No more students here..

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Registered: 10-16-1999
No more students here..
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 3:39pm

I am pretty much no longer the parent of a college student!  Hubby and I just returned from Florida where we saw Justin graduate from technical college, he's on his way home after he spends a few days with friends.  Nicki and Tim both finished school (for now) last summer and are working.  Zack is a "sort of" college student... he's an army lifer who is taking a class or two at a time online toward a degree in history education.  Hopefully Justin will find a job fairly quickly.  His career counselor says they have had a 90% placement rate in the last few years, so here's hoping.  He has one month of GI Bill living expenses coming yet (If they finish in Feb. they get their last payment in March, but if they start in Feb they don't get their first payment until March - it's always a month behind.) and he still has some of his deployment money in the bank so he's got a little time.

On another note, James and his g/f are expecting a baby boy in July!  That will be grandbaby #2 for us. Woo Hoo!!

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Sun, 03-03-2013 - 7:30am

What a fantastic update for everyone all around!  Congrats on being grandma a 2nd time!


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Registered: 01-07-2004
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 9:19am
Alot of things to celebrate at your house! Congratulations on it all!!
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Registered: 02-14-2000
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 10:00am

Good to 'see' you, Rose! Sounds like all is great in your neck of the woods. We still need to do our road trip to meet up for lunch sometime this spring/summer!

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 2:20pm

Congrats on grandbaby #2 being on the way! Is your first grandchild a boy or a girl?


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Registered: 07-24-1997
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 9:53am

Congratulations to all of you, Rose!  I know you are going to love having another grandbaby to shower love on!


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Registered: 10-25-2006
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 5:00pm

Congrats to Justin! Does he want to stay in WI?  After this miserable winter I'd expect him to prefer FL, although I know you'd like to have him back for at least awhile. It'll feel good to have your children all working again and not worrying about studying and trying to survive on part-time income.  Did Nicki end up getting a full-time job? 

Another grandbaby on the way? Do they know if it's a boy or girl?


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Registered: 12-16-2003
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:18pm

Wow, so much going on!! How wonderful everyone is moving onward and upward!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!