Monday, August 27, 2012

New Beginnings!

She did it . . .  Katie is off to college!  We drove her up to Penn State Main Campus on Friday.  
This is what the packed trunk looked like before leaving home:

And Katie posing for a photo with her little sister!
Kita is going to miss Katie very much, too.
We're almost there:
There was a tremendous amount of traffic driving to the Penn State campus:
Katie's dorm complex:

I was taken by the beautiful flowers:

Off to the bookstore to buy books.  
What a reality shock when we saw the bill for her books!
Katie pointing out where the football stadium is on campus!
Checking in
Getting ready to leave.  Here's mom and Katie:
Mom, Anne, and Katie:
And Dad and Katie:
The view from her dorm is awesome:

Katie is all set!

WOW . . . the trunk is empty for the ride home :(
 Katie is . . . . now a Penn State student! YAY!!!  ♥♥♥

Things will be different around our home from now on, but OK!  Katie is going to have the time of her life!  And Anne is getting ready to go to school today.  Her first day of 4th Grade at the Intermediate School.  

She is very excited.
And so are we!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Your visits mean so much to me! 


  1. Awesome photos Sharon!!!! Just love them all!! Good luck to both girls as they start their new adventures!!!

  2. How exciting! Best wishes in this transition. I hope all of you adjust quickly to this new normal.

  3. What big changes in your life! How exciting for Katie! I hope you had a wonderful summer!

  4. Katie- college can be some of the best years of your life! I hope you make life-long friends, learn amazing lessons, and have the best experiences! And don't worry if you go through some soul-searching along the way- everybody does.
    Best wishes!!!!

  5. Thanks for sharing your weekend. Praying for you as you make the transition with Katie away. Anne looks quite excited for her first day back to classes. ~ Blessings, Tracey

  6. Wow Sharon what an exciting time in Katie's life! Big hugs to you during this time of change and for a job well done!!

  7. Best of luck to Katie in her college experience! ! I know she will do fabulous! ! Hugs to you! Good luck to Anne too! She is so cute!

  8. She sure looks like her parents! I think I spy a picture of you on her bulletin board(?). Love the picture of Annie going to school.

  9. Been thinking about you! Love the photos. Hang in there!


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