Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Helping Hands

We decided because our house wasn't selling to invest a bit more money and put in a fence and re-do the gravel and make our driveway bigger and more even. It was a big job but Sean got right at it and got it done...it helps when you get to drive a big version of your childhood toy! He was so happy in the bobcat he never stopped smiling. I couldn't even tell he was working. It was fun to watch. I don't know how I will fit it in his Christmas stocking but a bobcat is on the top of his list.

Right after we did all this work our place sold! It really helped dress it up!

Alex and some of Jordan Materi's friends.

These next pictures are a sampling to date of all our helpers. I feel so blessed. We had a couple of families come over for family Home Evening to help us take down our pool. We needed a bunch of hands...well as we were preparing the pool to take down it collapsed as is was mostly empty of water and a storm blew in. Well I all heard was screaming from outside I looked our and there was Sean trying to hold up a 30 foot pool by himself. So I ran out to help climbed into the swampy water with cold wind blowing in my good clothes and tried to help. We then screamed until London heard and rushed out to help. Well we ended up getting the pool down by ourselves with out much damage and not to much #@$**# :0).

Anyway all the people came over still and helped us pack and move stuff. We emptied out our garage the back shed which was full of boxes the house which was full of boxes. Then people helped me by packing. I wasn't prepared for the help but I welcomed it.

Dela the supper packer!!! She is amazing! I couldn't have done it with out her. She has shown up with her family many times without asking...just telling. Didn't listen to me and packed everything...she was wise I lived without it. She is the box queen. She literally brought by 90% of my boxes. We would come home and our deck would be full of boxes and we knew she had been by. She has seen some pretty scary corners...and I think she still wants to be my friend....even though I am Dirty!

Amy is so kind as well. Who is busier than her with all her little kids but she has come and helped several times. She is so amazing. I know how to pick by besties don't I!

Tesha and Alex and cousin Susie helped no complaining! At least not what I could hear!

Mike and Adam....I think Mike is supervisor. Adam and Jack were huge helpers. They would have emptied the whole house if I would have let them!

Oh....here is the really supervisor and chief packer!! He packed everything perfectly! He is responsible if any thing breaks! The Fertilizer thingy was full of fertilizer and when he picked it up it rained down on him. ....I will be checking if he grows.

Some great guys that Jordan brought by! How nice! This box was super super heavy.

Packing London's crib...she is how old? It is perfect for grand babies one day. Who says I am a hoarder. I needed Joanne out I would have only half of my things left!

Lot of fun? Tracey bringing the old yucky crib mattress. I threw that out!

Beautiful Maddy was my garbage carrier. She brought it all outside for me.

These are my faithful Visiting Teachers. Stephanie and Marlan are amazing! Amy was here too but I missed getting her picture. These guys came to do service this month instead of a message. Who needs a message when service is given with so much love! We weeded my flower beds or weed beds. I have been so busy I still haven't even got to this one yet...the big one! I wanted it nice for Fajnors and knew I couldn't do it on my own.

Here is the weed pile! Isn't it amazing what 8 hands can do in under 2 hours. Thank you thank you thank you!!

Sabastian and Kimball came to help as well. Sabastian loved playing with Blossem and kitty and got a kick out of watching them play together. They love each other very much.

Brooks has been the most amazing place I have ever lived for helpers. I love so many people hear and will miss everyone so much. You have all been such a blessing to me. I am so so blessed to have you all in my life and my families life. I can't believe how much help we have had. I have many forever friends! I


rosecoloredglasses said...

well you are truly amazing blogging in amongst all the chaos that has been going on....i truly think you are worth ever little effort our family put into helping your family!Luv you muchly:) cya soon xo

Kathy T. said...

Wow! Blogging and moving - you are amazing. Wishing you the best of luck with your new home. Keep up the blogging so we can keep in touch. Take care.