William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!

July 25, 2012

Oh my, how fast the time has flown!!

Wow! I forgot how long it's been since I last posted!  Summer is halfway over with and it's been a busy one around here. I have had a hard time getting on my computer with the kids home, every time I go on it, they get bickering or fighting or just plain want me for something,lol. No rest for the wicked... Wish I could say we have been on vacation but we haven't :(  We want to take the kids camping or something since it's been six yrs since we have been anywhere, it's just hard with hubby working long hours and on the weekend too. This past Saturday, we got our oldest daughter to babysit for the night and hubby and I got a hotel room in a nearby town, had dinner and enjoyed some much needed quality time for ourselves. It was so nice!

Anyhow, my oldest son graduated from gr.8 in June and is on his way to high school in the fall, I can't believe the time has gone so fast, he was just not quite 2 when we moved out here. My oldest daughter is going into gr. 12, she still doesn't live at home, but is doing very well, working hard and amazed me by making up 8 credits that she missed over the years, all in one semester! She is now on track for graduating next year, I am so proud of her!! Rhys is going into gr6,Brynn is going into gr4 and Kaedyn, my baby, is entering gr1. I will now have every day to myself, whatever will I do?? lol.

So, we have been busy with our huge veggie garden, despite having little rain, things are growing not too badly, but we really do need the rain, not just a sprinkle but at least a day or 2 of good solid rain!  We are actually supposed to get a storm today, who knows what it will bring, hopefully no tornadoes but with the heat and humidity anything is possible.

On the July 1 rst Canada weekend, hubby and I went on a road trip , the kids were camping with grandma and grandpa :) It was a nice drive and we stopped in at various antique shops and yard sales.  Of course I have been to a few auctions as well ( hubby is cursing me for bringing home more things than we have room for lol)  Anyhow, the one yardsale we went to, I spied a lovely antique wood tub stand with the wringer and gavalnized steel tubs and a wood handled washer thingy, forgot what it's called. To my surprise, my wonderful hubby bought it for me!  He spied some old gas cans ( I think I finally got him smitten with antiques so these are what he is starting to collect).   I also found another antique tub stand on kijiji for a really good price so I had to have it! along with various crocks ,whipple trees,washboards etc.  My porch is getting filled lol.

Tomorrow I am planning on making cucumber bread with some of the overflowing cucumbers our garden has provided. I have never made it before so wish me luck.

Hope all of my followers are having a fantastic summer! Stay cool if you can :)

hugs and blessings,Trish


  1. Love your wash tubs, but those gas cans are wonderful. glad your garden is doing well. My son has a large one and he said today it is late but going to produce some beans, corn and tomatoes. Good to see you posting.

  2. You have been missed Friend.
    But I understand you have your hands full.
    I am sure you are looking forward to school starting.Im also sure you will happily find plenty to do.
    My garden has not done to well this year, but so happy your have.
    My berries did wonderful.
    Wonderful new treasures you have.
    Hugs & JOY