Sunday, August 19, 2012

And She's OFF!!

The little sister has officially and safely landed at college.  Saturday found us on the road, with Danny following behind to carry up all the luggage..I mean, bring me back home...;).  We were about half way there and ran into a thunderstorm. It was welcomed, because we knew it meant we would get rain at home, but the closer we got it to, the more nervous we became. Suddenly it was dark and the wind picked up. Both of Michelle's hands went on the wheel, she sat up a bit straighter and I started paying more attention to the road. At one point it got so bad she had came to a crawl on the highway, so I told her just to pull over and wait for the rain to let up a little.  It did, and Danny called and asked if she would feel more comfortable with him leading the way in front, so that's what we did.

9:30am. It was DARK!

I did not have any problems leaving her. The environment is crazy and wild, and she will fit in just perfectly. She seems excited, makes friends super easy, and her boyfriend is going to the same college.

Chelle unpacking and Dan thinking maybe going back to college wouldn't be so bad. ;)
 I learned that there's nothing quite like a bunch of college kids to make you feel like a prudish old lady. I was more than happy to come back to my quiet little town and family.

After leaving her, Danny and I had a nice lunch, stopped at a few pawn shops and flea markets before heading home. Sometimes I forget just how nice it is just be with each other and do something random.

This weekend found us with a million little projects that need to be worked on.  The boys have KSRBA Royalty Applications to finish up, 4-H record books need to be started, rabbits needs to be gone through and sorted, my kitchen makes me cringe, I have 40lbs of peaches that need to have something done with them before they go bad, but I've got a kid at a buddies house, another a hunters safety, and a husband attempting to load up a bull to take to the sale, so here I sit with a cup of coffee.

It will all wait, right?? ;)

I haven't shared any bunny pics for a while, so here ya go! This is Tristen's blue Dutch named Chanel. If all goes well, she will be going to state and national convention this fall. She's got a cute little body on her, with an even cuter personality!

Update--the bull is loaded and off to the sale.  It wouldn't be right unless there was a funny story to go along with this, right?  Well, they had got everyone corralled up in the barn, and then Danny got the bull sorted through into a small pen. The bull started freaking out a bit, going around and looking at each person, outside of  the pen,  until he got to Danny, then he stopped..and just stared.  Uh-Oh. Dan said he grabbed a hold of his panel a bit tighter, looked right at him, and sternly said "NO!". The bull looked at Dan, turned and walked over and got onto the trailer.  =)


Melanie said...

HAHA! Wondering if Chelle is STILL ok? And dad?? Wow, those dorm beds look so small now!! Have a great week!

Pawns Plus said...

Pawn shops are the best they always have something you need.

Sara said...

Love that story about the bull...they are just like that!