Monday, June 22, 2009

That's What Friends Are For (Sing It With Me!)

We finished the floors in both the living room and the hallway!! Yay!! Bedroom is being saved for a different weekend........ The living room was fairly easy, the hallway - not so much. We have a ranch-style house, so there are 6 doors that come off the hall - and the builders were kind enough to make the door jambs go allllll the way to the concrete, resulting in some very strenuous sawing to make them high enough for the wood to slide under.

Once I actually get around to cleaning the house and putting it into some kind of order - I will post pics of it (it really looks great - total transformation!)

But we couldn't have done the floors without some awesome friends (and one father in law!). Kacy was there from the beginning guiding us and giving us tips - she and Tony even did most of the family room while I was still at work! Even after long days of working in the 100 degree heat, Mikey came over and helped too. We would have been lost without their flooring prowess!

And the icing on the friendship cake: we got stuck on the final two pieces of the hall once Kacy had left (we were hopeless without her) and gave up for the weekend. Today - while we were both at work - Kacy came over all by herself and finished the hall for us - which involved removing a whole row just to make it work! That was quite a pleasant surprise for us to come home to on a Monday!

We truly don't deserve the friendship of these two. Tony has been friends with them since high school, but ever since we moved here (they live just down the street!) they have been such a support for us. They have helped us with countless projects, make infinite dinners for us, taken us fancy places, and been all around wonderful friends.

Tony and I always talk about how we had discussed moving somewhere random after college, but knowing how much having a support system in place has helped us in these first few years, we are so grateful we made that choice.

Here's just a sampling of the fabulousness that is the Richardsons:

They threw us a super-fun wedding shower:

Introduced us to Greenville:

And Helen...

Invited us to tons of parties at their house - which are always the best!

Mikey does silly things....

Let us stay at Mikey's parents' lake house on many occasions:

And stay at a family friend's house in St. Augustine:
And at Kacy's aunt and uncle's house in D.C.:

While we were gone on our honeymoon, they not only festively decorated our house, but they cleaned All of it. Even the random places like the office that I hadn't cleaned in months. And literally, our house was a disaster at this time, what with all of the gifts coming in the mail, packing, wedding planning, etc... they are saints:

And they helped make our wedding complete:

Love you guys.


  1. That was really sweet. I am so glad you found friends like them. Good friends can truly complete your life!

  2. Claire - you are so funny. You guys are way better friends to us...we are just trying to keep up. :)


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