3 + 5,000 -1 = 2 (a.k.a. Moving Matt to Yale University)

I’d love to share a little story of my last week with you – and it starts like this:
 3 + 5,000 -1 = 2 
And in case you didn’t understand my math, let me give you a little tutorial:
Three people plus 5,000 miles of travel, less one person who didn’t come home 🙁
leaves 2 people…..and one empty nest.
And if you don’t know the ‘back story’ – Matt graduated from Pepperdine in May with his Bachelor’s Degree and was accepted to Yale University for his 
Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Technical Theatre Production Management….
…and last week I was part of the official Moving Crew!
First of all, how beautiful is this campus?
(those two photos are from their website)
First order of the day was pick up the keys to Matt’s apartment….

(Cute, isn’t it?  A sweet little brick building on the Connecticut Historic Registry)
He had a beautiful, light filled studio apartment on the 4th floor…..
….which we immediately began to fill up thanks to 5 boxes shipped from home, two suitcases, and some massive shopping at IKEA, Target, Home Depot and the grocery store…. 
And after a couple days of shopping and assembly:  Ta DAAAA
(Matt brought a little bit of San Diego with him – one of my beach photos for his living room art)

After we got the apartment looking fine, we took a little stroll 
through the Yale Campus with special emphasis on the…. 

Anyone else think Yale looks like Hogwarts?

(…except this guy would need to be talking if it were Hogwarts…and check out those ears!)

There are hundreds of buildings just like this, scattered over 342 acres…
And how awesome is the Yale Repertory Theatre???   In an old church!

And as is my custom every year when we move Matt back to school,
I’m a blubbering mess when it’s time to say goodbye
so you get to see my teary eyed last look back……

And because I couldn’t decide – three quotes to end today’s story:
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
Henry David Thoreau


“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. 
One of these is roots, the other, wings.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Yale University is a private Ivy League university in New Haven, Connecticut.   Founded in 1701,  the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.  
Less than 4% of applicants are accepted. 

Yale has graduated many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 13 living billionaires, and many foreign heads of state.   In addition, Yale has graduated hundreds of members of Congress and many high-level U.S. diplomats, including former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and current Secretary of State John Kerry.”

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