All Moved In!

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Well, Tyson is all moved into the dorms at the University of Redlands.  I can’t believe it!  We left on Monday afternoon around 3:30 pm.  We drove to Vegas and spent the night at the Las Vegas Hilton.  We got a smokin’ deal through Hotwire.  Have you ever used them?  We always get great rooms and very good prices!  Highly recommend them!  Anyway, we left for Redlands the next morning, and arrived on campus at around 2:30.  Tyson didn’t have to report to football camp until Wednesday morning, so this gave us some time to explore Redlands, and meet with the baseball coach before things got too hectic with football.  The baseball coach was a great guy and seemed very excited to have Tyson in the spring.  We had just enough time to check into the hotel and head to The Village in Claremont to meet some of my favorite friends Karyn and Shanna for dinner.  The next morning, Tyson checked in, received his dorm keys and started to move in.  Of course, trying to move into the dorm in between football meetings and practice was CRAZY, but we got it all done!  I flew home on Thursday night…..with many tears shed!  AW!  What a hard thing to do….leave your child at college!  I’m super excited for the experience he will have, but we sure miss him at home!  Here are some photos:  (Some things to note:  Tyson’s bed/closet, etc. is on the left (brown comforter) his roommate Rob, is on the right)

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Ali

7 thoughts on “All Moved In!”

  1. Angie - August 25, 2008 6:22 am

    OMG, the rooms are so small. Tyson is such a great kid, he’ll do well. Hugs to you. Have you seen the cry session at TCC? LOL

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  2. Paris - August 25, 2008 8:40 am

    How exciting for Tyson. Gotta love Cali and all the beautiful palm trees… looks like a beautiful place. So glad that you could see Karyn and Shanna. Big hugs to you, as I can’t imagine how sad it was to leave him there and fly home. Hang in there!!

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  3. Jean - August 25, 2008 6:39 pm

    WOW, I’ve never seen a dorm room before and they look great to me.
    I feel bad about you leaving him though! He’ll have so much fun! hang in there! love love love the pictures!!

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  4. Melissa - August 26, 2008 7:50 am

    I see he has a great ‘entertainment’ center with large TV – of course oh so important to these college boys ;). His dorm room is very nice. Hope you are doing well. I know it so hard leaving them that first time!
    Melissa

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  5. Arri - August 26, 2008 11:04 am

    I’ve been thinking about you a ton. What a tough thing to do. You’ve done a great job with him though. Hope he has a great experience there. Hang in.

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  6. shauna - August 26, 2008 12:00 pm

    that looks like a great college campus! oh he’s going to have to much fun!!! and he’ll be home before you know it for the holidays! i can’t believe how small the dorms are! he’s a great kid and you have been such an awesome, fun mom, he’ll be fine. but i can’t imagine sending my boy off to college! i remember my mom crying like a baby the day she did the same for me. i bet there were tears of pride mixed in there. i hope i am around to cry for my kiddos when they go off to college!
    what an experience he’ll have!!! love that last photo of him. he’s so handsome!!! and you look FABULOUS!
    xoxo
    shauna

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  7. marlo knox - September 9, 2008 4:40 pm

    Well, looks like you made it. What has it been, about 3 weeks now? When Val moved out to go to school she was only 1 hour away. I cried for months. I made sure to go see her every weekend. She’s still an hour away and there’s not a day that goes by that we don’t at least talk several times. Plus see each other every weekend. I think our relationship is much stronger and closer than it’s ever been. Even Jim and Val. Hang in there girl. He’s a great young man!

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