Monday, April 21, 2008

Timber Frame Class Weekend

For the last two days - Saturday and Sunday - dad has been up in Manchester teaching the art of timber framing to 30 new students! He teaches his class once a year in the spring and he's been doing it now for as long as I can remember, so I guess that's like FOREVER seeing as I'm almost 10 years old!

Each morning mom packed the truck with muffins and bagels and apple turnovers and cinnamon rolls and orange juice and we never even got to sniff or taste a thing! All of these delicious snacks left the house and never returned! Last night dad came home dragging his butt like he does every year but still feeling very fulfilled to have taught 30 new and excited men and women to timber frame!

Guess what he brought home with him? PIZZA! OMG, we missed you so much, dad! Thank you for thinking of us! When do we eat?!

Mom broke out the pizza for lunch today! OMG, I'm in Heaven!

My turn, Maggie! You can't have it all! Mom says that I'm being much more polite than you are today!
Is there any more, mom? I'm starving to death!

This pizza is sooooooooooooo yummy! Mom says that this kind is eggplant and she's thinking the other pieces are artichoke! Keep it comin', mom!

Don't you just love TimberFrame weekend, Mitch?! Wait till you hear what else happens! Last year you were too young to get the full effect!

Today is what dad calls the Tour of Barns day! These students come to our house and see dad's workshop and tour our barns and eat more snacks! Today is one of my favorite days in the whole entire year! You see, dad bought 3 dozen Dunkin donuts this morning for coffee time and mom and I can't wait to head outside when the students leave to tour other barns that the Northford TimberFramers have raised in our area. We want to see if these piglets left us any edible donuts so we can have our own pawty! Mom says that for once clean up is a blast!

It's now 1:30 PM and the students have left to tour other barns! whoooohooooooooooo! Time to clean up, mom! OMG - HURRY!!!!

Holy Moley! Have a look at this puppy! This will feed me and Mitch for an entire year! I'm checking for crumbs!

Guess what? The students left us 4 donuts! We take back all the mean piggy comments we ever made about them!
OMG, Maggie! You were sure right about being one of the best days of the entire year! This jelly donut is to-die-for!

Bagels too??!! After eating all this good stuff do you think we'll still have room for our dindin?! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!What a day this has been! Do we really have to wait a whole year for this day to come around again?!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Cassidy said...

Oh my goodness. You too must have lovely full tum tums! Me be very jealous indeed!

Cassidy x

Bogart H. Devil said...

Wow - look at all of that chow! Looks gooooooooooooooood...


Stanley said...


Maggsie & Mitch, that looks like some clean up party. Pizza AND donuts... I'm coming next year!

Did you get any of that yummy looking sammich? Your mama & dad are the BEST!

Goober love & smooches,

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs M and, wattt a pawsome weekend u had...all dose yummy eatables....

b safe,

Finni said...

Just seeing all that lovely nosh makes me want to learn to timber frame. Does your dad teach Dales?
Finni xx

Deetz said...

Woe that is so cool your dad teaches timber framing...You should call it Timbermas, cuz its like Christmas and that is only once a year too. That is soo exciting. I love your ears!!! I think the bigger our ears are, the more radar we got.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow donuts and bagels!! You guys must have been in heaven.. So did you get to eat some of that giant sandwich? It looks yummy too..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Mack said...

Donuts, bagels, sandwiches, pizza... you guys are soooo lucky!!

I am drooling over here!!

Anonymous said...

M & M that sore was some haul use guys made. Next years eyes coming to help clean ups, okay.
Hugs, bellyrubs, smoochies

Agatha and Archie said...

Sign us up for next years class..We have NEVER had a whole piece of pizza or a whole donut beofr!!!!!!! Love A+A

Peanut said...

Oh my goodness look at all the good stuff you got. Your dad needs to do that class about every month at least :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
That happens once a year but it well worth it the wait!
Sure it was nice to taste everything there!
Kisses and hugs

Moco said...

Pizza is perfect food. You are so lucky to have it and donuts in the same day. It is nap time after that.

Joe Stains said...

That was like the score of the century and you get to do it once a year! Can we come next year?! Tell Mitch we appreciate his offer to help with the beer but Dad might get mad if he chewed the hose!!

the many Bs said...

hi M&M, you sure got some delicious foods to eat over the weekend. all of the food groups too - pizza, donuts, sandwich crumbles - yummm... we can see your eyes all lit up with pure joy in those pictures. we might be coming to live with you guys cuz you sure do get a lot more fun food than we do.


Amber-Mae said...

Holly Dog! Why are guys getting pizza all the time? I'm gonna demand my mommy to order a pizza after this! I want PIZZA!!!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Huskee and Hershey said...

Goodness me.. you really have all the luck (or rather, good food!!). I never had a entire slice of pizza all to myself.. hmmph!

Christaligia said...

Jelly donuts?? Pizza??? bagels?? and that sandwich!!! Holy bow wow wow!! I must beg my mom for a bit of that stuff sometime. She eats bagels and once in a while orders sub sandwiches... hmmm I think she should share like your mom and dad do. :-) Drop by my blog soon, I really updated it with lots of new pics!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Maggie and Mitch, what a day you two had! I had pizza too. Dounts, bagels and sandwich! Wish I can have some of those 6:


i said...

Oh wow, you two sure had a feast there! Such yummy food too! Timber framing sounds very interesting. Can I sign up in advance for next year? *cough cough*

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Yeah to those students who left you all the yummies. :)

~ Girl girl

CoCo said...

Okay Maggie and Mitch...tell me the truth; Did you guys have a bad tummy ache after that feast? My Mama refuses to give me any kind of yummy human food like that because she claims it will make me sick. I never believed it one bit, and now you guys have just proven to me that she is lying. You lucky dogs! I bet it was super yummy!


Simba and Jazzi said...

You get the best things to eat. I'm so jealous.

Simba xx

Boo Casanova said...

omDOG! maggie, it's all about food food and more food. maggie, what is that long long bun? is that a giant hotdog i see?

wet wet licks


Girasol said...

That pizza looks so yummy!
You guys had a good time eating all this yummy stuff...lucky you guys!

Putter said...


Is that really you biting into AN ENTIRE SLICE OF PIZZA????? OMG????? AND IS that really MITCHY biting into AN ENTIRE JELLY DONUT????? OMG! You guys are so luckiest ever! OMG!

Love, Putter ...:)

Princess Patches said...

Wow, that must be even better than Christmas! You are really lucky doggies! We hope you had some bites for US!

Poppy & Penny

Ferndoggle said...

Pizza AND a giant sandwich???? Lucky dogs!


Emily and Ike said...

OMD! A whole piece of pizza. That's crazy!

Deetz said...

Are your bellies still full from all that food? I dreamed about that pizza last night. My mum might have a scary eye picture contest if you are interested. Also I posted pics of Charlotte today.

Urban Smoothie Read said...

your dad is really thoughtful to bring homes those yummies

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers. Our dad brought a pizza home last night and guess what we got? NOTHING! We never get pizza! Next time you guys order out, can I come over?
Play bows,

Lady Kaos said...

I think that day is better than Christmas! Well, maybe not, but a very close second!!! You should convince your Dad to teach that class every month! Think of all the doughnuts you could eat then - I mean all the men and women he could teach then!

Petra said...

Aire Ruby needs to jump on this and start making reservations for next year so we can all come and join the party. What do you think?

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
I can see why you think this is the best weekend evew!!!I wemembew how gowgeous youw Dad's wowk is and what an incwedible bawn you have, you look like you aw thouwoughly enjoying those tweats! Pizza, donuts,Bagels...YESSSSS!!!!
smooochie kisses

Jans Funny Farm said...

It's gonna be a long year waiting for a rerun but it will be worth it. It was a good day.

Myeo said...

You guys are so lucky!!!

Pizza and Donuts! just the thought of it makes u drool.

Boy n Baby

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hehehe, I'm still laughing at Deetz's comment above about calling it Timbermas! Sounds like a pawtastic day! J x

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

We are relatively new to blogging and wanted to stop over and say hello.

Where in Connecticut is Northford? Mama, Papa and I (Hershey) live in southeastern CT. We live in the "submarine capital of the world."

Kaci lives in New Hampshire with her Mama (Papa's Mama).

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

P.S. Do you really get all of that food? Mama says that I (Hershey) don't eat a lot and am always on a boycott. I'd rather eat dirt, leaves, rocks and especially sticks. Kaci likes the food (she will eat my food if I let her).

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Wow.... that is some great looking food. That is why we like going to agility trials, sometimes Mother gives us very special treats when we do well, or even if we don't. But, it is never what we get at any other time.

Faya said...

Can I come for some holidays ?....miam miam...
Kisses, Faya

Hero said...

Donuts and pizza? Ohhhhh! I definitely have to ask my mom about those!!

much love,

Snowball said...

Wow. Look at all those food. You 2 sure had a blast! I hope I would appreciate food as much as you do.


Anonymous said...

Oh my, what a feast! Yuuummmmyyyyyy! I LOVE pizza, too!

Winnie :-)