My Girl is on her way to Brazil!

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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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 7:13 pm

How cute is that dog t-shirt?

Kami · August 11, 2007 at 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 at 8:27 pm

I hope it’s a good journey!

Ness · August 11, 2007 at 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 at 8:58 pm

Bon voyage to Hayley, she is beautiful!

Mama K · August 11, 2007 at 9:12 pm

What a pretty young woman!
Bon voyage, Hayley!

Lisa · August 11, 2007 at 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 at 9:15 pm

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

jw4mkc · August 11, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 10:35 pm

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

PamW · August 11, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 1:02 am

Here’s wishing her all the best!

Marla · August 12, 2007 at 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 at 7:00 am

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

Paige · August 12, 2007 at 8:13 am

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

Julie · August 12, 2007 at 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 at 9:33 am

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


Deanne S. · August 12, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 11:22 am

I hope Hayley has a good time in Brazil.

Tasha · August 12, 2007 at 11:23 am

Love the sunglasses!

Naomi · August 12, 2007 at 1:06 pm

Aww, my mommy heart sympathizes with your loss…

Joa · August 12, 2007 at 1:19 pm

Vos filles sont adorables!

Safire · August 12, 2007 at 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 at 3:08 pm

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

corey · August 12, 2007 at 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 at 4:33 pm

Best wishes for Hayley in Brazil.

Heather · August 12, 2007 at 5:48 pm

I hope she has an awesome trip!

Michelle · August 12, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 3:19 pm

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

Kennedy · August 13, 2007 at 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 at 7:11 am

Bon Voyage Hayley.

deb · August 15, 2007 at 5:34 am

What a great experience! Have a great trip Hayley!

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