Thursday, May 5, 2011

Simply Coming Home

Just a quick post from  me today.
I'm very busy.

Anyone want to guess what I'm doing?
It's quite an adventure, you know.

I've loaded Ebenezer with empty boxes and bins and filled the tank with gas.
Ouch!.

Later, I'm heading out alone to meet Super Dad.

Here...


Now, I may be arriving alone,
 but I won't be returning empty handed.

That's what makes it an adventure.

I'll be filling up the car with this


And this...


And this


And this


And this...


And whatever mess has been homesteading
 in that tiny little room,
 at the end of the hall,
on the third floor of a dorm
without an elevator.

Somehow, we'll make it all fit and still have room for the important stuff.

This.



Bring home a little Whimsy is this week's simple pleasure.  

*****
for her Simple Pleasures Party

42 comments:

Canadagirl said...

What a wonderful time planned indeed! I pray safe travels and easy packing and bringing your sweet dd home after such a big year.

Blessings and ((HUGS))
-Mary

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How exciting! Have a fun, safe, great trip-enjoy:@)

Barbara F. said...

Just in time for Mother's Day! Enjoy quality mother-daughter time with Whimsy. Have a safe trip, I am sure you will get everything to fit just right. Have a good day on Sunday, Debbie! xo,

Ms.Daisy said...

Oh Debbie,
These are some of the greatest memories you and your girls will have! Enjoy the time together - it will be a lot of work but lots of fun also!
Have a wonderful time.


~Jean

Kathleen said...

No elevator! Hope you manage everything okay. Enjoy yourselves. Great simple pleasure.

Sue said...

Oh happy day!

Sonja said...

The adventure will be so worth it with the summer ahead and the house full of girls, laughter, and all the rest! Makes the lack of an elevator pale in comparison!

I LOVE the dorm room!

xo

Karen said...

I know you are excited! My oldest is coming to visit for a few days and I've been cleaning (like that matters to him) and planning menus! (this is important for sure). Hope you have a wonderful summer with her.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh have fun, have fun...mine have all had apartments right here in the city, so I haven't experienced this YET!, maybe with number 5 and 6!
Now you have an awesome trip back and a wonderful, eventful, girl filled SUMMER!!!

At The Picket Fence said...

How fun to have your girls home in time for Mother's Day! I know you will enjoy it and I pray safe travels for you! :-)
Vanessa

Christine said...

Homecoming and hugs! How great!

Garden Lady said...

Love homecomings. I will say though I never remember my son's dorm room ever looking so put together. Have fun and enjoy your summer with her.

Dayle said...

You're amazing, girlfriend. Keep us posted.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I can't believe what a cute dorm she put together! Mine was never that cute -- just drab and depressing. Have fun! Joni

Shug said...

How wonderful...Have a great time. I would love to see pictures of all that stuff packed in your vehicle ...You must take pictures..
Be safe
shug

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sounds like a lot of work, but I know you'll be glad to have her home. Be safe and Enjoy! laurie

Joan said...

Have a wonderful trip! I know you are happy to have her home.

Blessings,
Joan

Kelli said...

Bringing home the best gift of all! Nothing says summer like a college student coming home!!

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

She had a lovely dorm room.
You must be really looking forward to having your daughter home :-)
How exciting for the two of you!
blessings..Trish

Kathleen said...

I remember those dorm days well! Hope you have a safe trip and great Mother's Day! Now didn't that year go quickly!

Lynn Richards said...

Yippppeee!! yahooooooooo!!!! Mine's coming back in 13 days!!!!!
We had to load everything up last December....so much easier than the first year.
Glad you will have her home!
xo
lynn

Denise said...

So excited to have Miss Whimsy home for the summer. I'll certainly need a pick-me-up since mine is leaving for the big city just a week after graduation. I'm NOT ready for this change but I guess I'd better get ready.

It will be so nice to have another smiling face at the Duchess's Sunday table. I can't wait to see her.

PS Hope you don't get to tired with the move.

sarah said...

I loved this post....loved your dgt's room....and the sign she's standing next to.....the best. ☺☺

corners of my life said...

I have never seen a dorm room so elegantly outfitted. Enjoy your summer together.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Miss Whimsy is coming home? YAY for you!!! I know you're excited!!! Happy Mother's Day to you! Be careful. Have a great weekend!

Ann said...

LOL! I just remembered there was NO elevator Hannah's first year either! And, it was ME who helped her haul everything down, also 3 flights. That was the time my car door got "keyed." I stayed in a spot "too long" I guess.

If someone had lent a hand, then perhaps it would not have taken me as long!

I hope your day was not as long! Enjoy your summer!

Is there a conspiracy against moms of freshmen girls? Praying Miss Whimsy gets either a first floor or a room with an elevator next year!

Cheers!

Heart n Soul said...

Hey...thanks for stopping by my blog...this months Indulge (online) magazine is being released tomorrow with a tribute to Mothers and you will find my article in there too about my trip to Africa. Nice to meet you.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay you are going to pick up your daughter from college for the summer! I know that is a simply pleasure for you and the best pleasure for you.
Have fun this summer with her.

Sandie

Crickit said...

How fun to be bringing a little "Whimsy" home from college! Enjoy that special time with your daughters this summer! :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh dear what we do for our babies,,,and love it, there will be a lot of hunky great looking guys around to help you carry. Happy Mother Day

Carol

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Debbie,

How ironic -- I saw your post yesterday afternoon, and we had just gotten home from picking up our son as well. Isn't it great to have them home? When does your other daughter get home? Our son lives on campus in an apartment-style dorm; they're very nicely laid out. But he has four other guys in his suite, and man what a mess. I did the vacuuming, but those guys had to do the bathroom themselves (I was not gonna go there). I'd love you to stop by my blog and see my tablescape if you get a chance. Hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day!!

Denise at Forest Manor

myletterstoemily said...

i bet you're so excited to have her back home!
enjoy every moment!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Nothing better than getting them back home for awhile!! LOVE the quote! blessings ~ tanna

"Ima" said...

What a wonderful simple pleasure. I know I am going to blink and be sending my kids off to college.

"Ima" said...

p.s. I don't think I know how to email answers either. All I have figured out is how to get an email notifying me that someone left a comment. If you figure it out, pass it along:)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Yayyyy ! I know you will have fun too...now send me your snail mail addy and I'll send you a magazine ... the Scented Cottage @ yahooooooo !

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Jennie said...

We'll miss her this summer! Hope you enjoy every minute of it! :)

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Debbie,
I know your heart is singing!! Don't we Mom's love when our chicks are in the nest. Know you are looking forward to a nice summer with her. How about the other one, is she coming home too??
Hope so..........

Hope you were able to get everything to fit in your expedition...looked like a lotta stuff to me.

Thanks for coming by today and for your comments as always. Yes, I am a hopeless romantic as well. So I think Weddings are awesome.

and you are so right about the job situation, I am a planner or maybe a dreamer as you say, and I love thinking about what our options are and we can do this and that, and it comes so easily, but then after you do all that and it goes nowhere it can really be disappointing for a few days, so we have determined best not to count those eggs till they hatch!! lol
So we are using our God Given Self Control to
constraint ourselves, not easy, but easier than the last time!! lol
He heard back a 2nd time from one of them today, and they said he would be hearing from the local people hopefully next week. We'll see!
By this time next week we will be celebrating our Newly Wed couple!!
Blessings to you hon, and have a Wonderful time with your sweet daughter!!
Nellie

Amy Kinser said...

HOORAY!!!!!

SavannahGranny said...

Such a wonderful time. Enjoy that sweet young lady. Time flies. Hugs, Ginger:) Happy Mother's Day

no spring chicken said...

Please tell me you took these pictures when she first decorated the room. Before she even sat on the bed once...

Congrats on getting your girl back home!

Blessings, Debbie

Sharon said...

YAY! Whimsy arrives home!

I remember when my sons arrived home from college - it was so thrilling. A lot of work, yes - but such great joy to have them under my roof again! Isn't it funny how our kids never really grow up in our eyes??

What about Miss Practical? Or is that another blog??

Miss Whimsy looks the spiitin' image of you, Debbie - which of course makes her adorable!!

xo

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