July 18, 2013

The Past Few Months; Busy!

I've told you a few of things that I've been busy with... the basement flooding, repainting the sewing room, helping out with a fund raiser for a friend of our's etc... so now... a post of pretty much nothing but pictures! Yep, you got it... all the pictures I've been promising. Oh, and I did go on a vacation/attend a wedding in Oregon. So without further delay; What I've been up too!

New carpet color

 new paint/baseboards
Some of the things people donated for the yard sale!
We had 8 (eight, yes that's right!) trailers full.... plus some trucks!

Our Motel room that all 3 grands and my DD and I shared.... it was small.... pretty much wall to wall people when we were asleep!
 Our kitchen. 

Guess you know what this is...

Can't go to Oregon without a visit to the coast!

Lots of car fun!!!

A visit to see the "other grand" in Portland. And to celebrate a 1/2 birthday. 2 1/2 now! 

The day of the celebration. Sidewalk fun. 

And last but not least... well o.k.; somewhat least, what
I've done this week! Or at least part of it! 

O.K. so now I've caught you up. Besides
working in the garden and helping out with various family things and celebrating the 4th etc... we have been having fun! Guess that's it!
 Oh, forgot something; the fund raiser netted about $10-12 thousand. We were sooo blessed! We met up at 5:00 a.m. and set stuff up, there was supposed to be a huge canopy for us to use, but the guy bringing it got pulled over for not having trailer lights and was told to stay put until it was light outside! Pouring down rain... I mean pouring.... all of a sudden people were pulling out small canopies everywhere!!! People were so kind and understanding. I helped one lady look at stuff with an umbrella..... lifting up tarps etc. It was amazing the response we got! It really was overwhelming!  At the very end, we just told people to take whatever they wanted! Clothing etc., we didn't want to have to try to figure out what to do with everything. Some of us took home left over clothes to dry and then donate them to the Deseret Industries.  The family of our friend were really touched! 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ykvzknkxnd3khl/Brians%20Reaction.m4v   This is a video of how Brians kids let him see what we did. They took lots of pictures etc. Enjoy if you would like to see it!

1 comment:

Kristi said...

I love the Oregon coast! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.