Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A New Chapter

If you've bounced over from Sew Many Ways

Our family has entered a new chapter. Our amazing daughter is now a freshman at Siena College.

Before we packed up, there was some crafting to finish! We made a giant bulletin board for her dorm room. I'm planning a whole post about it as soon as I get a photo of it hanging in her room.

All this and more was transported in the back of my minivan to her dorm.  Are you sensing a color theme? Do you  believe she packed light? Her roommate brought much, much more!

She's a happy girl!

There is a popular Pin making the rounds on Pinterest about ironing fabric shapes to walls.  Julia had done this years ago with a fabric panel from Ikea, so we know it  works. The night before we left for NY, I cut out letters for Julia and her roommate in their favorite colors.

She had to stand on her desk to iron the letters in the perfect spot! While she was up there, a photographer came in to take photos of the families on moving in day. He said he had been in 400 rooms that day and had not seen anything like it.  He wondered why everyone was not doing it because it was the coolest thing he had ever seen!  Yeah, we're cool like that!

Visit This Thrifty House for instructions. Sharon's post is great!

To get to Siena from my sister's house, we had to cross this bridge. We've called it the Flying Geese bridge since the kids were little. It is actually the Thaddeus Kosciuszko bridge.

After Julia was settled and off to orientation, we had some fun!  Bill and Pete went white water kayaking at Sacandaga Outdoor Center. They had been rafting several times, so Bill's nephew (a guide at SOC) suggested an upgrade to the kayaks.
(I did not go kayaking.  My sister and I had pedicures!)

We're all doing fine so far, but I expect the effects of our new reality will hit me soon.


Debbie said...

oh my - big transition time! Wishing you all the best & don't keep TOO good an eye on son! ha...

supermomnocape said...

Just popping by from Sew Many Ways.

I remember when our daughters left home to go to university that it took a while for it all to sink in. Our youngest son graduated college this past spring, and it's taking a while for it to sink in that for the first time in 22 years we don't have anyone starting school this fall.

Enjoy the transition!

Archie the wonder dog said...

She looks so happy! I hope you're all coping with the change xx

Ms. C said...

The iron-on wall letters are AWESOME! We're missing Wendell, too! It's quiet here, especially now that G is living further away, in W's old room. We just have to find new ways to fill our time.