Monday, July 19, 2010

Crump Raising Weekend - Day 2

Early Sunday morning, this is what the timber frame was looking like.  The siding on the barn was moving along . 
And the rafter crew was working on rafters.  See those angled beams reaching for the sky?  Those are queen posts and purlin plates and rafters get nailed on them and make the roof!
Isn't Cindy's t-shirt the coolest?
Guess what?  Our mom had her very first massage ever!  Aunt Maureen is a message therapist. She was busy all day long giving massages and she donated all of her hard-earned money to the timberframe transplant fund! That's not mom in the chair.  That ladys name is Jean. 
We had surprise visitors today!  The Stoney Creek Fife and Drum showed up!



These guys win all kinds of awards and we were lucky enough to have them play for us!
The barn is looking pretty good too, right?  The roof is coming along nicely!
Aren't their costumes just the neatest?!  They're inside the barn and they are LOUD and awesome!
And guess what mom brought home with her? 
Aunt April baked a beautiful flag cake and it was frosted with whipped cream and decorated with strawberries and blueberries!  yummmm
And guess what else?
I'm a princess!  You didn't know that, did you?!
All of the lady timberframers were princesses this weekend!

So until next time...................

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

37 comments:

Niamh said...

You are always a princess Maggie! The barn looks great although we don't know how it is going so well without you and Mitch there giving your expert supervision. Glad you got some cake!

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Deborah said...

You certainly are a beautiful princess!
I could use a massage. That looked like so much fun!
Have a good day~
xxoo
Deborah

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Really enjoying seeing the work in progress. And loved the Fife and Drum people. Thanks for sharing!

Remington said...

What an exciting time for all of you!

Gus said...

Your mom and dad and their barn raising friends are truly magical!

and you are a bootiful princess girl Maggie

gussie

Barbara said...

Wow, a beautiful princess in our midst...and you got cake! That barnraising sure looked like fun!!

Bocci said...

Wow! That barn sure is lookin' impressive-but the process is the most interesting part. Thanks for the explanations!

I can taste that cake-yum!

Maggie, my sweetie, you are gorgeous in purple-a true princepessa!

Your buddy,
Bocci

Ina in Alaska said...

What an amazing project! Loved the Fife and Drum Corps! Added some dash to the proceedings.. and the salad recipes a few posts down... I am going to make that bean salad. I love a good bean salad. Thanks for sharing.... you guys are amazing! xoxo

Pearl said...

Miss Maggie, I just love hearing all about your barn raisings.

And for the record, I already knew you were a princess. :)

xoxo
Pearl

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Maggie, you are a very beautiful princess! That is so nice that the Fife and Drum Corps came too! How exciting. We have never been to a barn raising and this is so much fun. Thanks for sharing it with us! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Mack said...

So very cool! And the fife and drum company set the mood so nicely!

And what a great smile you have Maggie, with your tiara on!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How khool was all THAT!!!

Mom's junior high skhhool had a fife and drum khorps - she always loved the sound of it!

AND she says she loves the sounds of the sweet potato salad woo told Teddy about!

Thanks fur sharing Day 2 of the raising!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

snoopydog said...

What a beautiful princess you are indeed, Maggie! Looks like you guys had a fabulous weekend. The barn is looking great! Ros

scotsmad said...

Of Course you are a princess...as if you need a tiara. Looks like a great day at the barnraising, did the band help 'raise the roof'?

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Tessa the Maltese said...

So very interesting Maggie. The barn is HUGE and then some! The Fife and Bugle Corp looked cool. But Most Important was YOU with a crown on being Princess Maggie!

woo woo woo!!!

Hugs, Tessa

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You look lovely, Princess Maggie.

Weren't the humans nice to have a cake with berries for you all to eat!

Amazing how much work has been done on that barn.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Teddy Bear said...

You look beautiful, Princess Maggie.:) What a fun time!!! And that cake looks ever so nom, nom, nommy!

Love,
Teddy Bear

Benny and Lily said...

What a fun wekend..Oh Maggie...that is old news. We already know you are a princess
Benny & Lily

mayziegal said...

Wow! That looks like lotsa hard work - but it sure is looking Most Wonderful! And yes - of course I knew you were a princess! Who doesn't know that?

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You are the most beautiful princess!
You have such a fun life.
XXOO, Fern

Lorenza said...

Princess Maggie!
You look beautiful!
Those events at the barnraising sure were awesome!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Wyatt said...

Wow, what a post!
First, the barn is going really fast now. It looks great!
Second, your mom will be back, for more of those massages!
Third, Maggie, you are the prettiest princess I have ever seen!

Wyatt

Stardust said...

Princess Maggie, you have no clue how awed I am over the barn and I'm so glad that you have this space to document it. And to have the band march and bless the barn, that's just too unforgettable. You'll never see such sights here! And I'm so glad that your highness has a cake to celebrate the event! =D

Kudos to aunt Maureen! She's an angel. =)

Thor said...

What a busy and fun weekend you had, Maggie!

Sure, you are a beautiful princess!

The barn is looking great!

Thor

happy said...

You're a very beautiful princess, Maggie! The barn is coming up really nicely too.

Simba and Jazzi said...

We are loving the band, how cool is that!?

Simba and Jazzi xx

Ruby and Penny said...

You are a princess Maggie
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - how many volunteers show up the the raising & approx how long does it take?

violett said...

Wow, what magnificent party!
Your mummy and dad can be proud!
So much hard work and the organisation of the party.
Well the fact that they have brought You from the party something.
And Maggie is a right princess, also without crown

Many thanks for the interesting reporting with pictures
Lots of love
Mischka

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Maggie you really are a princess! You look T-rific in your crown. Cool that all you lady framers were treated like royalty.
AireKisses,
BabyRD

That barn is gonna be the best! Fife & drummers pretty cool too. You look pretty Miss Maggie.
WelshieKisses & hugs,
Hootie

Organ Xplantation is such a worthy cause. I worked years for PolycysticKidneyFoundation as Arizona's Friends coordinator and got to know many folks who lived wonderful lives thanks to a transplants. Rock on!! x-cassie

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Woof Maggie & Mitch,

We asked Khyra's mom fur the blueberry buckle recipe and she directed us ofur here.
Maggie, you are a beautiful princess!

Samantha & June

The Thuglets said...

Princess Maggie,,you are as pretty as a picture. A true princess!

The barn looks brillo paws.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets

Laurie said...

after reading when I scrolled back up very quickly, i thought it might have been Mitch leading the fife & drummers... I had to go back to see what nonsense my brain had filled in there.

Tofu Burger said...

Your Royal Highness Miss Maggie! Looks like a busy weekend for you! Too bad you didn't get to enjoy a massage but I'm so glad your mom brought some cake to share with you guys.

Loves,
Tofus

Inky and Molly said...

That flag cake looks yummers. And so does the princess herself!
We hope you have sent the massage lady straight down to us!

Sue said...

What a fun day. Of course, we all knew you were a princess.

Nelly said...

Maggie, you are the prettiest princess! I love that cake!!!!! Did you get some?
Nibbles
Nelly x

Hollie and Janie said...

Maggie!
You are the prettiest princess ever! I love that picture of you!!
Love,
janie