Sunday, July 24, 2011


I have such a busy week ahead of me.  
Monday I go and help my oldest daughter pack up her apartment. 
She is finally moving to California!  
I am so happy for her but sad at the same time.  Ashleigh works for Google and has been in Atlanta since she started with them in 2004.  She has moved up in the company and it's finally time for her to move to Calif and work at the 'Googleplex' in Mountain View. 
Check out this video!
I will miss having her so close but I know this is the best thing for her career, and hey who wouldn't love to work there!
Good news I will get to visit her! 

Later in the week I will be going back to camp to help Sara & Blake pack up to return home...this means
I know he has grown so much since last time I saw him! 

It will be a hard week for me but also filled with joy! 

 The winner of the 
'Let me shop for you on the WLYS'
I am very excited to shop for her!

Hoping everyone is staying cool in this heat!  


Jojo said...

Our firm is part of the Best Companies list and this year I was lucky enough to go to the Great Place to Work Institute. It's fantastic to learn about workplace cultures of places like Google, Zappos, Build-a-Bear, etc. Lucky daughter!!!

Congrats on the tiger time! How is your SIL?

~~Carol~~ said...

I've heard that Google is one of the best companies in the world to work for. Congrats to your daughter on moving up in the company, and congrats to Deb for winning your giveaway. I can't wait to see what you find for her!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Congratulations to your daughter on working so
hard and getting a great position! You will
love visiting her I know!

Flora Doora

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How exciting for your daughter Linda! I know you're sad but happy at the same time:@)

Betsy said...

What an exciting opportunity for your daughter. She is so lucky to have a good steady job with a good company. Mountain View is only about an hour from me, you'll have to let me know when you're out visiting.

Linda said...

Congrats to your daughter! I know you will miss her! Have fun with the baby!

C'est moi Claudette said...

Yeah, who wouldn't want to move to CA???? Congratulations to your daughter Linda. I know you are very very proud of her.
Sweet baby Tiger. I hope daddy is getting around. I know it's been over a month already. My mom is doing great too.
My girls arrive Wed. I pick Julie up tonight... so so excited. Ok gotta get more stuff done.
Happy SUmmer Linda

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

OMGosh...Californ I A and Google all at once! Great time for your daughter and you'll enjoy visiting her there. It'll be a great time for all! Have a Grrrrreat week with Tigerrrrr!!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Congrats to Ashleigh on her promotion! I know you will miss having her close by, but I'm glad you'll get to visit her. I also know you're looking forward to seeing Tiger!!! Congrats, also, to Deb for the win. I'm anxious to see what you find for her!!!

laxsupermom said...

Congrats to your daughter on the big promotion! That's such an exciting move. Enjoy your Tiger time!

Patti said...

Oh, Linda, California and Georgia are just SO far away. I feel for you...your daughter too, as I know how difficult it is to live far away from lonely it can be. My very best to her as she walks down this new road.

Extra lovin' for Tiger, no doubt. Can't wait to see some current photos.


Ann said...

Congratulations to your daughter on her promotion. I know how hard it will be to see her go. I live in Pennsylvania and it was hard on me when my daughter moved to Colorado. Thank goodness for cell phones and computers.

Congratulations to Deb also.
Have a great time with Tiger

Barbara F. said...

Best wishes and congrats to your daughter, I know you will miss her but Baby Tiger will keep you busy. Congratulations to the lucky winner of the yard sale shopping. xo

Pondside said...

You've got a lot going on - but it's all good! Have fun - enjoy every minute with Tiger.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I bet you will miss your daughter when she moves. Sweet little Tiger is getting bigger!
WOW..that is very awesome that I WON your giveaway! I do wish I could shop with you!
Thank you, Linda!!!
deb :)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Congratulations to your daughter, Linda! What a wonderful opportunity for her!

And enjoy your time with Le Tigre. I pink puffy heart his cute little self.

De tout, de rien said...

Life is bittersweet sometimes and this is one of those instances. Your daughter moves far away, it's sad, but it's a good career move AND to California, so that's good. And you now have a beautiful baby grandson to love, so surely that makes up for it a little bit!

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats to Deb.

And to Ashe - it is a great thing for her - yet bittersweet for you.

Tiger is so cute!

Sherry from Alabama said...

You are such a loving mother to be able to be happy for your daughter and wish the best for her even if it means taking her across the country from you.

It's funny, but in my blog post today I was talking about missing my daughter this summer. She lives in Indiana and I in Alabama.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Diann said...

Congrats to Ash! And to the winner!

Mary said...

Linda, I found my way here by chance, but once here decided to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a lovely spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Scarlett said...

Hope the move goes well for your daughter and YAY for Tiger time, i bet he's grown so much! Scarlett x

Shellbelle said...

Your daughter is moving from my hometown to the state I spent most of my life in! That video is amazing! I want to work for Google! I love these new companies that are building workplaces that are geared towards providing a wonderful atmosphere to work in and that are eco-friendly. This is the wave of the future! Corporations that don't just look at the bottom line and understand that if they build upon the people they have, the bottom line will follow. Brilliant!

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, it has been one incredible day for me here in Blogland and each of you mean the world to me!

Enjoy your Tiger time (like there's any doubt).


Kristi said...

Congrats to your daughter on her promotion and move. Just think of all the great thrifting you can do when you visit her.

Kristi @ Retrolovinlibrarian

Ames said...

Congrats to Deb@ Garage Sale Gal! Wow! I watched the video and it sounds like your daughter Ashleigh will have a lot of fun going to work out in California. And you will sooh enjoy visiting her. There is sooh much to do and see out there. I lived in Monterey when hubs #1 was stationed at the Presidio of Monterey. What a lovely place that was. I know you will miss her, but think of all the new sites she will see and people she will meet. I am excited for her too! Hugs!!~Ames
P.S. Tiger sure is getting big Linda!

Anonymous said...

There is never a dull day in your life.

gail said...

What a wonderful opportunity Linda...for your daughter and you....California....what a great place to have an excuse to visit. Congrats to your daughter.
Can't believe it's time to pack up and leave camp. This summer is really flying. The inn has been so busy, I barely know what day it is and now July just got away from me.
Tiger must be so big....they grow sooooofast. Enjoy these next wonderful weeks, my friend.
p.s. thanks for helping me with blogger. it took a while, but I think I got it working

Vintage Christine said...

Mountain View is a great place to live and work and not that far from San Francisco, either! Working for Google must be fantastic. Congrats to her on moving on up!!!!!

Annesphamily said...

Linda you have such a beautiful family. You are so truly blessed. Enjoy your sweet daughter til she has to move and love that little Tiger! He is a gem too!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Congratulations to your daughter...I know saying goo bye is not easy. You are blesses. Such a beautiful family!

the cape on the corner said...

google is supposed to be a fabulous company to work for-go ashleigh! i see some glamourous vacations in your future.

congrats to the winner, wish it was me!

Deb said...

Cute picture of you and little Tiger. Best wishes to your daughter....oh to be young again.

Jane said...

Congratulations to your daughter! That is a very exciting career move! You must be so proud of her!!
Have fun with Tiger! I'm sure he's excited to see his Grandma!!

Sue said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Ashleigh on her move to Ca.....I am jealous that you'll be able to visit...I have been wanting to go to Calif. forever.....Can't wait to see updated pictures of Mr. Tiger....Let's plan on lunch at the new house before Aug. is over......will post pictures of it in my next post.....House Hunter Style!!

Kathleen said...

Good luck to your dd!
Have fun with Tiger!

Jenny said...

Congratulations to your lucky winner! Your daughter is beautiful.