Monday, June 22, 2009

Busy weekend ~

Although our rainy weather pattern continues and it's gloomy and wet, we can still find plenty to keep us busy. June 19th, our youngest, Tyler, graduated from the 8th grade! It's hard for us, like other parents I'm sure, to believe that he's headed for high school in the fall. We aren't worried, it's just we miss the years that have passed already.

Caution: Shameless bragging ahead :)

We are very proud of Tyler. He's been an honor student all year. He received a perfect attendance award and a scholastic achievement award in math. He's a kind young man who is loyal to his friends, very tolerant of others and definitely loves his family. We couldn't ask for any more than that.

We spent most of the weekend working on the farm shop. Both entrances have a new porch/landing. Steve put up these great track lights in the center of the ceiling and we bought a ceiling fan/light to install over the new glass display case that was given to us by a friend of Steve's. Mom and I washed all the windows inside and cleaned the screens. Cleaned up the cabinets and the base of an old Hoosier cabinet that Steve brought home for me.

A little electrical work left to finish, a good through cleaning and curtains and we will be good to go. I've hard a hard time finding material for the valences I want to make. You know how you have something in mind but you just can't find it? That's where I am right now. Guess I need to be a little less fussy. I need 10 valences and I know I can make them cheaper than I can buy them.
School is out for the summer. Tyler has a buddy staying with us for a few day and my cousin, Jacob is here for the week. I needed to go to the store to pick up a few extra things and while shopping, I found these great baskets. Aren't they adorable? I purchased two for the shop.

With the additional man power I have here this week we are going to move my big blanket loom and a few other items out of the attic and into the farm shop. I have several other projects in mind that we can get done if the forecast of sunshine proves true. These young lads will do anything for my Mom's chocolate cake!

~Hope it's sunny where you are ~


babluebird said...

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Leenie said...

Blogging and bragging go togther. Anyway, having a child with high grades and scholastic excellence should certainly make any parent proud. Congrats! You are making some super progress on your Market Stand!

kristi said...

Oh, I just love that Farm Store!! I can't wait to see all the awesome things you have to sell:)
As an 8th grade teacher and knowing what that age can do to some kids, you have every right to be proud of your son! He sounds like he has his head on straight and of course having parents that care and are involved in his life makes a world of difference!

Nancy K. said...

Your farm shop is coming along wonderfully! The windows fairly sparkle! I have a feeling you're going to have a very successful business there....

And a BIG congratulations on raising such a fine, handsome and successful young man!

Sue said...

I can't wait to see the pictures of the farm shop completely done!
It's moving along nicely.....and I love the baskets you got.

Candy Duell said...

Congrats to your son, he did a wonderful job, and I am sure he will continue in high school.

Your farm stand is coming right along. It looks wonderful.

When is opening day?

threecollie said...

Congrats to you and Tyler on a job obviously very well done. What a wonderful boy! And your farm shop is coming along just wonderfully. How I admire you vision!

Lisa said...

Congratulations go to Tyler. I have a son who is going into 8th grade and a daughter who announced at dinner last night that she was "officially a Junior" (sigh).
I love the farm store! It rocks! I may have to make a trip north just to visit it when its open. Not sure how far you are but we have meet and greets for the Great Dane Rescue in Wells and Portland all the time!

(oh and I moved my blog!)

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I'm proud of Tyler too, he's my future. Keep bragging.

Just love the farm store. Really coming together.

I have got to find some of those Farmers Market baskets. Just darling.

DayPhoto said...

What things are you planning on selling in your shop!

Wow! What an accomplished young man! Good for him, and for you! (Thumbs up!!!)


lisa said...

I know how you feel, my son is headed to High School next year also. The Farm Store is looking up. Looks great!

Gayle said...

I can't believe your son is just finishing school. We were done one month ago. When do you go back? His achievements are fantastic and you should brag. The farm store is looking fantastic. I hope it all works out. It's been so hot all summer, but now we finally have your rain.