Fun-filled busy weekend

This weekend started off with myself, my friend Desi, and 4 of my co-workers running the Foam Fest, which is essentially a 5k mud and foam run, through PIR (Portland International Raceway).  I unfortunately was unable to run, as my feet just won't give me a break.  I have a neuroma in between my 3rd and 4th metatarsals (forefoot) of my left foot, which has caused quite a bit of throbbing pain and then also spent the month of July in my cast boot for a stress fracture, which happens to be right next to where the neuroma is.....so much fun....so therefore, I had to walk the race instead but had a great time anyway and came out with the probably the cleanest shirt of the day.

We then rode as a family in the Providence Bridge Pedal on Sunday.  This was Ethan's first time riding in it and he seemed to have a good time, although the wait time to get started took longer than us riding the bridges. 
 Patiently waiting to start the ride.

 Atop the Marqum Bridge.

 Atop the Fremont Bridge.

Grammie Berg, who was spending some time with us this summer to help out with Ethan, also did the 5 mile Bridge Pedal walk. 


kitchen remodel

Well here we go again...fixing things...we have wanted to do this for a very long time and decided we would think about putting the house up for sale in the future to move to the other side of Portland, which would cut Jeff's commute to Salem in half.  The market has bounced back a little from when we tried to sell it 6 years ago.  In order to do so, we needed to make some improvements and touch-ups so we decided now was as good as time as ever.  It looks awesome and we are only 1/3 of the way done.  So far we have taken down the wallpaper and repainted, replaced the window with a smaller one, put in 6 feet of new cabinets & painted them white to match the rest of the kitchen, and today we finished installing new flooring in the kitchen and laundry room.  The rest of this week in the evenings we will reinstall the baseboards and door frames, remove all the dust from the appliances, make a pile for goodwill, and make good use of the new cabinets then we will have to figure out what to do for the countertop.

Here are pictures of what we have done so far....

 An episode of hoarders...yikes