Saturday, August 13, 2011

Taking a Break from Blogging

I will be taking a break from blogging for almost a week as we will be moving our daughter into her dorm at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  It is also the beginning of sorority rush week.  This is a very exciting time for our daughter; it is very bittersweet for Mr. Art @ Home, her sister, and me.

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Shanley Belle with the Crimson Tide's mascot, Big Al, Panhellenic Weekend, 2011.

Until next time...

Roll Tide!
Ricki Jill

29 comments:

  1. Buona settimana a te e tua figlia!Baci,Rosetta

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  2. Almost a week, that is no time at all my friend, enjoy your blogging break and quality time with the family. Real life is so important. xx

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  3. Have a wonderful time with your daughter, we will be here when you get back!

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  4. Ohhhh nooooo.... is she going to be one of those sorority Southern Belle girls?????

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  5. Have a great time! These milestones can be so bitter-sweet. But, after all, the goal of parenting is to work ourselves out of a job. ;)

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  6. Hello Ricki! Have a great time and I wish your daughter well. Oh btw, i saw a BookSneeze logo in your sidebar. Hooray you are now a book reviewer! Enjoy :)

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  7. Oh, Ricki Jill! I feel for you but know what memories you'll be making for your fmily as you move your dear daughter to college! She is a beautiful girl! Enjoy every moment!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Enjoy your time away & savor each second. Best wishes to Shanley Belle on rush week.

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  9. It is so hard to believe! Shanley is so grown up! Love this picture. Have a great time and have fun. I'm sure she'll be home often!! Roll Tide, Rick would be so proud.

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  10. Congrats on such an accomplishment! Blogland will be here when you get back. Enjoy!

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  11. It's exciting and bittersweet at the same time...Sending you hugs Ricki Jill~ see you when you get back!

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  12. how exciting for her,, a little sad and scary for mum and dad, I know because I've sent three off to uni or college.They are all in their 30's now and I will say you will be fine, so will they,, takes time,, best wishes from Canada!!

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  13. Hi Ricki Jill Sweetie...
    How exciting for your sweet girl. She will be having such a wonderful experience at college, and rush week. What a wonderful time. She will do so much growing up before the holidays. She won't even look the same when she comes home at Christmas.

    I love the photo of her with the mascot. So stinkin cute. Thank you for sharing.

    My heart goes out to you, as I know, being a Mom, how hard it is to let go, but at the same time we want them to grow up and use the wise sense that we have shared over the years. Keep me posted sweetie. Be strong, I know it will be hard. Hugs, hugs, and more hugs.

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    Thank you sweetie for a wonderful post. I love it. Have a glorious weekend. Country hugs from Phoenix, Sherry

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  14. Oh Ricki don't have too hard of a nervous breakdown!! I'll be thinking of you!
    Pamela xo

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  15. Yay for your daughter- I know what you mean about letting them go, though, it's rough.

    Have a great week. :)

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  16. Have fun! Don't tell her I said this, but she looks so young....I know it is because I am so old!!

    Carol

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  17. Enjoy your time with your sweet daughter .Best wishes to her and your wonderful family !

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  18. What a special period this is for you and your daughter. My day is a coming and I can only imagine what it will be like....hard yet lovely?

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  19. The very best of luck to your daughter. I remember leaving my daughter at her University that first time. Heart wrenching...but it gets easier. Enjoy your time with your family.

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  20. Stay strong my friend. I know what you are feeling. She will be a star.

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  21. Beautiful Shanley...I wish you the very best of everything as you start this amazing chapter of your life!! Ricki...I am almost finished with the print for Shanley. It will go out as soon as the varnish dries! Love to you all!

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  22. I'll say a prayer for you, friend. I know how hard it is when your child leaves the nest, even if it's just temporary. My oldest son went to Auburn and my daughter is still in grad school in Indiana.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  23. Oh, yeah, I've just got to add, War Eagle! :)

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  24. Oh I hope you have a wonderful time with your daughter! I know that this is such an exciting time for her!!

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  25. I cried myself sick the day we left my daughter at school (of course she was leaving me with an empty nest) and came home and went to bed for a couple of days. I missed her all the time, but truly within a week or so we adapted and honestly, the breaks are so long during the college years it felt as if I saw her more than when she was in high school! You can get through it. Compared to when they graduate and move far away...college is a breeze!

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  26. This is such a wonderful new chapter and journey for your daughter, but I know you are going to miss her. Be strong and everyone will be waiting to hear how it all went.
    :) CAS

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  27. Ricki Jill,
    I remember well when my girls moved out to go to college. Letting them go is hard, but it makes my heart sing when they are happy. You're a good mom, and I know things will work out. Take care, my friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  28. Thought id say hello and greetings from Lebanon,Pa Amish community. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  29. Hey RJ,

    Call me when all the craziness is over... I'm dying to hear an explanation of why *that* would be the mascot for a "tide". LOL

    Shanley,
    Be safe. Have fun! You look soooo beautiful... be sure to walk softly and carry a big stick to beat all the guys away. LOL

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