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    Super Member IrishNY's Avatar
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    We dropped our fourth and last child at college yesterday and officially have an empty nest!! Can't believe this day actually came. :thumbup:

    I moved earlier this month to NC for a new job and DH will still be here in NY for a while before he joins me, so I guess we have two empty nests right now. DH remarked on the way home from the drop-off yesterday that he always assumed empty nest would mean he and I in it, not him all by himself!

    Join us in our happy dance!

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    Congrats!!!

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    It's sometimes more quiet than you expect! Good luck on your new job and hopefully your husband can join you quickly.

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    Best of luck on the next adventure in your journey through life together!

    DH & I empty nested 15 years ago, and it's been fun. Had time to travel, play golf, enjoy each others company, and now we watch our Grandson while his Mom (our daughter) works.

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    congrats ! I remember taking child 3 to college when I got home it was so quiet - motionless - just kinda weird at first. Believe you me it changes quickly. That was 8 years ago and now everyone has graduated - one masters and all married and a two year old grandson and a grandaughter due in Dec. It is now again busy busy; but a different busy. I always say a new chapter.
    I hope your DH gets to join you soon; to start that new chapter.

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    Congratulations. Now begins a new and exciting time of your life. Go for it with gusto (smile).

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    For the first time in almost 29 years, it is just DH and I at the supper table some nights and it is strange. DD our fourth and last is just waiting to write her final nursing exams and then will be officially job hunting. She'll probably be moving out or at least working most of the time. DD#1 got me a "furry child" as pictured in my avatar. This will also be the first September that I have no one to send to school and I don't have to go either as I have retired. Now that's definately weird!

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    Congrats on getting #4 out of the nest. Now the trick is keeping them out after college.

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    Congratulations!!!! Won't be long that one will come home and you'll wonder how you survived with them around all the time!!! :mrgreen:

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    Congrats

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    Congrats to you!!!!!!!

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    We officially became "Empty Nesters" when our DD#3 got married in October. We did have some temporary times when they were at college.

    Hope you can both be together soon!

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    Congratulations to you and welcome to being an 'empty-nester'! DH and I love our children dearly but we certainly are enjoying this phase of our lives!

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    CONGRATS!!

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    Just sent my last one off too this weekend. The last of the three. Went grocery shopping last night and PUT THE OREOS back on the shelf! Will miss him dearly, but not the laundry, dishes, and extra housework. Now, I can't wait till they are all financially on their own, then I will smile.

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    Hi IrishNY,
    Where did you move to in N.C.?
    Pat aka westies

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    House shaking here not from Hurricane Irene, but my doing the happy dance for you.

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    congrats !!!!!!

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    Congrats............here is hoping none move back in. We had one who did for a short time after they moved back to FL from Wisconsin. But it was fun as by then they had a little one to spoil.

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    Can I move in with you? I used to have an empty nest, but now my son and his daughter moved back in. Too noisy here now! :lol: :lol:

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    Welcome to NC

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    I remember those days! Wept when first one left, but had one more. When he left I sobbed all the way home from the airport, and then, well, next phase of life began.

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    Congrats, but don't hold your breath!! We had an empty nest when our baby left for college, but within a very short while, the older daughter moved back home, and has been here for 5 years now! It's ok, though. She says she's getting married next spring, and will move then!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by megs0863
    Just sent my last one off too this weekend. The last of the three. Went grocery shopping last night and PUT THE OREOS back on the shelf! Will miss him dearly, but not the laundry, dishes, and extra housework. Now, I can't wait till they are all financially on their own, then I will smile.
    You put them back?? You can have the whole bag and they will last longer than one sitting! I have been an empty nester for about 4 years and love the experience of if I want I can get it just for me.

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    Yes, I could have the whole pkg of oreos to myself but with all this free time, the oreos wouldn't stand a chance. And so I bought some cookies that I really don't like..just in case company comes (lol). The goal here is to quilt more, not scoff cookies more. I'm hoping my diet will improve from this point in the new empty nest .

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