It was an exciting and sad morning last week as we helped Brandon load his stuff into our van as he heads off to college at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He is our first to leave home. Things sure have changed since I headed off to college 30 years ago. Besides the personal stuff, I had my boom box for music and my hot oil popcorn popper for food. Nowadays it requires (at least according to Brandon): a flat screen tv, an xbox gaming system, a microwave oven, a cell phone, guitar, laptop, and an ipad. Good thing we have a full sized van!

Good luck Brandon–you’re going to do great! We miss you already, things just aren’t the same without you at home! Call home once and awhile!