Tuesday, August 11, 2020

First to Fledge

By 9am yesterday morning, we were in the semi-socially distanced (some were trying, others, not so much) and fully masked line outside of VCU's Gladding Hall.

Validating wristbands donned (two accompanying family members allowed per incoming student), and keys procured, up to the 10th floor...

Tenth floor makes for an amazing view----including a clear view of Monroe Park Towers, the high-rise apartment building where his great-great grandmother lived in the '70s and early '80s. Now, there's a Jimmy John's on the ground floor. Maybe D will be in that same building's structure in the coming months for lunch. Odd how things come back into our lives.... 

Before we knew it, our permitted three-hour move-in window was over.
He's ready. We're proud.  

Love you, Precious Boy. Show 'em what you've got.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Way Back When-esday - Preparing the Pair

Dateline: August 8, 2007
Twins' Age: 5

Thirteen years ago, I was wildly surprised by the volume of supplies required for twins matriculating into kindergarten.

Next week, as they matriculate into college, seems far more is required.

Take-alongs not pictured: So much love. So much pride. So much hope. So many prayers for years of learning, happiness, and now more than ever, health. 


Friday, July 31, 2020

From Announcements to August...

Amidst the flurry of life---and love---with newborn twins, we never managed to get birth announcements ordered, much less sent.

In many ways, those delirious days seem like only yesterday.

Now, starting tomorrow, we'll be able to say, "Our twins are heading off to college later this month."

This time around, we managed to get announcements ordered...and THEY were able to send them. 

Couldn't be prouder.