Friday, August 24, 2007

A New Phase In Life



So, this first picture is of Carrie heading off to her first college class that started Thursday evening. Isn't she precious?!?! (Please ignore the messed up wall in the background - a bookcase has been hiding it but we had to move it to work on the dining room floor...a blog for another day!!!)



This was taken this morning (after much persuasion). Carrie is headed out the door to her first full day as an official college freshman.
She is scheduled for 18 1/2 hours this semester and is currently looking for a job that does NOT involve cleaning. She has a 75% scholarship from the Academy which is positively wonderful but can you believe that somehow Dave and I make too much money for her to qualify for a Pell Grant?!?! So, there is a small bill left over and needless to say, she needs a job!!

So - I am rather proud of her and what she has accomplished. I will have to work on a blog about Ashley to keep things even but she is always moving too fast for me to snap a picture!!!!

11 comments:

Vonnie said...

I can't believe little Carrie is a college freshman!! God bless her real good!!!!

CrazieChrisa said...

Ahhh...we are getting sooo old!!! I remember when we both were in Elementary school....and now look at us! AHHH!!! Thats scary!

Linda S said...

Exciting time of life!! for both kids and parents. As soon as David leaves Christa is on the job hunt too and she is NOT interested in cleaning either. The care of children is more her interest. That is why she really enjoyed the orphanage this summer.

Angie Davis said...

Your girls are beautiful!

Jody J said...

Aw, that's sad, but happy too. I'm sure it's neat watching you're kids grow into beautiful adults.

Ashley said...

umm....the first pic, I took!!! :D

Lady J said...

I have enjoyed getting to know your family through your blogging and to sense that David grew up in a family with the same values as Christa's. I so appreciate the spiritual insights you share.
"Aunt" Janet

LaDonna said...

Look at her...all growed up!!! Ain't she cute??? Congratulations on the new phase...and good luck to her on the job hunt!

maryellenhuff said...

At first I thought the top of her head looked like she had discovered some kind of funky square hair-do...until I realized she was wearing sun glasses! She's got a big class load but she's one smart cookie and I'm sure she can handle it.

So...where is lunch next Friday!?!? "-)

~Heather~ said...

That's neat that your girls are growing up and being responsible (helping pay their bills, etc.) They are sweet, pretty girls. I'm glad that they are serving Jesus! =) I look back to my college days and thank God for His help during those days.

Love, Heather =)

Austin said...

Congrats to Carrie. Enjoy your college career. Just think Mrs. F, when we're seniors maybe I can get you all to the commons at 4 am again for class trip. :)