Back to School Time


It's time!  I start back to school tomorrow.  The students don't come until next Thursday.

I'm so excited.

This is a perfect time for me to go back to work.

My nest will be empty in a week and I'll just tell you there have been plenty of tears on my part.

Be back soon!

42 comments

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh sweet girl! I have been thinking about you the past few days! I know it is going to be hard but you have so much to look forward to with your new job!

Take care!
Cathy

Carol said...

Good luck, Stacey! I'll be praying for you to have a wonderful year of teaching.

Hugs,
Carol

Amelia said...

Bitter Sweet - this time of the year for you.

Don't forget about your cyber friends.

Good luck - the students will be lucky to have you in their lives.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh we are going to miss talking with you every day. I know you will be great. You are the nicest person I know and the kids are going to love you. Your empty nest will feel sad but what an exciting new chapter for you.

Have a great first day!!!

Cynthia

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I hope you have a wonderful school year! I am having a giveaway. If you have time, stop by!
Hugs,
Penny

JG said...

Stacey,

Enjoy getting your classroom ready! Have a good first day. You and your students will have a great year!

Just remember - e-mail works great to communicate with sons in college. :) Included in the tears are pride/joy/excitement for them all rolled into one.

~Judy

Darlene said...

I hope you enjoy your new job to the fullest! ♥

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I take it your kids left for college? that's why you had tears? If so, look at the positives, I readily waved good bye, loved a clean house, my left overs where still in the frig when I wanted them, and there is a little, out of site out of mind! No waiting for that noise of the car to pull into the driveway!!! Have fun and enjoy the school year!

Carol

glimpse of my world said...

Thinking of you ..... Have a great school year!

southerninspiration said...

there does seem to be quite a few of us this year.....thinking of you!
And how fun that you are getting your classroom ready. Hope you enjoy it!

Suzanne

Love the Decor! said...

Oh Stacey take lots of kleenex on that college moving in day even hubby was tearful when we took our first child to college

Southern Lady said...

Lots of changes for you at home, but I know the children who will be in your class are going to be blessed having a teacher like you, Stacey. Best wishes for a happy school year ... for yourself and for your son beginning his college years.

Denise said...

We start back on Aug 23rd (the kids that is, I am a sahm!). Hope your first week back goes well.
Have a great weekend too.
hugs
Denise

Lisa said...

The summer just flew by, didn't it? Have a wonderful school year, Stacey! Those kids are one lucky bunch to have you for a teacher.:)

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Stacey I'm so sorry. I know it must a tough time for you right now. How proud you must be that they are doing so well. You're a great Mom.

Thanks for checking my little red table. I need to stay home so I can quite buying them LOL! :)

Rebecca said...

I can so relate to you. When my youngest left for SNU in Bethany (not all THAT far away from Edmond) it was horrible. I cried for days and days. Then it started over again when summer ended and she left again...ditto when her big bro left for the military.

Then...they married and really left. WAH! I'm still not use to them being gone. We've lived in our home 18 years so when I see pics of them in the house from when they were little it just overwhelms me.

Despite that...I LOVE IT that they are happy and have full, wonderful lives. God's way I suppose.

Thinking of you...

Love, Rebecca PS: How-ya likin' this HEAT? WAH! WAH! WAH!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Stacey~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek around. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.We share similar tastes for so many of the same creative design elements.

Oooh how I can relate..my son is just about to leave to a university **several** hours away in Sept. (he's been living and attending a local JR. college for the past couple of years). We're heading out to find him housing and I know the first place we look at will make me misty. Thank heaven for blogging!

It's wonderful how inspiring blog friends as yourself can be, that's why I love returning the gesture, by sharing cooking or DIY ideas too.

I've bookmarked you in my faves.
I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love reading your blog....School is staring far to early for me.....seems like yesterday it was out for the summer...

debi said...

Once the nest is empty we rediscover our spouse and it's like dating again :-)
Visits from the kids are what we treasure...
I know what you are feeling so hang in there Mom.

Hugs,
debi

Just a little something from Judy said...

I understand those tears. I wish you the very best in this new adventure. The school is fortunate to have you employed there, and so are the students you come in contact with. You will share joy with whomever you meet. I am excited for you.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I hope you have a wonderful school year. You know, I'm not sure what you're teaching this year. I start Monday and my students come Wednesday. My daughter starts 4th grade on Thursday.

Diva Dee said...

Bless your heart, it is hard when a child leaves! Praying for you to have an amazing year!

Thanks for checking on me, I was not allowed on my blog, blogger "forgot" me for all these months, it kept saying you don't have an account! Weird!
I am so happy I can post again...

Sonia said...

Hi Stacey,

Hoping your first week of school is wonderful! It will be nice to have a new job to focus on so you don't get toooooo sad about your empty nest. Thinking of you...we are praying for rain today! Have a great week!

Jeannette said...

Hi Stacie! Warning - the hardest time is when you wake up in the middle of the night! Glad you have a job to go back to because that will keep your mind occupied! Don't be surprised if the tears creep in when you least expect them!!! It's been almost 2 years since my nest became empty - it does get easier though. Don't go near the hallmark cards either!!!lol Know you've done a good job and its time for him to spread his wings and well "fly from the nest"! Allow yourself time to adjust too to working full time and don't worry about the blog - we will all be happy to hear from you when you have the time!!! Best best wishes - Sincerely, Jeannette

Shelia said...

Hi Stscey! I hope you're having fun getting ready for those kids. I know this will help you at this tine.
You know, I remember when you were deciding what color to paint!
Take care, sweet friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Beverly said...

Oh, I know how you feel. I saw three go off to college and it broke my heart each time.
Yes, you chose a great time to go back to work. Busy will be good.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Stacey! I hope you have a wonderful year! And hugs to you, sweet mom! Mine just kept coming back! lol I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my Stacey, it's a tough time, hang in there sweetie. I hope you have a great year of teaching and come back and blog as often as you can!

Nancy

Love the Decor! said...

Hope your school year is off to a great start. Just thinking of you!

Pam said...

That empty nest thing is a tear jerker for sure! I'm new here and really like your cozy looking blog! Here's wishing you the best for the new school year!

Kathleen Grace said...

I go back to school (work) in two weeks.I am not ready for it! I understand the tears over the empty nest, I shed my share when my girls both went to school. It gets better:>)

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I hope you really enjoy teaching again, Stacey! Those are some lucky kiddos :) I'll share a few tears with you, friend, we're all here to help any way we can! xoxo, Andrea

Laura said...

Hi Stacey-
I know what it is like when kids leave the nest and I know what it is like when school starts.

All I can say is-
one day at a time- enjoying the moment.
Your students are lucky to have you!

Laura
White Spray Paint

bj said...

Good good luck for the whole, entire year, dear one.

My grands faces were all really long yesterday, thinking of going back to school this morning....*heavy sigh....

Melissa Miller said...

Have a great school week Stacey!

Rebecca said...

Girlfriend...I'm going to LOVE the black shutters if they look ANYTHING like yours. Ready for a big change.

We are also going to paint our doors black. I've put off getting a storm door for years because the doors are so wide. So wish it was possible to have had side-lights and ONE DOOR. But because of the entry size we need to be able to have both doors open in order to get furniture up and down the stairs...

I'll be SURE to brag about your gorgeous home and tell everyone I copied YOU! ahhaha

xoRebecca

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Tazzy said...

I can't say I miss the school days but I sure do miss the excitement of my little ones on their first days and dreaded their last days. Both graduated early and both stretched out on their own. Aww..

Colorful blog!
Tazzy

Busy As Can Be said...

Good Luck! I think teaching is done by angels with patience!

bj said...

Hello, busy girl..
Just stopping in to see if all is well with you...
Take care.
xo bj

Life with Kaishon said...

I hope you have a great year back at school! My sweet Kaish starts Tuesday. I am glad we don't start until after Labor Day. I treasure every day of summer with him! : )

My friend Jenny Kate has recently started shooting. She is getting so great and I am going to see how close she lives to you. Maybe she could shoot you guys! I wish I lived close by! You know I would LOVE to meet and shoot you! XO
Susan is amazing though, isn't she? She just captures the family SO perfectly! I love her. And she really loves Jesus. That is always a plus, right? : )

Ramona said...

Good Morning Stacey ~

I hope that all is well with you. Our 8th grader heads back on Tuesday...right after this lovely Labor Day weekend. For the first time in a long time, she is excited to go back to school. It makes my heart sing.

I hope that are having a wonderful weekend and that the new school year is going well.

Smiles ~ Ramona