Saturday, March 7, 2009

Green Thumb

What a week! It was a long one and even my Saturday was really tiring! Allison is in the hospital, since last Wednesday night. She has preeclampsia and is now on strict bed rest until Isabella arrives; which could be as early as Tuesday! Jeremy and I are pumped about having another baby around! It gets our baby fix in since we have decided to wait a few more years. Anywhom, that is a big part of the week. We try to get up there as much as possible, but hopefully this time next week everyone will be home and comfy!

Jeremy and I got to babysit John on Sunday and we had such a great time! He is such an easy baby, didn't cry at all. Well he was in a smiley/laughy mood, which was a lot of fun. Jeremy's parents came over along with my dad to play with John. Such a popular kid already! He is getting SO big it is ridiculous!! Have a looks-y!

Work has been going great, although TAKS has started. Ahhh stressful, not much longer until the math TAKS, which freaks me out! So I guess we will see if I have a job next year in May when we get the scores back. One more week until spring break... woohooo!! Not that I don't love my job, but a week off would be rather wonderful! I can't believe how fast school has been going, only 11 more weeks. That is crazy to me!!

We are still wanting to do the bathroom, we are going to buy the tile soon, but I think we might wait until there is not as much going on to start. Our original plan was to have already started, but with all the baby stuff, that just didn't happen. It will get done, I swear it! I am so excited about it, I just wish it wasn't as big of a project than it is, but oh well. The deals we are getting are amazing and too good to pass up. But we did do some gardening this weekend, as to why I am so completely exhausted. I woke up at 7:15 and did my regular Saturday 2 hour workout that kills, but if I had known how much we were doing, I might have cut that down quite a bit! My dad came over and we first went to the stone yard and got stones to line our flower-beds in the front of the house. It was really easy, but just lots of labor! These stones are not 2 pounds, my friends!! And they are not lovely on your hands, they are all sorts of scrapped up. So after two trips to the stone yard we headed to Lowe's and got a few vegetables to plant, although we have to wait a little longer for the tomatoes and such because it is supposed to get cold again next week. We finished the front yard and by this time Jeremy's parents had come to help too, thankfully because two more sets of hands made things in the front yard zoom by. We go to the back yard and then randomly decided to pull up all of this flagstone that was by the pool and trim out these trees and take out all of these other rocks. I know it is necessary and it will look so much better, but do you know how heavy flagstone is?!? I using the shovel to try to uproot it because it had been there forever and I was just sweating like crazy! Those big ones are like 30 pounds and we had a ton of them! We didn't finish everything, there was no way, we worked on it for about 4 or 5 hours and then decided to call it a day. Jeremy and I have to wake up pretty early tomorrow to go to Lowes and get mulch and stuff to put down in the place of the flagstone and we have to do it before it storms. Should be a lovely and relaxing Sunday... wait... once we finish I will take some pictures of that, but I do have one or two of the front. We also have some iron work to hang on the front, but we didn't get to that either.

Oooo I can't wait to have green grass again! It will look about 1,000 times better!! Alright, I am off to watch Oprah on DVR... aren't I so exciting?!

1 comment:

JenBrown said...

Looks good! I love our yard with stone in it. We are going to the Dallas Arboretum one day to take John out and to get ideas for the front yard. If you guys want, you can head out there with us! We might bring lunch and do a little picnic! Fun!

I have been doing reading on blogs and internet stuff for class and some would be fun for you too! Especially wordle- have you used that before?