Sunday, April 26, 2009

How we spent our Saturday

Our ongoing process of completing our backyard took up our whole Saturday. Joe finished the sprinkler work that his dad worked on this last week. Scott was out there all day for three days. He was a champ! We are so incredibly grateful for him and the work he did on our yard; he actually saved us about $1300 in labor, so thank you for that!
These are the trenches that Scott dug. Who needs a gym when you have a backyard to work on.  On Saturday morning we headed over to Lowes and bought some flowers, vegetable and fruit plants. On one wall I have all my flowers and on another I have my fruits and vegetables. Here are some of the flowers I planted. They looks so pretty in our otherwise dirt backyard.  Here is our fruit and vegetable garden. We really hope they will be able to grow well, Joe is betting on when they will die. We have pumpkin, watermelon, strawberries, peppers, tomatoes, and raspberries. Let's just keep our fingers crossed that at least one doesn't die.  We also planted two fruit trees. This is our peach tree that already has fruit growing. We are so excited about these trees! And here is our little apple tree. I don't think it will start blooming until the end of summer. 
We are so excited to see what we can produce from our little garden. Each year I plan on adding more fruits and vegetable and flowers. For right now we are happy with the plants we have. 
Next up is our rock!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Shout Out

I am just giving a shout out to Miss California. She was asked a difficult and heated question during the Miss USA pageant. She answered truthfully and I was so proud of her! In that situation, she could have taken the easy way out and answered the way that people wanted her to; she probably would have won if she did that. But she stuck to her beliefs of marriage between a man and woman and spoke out against gay marriage. Way to go Miss California!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Backyard Renovations

We have started our backyard renovations this week. The first thing we decided to do was extend our patio (we actually really only had a little landing pad) and do concrete curbing to section off our area of grass and rocks. It was really exciting to get this started, because it means that in a month our so our backyard may very well be finished. 
Next up is the automatic sprinklers, which Joe and his dad are going to work on this week. Then rocks and then sod. My favorite part isn't coming till last and I couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to send Blake out there this summer to play and let me be in peace in the house. Enjoy our renovation pictures. 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our Easter Bunnies

I have to give a shout out to my grandma for getting Kalli her Easter dress. It was just too cute! Easter was awesome. Kalli loved all the empty eggs that Blake gave her, you can bet none were full, he took care of that. Blake was a little confused at first with the eggs leading from his room to the baskets.
Also, their Easter baskets aren't completed. We intended to finish them on Saturday but it rained all day long, so we will be completing those at a later date. 

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Look what I can do!

Kalli is sitting up on her own! I love this stage, so much easier to take her places without the car seat. 

If you want to

If you have time and want to, Kalli has been entered into a contest at my favorite headband website. Only if you want to and/or have time! Thanks!
I love this website because since Kalli has gotten out of her helmet, I am a bit obsessive with her head gear to make her look super adorable. This place is great and we would love to spend the money she would win to make that surgically perfect head even cuter. Thanks in advance!