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Fourth of July Raise the Roof Party

I know we’ve shared some about how much our family enjoys working together but seriously we enjoy helping each other out and bonding over everything from cheesy crafts to chopping wood.

This past holiday weekend you may have been at the lake sipping on your favorite summer time beverage but we actually volunteered to spend our Fourth of July pounding out some aggression while perfecting our farmer tan. No really, we re-roofed our sister and brother-in-law’s roof. In Oklahoma. In July. Now, either we are completely crazy… or we REALLY do love spending time together.

It reminds me of the old saying; “The family that roofs together sticks together!”

And… cusses a lot!

And… is given the tools for cheap marriage counseling!

Plus snack time on work days is always the best. (Homemade cheese balls are great year around people, get that protein!)

Working as a family also makes you aware of potential issues and forces them out into the open.

Brother #1 (far left): “I feel like there is something between us”
Brother #2 (far right): “Shut up and get back to work”.

And then heat exhaustion kicks in and you find yourself striking a pose for the camera. I guess it’s time to confess that although we would love to be trendy fashion stylists like our friends jeremy&kathleen we need some serious help. But let me tell you something people, when it comes to the “fashion” of a great work outfit, we’ve got ya covered!

That’s right. The secret to being a true “work” trend setter is knowing how to show off just the right amount of sock.

And for those of you who are sick of seeing boring roofing photos but still have taken the time to scroll through ALL these pictures…let me introduce you to the cutest niece around. And yes, she is in a bathing suit that has a tutu on it. Her mom is a ballet dancer so she has to represent!

So there you have it blog world. I bet no where else will you find photos of a family who roofed a house in Oklahoma on the Fourth of July Weekend. How’s that for quality, one-of-a-kind, content?

From the deepest part of our hearts (and very sore bums and knees and wrists and feet) Happy Independence Day friends! Looking back, after all of Meg’s melt-downs of heights, heat, and “oh hell no’s”, it really wasn’t THAT bad. Her hammering skills are better than ever and we both can honestly say we have a new found respect for roofing crews. :)

From the Roof, I mean Farm

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I like curly lines, and the simple joys of life. Good coffee and the perfect souffle.

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2 Responses to “Fourth of July Raise the Roof Party”
  1. 07.06.2011

    You really are a tough cookie. This OK heat would probably have melted my face off if I’d done something like that. I equate this with saving a life. If you ever need a favor from them, you can be like… “I put this roof over your head. Fo’ realz.”

    • 07.06.2011

      Yes well, we we’re talking about working in exchange for a spring cruise! I’d say that’s a pretty good trade off, even if we do have to pay our own way! ;)


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