I’ve laughed AND cried this week looking at all of the posts on Facebook and instagram of everyone returning to or beginning school!  They run the gamete from starting pre-school to going off to college!  For a summer loving, momma, such as myself, this time of year is ALWAYS a bit of a bummer!  I love all my chicks in the nest!  And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it NEVER gets easier!

My oldest daughter (my #2 child), Emma, goes to college in Nashville, Tennessee…  Hello!  I’m in Texas!!  She’s a sophomore and I still hid the fact that I stood at the airport window swiftly wiping away the shower of tears falling from my face, until her plane disappeared from sight!  The entire time I was thinking to myself, “What the heck!?  When will this get easier?”  I am beginning to think never!

It’s so hard to throw your heart and soul into something and then that something turn to you and say, “Ok.  I got this.  Back up a bit.  IM AN ADULT!!”  This is where, if I knew you a little better, I would insert a series of curse words, because it’s a bunch of blankety-blank-blank!”

My conclusion:  It never will get easier.  I will just have to learn how to keep my mouth shut and make them think “I’m cool” with the whole “leaving the nest thing”.  I’m not.


I have these amazingly talented kiddos that I birthed!  AND My daughter, Audrey, is a gifted videographer/producer!  And  she blessed my self-pitying week with the following compilation of home videos…  That every mom will relate to.

Dear Jade, Emma, Audrey and Madeline, THIS is the very reason, I WILL NEVER be ok with any one of you flying or driving away from me…

My Famiy from Oddtree on Vimeo.


The interiors seen in this video IN NO WAY reflect the style or skill of Jenny Tamplin Interiors!  LOL

Happy Family Friday!

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