Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Well Children, A Cool Package, and Virginia Tech

First off, everyone is healthy (knock on wood). Ashley had fun being shuffled between me and Ray yesterday so we could both do some work. We had back to school night last night at their school where Ashley got to see her Pre-K room and pick up one uniform shirt (I had to buy the rest, and yes, she has to wear a uniform to preschool). I think both girls were a little confused as to why we were at their school at night. At one point, Ashley asked me if she was spending the night, and she didn't seem to happy about the idea. I of course told her no, we were just visiting her new class.

I received my package from ChrisB for the S.U.M.M.E.R swap CPA Mom organized. I wish I had the card that came with the package as it had a really cool poem in it.


My trip to Virginia Tech Friday and Saturday was great. It was nice to get away, even if it was just for one night. We had been having unbearable heat in Raleigh, and I had forgotten how Blacksburg seems to miss out on the humidity since it's nestled in the New River Valley. The weather was amazing, low 80s, low humidity. It was also nice going back during the summer when the campus was pretty much empty.

Burrus Hall, the main administrative building

It was hard seeing the Memorial and being reminded of the tragedy that happened last April. When my friend and I were visiting the Memorial, it is right in front of Burrus Hall and you can see most of the campus academic buildings as well as the church. A wedding was going on, and the sky was a bright blue and we were standing looking at stones of 32 people that had died for no reason.

Norris Hall, the site of most of the shootings

11 comments:

ChrisB said...

The package looks a bit bashed hope the content wasn't damaged !!

Edie C said...

Glad you had a good trip to Va. Thanks for the pics of the memorial. I bet that was hard to see.

Beckie said...

I miss out on all the swap!

Thanks for sharing the pictures of the memorial. The campus does look very empty.

Beccy said...

Glad your parcel arrived safely, it must have been hard going back to Virginia tech after last April I'm glad there was a memorial to visit.

EC said...

That was a fantastic package she sent!

The memorial is very moving - I'm glad you got to go see it, but it is still very sad :(

Rachel said...

It must have been hard for you to visit that memorial, but I'm glad you had good trip.

Pam said...

I'm so glad everyone is healthy today! Glad your trip to VA went well- thanks for sharing the memorial...I get teary eyed when I think of it still so I can only imagine how you felt being in the same place as the shootings. Glad you got to visit your old stomping grounds though.

frannie said...

how sad and sensless....

la bellina mammina said...

That must be hard for you.

Looks like you had fantastic gifts!

CPA Mom said...

So, what was IN the package? What was the S, U, M, M, E and R?

What moving photos of Virginia Tech. I had not seen any pictures of the stones. You are a strong woman!

p.s. Tigger starts catholic preK in two weeks Luckily, no uniforms until Kindergarten.

SJ said...

Yay! You got your package....looks like it was filled with some cool stuff. I haven't gotten mine yet. Odd.

VaTech looks just like I remember it. Glad you had a good time.