August 2018- from my phone

August 2018

Enjoying a lunch with grandma.

Grandma telling a story.

 Rudy happy to be playing with his girlfriends.  He's even smiling.  

Stevie's welcome week group.  

 Running through the fountains is one of the traditions at Purdue.

Jumping across the tracks is another tradition done at Purdue.

 Realizing it is only the four of us for dinner.

Walking into church.

Rudy needs a bath.

Facetiming with Stevie when it is 100 degrees with no AC.  

 A photographer came over to take professional pictures of the house.  

Rudy was a part of the shoot.  We thought this was hilarious.

Chelsea getting some math help.

Spending time with Baby Quinn.

Craig sent this picture with the caption. . . 
"If you are wondering where Dad is."

 Rudy showing Grandma his blanket

and Grandma wants nothing to do with him.

Here is the junior high gang riding to school.  

Not sure what is going on in here.  

Marky is Facetiming with Stevie- telling him about making the school basketball team.

 When Uncle Jason comes into town.  

The french fry potato cutting job gets passed on to Mark.

 At Back to School Night and had to take a picture with Ms. Doracek.  Both Matt and Mark had her and they both say she is their favorite teacher.   

Street hot dogs are considered the best.

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I am Jessie's Girl

Celebrating Rick Springfield.

We got together to celebrate our love, Rick Springfield.  

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First Day of School 2018


Presenting.. .  Middle School Mark!

Junior Year!  She is ready to take it on. 

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Leaving the Nest

This was a very sad day when the kids said goodbye to each other.  

Waiting for Steve fly in from somewhere in the world.  

We found Max and Wyatt's room first.  

Then Luke's right next door.  

Finally found Steven's room

at the all male, oldest dorm in the country.

We walked around and found his classes.  

Went to dinner, but Stevie could hardly eat.  

Met his roommate, Zach from Washington.  

The move-in crew came to move Stevie  into his dorm.  

Stevie's dorm is called "Cary's Closets" because it is so small.  

Stevie walking toward the student orientation.  We were all so emotional saying goodbye.  While Stevie was at the start of orientation, Steve and I ran to Target for one last Target run to get his dorm set up with all the necessities.  

Watching him walk to his big, bright future was such a beautiful moment.  Steve and I turned around and walked to an ending. . . and ending of his childhood.  
We then went to the big welcoming for parents and students.  We saw Stevie up high in the bleachers with his welcome week group.  

We then met him one last time in the dorm for a quick Target drop off and one last goodbye.  

After we said our final goodbyes, this is the picture (and the one of him walking to his welcome week) that I remember in my mind.  We all had to take a moment to recover from the goodbyes.  It was sad.  Sad that the childhood is over.  We are exciting for his future and all that will be.  
We love you Stevie and are thrilled for you to be at Purdue!  

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