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:
Josh, Jeremiah’s brother:
And Steer Wrestler extraordinaire:
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): 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:
And our friends Steven and Lindsey brought their three little kiddos for some music:
Dancing: Flower Picking: