Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Outside Projects

For my birthday this year, my folks were generous (foolish? Your call...) enough to come down and help me with some outside projects for my birthday present. I wanted to get the front landscaping edged, put in a few little flower beds, and Jude has been itching to have a garden of his own. His first grade class has a garden, and Jude has found a passion for gardening this year. So with the help of "Pa" and "DiDi", I now have some sweet looking work done!

I finally got to put some flowers in the purse planter I got in January. While we grabbed a quick bite to eat at Cracker Barrel this morning (don't panic - I had oatmeal with pecans, a sliced banana, and ice water), we found an adorable garden decoration of a boy and a dog. Sounded like my house, so we got that to put out front. My folks also bought me a "Knockout" rosebush for out back. And Jude's garden is ready for planting.

There is still a little more work to do, but we are well on our way! Tomorrow we will tackle the flower bed in the backyard, and fill my pots with flowers. Then it will be time to sit back and enjoy!


Aly-Rae said...

So pretty! Now you need to come over to my house, I'm completely uninspired, that may have something to do with the pokey bushes and tons of weeds that are threatening me.

Carrigan Family said...

Looks really good - think your parents would come help me? Made this salad today and thought of you - mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, almonds, and chicken mixed with some raspberry vinaigrette - I actually looked on line and there are some good recipes for the dressing that I think you could get all organic stuff for - it was really yummy. Also can you grill your chicken? That would change up the taste some - maybe you need a George Forman grill. Miss you - we will talk soon - I may work tomorrow night and Friday night - so if you don't hear from - you know why.