Those of you who have been following my blog for a long time have watched my grandchildren grow up. This photo was taken in 2008, shortly after I started blogging.
Isaac would be five here, Irene three, and Jake much younger too.
Yesterday Isaac started his first day of college classes.
Isaac is now a freshman at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Yes, that same Bellingham that our blogger friend DJan loves so much. It is a beautiful town in a beautiful area of our state, and a great place to spend one's college days. Jake is also a graduate of WWU.On Sunday Jill and Isaac drove up to Bellingham to move him into his dorm. Unlike the free-for-all of moving in that I remember, they had appointments for their move-ins because of Covid.
Ah, dorm life. Minimal, but also streamlined. Much less to have to take care of.
Once moved in they came back home, since classes wouldn't start until Wednesday, and besides they had a date for Sunday.
Jill has three season tickets to the Seahawks. She sells half of them to pay for the other half. They brought along Isaac's good friend Conner for a final fling. Too bad the game ended in an overtime loss.
Then Monday morning, while everyone else was at school or work, Isaac said goodbye to his kitty and drove away to his new life as a collage student.
We parents and grandparents are still dealing with his growing up so darn fast. Fortunately we will see him again soon for a big family celebration. And Bellingham is only a short two hours away.