Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's Garden Time!

As you could tell, the weather this Memorial Day weekend was just perfect. Perfect for what you say? Perfect for gardening! On Saturday, we finally tilled up the garden, (Well Terry did), we pulled the weeds and raked it all out. We decided to buy a few seeds and then get the beginner plants from the Farmer's market. We are only going to try and grow the things we eat on a normal basis. (squash, zuchini, lettuce, hot peppers, sweet peppers, green bell peppers and tomatoes) I didn't want to go overboard and then everything die on us later, which by the way, can still happen. Terry and I don't really have what you say, a green thumb, but we're still going to try! Please pray for us that we can do this. :) Here are a few pics of the progress. We planted more on Sunday, but this is what we got done on Saturday.




This garden was already there in our backyard, but as you can see, it's a little overgrown.




Some progress





Looking better



While Terry was tilling the garden area, my project was to dig a hole (we have HARD SOIL too) and plant my Japanese Maple tree that was a gift from Grandma Jewell and Grandpa Olen for mother's day. (I got this on Mother's day too, so I was a little behind in planting it.)


So, we didn't have a babysitter, so we found some shade in the yard and put Skylar in his play yard and let him enjoy some outside time with mommy and daddy. He was actually ok with this.

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After the fun of gardening, we went to my nephews 7th birthday party in King. I remember when he was just born and it's crazy to think that he is now 7 years old. That makes me feel awfully old too! :( He had a great birthday party. He got money, giftcards and lots of fun little toys. He had all his little friends there and when the party ended for the grownups, the young ones were going to have a camp out in the backyard. There were several tents and a little fire pit that was ready to be lit as well as having all the snacks and goodies to last them through out the night. I'm sure there were some fun ghost stories told that night. It's so nice to be young again like that. Here are a few pics from his party.


Daddy and Skylar




Rex and his friends having cake




Nana, Skylar and Mom
Yasmine's all grown up too!

Little Zeb is such a big boy now, he's turning 2 soon.


Tuckered out from partying so much.




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Also, for some more updates on the house, on Friday I finished the trim for the 1/2 bathroom. Terry already painted it last weekend and I had to do the trim part. That takes forever too. So, we are now 2 rooms down, several more to go, yikes!


Before Picture


I love the color red for a 1/2 bathroom! Sorry that this is only after pic to show, but it's hard to show you good detailed pics of a small room, so I showed you the wall with the decorations.


Other than those events and projects, we did relax a bit. It was a nice weekend and Holiday for us. I just want to remind you what Memorial Day is all about. We have our military men and women oversees and all over the world really, fighting and doing good for our Country. They are keeping us safe from harm and preserving our freedom. We lost a lot of good men and women in past and present times. Please remember that when you are spending time with your loved ones, whether it's family or friends, to think about those who can't. I was very fortunate to have my husband Terry come back to me very much alive and healthy from his 3 deployments (Iraq twice and Afghanistan once). It was a very scary time for us and now we are all back together and loving life as a family of 4. We spend all of our time together and doing projects like we did this weekend, we will cherish forever, so next time you see a military person, tell them how much you appreciate what they are doing for our country. They have the hardest jobs in my opinion.

He came back from Iraq for good in this picture from November 2005 for being gone for 1 year.

3 comments:

Torie said...

Great post! The bathroom looks great. Keep posting pictures. I love to see how others decorate.

evansmom said...

I agree with Torie! Love seeing the decorating, I need to post my garden stuff too...

Anna Morrison said...

Isn't gardening fun? I enjoyed looking at all your photos. Also, you tend to crack me up with some of the things you write, somethings never change. :)