. It really is hard to believe that summer (or at least her summer break) is over.

I'll be making the trip with her today to carry the overflow of "stuff" that won't fit into her car.

Life goes on...

John <><


Big Sky Heidi said...

It's a poignant moment with a child leaves for the trip back to college. Best wishes to her in her studies and life! And to you and your wofe, John! Take care and may the bluebird of happiness make your scene.

John said...

Thanks, Heidi!

Mike said...

School just seemd to be starting earlier and earlier. The 4th of July may soon just be a holiday break.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Schools start so early now. That's probably due to the discovery years ago that Fall terms ending in January don't work as well as those ending in December, plus air conditioned buildings. Not many students do much work over the holidays.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Hannah! I am sure you and Chris are so proud of her. It doesn't seem like she has been out of high school long enough to only have 3 semesters of college left. Her hard work has really paid off. I am sure she will enjoy having her own apartment and parking spot.

You and Chris have done a marvelous job raising your children.