Thursday, 25 August 2011

Work, Waiting and Winding Roads

The Summer holidays are drawing to a close here at High In The Sky. As the years flick past time seems to fly faster with every new school bag we choose. For the last week we've been in that in between state before the holiday ends and term begins, sewing on name labels and catching up with friends who have been away.

This morning we reached the last staging post before the new year. The Tall One received his exam results and he has done us proud. Very, very proud. All that work and waiting has seemed like a long and winding road at times


but now we know he has a solid foundation for his final two years. And we are off to celebrate!

Then we'll be coming home to finish up all the holiday projects we've been experimenting with. The wooden skeleton kit (Christmas present) is nearly done. The make-your-own-soap is more than completely done (don't overheat it - turns out like chewing gum). And the bedroom tidying is - ongoing. "There's a story behind every one of these things," said The Small One as she sorted. Oh yes. All that's left to do now is have another look back through the summer photos. There is an autumn of scrapbooking ahead...




36 comments:

Amy said...

Congratulations to TTO, I can just imagine how proud you must be!

Tidying bedrooms is a constant, sometimes I stand back and listen to myself, shake my head and wonder how on earth I have managed to sound just like my own Mum!

Lynn said...

Well done on the TTO results. Yes lots of name label sewing happening here too! Both girls starting new schools in Sept. We are off to Cornwall next week - a lovely ending to our summer. Hoping to return to blogging in September.

scrappysue said...

Many congrats to your son, Sian! We just did the uniform shopping last night, so I have the dreaded label sewing to look forward to!!! Beautiful photos. Glad to hear all is well! x

scrappyjacky said...

Many congrats to TTO.
Round here it's beginning to feel rather autumnal as well.

Louise said...

well done to tto - enjoy your celebrating today.
We are at that stage this week too... uniforms check, PE bags check, stationary check, name tags check...the list goes on! lol!

Alison said...

Congrats to your son...you have every right to be proud of him! Beautiful photos too..enjoy your day1
Alison xx

Ruth said...

Yay for TTO ~ I feel maternal pride!!

jennifer said...

Congrats to tto! He must be feeling chuffed right now. Have fun celebrating!

Oh. Name labels. Guess I should be doing that as little miss starts pre-school in September! X

Gail said...

Congratulations to TTO. Well done! I can so relate to what TSO said as I've been trying to clear rooms for today's company.

Melissa said...

Sounds like a nice ending to the summer! I'm looking forward to fall scrapping myself.

Angelfish said...

Well done to The Tall One, all that stewing paid off!

Sandra said...

Congratulations to him, well done.

Clair said...

Those photographs are so beautiful that it took me an awfully long time to focus on the words.

Congratulations to The Tall One!

Tammy said...

I can't believe summer is drawing to a close. It zoomed by so fast. Sounds like yours is ending nicely. Gorgeous photos! Here's to a very productive autumn! :)

Jo.C said...

So glad he has done well - all that hard work has been worth it :0)
Congrats

Karen said...

Congratulations to TTO. It is good to look forward as well as to look back and as always your photographs are beautiful.

Lisa said...

you must be so proud of his achievements. it's such a hard time for them, isn't it? so happy he's done well - we had that last summer with our baby brother and will again next summer! what gorgeous photos - have you used actions on them? Looking forward to seeing all those layouts.

Beverly said...

Yay for TTO, I am sure it takes stress of him and ya'll are incedibly proud. Wishing him and TSO a glorious school year. About my produce...funny I always pictured ya'll as having lots nearby produce stalls and markets.

Jennifer said...

Oh, there is something so special about those last days of summer when you are preparing for another school year. I miss those days. They flew by too quickly. Congrats to your DS for his success! These photos are beautiful! I am starting to look forward to a new season as these summer mornings are becoming increasingly chillier. There is always so many great photo opportunities in the fall!

Peachy Stream said...

well done to the tall one! fabulous pictures! X

Jimjams said...

Well done to TTO - the next 2 years will fly by - enjoy!
Looking forward to some Norwegian pages :D

Amanda said...

Many, many congratulations to The Tall One. Enjoy your celebrations.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

YAY!!!!! WELL DONE TTO!! XXX YOU ARE RIGHTLY BURSTING WITH PRIDE XX

Ladkyis said...

Well Done Tall One! such a relief although his Mum and Dad secretly know he would be fine.

Michelle said...

Ur pics r fabby :) Well done to TTO, I bet ur bursting with pride! Enjoy ur celebrating

Denise said...

Well done to TTO - hope you enjoyed your celebration.These holidays have flown by haven't they? Oh and I love those two photos you've posted - they look a bit 'New England-y!' x

alexa said...

Many congratulations to all! and good luck with the bedroom-tidying :). Yep, lots of stories in that topic here too. :)

Alana said...

Well done to the TL. No sewing labels for me anymore ...hoorah! Boo to me going back to work though;(

humel said...

Yay TTO! Please pass on our congratulations :)

I'm starting to think about the new term, just a little.... And wondering quite how I'm going to be ready for it when we won't be home till the 3rd and The Tomboy and I will be in school on the 5th?! Thank goodness The Boy doesn't start till the 7th!

PS I love your gorgeous cards! I find that I build up a stock naturally through the samples I make for my papercrafts class; though I always prefer to make a card specifically for the person and occasion, sometimes there just isn't time and I'd rather pull out a card from stock than wait till I have time to create :)

Sandie said...

Congratulations to TTO. What a relief and an achievement,all that hard work paid off. Love the photos, beautiful soft effects. My second grand daughter starts school soon. It doesn't seem possible, I still think of her as the one, even if she does now have a baby sister.
Enjoy what is left of the holidays.

Ginger said...

Sian these photos are amazing! I actually thought of asking you if you were using actions on your post with the typewriter, but I see from just leaving a message with Lisa that you are. I've looked at some of those before and now you've got me drooling :)

Great job to TTO!!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Congrats to TTO...LOL at TSO's comments on room tidying! But it's so true...how on earth can you part with/tidy away an item before exploring its full memory potential!!! I'm loving these photo's & can't wait to see them on a LO soon!! :)

Karen said...

Congrats to TTO! That is indeed a long time to wait for results, and he must be feeling as proud as his parents! Lovely photos today along with the lovely news.

Wanda said...

Sian, I love the dreamy quality of these photos. They really added to the thoughtful quality of your post.

Becky said...

Congratulations to TTO!

Missus Wookie said...

Congratulations on the exam results - hope he enjoys 6th form. Ewok hasn't made it over to collect his results yet :sigh:

Haven't made soap in years, found lots of candle making bits and figure that will be an autumnal craft session or two this year.

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