May 18, 2013 was the date that the wife and I were privileged to attend the graduation from Drury University in Springfield, Mo of our youngest son Jacob and his wife Amanda. Very proud of both of them that they went back to school and earned their 4 year degrees. The photos below are of the event.
The photos below were taken after the graduation before they had to return the gowns.
New graduates Amanda and Jacob Kelley
With their two sons (left to right) Jacob, Connor, Amanda and Bucky.
Following the graduation we traveled to south Campbell to Fuji's Japanese Seafood and Steakhouse to celebrate. The food was delicious and was prepared on the grill in front of us as a show. There was plenty of food and although I was feeling very full I wish there could have been just one or two bites more. Has to be good food that fills one up and still leaves a person wanting more. The video below is part of the show and is a onion made into a volcano. Bucky's eyes sure got big when this happened right in front of him.
Our oldest granddaughter graduated from the 8th grade at Norwood R-1 Schools in Norwood, Mo on Tuesday, May 14, 3013. Below are some photos taken of the event.
This one was taken prior to the start of the event.
left to right - Norwood Superintendent Eaton, Norwood High School Principal Wilbanks, Board member Shawn Chadwell, Board member Didi Richardson, and Board member John Cramer. All the board members present were in the photo and all pictured are Norwood graduates themselves.
"Flo" receiving her diploma.
The 8th Grade Class of 2013 - Norwood R-1 Schools
"Flo" and her family. The little one on the right is being miffed and her brother was involved in a high school baseball game at Hartville.
"Flo" and her Grandmother Kelley
"Flo" and her grandparents Campbell, Paul and Linda.
After wandering around the yard for an hour or so we were narrowing down the site to build the new shop building. We sat here for a spell and envisioned just what we were going to do as we narrowed down the exact spot. Cant start a project without proper planning.
Here we already have the poles in the ground and the nailers on the side and beginning to attach the trusses. We built the trusses for the shop ourselves.
Here Jacob is shown attaching the purloins to the trusses for attaching the metal roofing.
Now we are attaching the metal roofing - have already completed the opposite side.
Attaching the metal siding on the east side of the building. Things are closing in fast now.
Attaching the last piece of trim on the rake.
East side complete with walk through door installed.
We have the building ready and front drive-in doors constructed and hanging.
We added white chat for the floor and here Jacob and his father-in-law Gary are leveling the chat.
Ready to move in and begin.
Figured we needed at least one photo of the lucky wife who now has someplace to banish her husband to. Jacob has built a crude forge to begin with as he learns and gains experience and has began using the shop. Electricity and lighting have been added now as well.