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My Girl is on her way to Brazil!

in Family, General


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Hayley’s visa and passport were couriered to us late yesterday. *SIGH* I had sort of resigned myself to her spending a few more days at home and it was hard to let her go! I miss her already.

She was ready! Her suitcases were packed and repacked and then inspected by mom (and Grams). A couple last minute trips to the mall this a.m. (thanks Grandma) to find ‘visitor appropriate pj’s’ (OMGosh … you should have seen what she had packed ~ raggedy skimpy ole things!).

Lizzy is down in the dumps … they shared a sister moment before we left for the airport.

Gone Country ...
Maggie was feeling a little blue too! I know how she feels … I sorta wanted to lay low myself.

Maggie is Hayley’s pooch. She needs A LOT of attention, which I tried to give her while Hayley was @ school, but I am a dog ‘liker’ not a dog ‘lover’. Sooooo, Maggie is going to live on the farm with Grandma while Hayley is away. Hayley bought her the John Deer T, so she won’t look too much like the ‘city-slicker’ she really is. She’ll have dog company on the farm and Grams doesn’t mind sitting around with a dog on her lap!

Maggie ... one damn cute dog!
I miss Maggie too! We’ll bring her home soon for a visit.

It was a tough morning and afternoon. I kept my hands busy wiping things (I like to wipe when I am nervous) and taking pictures.

Enough with the pictures Ma!
Hayley was getting fed up with my photo taking! Enough already Ma! How cute is she?

HOLY CRAP, time flies! You blink and they’re all grown up. Now, I will just wait around patiently for her to post @ She was pretty thrilled with the few comments she received over the last couple of days so head on over and leave her a ‘bon voyage message’. Any comments left over there will count towards todays contest here, so you can get two entries for one. She was pretty happy with the finished blog! It was my first real attempt at a blog header and I thought it turned out pretty good!


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  • lace August 11, 2007, 7:03 pm

    How many times will you be clicking over to see if Hayley has posted anything? I think I would be checking every couple of hours if it was my child going to Brazil.

  • Cherylyn August 11, 2007, 7:06 pm

    I get misty eyed thinking about my kids going to kidergarden, can’t quite imagine another country! Hope all goes so well!

  • Jaime Stephens August 11, 2007, 7:11 pm

    What an amazingly proud Mommy you are. She’ll be home in no time… its hard enough for me to think that my girls will be heading to Kindergarten in a couple of years, let alone a whole new country. Our family is quite spread out (from Canada to New Zealand, Great Britain and Australia). Its hard having the distance but the internet makes it so much easier. I posted over on your daughter’s blog letting her know how proud you are of her, I hope it makes her smile.

  • Christina August 11, 2007, 7:13 pm

    How cute is that dog t-shirt?

  • Kami August 11, 2007, 7:58 pm

    I hope that the next 10 months fly by! Given that the last 18 years have, it’s got to doesn’t it?!


  • laura August 11, 2007, 8:27 pm

    I hope it’s a good journey!

  • Ness August 11, 2007, 8:37 pm

    God speed to Hayley I know you wanted more time. Love your pictures, I appreciate pictures because I am the picture taker in our family.

  • Karyne August 11, 2007, 8:58 pm

    Bon voyage to Hayley, she is beautiful!

  • Mama K August 11, 2007, 9:12 pm

    What a pretty young woman!
    Bon voyage, Hayley!

  • Lisa August 11, 2007, 9:15 pm

    Life without Haley and her pooch:( When she lands in Brazil I am sure you will feel a little better.

  • jenB August 11, 2007, 9:15 pm

    Man, I am weeping FOR YOU! aww…. sheesh. sniff.

  • jw4mkc August 11, 2007, 9:16 pm

    So sad to think that my girls will grow up and fly the coop too! I have to compliment you – Hayley’s skin is gorgeous! I would pay big bucks for a complexion like that & especially when I was her age!

  • Andrea August 11, 2007, 10:26 pm

    Hayley is GORGEOUS…and I’m sure you’ll agree! haha :) Hope all goes well with flights and all…and yes, Bon Voyage Hayley!

  • Yan August 11, 2007, 10:35 pm

    Great pictures !!
    It’s amazing how fast they grow up…sigh

  • PamW August 11, 2007, 11:03 pm

    I hope she has a great flight over there. I have a hard time leaving my daughter with my mother in law for a couple of hours just because I don’t want to be away from her, I can’t imagine ten months!

  • Michelle August 12, 2007, 12:35 am

    Best wishes for a great trip. Love Maggie’s country shirt, I’m sure she’ll fit right in!

  • Montserrat August 12, 2007, 1:02 am

    Here’s wishing her all the best!

  • Marla August 12, 2007, 5:48 am

    I’ll bet poor Maggie looks just like you feel…poor mommy! Hayly will be just fine tho, I know it!

  • Kait August 12, 2007, 7:00 am

    That’s funny about the PJs! And what a cute little doggie T-Shirt!

  • Paige August 12, 2007, 8:13 am

    Wow! Brazil is so very far away. And how long will she be gone?

  • Julie August 12, 2007, 8:50 am

    I know you’re feeling super sad right now but soon you’ll all be feeling better about her trip and looking forward to her return!

  • Cathy August 12, 2007, 9:33 am

    Holy cow, your kids are gorgeous! Hope she has a great and safe time in Brazil!


  • Deanne S. August 12, 2007, 9:33 am

    I can’t imagine how hard it is to let her go, but good for you – I would have loved to do that at her age, she’ll have such amazing memories.

  • Justine August 12, 2007, 10:29 am


    I know that this is hard on you but the great thing about technology is that you can keep totally up to date with her and see photo’s etc.

    Hayley is a great girl and I know that she is going to have an awesome time over in Brazil.

    Love the England T-shirt which she wore!

    I will definately be checking in each day to see how she is going.

  • glittersmama August 12, 2007, 10:54 am

    Maggie is such a cute puppy. I hope she has fun on the farm! I’m sure Hayley is going to have a blast!

  • Josie August 12, 2007, 11:15 am

    It’s a hoot how they go from camera hogs to, “Mooooooommmm, that’s enough!” in what seems like so little time.

  • Nicole August 12, 2007, 11:22 am

    I hope Hayley has a good time in Brazil.

  • Tasha August 12, 2007, 11:23 am

    Love the sunglasses!

  • Naomi August 12, 2007, 1:06 pm

    Aww, my mommy heart sympathizes with your loss…

  • Joa August 12, 2007, 1:19 pm

    Vos filles sont adorables!

  • Safire August 12, 2007, 2:03 pm

    Good luck Hayley and Mom! :) She’ll have a blast and come back so grown up. It happens to fast!

  • Kathryn August 12, 2007, 3:08 pm

    Ah, it is bittersweet isn’t it? Hang in there, Mom!

  • corey August 12, 2007, 4:20 pm

    oh my….how hard of a day you must have had. I’ll be thinking of you A lot! :)

  • Mefeng August 12, 2007, 4:33 pm

    Best wishes for Hayley in Brazil.

  • Heather August 12, 2007, 5:48 pm

    I hope she has an awesome trip!

  • Michelle August 12, 2007, 6:59 pm

    Wow, that’s far, I feel for you. But thank goodness for the internet, and wireless connections, huh? She’s going to have a fantastic time, and you’ll be okay!

  • Susy-Q August 12, 2007, 7:00 pm

    She will benefit SO much from this trip, but you know that already because you let her go. Wishing her the best “voyage”!

  • Bree August 12, 2007, 8:26 pm

    Your pictures look great and your daughters are just stunningly beautiful! Hayley is going to have a such a wonderful adventure!

  • MonaB August 13, 2007, 3:19 pm

    Have a good time Hayley! Mom you will be okay!

  • Kennedy August 13, 2007, 9:25 pm

    Hey haleys mom
    Its kennedy!
    God do i feel for you…
    Us as her friends are missing her like crazy
    I dont know wat i would do if one of my kids left!
    I keep on checking her blog to see wats going on with her!

    I was just wondering if you get a chance
    could you send me the info
    on how to get a .com addresses and
    a blog?
    and all the info you gave us well making pins?
    thnks a million


    Do you have any of thoses pins kicking around?
    it would be a good way to remember her

  • Charlotte August 14, 2007, 7:11 am

    Bon Voyage Hayley.

  • deb August 15, 2007, 5:34 am

    What a great experience! Have a great trip Hayley!

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