Friday, June 27, 2008

My summer project

So, the new house has a very cute little backyard that I have big plans for.  I have decided that making it  our garden is going to be my summer project.  But first, i had to clean it up.  When we moved in, it was completely overgrown with weeds and had a bunch of trash in it, including an extra door.  
Before:
And after several weekends of weeding by hand:
I still have a lot to do, like sweeping up all that gravel, roto-tilling the hard dirt, and actually planting, but it's getting there!  I will keep you posted on the progress.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Liv and Jeff are hitched!

Our beautiful friends Liv and Jeff...


This past weekend, we were in the bay area again for our friends Liv and Jeff's wedding.  It was really lovely and we had a really fun weekend with them.  I had the honor of being a bridesmaid which was so much fun and I got to wear a pretty yellow dress and Liv indulged my desire to wear yellow eye-shadow and a bird in my hair.  I also spent Friday with Liv, Mark, Jen, and Brooke arranging all the flowers while Seth worked with Jeff and Karen on building the Yeti! 
Kudos on a great wedding!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Laundry day




So, our new house has washer and dryer hook ups (amazing!) but we don't have a washer or a dryer yet (boo).  We went to the laundromat on Monday to do about a ton of our laundry which I found to be quite a novel experience since it's been so long since I've been to one!  Reminded me of my days in New York lugging all my laundry around the streets in my rolling suitcases to get to the laundromat.  I like that the washer is called the "Speed Queen".  It was pretty fast.  
Anyhow, now that our clothes are all mixed together, I really realized how much of our combined wardrobe is black and red!  We're so goth.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Our new (rental) house!

We finally finished moving and most of the unpacking is done.  Yeah!  It's finally starting to feel like our home.  

This weekend, I decided to re-landscape the front yard.  
Before:

After:
And I started to tackle the back yard so we can grow vegetables in it.  It is completely overgrown with weeds and is also covered with gravel, so it's going to be a big project.  I got a lot done and filled the garbage can up so I had to stop for the day.  

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