Happy Trails Tweet 17th January 201317/01/13 Amy's Blog Amy Hanten 1 Comment Winter break is over, and that means my college freshman, Riley, moves back into his dorm this weekend. His classes start Monday. It’s been such a blast having him home for the last few weeks. He’s my oldest so, this is all new to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so excited for him. He’s really growing up, learning, and loving school! But, having one of your family members not at the table for dinner is just weird. Sometimes, I even forget and set a place for him. So, let’s just say this holiday break and having him home the last 4 weeks has been wonderful! Okay, it wasn’t perfect. I’ve learned college kids sleep in, big time! They also get pretty independent! Even though my daughter Ireland, missed him a ton, they are typical brother and sisters, so yes there has been that occasional squabble. But, for the most part I savored the family time spent over the last few weeks. Board games, skiing (this kids favorite), going snowmobiling up north! They kids also hit the trails up near our cottage in Michigan. There was plenty of snow too, so that made for some seriously good sledding! My favorite part of having him home had to be all the family dinners. Great conversations and alot of laughs too. It sure has been fun! He’s says he’s ready to go back. I’m not sure I’m ready. But, guess it’s time! Happy trails, Riley! And, to all the college students heading back to class. We’ll miss you and hope you have a great spring semester! Anybody else in the same boat? Does it get any easier? Share Your Secrets[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] ×Cooking Community - Share Your Recipe Recipe Title Ingredient List Directions Other Notes (optional) Recipe Category (choose 1 or 2) Breakfast & Brunch Sandwiches Appetizers Soups Salads Sides Casseroles Slow Cooker Dinner Desserts Drinks Please attach a photo of your recipe. (Maximum file size: 5 MB. Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png. Images should be at least 700 pixels wide for best display.) [honeypot email-976] [dynamichidden* dynamichidden-username "CF7_get_current_user"] [dynamichidden* dynamichidden-email "CF7_get_current_user key='user_email'"] Δ ×Cooking Community - Share Your Java Blog Blog Title Content Please attach a photo of your recipe. (Maximum file size: 5 MB. Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png. Images should be at least 700 pixels wide for best display.) [honeypot hunt-349] Δ ×Book Club Choice Your Name Your Email Book Title Description/Notes [honeypot cantseethis] [anr_nocaptcha g-recaptcha-response] Δ × This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work! Please upgrade today!