Happy Monday!

Hi friends. How is everyone doing? Spending lots of time here working on college applications with Son #2. These applications are so much more complicated than they were when I went to school.

The anticipation is fun and totally scary at the same time. He says, "Mom, next year both of your babies will be gone."

Just pass me the antidepressants now please!

36 comments

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! AW, don't get sad. I know it's a little hard seeing our babies grow up and leave the nest. But that's why God entrusted you with your children - to train and teach them to live on their own. I know you've done a great job.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Amelia said...

Does that mean we are getting older also?

Letting our children spread their wings is probably harder than potty training.

Enjoy the week...give the boys an extra hug just cause!

Darlene said...

I bet it is a difficult yet exciting time with the college applications. Yep, before too long you will be an empty nester. I'm sure they will be home to visit plenty though.♥

Traci said...

Hi Stacey, Those forms are almost torture! we just went through that with our two sons. It is hard when they leave I will be honest i'm having a hard time adjusting to the babies leaving the nest. Everyone says I will find my groove and it will get easier.I'm sure it will. Traci

bj said...

bwaaaaa...I still can't hardly talk about it, Stacey. Mine have been gone from home for a long time..and it still makes me a little sad 'cause I want them to be little bitty again. Is this why us Memaws love grands so much? Ya think? :)

Sonia said...

Hey Stacey,

I can relate...I have three sons and it was hard when two of them went off to college..one stayed here in OKC/ Norman...helped ease my pain..lol. Now two are graduated and back and my youngest starts his first "real job" this week...with the FAA academy...I'll be crying on Thursday as he pulls out of the driveway! Hang in there friend! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Lisa said...

Don't you just hate all that paperwork? It's like trying to get total strangers to see how great, smart, funny, wonderful etc. your kids are. Ugh!

Tracy said...

It's hard being a Momma! But it's the best job in the world too :) Don't you love filling out the FAFSA?
My oldest got married last year and my youngest is going to school nearby so he can still live at home. I hope he stays for a long while. Between school and work I hadly see him though.
Have a great week!
Tracy

Domestic Designer said...

I certainly remember this process well. You are right. It is both scary and exciting at the same time.

Marilyn said...

Not a fun time. I got a second job to pass the time so I wouldn't think about it so much. Ha But, I sure got used to being 'just the 2 of us' fast! Now I love the empty nest but I certainly enjoy the visits from the sons. Good luck on the adjustment.

Rachael said...

Well as you know, I took my oldest off to college last month and it has been pretty rough on a mom (and dad). I do miss him, but love that he is doing well and having such a wonderful time!! I have been lucky so far....he still calls home everyday :-)

He's coming home this weekend and then we are going up there the following weekend for a football game...so I get to see him quite a bit in the next 2 weeks....yay!!!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

We did the college application thing last year and it took a lot of time and $$$! Glad we don't have to do it again for a couple of years. My college student is coming home this weekend and I am really looking forward to the short visit!

Amy said...

It'll be hard I imagine. I just sent my oldest one off to college last month and I am savoring everyday with my 9th grader. I know she'll be gone all to soon.

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is hard for me to believe that I am on the other side of the life you are going through. I survived the years of applications, college days, bills, and leaving home for all of my daughters. So, when I read posts like yours today, I just can relate. I can feel the many emotions you are feeling. It is an interesting time of life, and I love when you share.

April said...

Oh, Stacey...you are not alone! My heart goes out to you...to both of us! This is such a stressful AND bittersweet time. All I've done for the past couple of weeks is sit in front of the computer and fill out applications, e-mail cross country coaches, etc! It's a grueling process, that's for sure! I'll say a prayer for you that everything works out as you'd hoped. Say one for me, too...I'm going to need it! :)

Ramona said...

Hey there Stacey ~
Hang in there Mom...it is really one of the hardest things...what really helped me was to look at how completely excited and thrilled my child was...but always remember...we are all there for you Stacey.

Have a good week.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

You will be sad to see him go. Why do they have to grow up? But then again, as they get older it is so much fun to see the person they have become.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

You will be sad to see him go. Why do they have to grow up? But then again, as they get older it is so much fun to see the person they have become.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

You will be sad to see him go. Why do they have to grow up? But then again, as they get older it is so much fun to see the person they have become.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You'll enjoy this time! But once they move away...that's what's hard on me! Not getting to see my boys as often as I would like! BOOHOO!! But it's wonderful to see them succeed in life! Enjoy your Monday!

Cathy said...

I am going to need to be put in a home when all my kids are gone!!! I am so attached to my youngest son I may just have to go away with him...lol!!! The only way I know to deal with it is to pretend it is not going to happen!!! Denial...denial...denial;)!!!

The college process is such a pain...where is he thinking of going? I wish you good luck with the paperwork. Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Lou Cinda said...

Ohhhhh how I can relate! Seth came in yeserday telling me how much he loved Ole' Miss when he was there over the weekend!!

I said, um, Seth, that is out of state tuition!!!! Yikes!!!

Have fun!! And no, we are not getting older! We refuse!

Lou Cinda

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

We've been doing the same thing! The whole thing is so involved now.

Manuela

Nancy said...

Meeeee Toooo, Stacey! We'll just be there for each other... ;) Nancy

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

By the way, did I tell you how much I appreciate your friendship? Wait until you have to cook for only hubby and yourself. What a challenge. By the way, anytime you want me to send you a dog, let me know.

Cynthia

Queenmothermamaw said...

The first college app and finances took a Philadelphia lawyer to figure them all out. By the sixth one they were doing them themselves. Times just takes care of everything I guess. Time will help get over the empty nest too.
QMM

Shelia said...

STACEY! I received your giveaway today! Woo Hoo! It's wonderful and thank you so much. I'm getting ready for a garage sale for this weekend, so I hope it'll be okay that I post about it next week? I've taken the pictures already.
Thank you again so much.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Dawn said...

Oh Stacy, LOL! That not like you! Look at the bright side, the homecomings will be wonderful you'll have a great reason to travel more.
Hugs,
Dawn

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Stacey! Mine went to a community college, so I didn't lose her until she got married...still so hard to have an empty nest! When grandchildren come along, it will fill back up with sleepovers at Grandma's house! :-) Good luck with those darn forms!...Debbie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Stacey, another wonderful stage of your life is right around the corner.....keep looking for it.

Barb ♥

southerninspiration said...

Stacey, my last child at home is doing the same thing!! No wonder you are eating chocolate cake!!! AAAckkkk....it is scary and bittersweet, yet fun and exciting, too, right????
Laughed at your comments on the cookie recipe today!! you are a fun, crazy online friend!!! hugs!
Suzanne
Hey maybe we should work it so both our youngest go to the same college...we could meet up and be IRL friends!! :-)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It's really not that bad...I thought that it would be sooooo bad...it wasn't! I loooove my girls sooooo much, but I think the Lord had prepared me for this time period in my life. Come by for a visit and look around.

Blessings,
Linda

Melissa Miller said...

I hope it all goes well Stacey. :)

texasdaisey said...

I know how you are feeling. My last baby, my son graduates this year. What will I do without those football, basketball, baseball games and track meets?
Debbie

Mrs. G said...

Ah, bittersweet memories you are making dear one. All the joy of seeing your chicks move on to the next step in their lives. All the apprehension of an empty nest. I remember it well.
Hugs,
Sue

Brenda said...

No, not really gone. Just not around as much! They'll still come home for mom's cooking.
Brenda