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More shots from Green Mill

Katie and her roomies at Green Mill

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I think I’m the only guy in the whole freaking place

Katie and her mom

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I really like this photo

My girls

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Jesse and Katie at Bemidji Lake

Bemidji State Family Weekend

Some photos from our fun weekend with Katie at BSU.

Katie, the College Girl

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We traveled to Bemidji State last weekend to enroll Katie in her fall classes and to go through orientation. We had a blast meeting Katie’s academic advisor who is also head of the Education Department, some of her new classmates and parents who were as nervous as we were. We also got a chance to tour Katie’s freshman dorm, Oak Hall, and to walk around campus on a gorgeous spring day. We knew it would be a great day when we were greeted by a bald eagle hovering just overhead as we parked on the shore of Lake Bemidji. Move-in day for freshmen is Aug. 20. We are not nearly ready. Here are some photos from our visit:

Katie at Bemidji State

Katie outside the gate at Bemidji State University

Katie and Dad

Katie and Dad outside the student union at Bemidji State

Katie and Mom

Katie and Mom outside Katie's new dorm

Katie and Dad at Lake Bemidji

Katie and Dad at Lake Bemidji

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College Daze

Katie just finished selecting her dorm and her meal plan options for Bemidji State University, where she starts her freshman year on Aug. 20. Katie plans to live in Oak Hall, where the First Year Residential Experience is housed. FYRE is a program that helps freshmen adjust to college and dorm life through social activities. Katie is really jazzed about participating in FYRE. She has selected an all-women’s floor in the coed dorm (she said she figures the bathrooms will stay cleaner). Oak Hall was recently renovated, with a big screen TV and fireplace in the commons room. I want to move there myself. Want a peek at Katie’s dorm? Click on the photo tour link at the top right of this page.

It’s all starting to become all too real to us that our little Katie is about to leave the nest. Makes me sad and proud at the same time. I’ll certainly miss Katie’s ready smile and her bubbly personality around the house. But I also can’t wait to see what kind of teacher she becomes and to watch Katie grow into a full-fledged adult. We certainly have been fortunate with both of our girls.