Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend Recap

Our weekend started on Friday celebrating our 4th Wedding Anniversary. We headed to Bugaboo for dinner, and then to Home Depot to get some items for our weekend garden projects.
Then it was back home for dessert. Chris had ordered us the same kind of cake that we had for our reception; well, almost. The website said all of the cakes came with raspberry filling. As you can see, it didn't. (I wonder if they meant they were all available with raspberry filling?)

I had decided that Saturday was garden day, so we woke up early to try to get some work done before the heat of the day.




The first pictures here are of our garden when we moved in last June and then the work that we did at that time. Not too much in the way of major changes this year, but what we did do made a huge difference, at least in my mind.



You can't really tell in the pictures, but there had been a stump and a bush in the upper section. We removed the bush and part of the stump so that we could finish up that retaining wall. Then, since we couldn't completely remove the stump, Chris built a box for me that sits on top of the stump, but still allows me to garden in that space.
Chris also added another retaining wall in the lowe section, dividing it in two. And then the final improvement was enlarging a walkway that we had to make it a small patio. Our oil tank gets filled on the edge of our garden, so last year we had put in the path for the oil guy. Now we extended it by another 2 feet so that it fits a small table and two chairs.


So Saturday Chris worked on removing the stump, but since it was a hot day he called it quits after that. No problem; swinging an axe is tiring! Sunday was when the walls and paths were completed, and while he did that, I weeded and planted my seedlings- and got a sun burn. Ouch.

Today, Monday, was my scrapping day. I got 4 cards done. Now all that's left for June are Father's Day Cards, and then I'm set until August! Hopefully by next weekend I'll be finishing up my Christmas album, and maybe my 2006 album as well. Then it will be time to focus on 2007. Luckily I don't have too many layouts to do for this year, but I think we'll have a busy summer.

6 comments:

The Hallman Tribe said...

Happy Be-lated anniversary!!! Love the cake and sorry it came without the filling. Can't wait to see the garden when it is done.....seeing all your new plants come back. Every year you do great with your little garden spot....wish I was like that!!

Rachel Whetzel said...

Lookin' GOOD in the garden! mine is in need of some fertilizing, but I am looking forward to getting vegis out of it! Your area looks GREAT!
Happy anniversary! (late, I know.)

Michelle said...

Sounds like you had fun, even though I'm tired just looking at your gardening pictures :)

Happy Anniversary!

Tami said...

everything looks great, even the CAKE!!!

Vanessa B. said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you had a fun and productive weekend. Love what you did with the garden, especially the little patio area!

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary!