Sunday, May 9, 2010

Landscaping Complete & Mexican Night

Last week they finally finished our landscaping. I told you previously that I was not too happy about the abundant amount of rock in our yard, but it's slowly becoming "OK" with me. We have to water the heck out of this grass for the next two weeks and then we can begin planting flowers and personalizing our beautiful yard.

Here is a picture of our beautiful new grass!

This is the spot that we are considering making our "Oasis" and building the area that
I spoke about in the previous post. See what I mean when I say there's wayyyy too much rock?

Here's our backyard. It is really a disappointing space with all that rock around.
But, the dogs love the yard and that's all that matters right now. I can see us spending many wonderful summer nights out in this yard.

So this weekend we had a lot of fun. Friday night Jeff went to see Iron Man 2 with Daniel while I stayed home with Daniel's wife Amanda and enjoyed some great conversation and wine :)
I am so happy we found a great couple that share our beliefs and are a great couple to learn from. So, Saturday they came over for Mexican Night. My wonderful friend Lily sent me a package with wonderful spices, "sticks", and a her mom brought me back a beautiful cloth from Guatemala. So, I used many of the spices and the cloth last night during dinner. I made a yummy salsa (well, mine was gross so I mixed it with a jar salsa), chips, Chicken Casserole, a mexican bread (that tasted more like Italian bread), and rice.
Here's the beautiful cloth Lily sent me and underneath is a VERY bright table runner Jeff's Aunt Joyce passed on to us.

Following dinner we played "Battle of the Sexes" and shared many laughs while watching videos. Including the one of me falling on a hike in Hawaii while admiring a Banyan Tree in 2008.

Today after church we came home and I started chili for dinner and hung out in the yard for a little while.

I am counting down the days until summer break and when I can finally get some stuff done around the house. I have so many unfinished projects around the house that need to be completed before our first visitors this summer.


Raul, Lily and Mason said...

Im going to show mom this pic of you using the cloth. Lol i love the "sticks" and just reading you saw the video of you falling made laugh

Anonymous said...

I love your house and yard!!! Sounds like you had a great weekend :)