Sunday, September 19, 2010

We Are Blessed!

The last week has been quite overwhelming, I'm not going to lie.  We literally moved a 5500 sq ft store filled (and I mean filled) with ...stuff,  lots of big, heavy, stuff into our new store.  It has been quite a task, I assure you.  All I can say is it's finally all moved in, sitting in what will become the classroom, piled high, but none the less, it's all there.  Tonight all the old carpeting in the new store has been torn out and the glue is pretty much gone!  Huray!!!  Angie, her mom and kids, Niko and Bailey, have been working night and day painting.  There is so much more to go, but coming along nicely.

I have to say, I have learned so much about friendship during this endevor and for that alone, the decision to open this store is worth it.  Friends and family have given so much of their precious time to help us and we are forever greatful!  Giving up your weekends and days off to scrape old glue off a huge cement floor, moving what seemed to be a billion paper racks, building walls, cleaning, lugging crates of paper is no fun task, and yet so many have done just that.  We can't say thank you enough.  Below are a few pictures of many little helpers.  This would have been a nightmare without you all.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.  We are blessed to have you in our lives!

Jodi painting our logo on the window.  She is fabulous!!

Thank God for Doug and this handy machine that took the glue off of the cement floor!

Eddie and Mike pulling up all that horrible carpeting!

Debbie wanted to know if this rack made her "rack" look big!
Doug and Paul loading the trailer...again!

Angie's having a little too much fun!!

So many others have helped out...thanks so much to Sue and Mike, Jodi, Chris, Eddie, Bailey, Niko, Alyssa, Jose, Tom, Debbie, Doug, and thanks so much, Penny!!!!!  Also, a very special Thanks goes out to our very own, Bob, the builder...he is amazing!!!


  1. sorry that I couldn't stop by and help with the carpet removal but what progress you've made in the start of your new business. I love the new logo!!

  2. I am so happy for you both.. and the families! I almost got into an accident on Saturday when I saw the new sign on the window -- it is gorgeous!!

  3. I LOVE IT! The logo, your fun pics, and especially the arches that are framed out!! LOVE IT, CAN't WAIT.

  4. It already looks beautiful! Love those arches dividing the store/classroom! You guys are awesome! Oh, and love the window!

  5. Im so excited.....and I just can't hide it, I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!!!
    Nice work on the window Jodi!! It's all coming together so nice <3

    ~Donna C.~

  6. I can't wait to see the location--looks Great!

  7. so looking forward to the opening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Can't wait for the grand opening! It looks amazing already!!!!

  9. That's fantastic and what progress. I can't wait for the grand opening.

  10. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! I am suffering some awful withdrawal pangs and nothing but your doors opening wide will cure me! Is there a monthly group meeting for the likes of us??!