Monday, September 20, 2010

empty nest

It has been a summer of wonderful events and family gatherings.
Our family was all together for the first time
in two years and every moment was a joy.
As the boys left we were sad but we know we will see them again soon.

return to philadelphia

Lindsay and Benjamin

return to fort collins

Lindsay and Blaine

return to oswego

Lauren and Seth

When Amanda and Daniel left today it was extra
hard as they will, once again, be so very far away.



return to cambodia

Amanda, Daniel and baby-to-be

Here is what our youngest left on our message board . . .

9 comments:

Diana said...

Let me know when they arrive back in Cambodia. Remember my brother is still there!

Dayle said...

Bittersweet.

dee dee said...

Oh my, enjoy the quiet! Of course this is coming from my house where my kids primary goal is to drive each other crazy!
Dee Dee

Crickit said...

Oh my gosh, Mary. This post made me cry..especially the note on the chalkboard.
Very bittersweet, I am sure. Enjoy the time with your husband :)

Wendy said...

When I read the chalkboard I got tears in my eyes. Just like Dee Dee I am sitting here listening to children drive each other crazy.
Your family is beautiful and looks like you raised some wonderful adults! Any advice for us on how you did it?
Wendy

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

And then there were two - right back where you started. Hope you are adjusting well.

Christine said...

You know what I see?
I see handsome, funny, happy and loving children. That were raised perfectly.
Quiet, yes.
A bit sad, yes.
But both of you are well loved and that is what I also see.

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a summer! Soon I will be joining you with the "then there were two" happening. I could relate to your sad heart and to your happy, special memories of the summer. God has blessed you with a beautiful family.

Betsy said...

Awww....just look at all of those cute couples! You should be proud!