Friday, May 10, 2013

Weekend Updates

Last weekend we took a step back to enjoy the GORGEOUS weather that we were finally presented with!!  On Saturday morning we were randomly all up ridiculously early so we headed to High Park to check out the Cherry Blossoms. Oh they were soooo pretty!! It was fantastic to get out!!

Then we went home to play in the backyard. Thats when I came up with a brilliant idea!  I have been missing out vegetable garden in from our old backyard so I decided it was high time we created a garden in our new backyard.  I knew the perfect spot was right next to our fence because in the summer its one of the few places that gets sun since our huge tree covers almost everything!!  So while Norah ran around playing in the backyard I grabbed a shovel and started to dig up and till about a foot wide section all along the fence.  About 2 feet along I realized I was STUPID for starting this... holy crap tilling up grass and dirt is a LOT of work!!!  But I kept at it!

While I was sweating away, Ryan started to pull up the stones that were in front of our shed. I don't know if they did a crap job of laying the stones or if years of frost has moved them but they were a mess!! Many toes and little knees have been scraped and bruised on the uneven stones that were there. You can kind of see the unevenness in the photo below, but in some spots the stones are about 2 inches up!

Ryan pulled them all up, planted grass seed and then started using the stones to edge in my new vegetable garden.

Here is a not so finished photo of my garden.  I did end up tilling the ground more plus we added some new dirt to the top but I couldn't be happier with it!!!  Mind you I was EXHAUSTED by the end of the day!!!

I tried to get a picture of it from the deck however since the sun was in a bad angle all you can see is shade!!  Ultimately the garden goes from where Ryan is standing to about a head of the shovel in the far left of the picture below! Thats almost 30 feet of garden right there!!! I've got loads of vegetables to grow this year!!!!!

Then after it was all said and done it was time to relax!  We turned our hot tub temperature down low so Norah and I can enjoy it as well!!!  Norah LOVES it!! She calls it her mini pool!

This weekend we are hoping to actually install the basement floor for the LAST time!!!  Fingers crossed!!  If the weather cooperates I have a dresser to paint as well.  I picked this lovely lady up at an online auction for a wonderful $6!!!!!  We just have to pick it up Saturday and she's all mine!!! I plan to paint her white and put some fun new knobs on. I may even do a fun purple accent on the drawers... not sure yet!  Its for Norah's room so we can get rid of the one that is broken!!

 Have a great weekend everyone!

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