Wow....lots happening around here the past few days! Saturday was Chris' last day of work at Frito Lay & he went out with a bang......pulling a 12 hour shift! He was super tired, but the paycheck will be nice.
Sunday was church & then more or less a restful afternoon.
Clay was at work all day Monday & the rest of us just spent the day piddling around here....doing laundry & such & kind of getting Chris' things together for school. Fixed fried chicken for supper that night........I wanted to cook Chris' favorite meal & have a special 'Back-to-school' supper & since we were planning on going to King's Dominion on Tues. our special supper had to be Monday night.
Up bright & early Tues. morning & off to King's Dominion. I think I'm just getting too old to care for the theme parks anymore. I told Maw I felt like Mema just going from bench to bench........I was perfectly happy sitting on a shaded bench & sipping my COLD drink. Now, don't get me wrong......I did my share of rides with the kids. They drug me on the Rebel Yell first thing. I tell ya.....I HATE wooden roller coasters!!! I even did the big new coaster......the Dominator. I actually loved that one! I think that & Flight of Fear were my two favorites. Over all we had a really nice day.....not too crowded at all which was nice. We just didn't get home til midnight last night. Boy, was I pooped!
We didn't rush to get up this morning....I just left everyone alone & let them sleep as long as they wanted.....Chris had until 10pm tonight to get checked-in at Liberty. I fixed our 'Special occassion' breakfast this morning........cinnamon buns. And the kids pointed out how I had mistreated them so by NOT fixing coffee to go with the cinnamon buns. How silly of me.......don't know why that slipped my mind. Oh well.....they'll live. :-P We took Chris up to LU late this afternoon & got him all moved in. Of course he still has to unpack & get settled, but he's there now. Met his room-mates & one mom.....they all seem real nice. One is from Maryland & the other from Farmville, VA. Also met his RA & found out that he was homeschooled all the way through too.....him & all 5 of his brothers & sisters! So, he was tickled to find out that he & Chris had that in common. We made a QUICK run to Walmart for a case for his laptop & to pick up a small microwave for their room. One of the other guys brought a TV & a small frige, so I think they are set. We hurried him back up on campus because his dorm & their 'sister' dorm were all going to supper together & then back to play volley ball & ultimate frisbee. We wanted him to go ahead with them & get involved & start getting to know everyone. It sure was hard hugging him good-bye & walking back down that hall, but I did it! Thanks for the prayers from everyone.......I know that's the only way I did it! My mantra all day has been 'I can do all things through Christ!!.........I CAN do ALL things through Christ!' Now, I'm sitting here chilling for a bit. Guess it's time to get serious about school for the others now. Will start working on that this coming week.