Monday, April 12, 2010

Work Weekend 2010

Our house is "Under Contract" with some good friends of ours, who are planning to move into our nest when we fly out to Seattle this summer. We had an inspection done on this 'ol house, and there were several little (nagging, annoying, time-sucker) projects that we wanted to address before our friends take over. With Jeremiah's (all-consuming) work schedule lately, we were starting to get a little panicky about how we were going to knock out all these jobs. SO, this weekend we called in the troops! Tommy (of Tolleson Construction if you live in the Dothan area and need some re-modeling done, house built, or a cute single guy to show up on your doorstep :)...), who is Jeremiah's best friend:
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And Steer Wrestler extraordinaire:
011 And the rest of Jeremiah's family--Dr. and Mrs. Maddox, Ashley, and Alex (who I am kicking myself for not taking a group picture of, but here is Dr. Maddox at least):062 They came in with trucks and tools and trailers and the work ethic of a Spartan army, and conquered all our little projects in a single Saturday, like it was no big deal. I can't tell you how great a weight it took off our shoulders! I'm thinking we might not even move out now (just kidding James and Stephanie :))!

The girls helped me start the process of sorting through all the (books, clothes, furniture, karate gear, picture frames...) JUNK stored in our basements and closets while the guys clambered from the roof to the basement to the yard to the broken down Honda Accord sitting in front of our house, and several places in between.

On Saturday night we went out to a nice dinner to celebrate all the success, and then on Sunday we did a little clean up before we headed out to Oak Mountain, where Josh (who was on his way home from a rodeo when he stopped in) just happened to have a couple of horses for us to ride:
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And our friends Steven and Lindsey brought their three little kiddos for some music:
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Dancing:060 Flower Picking:

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And a little more horseback riding:

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It was a blast, but I think it's safe to say that last night we were ALL tuckered out:

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8 comments:

Darby said...

This is so not right, but was Lindsey trying to get Elle to nurse? Again, I should never leave inside jokes on a blog comment. I'm ruining my reputation. At least Lindsey is in on this one, unlike poor innocent Whitney. Looks like y'all had a blast and we hate that we missed out on a great weekend... we must shoot for one more before y'all are gone! :)

And it is true that my children love Tommy as much as they love Daddy... they both have confessed it! :)

Stephanie said...

Wow, y'all were busy! I can't wait to see what you worked on - I think even Inspector Dave (jerk.) would be impressed!
I love that picture of Pace picking some flowers!

Lindsey said...

darby, i'm pretty sure reese was pulling my shirt down so i was probably trying to spare everyone the view:). not the most flattering picture of me, but i'll let abby slide this time. abby, so glad you got pictures of the kids on the horses! and glad you guys got stuff done!

Debbie Nix Douglass said...

Seriously Abby, the guy is hot...Jessica isn't dating anyone..LOL..she would kill me for that...hope they are available for extended family sometime when
Ed McMahan calls us w/$$$

Heather H said...

what a fun weekend! i'm a sucker for a cowboy!! a rodeo one at that?!?!?!
wow.

love your blog.

Heather

Konie said...

WOW!!!!....looks like your dad described the day perfectly :)) BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!!!! The pictures I sent you yesterday aren't quite the quality of yours :):):) My little camera....I love it still:)

Kendall Boggs said...

Great blog Abs!!! Thank you for the tutorial! I'm still working on it.

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