Monday, August 25, 2008

Feeling my age...

So I'm feeling kind of niece started college today and I can hardly believe that she is old enough to do this. It just seems like yesterday that she was the flower girl in our wedding and now she's a freshman in college. She's going to WKU, which is both Mr. P's and my alma mater. In fact, it is where we met and well, the rest is history!

We drove down to see her last night and take her out to dinner. I made her a the cutest little basket of goodies. I found a white basket lined with red and white gingham material and filled it with snacks and school supplies. I had a lot of fun putting it together and she was thrilled with it. She met us at her dorm and took us upstairs to see her room. We met her roommate, who is very sweet. Then we took her out for Mexican food and picked up a few more necessities for her room before bringing her back. She's living in the same dorm I lived in, so it brought back a lot of good memories for me. I'm so proud of her and happy to see her starting a new chapter in her life.

She's asked me to come back soon and go to lunch with her after class. One of her friends is majoring in elementary education and she wants to talk to me about it. So I think I may take half a day off and drive down to meet her in a couple of weeks.

I just still can't believe that she started classes today. I was sitting across the table from her last night as she was chattering away about everything, and she seemed so young to me. Of course, it doesn't help that she's only about five feet tall and weighs less than 100 pounds. She certainly looks like she could still be in middle school. But deep down, I know that she's ready and that she will handle it. In fact, I think she's going to be fine!

By the way, I did remember to take a picture of her goodie basket, but I haven't uploaded the pictures to my computer yet. I will post a photo soon!


A Belle and her Beau said...

this is my first time visiting your blog and it is so cute ... I am new to the blogging world as well and I love finding all these cute blogs! I will definitely be back :)

Surf Girl said...

My niece GRADUATED from college a couple of years ago and what made me feel so old was when she bought me and my husband shots in a bar. That's just not right!!!