Archive for November, 2012

Up on the housetop

Nov
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Our house is 101 years old. Thankfully our roof isn’t quite that old, but it was high time for a replacement! After months of weighing all the options, decisions were made, the weather was right, and the big project was finally underway. Our friends, the Dorninks, came down to help us as well as some friends from church. We felt so blessed by the body of Christ coming alongside us in this way!

BEFORE:
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Many hands make light(er) work. Smile The ground crew hauled loads and loads of shingles to the dumpster.

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The twins and I got a cool view from the peak of the housetop.

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With 22+ people around the house, we did LOTS of cooking to keep them all fed. SmileCan’t say we didn’t eat good. Winking smile 

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It was interesting to watch the guys work. The Dorninks are pro’s when it comes to roofing.

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I don’t know HOW many games we played over the weekend, but it was a lot!!!

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During the evenings we sang, played group games, and stayed up way too late or was that early?  But that’s just what you do with good friends, right? I mean we had to make the most of our short time! Smile

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Fishbowl is a super fun game that lots of people can play.

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After two and a half days of hard work, the roof was complete! Praise the Lord! Saturday afternoon, after it was finished, we divided into teams and competed in a photo scavenger hunt…then played hours of volleyball that night. Smile Here are a few pictures of the contest. 

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“I can’t believe we all fit in here!”

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“Who am I?”   (Hint: Melody the bookworm)

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“Classic Kumbayah”

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“Makes me feel like hooooome”

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“Re-enact an important moment in history” – can you guess what it is?

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“Think Oklahoma”

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What a fabulous, fun-filled, hard-working weekend we had together. Can’t wait to see y’all again!!

P.S. The wind blew something fierce today and no shingles on the ground. Mission accomplished. Winking smile

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