Friday, November 28, 2008


It's been a great and busy several days with friends and family and the house is now quiet. Mom, Dad, Wes and Stef all came to hang out and they happened to bring a large arrangement of power tools. When we announced we were pregnant, Wes and Stef offered to come out for a few days to work on our house as a gift to us. This was the time and all 6 of us buckled down and worked for three solid days. We put in a beautiful wood floor in the kitchen and entry way, painted the kitchen, put trim in, painted the nursery, replaced kitchen faucets and light fixtures, and put in new switches and outlets to match. The flooring was actually wainscoating that we found at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. We turned it over so the wainscoating flaced the floor and the back was up and called it flooring--it turned out to be gorgeous! Pictures will follow of the finished floor. We are so thankful to have had the help. Alone, all of that work would have taken us months to finish alone.

On Thanksgiving morning, Wes, Mike, and I ran a 5K race, the Turkey Trot. We had wanted to do it for a while but have always been gone, so this was a fun opportunity. Wes ran with me the whole way and we did it in 26:30. I was psyched! That's only just over 2 minutes slower than normal, and I had expected to do more like 33:00. Mike took 6th place of about 300 people. It was great to get a little endorphin rush and calorie burn in before the feast. 13 folks showed up for dinner--it was my first time hosting, so mom walked me through all of the cooking and it was delicious! We ate, talked, played Taboo, ate pie, laughed, hung out. Here are some photos of our time together.

The Thanksgiving feast--turkey, stuffing, grean bean casserole, mashed taters, sweet potatoes, gravy, cornbread, cranberry sauce, apple pie and pecan pie. Mike lifted up my shirt to show the belly just as the photo was taken.

Check out the belly! It felt like it grew inches this week.

We took a day off of working for a beautiful hike up Grizzly Creek. We hiked through fog and mist for hours.

A view of the canyon on the hike.

21 weeks! Wes and I comparing bellies. Similar genes?? (It's really not fair, he does about 10 situps a year.)

Wes and Mike working on the floors.

Wes with the old floor gone.

Stef scraping up the old flooring.


aubyn said...

Wow! It sounds like a great Thanksgiving! Good bye old floor! Everyone looks great, except Wes does not look preggers at all. I think you are supposed to push out your gut...maybe you are! ha ha ha oh geeze.
Love you and MISS YOU

Addie said...

Holy crap - I need you all as loaners to help out at ROB'S house. :) When are you free, and I want some of those flat tummy genes.

Congrats on everything. Wish we could have been together. You guys (and your guests) are so cute, it hurts.

Joy Joy said...

We missed you all! I hear there was a feast at the almost-Schuyler household!

Anonymous said...

JOy - love reading your blog and seeing your pictures - particularly of that growing belly!! Looks like you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving - give your parent s hugs and kisses from me next time you see them.

Hugs, Judy

Anonymous said...

PS - I think Wes need to eat more!!