The Delusion That Was Camp Lynchburg

Another overdue post. So what else is new? 

The whole Camp Lynchburg thing is over. I can’t pretend anymore. My baby boy, my first born, my male heir is in college. But I’m okay with it. I guess the camp delusion eased me into the truth. 

Hannah, Taylor and Katie


My Scruffy Taylor


While Todd and Taylor were in class, this is what Hannah and Katie and I did: 

Katie being silly (but cute)


Hannah playing along quite nicely, don't you think?


There was the most fabulous old building on the riverfront with these awesome red doors!! I could have spent hours in that section of Lynchburg – just me and Precious, taking pictures of anything we wanted to. 

Other weekend activities included dinner at Cracker Barrel complete with a game of checkers between the siblings on the front porch; a football game for the boys and browsing Pier 1 and Bed, Bath and Beyond for the girls; Starbucks; Cold Stone Creamery; the mall; a movie; good old Southern BBQ; the college book store; and a last hurrah at IHOP before we took Taylor back to his dorm and hit the road to come home. We were going to go to the campus church service, but didn’t want to subject Hannah to that many people in a small, confined place (low white count) so we went to breakfast instead. 

It was so great to see him. Really, really great, scruffiness and all. He gets to come home for a few days next week for their fall break. He hadn’t originally planned on coming home for the long weekend, but then he found out the college will be completely closed. I’m glad he gets to come home, especially because Katie’s voice recital will be the Saturday he’s here. There is a fly in the ointment, however. I won’t be here to see him. 

Yes. That’s what I said. I won’t be here to see him. I’ll be in the Land of Enchantment, visiting my parents and my sister and her family. My other sister is going to be there for part of the time, too. It’s always fun when we’re all together so I’m really looking forward to it. Except the sisters usually gang up on me and pick on me just because I’m the baby. But that’s okay. I think I can take them. And if they try to leave a comment here saying that I’m full of balony and I deserve what I get, don’t believe them. (They lie) 

Anyway, I’m sad I’ll miss my boy, but I’m excited about my visit so it’s okay. I’ll catch him next month for Thanksgiving.


  1. Becky on October 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    He’s coming home but you won’t be there? ACK! THat’s not the way it’s supposed to work! Oy.

    I gather you haven’t had any “come pick me up I hate this place” texts, lol, so he must be adjusting pretty well, huh?

    Loved the pics.

    • Jenster on October 6, 2010 at 5:03 pm

      He loves it! He even likes his classes and professors and everything. 🙂

  2. Lyn on October 6, 2010 at 10:23 am

    It’s just another step toward his growing independent. It’s not fun or easy, but it is just the process. At least you will both be having fun!

    Enjoy your trip!

    • Jenster on October 6, 2010 at 5:04 pm

      Yeah – I’m a little sad I won’t get to see him, but he’ll be home for Thanksgiving and as fast as time flies it will be here before I know it. And I’m really looking forward to coming out your way!!

  3. Michele McMillan on October 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I cannot believe you said Terri and I gang up on you! I’m the neglected middle child, you’re the favored “baby”. Anyway, I also cannot believe how much the scruffy Taylor looks like the scruffy Jonathon or the scruffy Michael!! Looking at him he looks like his dad, but in those pictures he looks like his cousins!! I’m sorry you’ll be missing Taylor’s first trip home, but we’re looking forward to having you here!

    • Jenster on October 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm

      Am I lying when I say you two pick on me? Remember the brain scan? Need I say more?? 🙂

      He does look like your boys with the scruff, doesn’t he?? I’m sorry I’ll be missing his trip home, too, but I can hardly wait to see all of you!!

  4. carpoolqueen on October 6, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I’m totally using your camp delusion when it’s my turn. Brilliant.

    • Jenster on October 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

      My gift to you!

  5. Terri on October 6, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I agree with Michele, and think you are completely incorrect when you say we lie and/or gang up on you. I beleive it’s no more than you deserve anyway, for all the trouble you were! 🙂

    I’m sorry you will miss his first trip home. Lucky that Thanksgiving is around the corner already, and then you have Christmas. I’m looking forward to seeing you in NM.

    • Jenster on October 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

      Seriously? Have you both forgotten the brain scan incident?

      I’m looking forward to seeing you, too!!

  6. Casdok on October 12, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    They grow up so fast dont they?!
    Loving those doors!

  7. His Girl Amber on October 16, 2010 at 4:26 am

    yes, indeed I will be sending my kids to ‘camp’ when the time comes.

    you’re a brilliant lady, girl… happy to walk in your footsteps 😉

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