Saturday, August 20, 2011

Yesterday and today, all rolled into one!

So for all my faithful followers, I'm sure you noticed that I didn't post yesterday. (I'm sorry if I kept you up too late waiting for a post Aunt Donna!) This is what I had planned to post before I simply ran out of time, steam and the willpower to schlep downstairs to get the pictures off my camera:

Friday, August 19th, 11:59 pm:

Here we are getting everything organized for the BIG yard sale tomorrow!

There is a lot of neat stuff that has been donated!

If you can't find a treasure or two in all this...

you are too picky.

(It may be for the best that I was too tired to post last night...)

Saturday, August 20th:

By some miracle all of that turned into this.

Jake wanted to do his part to help his daddy.

Caitlin setting up the bake sale. 

So many people brought so many delicious goodies and we were almost completely sold out half way through the day!

Then there was the yard sale side.

Donations just kept coming in all morning.

I was wondering at one point if we were selling anything because the piles never seemed to get any smaller!

There were simply masses and masses of everything, but especially clothes.

A bird's eye view.
(I don't know who took this picture or from where, but if they climbed a tree or the church building for it then I really don't want to know!)

At the end of the day we were exhausted, but still all smiles...

it isn't everyday that you get to see a visual representation of how much you are loved.

We had amazing success today and wish we could personally thank each and every person who helped make this possible. But some of you insist on going around and doing your good works in secret. :)

Please know that every donation and act of service, from the fifty cents you spent at our son's lemonade stand to the generous checks written, from the bags of goods left on our doorstep to the hours spent toiling alongside us in the hot August sun, every single one of them is recognized, felt and cherished by this family. Not just Brian, myself and our children, but our parents, siblings, and extended family as well. We are humbled and more grateful than we can ever express for each and everyone of you and the way you have blessed our lives. 

Now that we have survived this huge undertaking we are relieved and excited to get the next part of this journey underway. The insurance company approved Brian's wheelchair and he should have it in a couple of weeks. We will be working hard to get things ready for the new arrival and I am sure there will be lots of posts about construction, demolition and crazy ramblings about living through a remodeling project. If you have any great tips to help keep sheet rock dust out of your nose or things of that nature please feel free to leave a comment...


Emilie said...

I'm am just so thrilled everything turned out so well.

Natalie said...

Of course you are loved! I'm so glad you had such good support and that everything went so well. I can't wait to see how everything progresses on your new journey!

Mandy said...

Looks and sounds like all of your hard work was rewarded, so happy for you all! We love and miss you guys. I especially love the picture of my momma, thanks!