{wordless wednesday} Week Away

On Sunday we said goodbye to my oldest who is away at soccer camp. This is the first time he’s gone away like this and we miss him like crazy already! I can’t believe how old he’s getting. It was a scary realization that college is just around the corner.


He’s such a good kid and he calls me every night. He caught me at the last mile of my run tonight so I walked back and when I got home he called so he could facetime with Sawyer who immediately threw up his arms.


We all took are turns and he got to show Gavin his room. Technology is so much nicer now. I loved being able to see him. I can’t wait until he’s home!


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  1. Katie says

    I bet he’s having a blast! And yes, I’m so thankful for FaceTime!

  2. Being away from kids is so much easier now with all the technology out there! I hope he’s having fun!!

  3. My son also went away for a few days to visit with family. I also missed him but understood about his growing need for independence. Still I need to teach him to call home like your son. Such a good boy πŸ™‚ Glad he had a good time at camp

  4. Dee says

    Oh man … that hurts. I’m not ready to even start thinking about kids growing up and doing things like this. πŸ™

  5. It must have been hard, I do not think I can do it even with great technology!

  6. Carolyn G says

    It’s great he got to go away and great you can keep in touch. I remember the old days of letters and maybe a phone call on a rotary phone!

  7. I agree time goes so fast. Technology is such a wonderful thing. πŸ™‚

  8. I hope he is having a great time at soccer camp. I know you must be both excited and sad at the same time.

    We were just having a discussion about camp – my mom found my old camp bag from the 70s (yes, I aged myself) – I went to a day camp when I was 5 and 6 and absolutely hated it … so, of course, my mom kept my camp bag from all those years ago. We are packing it up for my 4-year-old who is going to grandma’s (we call her GoGo) for a long weekend – she is calling it GoGo Camp.

  9. You’re raising awesome men Jennifer. What a blessing!

  10. Thank goodness for modern technology that makes it easy to stay in touch. I’d probably be losing it. πŸ™‚

  11. I can’t imagine my kids being away for a whole week! Well I can, but you know.

  12. Rosey says

    Aww, that’s sweet that he calls every day!

  13. Your son really is growing! I remember when I first started reading your blog, how little he was! These kids grow up too fast πŸ™‚ I think it’s awesome that we can keep in touch with our families through technology like this!

  14. How sweet! Hope he’s having a great time.

  15. Camp!? They grow up too fast! I bet you do miss him like crazy!!!! Love Facetime…perfect for these things! πŸ™‚

  16. Johnny’s growing up so much. What a great son to call you every night.
    I adore the photo of Sawyer and Johnny FaceTiming, you can see the love between them.
    I bet Gavin loved seeing Johnny’s room at camp, I’m sure he is missing him a lot.
    However, I KNOW you cannot wait until he comes home. <3

  17. Lolo says

    They grow up so fast! You are right. College before we know it!

  18. Aww, I remember our first time. It’s HARD! I can’t imagine when they leave for real! It’s great that you could Facetime though – that makes things so much easier!

  19. Wow, your son is almost as tall as your husband! My oldest just turned 13 this month. They grow up way to fast don’t they????

  20. He is definitely growing up! I have never used Facetime, but my mother-in-law has asked us too soon. Technology is amazing, that’s for sure.

  21. Gotta love facetime!!! For Sarah’s birthday last year we facetimed my inlaws so they could see Sarah opening her presents. love video chat!

  22. Oh how fun! I can’t wait to actually use facetime for something, we never use it here.

  23. I love facetime too.. just used it to communicate with hb which is on an overseas business assignment.

  24. Anne says

    My 14 year old son just got back after being away 10 days, it seemed like longer!

  25. Thank goodness for technology. It’s amazing how fast they grow up.

  26. A week away has got to be hard, but with technology today, it’s not SO bad. That’s what I tell myself, anyway, when I think about my kids doing overnighters sometime!
    πŸ™‚ I love that his sweet little brother was excited to see him, too. Precious!

  27. Jessica @ Mommies2Cents says

    Technology sure makes it easier to be apart…even though it doesn’t cure all of our mom worry, at least we know they are still breathing :^)

  28. It’s GREAT that you get to facetime with him!

  29. I bet he had a wonderful time and so awesome that technology allows us to see and connect with loved ones even when their far away!

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